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The most UNDER rated..

Post by CaptPeteJ » Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:00 am

The "over" rated thread is interesting to hear. Lets talk about the other side of the spectrum. What rods do you think are under rated/less hyped?

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Re: The most UNDER rated..

Post by ShimanoFan » Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:05 am

North Fork Composites.

AirFlo (Custom conversion rods not found on their website)

Falcon- made in USA only. Falcon junk rods made in China deserve under-ratings.

Oh, gotta add Berkley Lightning Shock rods... best $40 rod made. Better than a Dobyns! Cost less too!
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Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:39 am

St. Croix.
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Re: The most UNDER rated..

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:41 am

I dont want to say under rated but, the OG Tatula rods dont seem to get the love they deserve.
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Re: The most UNDER rated..

Post by pharmboy2010 » Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:07 am

I've been pretty impressed with the 2 MajorCraft rods I have, especially for the price point.

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Re: The most UNDER rated..

Post by goldrod » Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:20 am

I would be remised if I didn't say the Kistler H3 rod. Given the Price and functionality of the rod, balance , sensitivity etc
I dont think one can go wrong with the 7'3" heavy I have..
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Re: The most UNDER rated..

Post by poisonokie » Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:21 am

I've got a stable full of OG Tatulas and Major Craft MS-X. They pretty much comprise my entire arsenal, so I agree whole heartedly. I've been touting the quality of the OG Tats for years. They blow everything else I'd tried before that out of the water.

As for Major Craft, I never hear anything bad about them. They definitely don't get the attention they deserve, especially considering the bang for the buck factor. They just haven't managed to proliferate the USDM.
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Re: The most UNDER rated..

Post by Revofisher » Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:03 am

some of the kistler rods i have fished have been great. I never fished these before in the past but the h 3 is a great rod especially the 7'3 hvy. the z bones are sweet as well just need some better cork i feel to finish the deal with those.

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Post by ShimanoFan » Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:56 am

I'll throw another vote in for Kistler! Awesome rods.
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Post by hoohoorjoo » Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:14 am

I'm a little off the beaten path......Lamiglas for me. They are WAY underrated imho. The 3 custom Infinity builds I have are the best rods I have ever put my hands on. I didnt care for the stock rods due to their choice of a split reel seat, but the ones I have are every bit as sensitive as the NRX 854 I had. I also have one custom jig rod that's built on the 7'3" heavy XP Bass blank, and it is very nice, too. I can see a few more in my future. Regarding off-the-shelf rods, Major Craft are way underrated. I have 3 of those, and I like them as well as any stock rod I've used.
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Re: The most UNDER rated..

Post by hoohoorjoo » Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:15 am

Revofisher wrote:some of the kistler rods i have fished have been great. I never fished these before in the past but the h 3 is a great rod especially the 7'3 hvy. the z bones are sweet as well just need some better cork i feel to finish the deal with those.
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Re: The most UNDER rated..

Post by FishingwithBranden » Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:57 am

Point Blank rods (the blanks) are very good

Villain 2.0 from Abu

and another vote for the Tatula rod

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Re: The most UNDER rated..

Post by Salty Parrot » Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:16 am

Phenix Rods

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Re: The most UNDER rated..

Post by hoohoorjoo » Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:29 am

Salty Parrot wrote:Phenix Rods
Minus the funky reel seats, I will agree with this, as well.
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Re: The most UNDER rated..

Post by CaptPeteJ » Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:34 pm

I agree on the Kistler H3's, I have 3 of them; 7' ML spinning, 7'3" LMH, 7''11" Heavy, (and a 7'3" MH Zbone to round out my kistlers).

getting ready to build up two NFC X-ray blanks, and hopefully a PB blank after that. Always looking for the next best rod though... :lol: .

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