Which is your favorite rod company?

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Which rod manufacturer is your choice?

G.Loomis
254
22%
Shimano
80
7%
Daiwa
58
5%
St. Croix
167
15%
Lamiglas
4
0%
Kistler
53
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
111
10%
 
Total votes: 1139

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BRONZEBACK32
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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:03 am

Still loomis here..

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby jeff h » Sat Jul 04, 2015 4:23 am

Afrayedknot wrote:Changed my vote to St. Croix.. Love the way the blanks feel. Though I have been second guessing my future Croix loyalty after some recent poor customer service (ridiculous policy). [-(


Hmmm....that's the first and only gripe I've encountered regarding St. Croix customer service over the past several years. I hope all worked out in the end.

I prefer St. Croix rods both factory and custom builds. Never had a reason to go lookin' elsewhere yet. I was going to have a custom built on a Rainshadow but have since tossed that idea away. I just feel totally confident with St. Croix.

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby bigbaitfishing » Sun Jul 05, 2015 1:13 pm

i pick St.Croix , they make the best big bait rod blanks( Legend tournament musky series) , period . ive dealt with their customer service and it's first class =D> =D> =D>

second choice is Phenix rods as i love their blanks for my spinning rods (custom) and general purpose baitcasting rods (also custom)

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby chreim20 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:31 am

I love my G Loomis IMX mbr843c and mbr844c rods, but I'm very pleased with Dobyns rods and the customer service they provide.

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby txlonghorns » Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:00 am

Dobyns Rods. Great selection and series, fantastic customer service and warranty programs, quality blanks, sensitive rods, balances well, cork handles, priced reasonably, and looks nice.

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby BigAl23 » Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:46 pm

Have a Dobyns spinning rod but I just don't like the reel seat that far back.

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby Akir90 » Wed Oct 21, 2015 6:33 am

GLoomis

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby jpmoney » Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:34 pm

Megabass is my favorite. Close 2nd is G Loomis (NRX)

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the hooligan
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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby the hooligan » Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:27 am

Toss up between Megabass & Jackall Poison rods...

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby John G » Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:05 pm

the hooligan wrote:Toss up between Megabass & Jackall Poison rods...


Same here. As long as I can afford it, I don't ever plan on buying another USDM rod.

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby poisonokie » Fri Nov 13, 2015 3:37 am

I do love my Major Craft rods, but seriously, how bout them Tatulas???

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby Dam0007 » Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:05 pm

Tie: 13 and Dobyns I wonder how many votes 13 would get if they were on the list, unless I'm blind lol

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby poopformayor » Thu Dec 10, 2015 6:40 am

Since my favorite Rod company isn't listed, I'll go with my second favorite, Loomis. :big grin:

rgbtr196le
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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby rgbtr196le » Sun Dec 13, 2015 11:40 am

Dobyns gets my vote.

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby ibobpeb » Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:22 am

I've always been a St Croix guy and still use their spinning rods for white bass and salmon/steelhead fishing. But ever since I discovered Megabass there's just something magical about those rods. It says alot when a guy sells off his prized lego collection to aquire them... sigh. Oh well, they were just sitting there taking up space. You build them once and then the fun factor goes away. That's what I tell myself so I can sleep at night.


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