Fake G Loomis Conquest?

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Fake G Loomis Conquest?

Post by Mike son » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:53 pm

Well... this is unfortunate. Just came across a "New" Conquest for sale far under msrp. Upon closer inspection, it would appear to be a fake. Authentic handle sticker but excessive thread wrapping and the wrong rod specs for a 905. What say you TT?

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Re: Fake G Loomis Conquest?

Post by y2k88 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:32 pm

Yeah pretty sure wrong logos for hipower x and spiral x

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Re: Fake G Loomis Conquest?

Post by Aquaftm45 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:57 pm

Threads look straight and even, can't be a genuine Conquest... :D jkjk

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Re: Fake G Loomis Conquest?

Post by mthao105 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:22 pm

Logos definitely look different than the conquests I've seen.

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Re: Fake G Loomis Conquest?

Post by Bronzeye » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:11 am

How does the weight compare?

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Re: Fake G Loomis Conquest?

Post by Polkfish1 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:32 am

All the logos look different from mine; appear similar though. Wrapping seems to be slightly different color. The rod blank tape is quite different on mine. The cqt blank looks like it does on the glorious and ultima poison rods. So, this is off. What does the butt end look and is the handle og loomis? Looks like a pretty clean build though.

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Re: Fake G Loomis Conquest?

Post by domthewon » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:18 am

Wow! Crazy. Looks much different than any of mine doesn’t even look spiral x wrapped. Do the guides say Fuji torzite? Also the cork on my conquests looks very smooth compared.

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Re: Fake G Loomis Conquest?

Post by cndbasshunter » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:13 am

sure looks really fake.. where you get it from

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Re: Fake G Loomis Conquest?

Post by Houndfish » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:32 am

How much was it being sold for? I assume even with bottom-barrel components and a cheap way to print the factory sticker, a knockoff would still have a good bit of money/time invested in it, so I wonder how profitable it would really be?

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Re: Fake G Loomis Conquest?

Post by bronzefly » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:43 am

cndbasshunter wrote:sure looks really fake.. where you get it from
Good question - based on the photos clearly looks fake. Been hearing about fake Conquest and NRX rods more and more... i'd be very curious to know where it was purchased. eBay or Facebook would be my guess...
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Re: Fake G Loomis Conquest?

Post by HobeyBaker » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:54 am

It definitely looks fake.

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Re: Fake G Loomis Conquest?

Post by JBcrankaddict » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:56 am

Everything about that rod looks fake :lol: Terrible cork, epoxy is not smooth, labels don’t look right(Xs and Gloomis logo look terrible), thread color is way to blue, labeled Xfast and not fast, rod ratings are off (10-15lb????) and doesn’t look like it has the wrapping down the blank. They also have an attention/warning label just past the Spiral/High Power X labels that’s not there. I wouldn’t give this a second thought.
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Re: Fake G Loomis Conquest?

Post by Mike son » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:20 am

I didnt purchase the rod, just saw it for sale online so I cant comment on anything other than what we see in the pics. Do you guys really think I'd wear socks and sandals?!?! :lol: I just thought it was unfortunate that there are now fake loomis rods in circulation.

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Re: Fake G Loomis Conquest?

Post by Ajaxin » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:36 am

Found that rod being sold on offerup.com. Quick google image search.

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Re: Fake G Loomis Conquest?

Post by BRONZEBACK32 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:10 am

That cork looks horrible.

My conquest has the best cork I have seen, even better then St Croix.

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