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#11525858 - 04/06/16 03:29 PM Broke my first pro angler
Outfitter Nomore Offline
Angler

Registered: 09/28/05
Posts: 481
Loc: Keller
Not a rant about Pro Angler but how great these rods are. Fishing Grapevine today had had no bites . Turn away for a second and the rod goes down, raise the rod it almost gets yanked out of my hand. I know this is no crappie. After a 35min. fight I get to see a flathead around 30lbs. Almost in the net and one last surge and he snaps the rod tip and straightens out the hook. That rod took some drastic punishment and probably wouldn't have broken the tip except it caught in the net. only fish on for the day but enjoyed the fight.

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#11525958 - 04/06/16 04:08 PM Re: Broke my first pro angler [Re: Outfitter Nomore]
REDGUN Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/01/10
Posts: 842
Loc: DFW Metromess
Pro Angler rod's are the best bang for the buck, as far as I am concerned. There are better rods out there (I am sure??), but most are WAY more expensive.

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#11525991 - 04/06/16 04:21 PM Re: Broke my first pro angler [Re: Outfitter Nomore]
Slewfoot Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/27/02
Posts: 2852
Loc: E Texas
Langdon has a Pro Angler 5' rod he got at the CAT Crappiefest the first year they had it and it's by far the toughest rod he's owned! I honestly can't tell you how many rods I've replaced of his in that time frame but not the Pro Angler!! thumb

We actually have 7-8 now in the boat.

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#11525992 - 04/06/16 04:22 PM Re: Broke my first pro angler [Re: Outfitter Nomore]
Carver Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/14/07
Posts: 1640
Loc: Garland, Tx
I left a 20AH lead acid battery in my yak hull ( on a light bouncy trailer ) by accident last week and it rode on top of a Pro Angler 10' crappie rod all the way to Fork. It was resting 6" in from the joint, and the rod looked like someone that was mad at it had a sledge hammer. First one I have ever broken. I was broken-hearted because it is my "GoTO" rod when I am tight lining and I only took the one of that version. I will be heading out to Ed's place soon for a replacement tip and probably another new rod or two. My shorter PA's caught a couple of nice flatheads while crappie fishing and I never ever worry about the rod. I have broken 4 rods in the last 10 years, but never a PA.
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#11526022 - 04/06/16 04:39 PM Re: Broke my first pro angler [Re: Outfitter Nomore]
larry mays Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 11/24/14
Posts: 869
Loc: Winnsboro, Texas
I have not had that happen this year yet, but most years a few times. Just think, was it worth it? I always think it was well invested money on a nice day.

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#11526049 - 04/06/16 04:47 PM Re: Broke my first pro angler [Re: Outfitter Nomore]
angler management Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/01/10
Posts: 2917
Loc: in a van, down by the river
I've got 18 PA's and have broken 3 tips in 5 years and all 3 were my fault and never on a fish. Dam good rods for the money.

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#11526173 - 04/06/16 05:48 PM Re: Broke my first pro angler [Re: Outfitter Nomore]
Tommy Ezell Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/05/11
Posts: 1510
Loc: Rockwall,Tx.
Ed and Bob are awesome as well! thumb

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#11526317 - 04/06/16 06:51 PM Re: Broke my first pro angler [Re: Outfitter Nomore]
Joe Slab Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/28/13
Posts: 1388
Loc: NTX
I have two 8 footers. Tough but super sensitive. Definitely my go to rods. thumb

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#11526343 - 04/06/16 07:05 PM Re: Broke my first pro angler [Re: Outfitter Nomore]
Ruffneck2000 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/10/13
Posts: 1263
Loc: tx
Got mine a few months ago and im really impressed! hooked into a 46lb Buffalo while crappie fishing with 6lb test and landed it in about 15 minutes. Good rod!
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#11526711 - 04/06/16 10:27 PM Re: Broke my first pro angler [Re: Outfitter Nomore]
koobycrappie Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/21/07
Posts: 2163
Loc: Somerville Tx
It's all I use and probably have 12 PA rods of various lengths....
I fish with them all the time and have yet to break one.
Great service, great rods, great price!

You can't go wrong with PRO ANGLER PERIOD! thumb
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Lakes Somerville and Granger, crappie guide
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#11526775 - 04/06/16 11:04 PM Re: Broke my first pro angler [Re: Outfitter Nomore]
crapicat Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 01/23/13
Posts: 6488
Loc: Grandview, TX
Well, I'm kinda hard on rods, so I don't fish them much...I won 9ft PA with two tip sections., at a bid auction...I got one tip section left...broke the first one pretty quick, but I realize I am the exception... cheers

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#11526777 - 04/06/16 11:08 PM Re: Broke my first pro angler [Re: Outfitter Nomore]
koobycrappie Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/21/07
Posts: 2163
Loc: Somerville Tx
You sure it's a PA? I don't think they sell a 9 footer.
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Lakes Somerville and Granger, crappie guide
512-848-4469
www.hotcrappie.com
pro staff; proanglertackle.com







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#11526790 - 04/06/16 11:19 PM Re: Broke my first pro angler [Re: koobycrappie]
Ruffneck2000 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/10/13
Posts: 1263
Loc: tx
Originally Posted By: koobycrappie
You sure it's a PA? I don't think they sell a 9 footer.
popcorn popcorn2Ill wait LMAO!
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#11526791 - 04/06/16 11:20 PM Re: Broke my first pro angler [Re: koobycrappie]
crapicat Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 01/23/13
Posts: 6488
Loc: Grandview, TX
Originally Posted By: koobycrappie
You sure it's a PA? I don't think they sell a 9 footer.


Yea I'm sure...it's a 9ft PA Jerry Hancock/Paul Obier Signature Series...

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#11526797 - 04/06/16 11:26 PM Re: Broke my first pro angler [Re: Outfitter Nomore]
koobycrappie Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/21/07
Posts: 2163
Loc: Somerville Tx
I guess that was one of their old models....
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Lakes Somerville and Granger, crappie guide
512-848-4469
www.hotcrappie.com
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