Which is your favorite rod company?

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Which rod manufacturer is your choice?

G.Loomis
248
23%
Shimano
79
7%
Daiwa
57
5%
St. Croix
159
15%
Lamiglas
4
0%
Kistler
47
4%
Phenix
44
4%
Abu Garcia
18
2%
Berkley
5
0%
Powell
54
5%
Dobyns Rods
205
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
99
9%
 
Total votes: 1092

goblue
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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby goblue » Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:15 am

Its been several years, but after some very poor customer service experiences with other big
name rod makers, Gary Dobyns has the majority of my business. I will not go as far as to say
Dobyns rods are the end all... I'm sure most manufacturers produce a quality high end product,
but the trump card for me is how Gary backs his products.

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby lvang24 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:03 am

i love major craft rods!

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby Mothercanucker » Sun Feb 14, 2016 11:51 am

Only really used Shimano and St-Croix. Plan on Megabass and G-loomis in the future. Will probably sway me off Shimano.

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby Abu Daimano » Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:23 am

Mothercanucker wrote:Only really used Shimano and St-Croix. Plan on Megabass and G-loomis in the future. Will probably sway me off Shimano.


For me the jump from Shimano to G Loomis was substantial, but the next jump from that to Megabass was final - its called the Dark Side for a reason

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby hoohoorjoo » Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:15 am

lvang24 wrote:i love major craft rods!

Me, too!

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby Jigandpig518 » Sun Mar 13, 2016 5:24 am

As of recent. Megabass

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby AllFishedUp » Wed Mar 16, 2016 1:30 am

I have St. Croix, Daiwa, Phenix and Dobyns rods. I enjoy the dobyns most. Been staying away from shimano's because of the limited warranty vs lifetime warranty in the dobyns

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby chreim20 » Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:14 am

AllFishedUp wrote:I have St. Croix, Daiwa, Phenix and Dobyns rods. I enjoy the dobyns most. Been staying away from shimano's because of the limited warranty vs lifetime warranty in the dobyns



Dobyns have great customer service! And the rods are awesome too!

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby AllFishedUp » Fri Mar 18, 2016 12:01 am

chreim20 wrote:
AllFishedUp wrote:I have St. Croix, Daiwa, Phenix and Dobyns rods. I enjoy the dobyns most. Been staying away from shimano's because of the limited warranty vs lifetime warranty in the dobyns



Dobyns have great customer service! And the rods are awesome too!


oh no doubt. there customer service over the phone was great. But being there in person at their center in Yuba was even more telling with their service. Sold me on their rods and service

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby Draethe84 » Sun Apr 03, 2016 4:39 pm

I chose iRod because they make the USDM version of a rod called the N.S Dark Horse Bass Rods (iRod Crusher) rods, I also like the N.S Hurricane Bass Micro BC-662M.

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby wiel0059 » Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:37 pm

The majority of my set-ups are 13 Fishing Rods. I just feel like for the price, they can't be beat and I'm big on value.

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby oops » Sat Apr 30, 2016 12:46 pm

G Loomis, I am boring. I've owned many rods from many companies over the years. I've only owned 4 Loomis rods ever (3 different models) and I've only used 5 different rods that were truly special and unique pleasures to fish with. The 3 Loomis rods account for 3 of those 5 rods. Of the other 2 rods, one is a 7'6" ML casting Cumara reaction rod and the other is a 5' Fenwick UL Goldenwing with a Tennessee handle.

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Sun May 01, 2016 5:33 pm

Still loomis since 2008

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby Obz » Fri May 27, 2016 10:50 am

I would choose St.Croix, the rods preform well and are bulletproof from the bottom of the line up to the top. They suit my budget and I would imagine most other serious anglers. If it was only one company; I would buy a few workhorse rods a high end contact rod and a high end finess rod. Within budget and I still get a couple fancy sticks! Thanks St .Croix lol.

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby Kirika12 » Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:58 am

there is no companies here which I like
Ufm
Zenaq
Nories
Ripple fisher
Yamaga blanks
And some other Japan Domestic


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