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#11616199 - 05/21/16 08:38 AM Gen 1 Omen Black rods. . .have you experienced this?
timwins31 Offline
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Registered: 02/04/11
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Loc: DFW
I've been throwing a small frog, a padcrusher jr, on the 7'1 MH Gen 1 Omen Black rod. When I set the hook on a fish that's bigger than around 4 lbs, I can feel some unusual flex in the blank, directly under the reel foot. It feels like it's gonna snap to be honest, and in a very strange place.

I've heard the stories of them breaking on folks, luckily I haven't experienced that yet. But it seems most of those complaints were the rod breaking in the last 12" or so.

So has anyone broke one at the reel seat or felt the odd flexing there?


Edited by timwins31 (05/21/16 09:45 PM)
Edit Reason: rod length

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#11616244 - 05/21/16 09:20 AM Re: Gen 1 Omen Black rods. . .have you experienced this? [Re: timwins31]
Donald Harper Online   happy
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Registered: 01/25/08
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Loc: Justin, TX.
The reel seat is shimmed and epoxied to the rod shaft to keep it from spinning around and around when the reel is attached to the rod. I am pretty sure the rod shaft is cracked causing the noise and flex as it gives on the hook set.

It can be fixed; but suspect it will not be cost effective. If the rod is cracked then it will probably crack all the way up in the process of breaking the reel seat loose from the rod to make the repairs.
- If it is the reel seat epoxy letting go and no cracks in the rod itself then it can be fixed.
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#11616395 - 05/21/16 11:22 AM Re: Gen 1 Omen Black rods. . .have you experienced this? [Re: timwins31]
Big Swimbait Offline
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Registered: 02/01/14
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Loc: Irving
I would contact them. They have handled two issues I have had with Gen 1's quickly & professionally. Sent me a free cap both times.



Edited by Big Swimbait (05/21/16 11:23 AM)
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#11616912 - 05/21/16 06:52 PM Re: Gen 1 Omen Black rods. . .have you experienced this? [Re: timwins31]
JkWho Offline
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Registered: 04/27/15
Posts: 308
Loc: Mid Cities
Their customer service is AWESOME, give them a call and fill them in on your issue

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#11617385 - 05/21/16 10:42 PM Re: Gen 1 Omen Black rods. . .have you experienced this? [Re: JkWho]
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Originally Posted By: JkWho
Their customer service is AWESOME, give them a call and fill them in on your issue


Very true. I've had two rods replaced, no hastle.
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