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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LowRange
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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby LowRange » Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:55 am

Megabus

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby Gregbfishn1 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:48 pm

Dobyns with gloomis at a close 2nd.Hard to find a rod company like dobyns that has so many choices for every technique. Amazing balance sensitivity and above all the tapers are the best on the market. And not to mention the glass rods no other glass rods even come close.

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby Bronzeback91 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:24 pm

I know they only got a few votes, but for me it's Denali. I've used alot of other brands, and got 2 when an online store was having a buy one get one free and right away I could tell they were better than anything I've used. Since then I've been able to have contact many times with the company and its a great group of guys and I just simply love their rods and how they make em.

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby Triton Man » Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:50 pm

I prefer St. Croix Rods. I like that they are made in America except their lower priced rods. They also have a wide selection that are comfortable to fish with and have yet to fail me durability wise.

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby PikeMike » Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:20 pm

Was using a lot MajorCraft Rods but LOVE my Megabass Rods.

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby gailt » Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:36 am

I like G loomis GLX

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby MardukFIN » Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:19 pm

North Fork Composites

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby napawino » Sat May 06, 2017 2:15 am

Where is Sage?

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby JigDanceJunkie » Tue May 30, 2017 5:55 pm

My first high end rod was a dobyns so I guess I'm kinda partial. That being said, I was also once a quantum smoke baitcaster guy who swore there was no other reel. But then I jumped off the bridge and bought my first shimano dc and the quality has me hooked and my smokes are being sold. I just bought my first loomis and it should be here tomorrow. It's a nos swim bait rod and I'm excited to jump off the swimbait bridge too. But I must admit, I've watched a few videos on the Denali rods and I really do want to try one. Sorry for the rant. First post down. Hopefully many more to come as you guys are a wealth of knowledge.

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby IL Basser » Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:19 am

I have a couple Gloomis and St croix. Next purchase will be a dobyns. Never handled one in my hand but I like the looks of them.

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby earthworm77 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:04 am

Most of my rods are Major Craft. I have a few Dobyns and a couple of JDM Shimano rods as well.

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby poot04 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:46 pm

working on a full line up of Megabass rods. Build and quality is amazing.

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby Jrob » Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:43 pm

Where is G-rods?? Honestly, try a G-Rods rod and it will change your expectations of what a quality build, finish, and deflection should be. Great rod series for all fishing flavors!!!

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby tywithay » Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:42 pm

I love St Croix blanks, but I'm not a huge fan of their builds. A custom on a SCV or SCIV blank is pretty much perfect. Also, really like the North Fork blanks, but they seem to have fallen off the face of the earth or something. As far as factory rods go, I really like the 13 rods. They have great styling and I love the way they integrate the reel seats. Fit and finish has been a problem on a couple of the Envy rods I've owned though.

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:19 am

Jrob wrote:Where is G-rods?? Honestly, try a G-Rods rod and it will change your expectations of what a quality build, finish, and deflection should be. Great rod series for all fishing flavors!!!


I was going to try one but the specific model I wanted I could not get until next year, told by the company.

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