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#11113042 - 09/19/15 07:41 AM Opinions on Bass Pro Rods
Bob Landry Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/10/11
Posts: 2009
Loc: Austin, Tx
How are they? I have only bought one Bass Pro item, a chair pedestal base, and it was the most poorly manufactured thing I have ever seen and I swore off any store brand stuff. Store brand items appear to be knock-offs made in China and sell for more than the name brand manufactured gear.
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#11113219 - 09/19/15 10:19 AM Re: Opinions on Bass Pro Rods [Re: Bob Landry]
Ol Man River Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/16/11
Posts: 1220
Loc: Orange, Texas
I bought three of their rods about 10 years ago and they have been good rods in my opinion. I used them until my recent retirement when I purchased new rods and reels.

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#11113521 - 09/19/15 02:15 PM Re: Opinions on Bass Pro Rods [Re: Bob Landry]
Streetwalker Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 02/28/13
Posts: 4660
Loc: Kaufman...kind of.
IMHO they are fair to middling.

For $100 I can get a TFO Signature rod with cork handle. That TFO feels better to me than any rod that Bass Pro puts their name on.

For $150 I can get a TFO Tactical rod with cork handle. At least twice the rod the Signature is and to me worlds better than any BPS rod.
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#11113596 - 09/19/15 03:07 PM Re: Opinions on Bass Pro Rods [Re: Bob Landry]
propman Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/06/10
Posts: 398
Loc: Pilot Point, TX
I've been buying and using Bass Pro Extreme rods for many years and now have about a dozen. Use them for every type of fishing and have them probably in all size ranges. Most are bait caters but I do have a couple of spinning rods as well. Love them and in all the time I've had them I've only had one break and it was during the warranty period and they replaced it with no issues. I even have a couple of the Extreme travel rods that I took to Mexico and caught many 10# bass using them, again with no issues. Taking them again when I go this year.

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#11113678 - 09/19/15 04:14 PM Re: Opinions on Bass Pro Rods [Re: Bob Landry]
Indianation65 Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 05/07/13
Posts: 6428
Loc: Richardson, Texas
A BP Carbonite rod came with my Pflueger President spinning rod, and it's been just fine. If and when I land a 10 lb largemouth, I'll let you know how it held up!

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#11113761 - 09/19/15 05:10 PM Re: Opinions on Bass Pro Rods [Re: Bob Landry]
lenahorse Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 10/11/12
Posts: 3680
Loc: Cash, Texas
had 3 of them the line guides came out or off all of them with hard use not abuse, they were great on an exchange for another brand TFO
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#11114436 - 09/19/15 09:54 PM Re: Opinions on Bass Pro Rods [Re: Bob Landry]
Kyle405 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/26/15
Posts: 210
Loc: Ellis County, Tx.
For the price you can't beat the carbonlites.

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