Which is your favorite rod company?

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Which rod manufacturer is your choice?

G.Loomis
255
22%
Shimano
80
7%
Daiwa
58
5%
St. Croix
168
15%
Lamiglas
4
0%
Kistler
54
5%
Phenix
45
4%
Abu Garcia
19
2%
Berkley
5
0%
Powell
55
5%
Dobyns Rods
215
19%
Zombie
3
0%
Damiki
1
0%
Falcon
19
2%
Quantum
5
0%
e21
2
0%
Airrus
9
1%
Duckett Fishing
6
1%
Denali
8
1%
Power Tackle
2
0%
Castaway
2
0%
iRod
3
0%
Lucky Craft
0
No votes
Wright & McGill
0
No votes
Temple Fork Outfitters
6
1%
American Rodsmith
0
No votes
All Star
1
0%
Pinnacle
3
0%
Okuma
3
0%
I'm a JDM Rod Guy. Given a choice, I don't touch the domestics
113
10%
 
Total votes: 1144

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Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby Cal » Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:47 am

There is no hotter topic on the TT Forums than discussion topics concerning rods. Let's find out which manufacturer is tops amongst our forum members. I think it's silly to limit yourself to one manufacturer and one manufacturer only, but, in that age old adage here on TT, "if you could only have one..." which manufacturer would you choose?

And you are welcome to change your mind at anytime.
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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby bassbandit » Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:40 am

I voted Powell. Their combination of quality and performance at price I like, make them a winner for me.

Anyone venture to guess which company will end up the most popular after a few hundred votes ahve been cast?
:-k I'd guess G.Loomis, but I expect Dobyn's, St. Croix, and Powell to have a good following too.

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby Vladimir_Kazan » Sat Mar 12, 2011 6:48 am

Batson Enterprises /Cascade Ltd/ blanks with Dmitry Ganeev handcrafting, only.

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby v3n0m » Sat Mar 12, 2011 6:57 am

Loomis for me. 8-)
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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby Micropterus salmoides » Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:28 am

I select Dobyns, because I think they make a quality product, have all the models to cover my needs, and have excellent customer service and warranty policy, though I would hate to give up my MBR843GLX and 7'1" Compile-X. As Cal succinctly put it, limiting oneself to one manufacturer is silly. If Evergreen and Megabass were more competitively priced, easier to acquire, and had better warranties (kudos to Megabass for improving their warranty), things might be different.

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby Bob Ellis » Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:49 am

Otterrods! :big grin:

If I can ever afford a custom I will be making the drive up 94 to talk to Matt.

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby ogrich31 » Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:41 am

Judging by our forum, I believe that Dobyns will be at the top of this poll.

I voted Dobyns as well because I believe their rods are some of the best. I have rods from other manufacturers that I fish with as well.

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby North Branch » Sat Mar 12, 2011 10:10 am

Bob Ellis wrote:Otterrods! :big grin:

If I can ever afford a custom I will be making the drive up 94 to talk to Matt.


Yep, there was no option for "Otterrods custom St. Croix", so I voted for St. Croix. :D

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby brokeneye » Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:29 am

looking at the rod rack, gonna have to go with loomis.
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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby Mark Hiser » Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:41 am

Color me Dobyn's all the way. I think Gary's line-up is proving itself daily....... and he isn't done yet =D> =D> =D>

That said, I used to be a Loomis user, had many of em, and I liked em. Since the Shimano take over I don't think they are nearly the standard they used to be.

If it was not Dobyn's today it would be St. Croix..

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby arbogastjunkie » Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:55 am

Dobyns got my vote!

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby Finnz922 » Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:48 pm

it was a toss up for daiwa or st. croix but steez pushed daiwa over the top.
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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby njbasscat » Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:31 pm

Dobyns. Feel great, fish great, and look great.

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby Tomhdez » Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:09 pm

FENWICK! For the fishing I do and my budget they make great stuff anyone see their new river runner rods? And the upcoming smallmouth bass rods? It's a fenwick for me.

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby Derek777 » Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:24 pm

im another one for mattman's otterods, but other than those id have to say powell as they just feel 'right' to me.


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