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#10865445 - 05/22/15 11:34 PM Best $200 Rod Line?
Blakehock Offline

Registered: 05/31/12
Posts: 452
Loc: Grapevine, Tx
Looking to revamp my rod line up in the coming months. Hoping to keep the rods around $200 each or less. I know there are some great new rod lines out there and looking for some feedback from those who have used them. Is there a rod line up at this price point I am not considering?
Best $200 Rod Line
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#10865457 - 05/22/15 11:56 PM Re: Best $200 Rod Line? [Re: Blakehock]
Bass_Fanatic Online   content

Registered: 05/05/15
Posts: 75
Loc: Central La
Powell mx 3d

#10865478 - 05/23/15 12:49 AM Re: Best $200 Rod Line? [Re: Bass_Fanatic]
RangerRam Offline

Registered: 03/05/15
Posts: 20
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Look at Daiwa Tatula line. I have Daiwa Light & Tough, Team Daiwa, Steez, and Tatula. Probably 20 rods over the years and they have served me great. I'm just partial to the grip Daiwa puts on. It's so comfortable. The light weight and sensetivity suits my style. I have G Loomis and other top brands that I like, but a a whole line I choose Daiwa. I've paid $100 fro the Light & Tough and $500 for the Steez. I just choose each according to my intended use.
Everybody has a different idea of feel. I just like the strong backbone and fast tip action in addition to the grip.
All the Daiwa Tatula Rods are around $149 to $169.

#10865510 - 05/23/15 02:02 AM Re: Best $200 Rod Line? [Re: Blakehock]
90 5.0 Offline
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Registered: 05/13/10
Posts: 2020
Loc: Atascocita,Tx
KLX is the best 200.00 rod line up imo.

The expensive loomis are the stuff, but the cheaper ones suck IMO

#10865554 - 05/23/15 05:20 AM Re: Best $200 Rod Line? [Re: Blakehock]
Fishing on a string Offline
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Registered: 03/04/05
Posts: 1891
Loc: Emory Tx
Bushido line of rods are very good.

#10865557 - 05/23/15 05:35 AM Re: Best $200 Rod Line? [Re: Blakehock]
Spookin Offline

Registered: 03/01/14
Posts: 355
You might take a look at the Falcon low riders and Bucoo's, good rods for the money.

#10865559 - 05/23/15 05:49 AM Re: Best $200 Rod Line? [Re: Blakehock]
dragonsdaddy Offline

Registered: 03/08/10
Posts: 446
give me a phenix. love mine.

#10865598 - 05/23/15 06:56 AM Re: Best $200 Rod Line? [Re: Blakehock]

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 342
Falcon bucoo's.

#10865602 - 05/23/15 06:58 AM Re: Best $200 Rod Line? [Re: Blakehock]
KB1953 Offline
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Registered: 06/29/12
Posts: 2648
TFO rods are probably the number 1 selling rod under $200.00. taz

#10865628 - 05/23/15 07:25 AM Re: Best $200 Rod Line? [Re: Blakehock]
TanHner36 Offline
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Registered: 04/03/15
Posts: 1015
Loc: Houston, TX
St.Croix has a pretty good lineup of rods under the $200 mark as well.

#10865903 - 05/23/15 10:29 AM Re: Best $200 Rod Line? [Re: Blakehock]
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Registered: 07/06/07
Posts: 578
Loc: fortworth tx, tarrant co.
Like Ranger Ram was talking about is the Daiwa Tatula rods and Halo rods are in your price range and you might want to do some research on these rod and you can research these on wired 2 fish and these are great rods that will not break you. Larry

#10865995 - 05/23/15 11:27 AM Re: Best $200 Rod Line? [Re: Blakehock]
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Registered: 07/23/14
Posts: 897
In the price range you are looking I don't think there are any "bad" rods. You can pretty much pick a brand and be happy with your choice. I would definitely look into buying the best I could find in heavy fishing techniques (Power Tackle is my choice). More than worth the extra money for one or two rods but there are others in your range that will work just as good too. I personally use mostly Falcon and have no issues with them.

#10866109 - 05/23/15 12:25 PM Re: Best $200 Rod Line? [Re: TanHner36]
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Originally Posted By: TanHner36
St.Croix has a pretty good lineup of rods under the $200 mark as well.


A good rule of angling philosphy is not to interfere with another fisherman's ways of being happy, unless you want to be hated.

Zane Grey, Tales of Fishes, 1919

#10866234 - 05/23/15 01:24 PM Re: Best $200 Rod Line? [Re: Blakehock]
slshaneus Offline

Registered: 03/05/10
Posts: 419
phenix recon 2

#10866292 - 05/23/15 01:58 PM Re: Best $200 Rod Line? [Re: slshaneus]
90 5.0 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/13/10
Posts: 2020
Loc: Atascocita,Tx
Originally Posted By: slshaneus
phenix recon 2

I have 2 phenix recon 2's. One is a 7'6 heavy that is a beast, strongest most back bone in a flipping rod i've ever seen. And I have an NRX 895 and a KLX x-hvy stump grinder to compare them too. It is slightly heavier and less sensitive than those two however, fpr punching grass its the go to for me.

On the other hand i have a recon 2 7'1 mh,f it is the most sensitive rod i own, even compared to my helium 3 in the same size and power. Unfortunately the rod has 0 backbone. I have lost countless big fish with it because of bad hook set due to no power.

I would not recommend a 7'1"mh f recon for a worm rod, it is great for wacky though....

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