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Old 08-06-2019, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Daybreaker1 View Post
Cant beat Star Handcrafted.I have 22, in all sizes and weights.Great rods.They do not break,I have customers high sticking all the time..no issues. I have two from the mid 70s with original guides,still going.Not expensive...100-130.00.Over the years we have had Penn and ugly sticks.While there blanks are ok the reel seats on the penn spinners and conventionl would strip.The grips on the Penn and ugly stick would get loose and spin around the blank...no glue,guides were also poor.Cheap components.You always get what you pay for.Capt.Mike
Great advice here.... Likely the best rods for the money and BEST warranty in the industry.
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Old 08-06-2019, 05:34 PM
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I just shopped for similar rods. Wright and McGill rods are fine. I have 2 that Iíve beaten on for 3 years and the guides are starting to unwrap. Theyíre not high end, so letís not confuse them with St Croix. The rods I ended up buying were lamiglas blackís. $120 and they have a lifetime warranty, made in USA, cork handles, quality name brand components, and a gorgeous looking blank. I was initially going to get St Croix Tidemasters but a few different reputable venders told me their warranty process had become difficult to say the least. If money was no
issue I would have had crafty one customs build them. Check out their stuff if you havenít. Also, expensive but nice, g loomis greenwaters. My suggestion is to stop being so cheap and order your son a custom one with a Calstar Grafiter blank with his name on it
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Old 08-07-2019, 04:25 AM
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For $50 the Bass Pro Gold cup model# (GIS71220) is an exceptional rod for the money - 7 foot Medium Heavy one piece 12- 20 LB line.





I have St Croix ,Shimano Termar's and other rods that are 2,3,4 X the price and this rod is better. It's a fast taper rod very sensitive plenty of lifting power and casts beautifully DON'T buy the Medium it's too soft. Pair that with a Diawa BG spinning reel you can be out the door with braid on it for under $200.

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Old 08-08-2019, 02:52 PM
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Shimano Tallus 40-80 6'9"..... goofy braid rating, feels more like 15-40 mono... great rod $159
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Old 08-13-2019, 09:28 PM
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I have two of these. Zero doubt in my mind itís gotta be the best $50 rod out there. Have daiwa BG 3500 on them and they are outstanding setups for the coin.

Originally Posted by captpepin View Post
For $50 the Bass Pro Gold cup model# (GIS71220) is an exceptional rod for the money - 7 foot Medium Heavy one piece 12- 20 LB line.





I have St Croix ,Shimano Termar's and other rods that are 2,3,4 X the price and this rod is better. It's a fast taper rod very sensitive plenty of lifting power and casts beautifully DON'T buy the Medium it's too soft. Pair that with a Diawa BG spinning reel you can be out the door with braid on it for under $200.
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