Which is your favorite rod company?

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Which rod manufacturer is your choice?

G.Loomis
249
23%
Shimano
79
7%
Daiwa
58
5%
St. Croix
159
14%
Lamiglas
4
0%
Kistler
48
4%
Phenix
44
4%
Abu Garcia
18
2%
Berkley
5
0%
Powell
55
5%
Dobyns Rods
208
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
103
9%
 
Total votes: 1103

Dink Dawg
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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby Dink Dawg » Sat Nov 29, 2014 12:30 am

I'm a Dobyns fan. Their service has been outstanding. I used to fish a dog's breakfast of brands to put together the lengths and actions I wanted for my arsenal but found Dobyns had what I wanted within the three series. The consistency of actions, handle options and overall quality pushed me to sell or gift all but two of my previous rods over the past four years. I think I made a good choice.

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby Black Haze » Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:52 am

Factory rods I have to say loomis

rugud2go
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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby rugud2go » Sat Dec 13, 2014 10:14 pm

I love my Dobyns Champion 703's

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby Basscatcher99 » Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:50 am

Dobyns and Megabass here.

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby Seb2fn » Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:08 am

+1 dobyns

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby hawkoath » Sun Jan 25, 2015 2:02 pm

Lamiglas, loomis, St Croix have been good
We'll see later what North Fork and Edge are like

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby Montanaro » Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:14 am

I've been buying Daiwa lately and some models can be found for large discounts. Love my 13 envy though. All the Dobyns love makes me want to pick one up.

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JoseC
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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby JoseC » Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:12 am

13 Fishing ;)

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21farms
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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby 21farms » Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:25 am

when i first voted, it was 2011 and i said my favorite was dobyns. it is now 2015 and i only have one dobyns rod left...the rest are mostly megabass and g.loomis NRXs. if i voted now, it'd be g.loomis.

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby Hennessy » Sat Apr 04, 2015 12:48 am

21farms wrote:when i first voted, it was 2011 and i said my favorite was dobyns. it is now 2015 and i only have one dobyns rod left...the rest are mostly megabass and g.loomis NRXs. if i voted now, it'd be g.loomis.

It didn't take me long to make the switch from the dx to the nrx rods either, Loomis by far my favorite. I kept one dx too, dx742c, just a special rod

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby Rascal » Mon Apr 06, 2015 1:40 pm

I voted G.Loomis. I haven't used all those other brands, but to date G.Loomis is yet to disappoint. The only thing that I don't like about G.Loomis is the cork grips, I absolutely detest it to the Nth degree. That's why I would rather to go with Edge Rods now plus it is where Gary Loomis is where he actually designs the rods.

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keng8554
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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby keng8554 » Sat Apr 11, 2015 2:59 pm

I love my dobyns rods. They really fit the techniques they're made for.

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the hooligan
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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby the hooligan » Sat Apr 11, 2015 11:52 pm

Jackall, Megabass, and hopefully get to try some Evergreens out :big grin:

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jmb27
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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby jmb27 » Sat May 09, 2015 6:06 am

It's a tie for me between G. Loomis and Megabass.

I've yet to have a rod for either company that I didn't really enjoy fishing with.

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Postby Joe H » Sun Jun 21, 2015 2:36 pm

I'm a JDM rod guy. Megabass in particular :D


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