Which is your favorite rod company?

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Which rod manufacturer is your choice?

G.Loomis
276
22%
Shimano
80
6%
Daiwa
63
5%
St. Croix
187
15%
Lamiglas
4
0%
Kistler
59
5%
Phenix
46
4%
Abu Garcia
18
1%
Berkley
5
0%
Powell
57
5%
Dobyns Rods
226
18%
Zombie
3
0%
Damiki
1
0%
Falcon
23
2%
Quantum
5
0%
e21
2
0%
Airrus
9
1%
Duckett Fishing
6
0%
Denali
8
1%
Power Tackle
2
0%
Castaway
2
0%
iRod
4
0%
Lucky Craft
0
No votes
Wright & McGill
0
No votes
Temple Fork Outfitters
6
0%
American Rodsmith
0
No votes
All Star
1
0%
Pinnacle
3
0%
Okuma
4
0%
I'm a JDM Rod Guy. Given a choice, I don't touch the domestics
137
11%
 
Total votes: 1237

Carylab
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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Post by Carylab » Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:43 pm

Megabass all day! Have acquired 17 of them over the last 2 years.

Reel Assassin
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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Post by Reel Assassin » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:29 pm

St. Croix, All Star, Dobyns, United Composites, Calstar, Seeker & a number of my rods are custom builds on blanks.

Nytron
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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Post by Nytron » Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:04 pm

Shimano/G.Loomis and St. Croix

If I was a deca-millionaire or more, I'd rock JDM rods probably though.

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Hogsticker2
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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Post by Hogsticker2 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:09 pm

I'll stick with building on Point Blank rod blanks moving forward. Or at least until someone creates something better at a reasonable cost. I really wish Point Blank and Fuji would would find a worthy and reliable rod manufacturer to start building and producing for the masses, so everyone could experience and enjoy these top notch blanks. Or maybe I don't ..... :-k
:-$

Smalleyez
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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Post by Smalleyez » Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:37 pm

St Croix and Loomis (but I also use others)
RRR (Round Reels Rule!)

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Impreza619
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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Post by Impreza619 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:29 pm

Gloomis... but lesser known but very popular in socal is Initex Composites AKA Graphite usa.

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scrapiron
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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Post by scrapiron » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:47 am

After multiple St.croix, Shimano, Loomis, and Megabass tours, I’m back with Kistler. For me, they just fish right. Nothing against or wrong with other manufacturer’s lineups, and it’s been a fun journey to try and fish with multiple high end rods (and quite a privilege/luxury).

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