A Lesson Worth Sharing

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Re: A Lesson Worth Sharing

Post by GaterB » Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:31 pm

This thread is fantastic =D>
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Re: A Lesson Worth Sharing

Post by goldrod » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:22 pm

389Maverick wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:22 am
I’m kinda baffled, you can’t be mentioning premium and then turning a blind eye on price :-s
Also, I wouldn’t necessarily utilize “mass production” and then slip in Luxxe into the mix :shock:
I see lots of subjectivity in your post, which is perfectly fine, but a lot needs to be taken into account when it comes to rods. Rolled in house, offshore/OEM, components, blank material, warranty, availability.

I am affiliated with MB, and not afraid to admit, that some rod series within Megabass are far more sensitive than its previous or current offerings.
Wasn’t a fan of the X4 in terms of sensitivity, but great components and dependable blank make it a wonderful treble hook rod. Plenty of obscure JDM rods are out there, Yamaga, Zenaq, Seditions, Designo to name a few, some harder to source, some practically impossible, all subjective as to sensitivity, with fluctuating price points, and understanding your competition is always a good thing.

That being said, subjectivity taken into account, a good friend was able to handle a prototype Destroyer Laiha which is part of the MPW (Megabass Performance Works) program……and he was blown away!
I am speaking from the stance of my personal experience.. The conditions were horrible and in all honesty I would have thrown in the towel had it not been for my guest. I am not bashing any brand and I dont think i came across that way. So there is no ambiguity in this thread what i was trying to emphasize was that, in times past I was told to step out of my comfort zone and try Other JDM rods.. Up until this day I've not used any other JDM rod other than Megabass. I own several MB rods and they are ok depending on which I am using. I have a definite love and appreciation for the X7 line up and in times past I was very hesitant to buy any that were listed here because of warranty concerns. I eventually took a leap and felt like i should have jumped a long time ago..

When i comes to the rods that I were able to use while I was out, I was simply throughly impressed.. I never stated all the rods I had on deck or all the rods that I own.. I have far too many rods and would like to downsize.. I recall even starting a thread asking those who've been where I am to tell me how they narrowed down what to sell and what to keep.
I can't afford some of the enthusiast sticks that I have seen on here conversely I'd like to put my money towards the best I can afford. I'd like to get a megabass evolution stick , evergreen and daiwa racing condition and compare the brands from an unbiased perspective and not over hype a rod brand or brands because I can sell them to you or I am an affiliate with the company like I see on so many YouTube reviews.
That was my only objective with this post. i wasn't meant offend anyone or bash any brand. Sharing an experience that had me really reconsidering the direction of my future purchases.
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Re: A Lesson Worth Sharing

Post by Cranky » Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:05 am

My advice is along these lines... I know some people with more than a hundred ~$200 rods that complain and are envious of rods $400+++. They say they can’t afford them. ?!?!!?? Concentrating on getting 5-10 combos (or less!) that cover all your bases. Really with the same $20,000 (!!!) worth of rods you could buy ANYTHING on the market and still have tons of money left over. No one “needs” 100+ rods unless they’re a collector.

Cutting down a collection of benchwarmers into a quiver of elite starting lineup is a good way to start upgrading to combos you dream of.

I personally don’t have any problem covering everything I want with only 5-6 combos.

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Re: A Lesson Worth Sharing

Post by goldrod » Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:00 am

Cranky wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:05 am
My advice is along these lines... I know some people with more than a hundred ~$200 rods that complain and are envious of rods $400+++. They say they can’t afford them. ?!?!!?? Concentrating on getting 5-10 combos (or less!) that cover all your bases. Really with the same $20,000 (!!!) worth of rods you could buy ANYTHING on the market and still have tons of money left over. No one “needs” 100+ rods unless they’re a collector.

Cutting down a collection of benchwarmers into a quiver of elite starting lineup is a good way to start upgrading to combos you dream of.

I personally don’t have any problem covering everything I want with only 5-6 combos.

Yeah that’s the exit that I was fast approaching
I have two rod racks and wasn’t buying a third.
Consolidation to an elite rack.
Another option was custom sticks.
Of the sticks I own I have my custom sticks with me most
My Otterods aren’t just ascetically pleasing they perform.

The only issues I’ve seen is selling rods are a bit tougher than selling reels and shipping too. You have to cut your losses when selling rods. It’s a painful lesson but hopefully the next person won’t have to learn the way I did.
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Re: A Lesson Worth Sharing

Post by Cristo » Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:02 am

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Re: A Lesson Worth Sharing

Post by poisonokie » Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:36 pm

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Re: A Lesson Worth Sharing

Post by russ57 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:31 pm

goldrod wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:00 am
Cranky wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:05 am
My advice is along these lines... I know some people with more than a hundred ~$200 rods that complain and are envious of rods $400+++. They say they can’t afford them. ?!?!!?? Concentrating on getting 5-10 combos (or less!) that cover all your bases. Really with the same $20,000 (!!!) worth of rods you could buy ANYTHING on the market and still have tons of money left over. No one “needs” 100+ rods unless they’re a collector.

Cutting down a collection of benchwarmers into a quiver of elite starting lineup is a good way to start upgrading to combos you dream of.

I personally don’t have any problem covering everything I want with only 5-6 combos.

Yeah that’s the exit that I was fast approaching
I have two rod racks and wasn’t buying a third.
Consolidation to an elite rack.
Another option was custom sticks.
Of the sticks I own I have my custom sticks with me most
My Otterods aren’t just ascetically pleasing they perform.

The only issues I’ve seen is selling rods are a bit tougher than selling reels and shipping too. You have to cut your losses when selling rods. It’s a painful lesson but hopefully the next person won’t have to learn the way I did.
It's counter intuitive, but IMO once you start getting into buying, its cheaper to just buy a few Met/NRX or Conquest type combos then accumulating dozens of rods you don't even use, or like that much.

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