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#11673616 - 06/17/16 02:27 PM falcon cara OR loomis e6x
dimitri Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/12/09
Posts: 2165
Loc: Arlington TX
looking to buy 6-8 new rods this weekend and have narrowed it down to falcon caras or loomis e6x rods. please give your opinion on either of these two if you have first hand experience with either rod. if you were told by a buddy i want to hear that too!

thx in advance

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#11673628 - 06/17/16 02:33 PM Re: falcon cara OR loomis e6x [Re: dimitri]
Hobbs McAvoy Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/10/09
Posts: 338
Loc: Bullard, TX
I prefer the cara T7 over the e6x. Just seems a little more balanced to me. I have an amistad, weightless worm, head turner, Christie frog, finesse jig. I like them all. I only have one e6x (worm rod). Nothing wrong with it but I would buy another falcon before an e6x. JMO

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#11673650 - 06/17/16 02:43 PM Re: falcon cara OR loomis e6x [Re: dimitri]
nascarZ-21 Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/12/05
Posts: 384
Loc: Palestine
Having owned both, I would have to go with the Cara

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#11673665 - 06/17/16 02:53 PM Re: falcon cara OR loomis e6x [Re: Hobbs McAvoy]
dimitri Online   content
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Registered: 08/12/09
Posts: 2165
Loc: Arlington TX
Originally Posted By: Hobbs McAvoy
I prefer the cara T7 over the e6x. Just seems a little more balanced to me. I have an amistad, weightless worm, head turner, Christie frog, finesse jig. I like them all. I only have one e6x (worm rod). Nothing wrong with it but I would buy another falcon before an e6x. JMO


which one do u use for 3/8 ounce and smaller texas rigs?

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#11673667 - 06/17/16 02:53 PM Re: falcon cara OR loomis e6x [Re: dimitri]
RedRanger Offline
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Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 22906
Loc: Frisco, Texas
I have used Falcons for last 12 years, and have a handful of Cara Series. Falcon has always been more than fair with me when I break a rod and I have broken at least a dozen.

Loomis makes a quality rod, Falcon has earned my business.....

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#11673764 - 06/17/16 03:36 PM Re: falcon cara OR loomis e6x [Re: dimitri]
Lowrider20 Offline
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Registered: 04/25/16
Posts: 67
Falcon. It is really hard to beat their cara series.

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#11673794 - 06/17/16 03:51 PM Re: falcon cara OR loomis e6x [Re: dimitri]
M. Alexander Offline
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Registered: 08/03/13
Posts: 842
Loc: Rowlett, TX
I'll echo everyone else's opinion on here so far; hard to beat the quality for the price. I've been using them since '95 and have not broken a single one from normal use. Light, sensitive, and balanced.
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#11673806 - 06/17/16 04:00 PM Re: falcon cara OR loomis e6x [Re: dimitri]
SAKS Online   happy
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Registered: 07/23/14
Posts: 898
Never used or owned a Loomis but I have 2 Cara's and they have held up well.

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#11673830 - 06/17/16 04:15 PM Re: falcon cara OR loomis e6x [Re: dimitri]
Barn Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/17/02
Posts: 2172
Loc: McKinney, TX
Falcon has great customer service. I have at least 20+ Caras never any quality issues. I have had two rods break in 15 years. Didn't think it was my fault nor Falcon's, they made it right and replaced both.

A few weeks ago I mashed the tip on one if my rods, my fault. Sent them a note asking how to order the proper replacement tip for this particular model. They replied by saying "give me your address and I'll just send you one."

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Edited by Barn (06/17/16 05:21 PM)

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#11673912 - 06/17/16 05:04 PM Re: falcon cara OR loomis e6x [Re: dimitri]
Hitch Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/30/06
Posts: 2064
Loc: Caddo Mills, Tx
I have used both and would go with the cara all the way.

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#11679504 - 06/21/16 01:51 AM Re: falcon cara OR loomis e6x [Re: dimitri]
dimitri Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/12/09
Posts: 2165
Loc: Arlington TX
thx to all who replied!!!!!

which rod are yall throwing 3/16-1/2 oz tx rigs on?

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#11679575 - 06/21/16 06:51 AM Re: falcon cara OR loomis e6x [Re: dimitri]
reeltexan Offline
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Registered: 03/03/06
Posts: 2385
Loc: Ovilla, TEXAS

Falcon.
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"..The pleasant�st angling is to see the fish
Cut with her golden oars the silver stream,
And greedily devour the treacherous bait.�
Bill Shakespeare






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#11679656 - 06/21/16 07:39 AM Re: falcon cara OR loomis e6x [Re: dimitri]
Cass Caldwell Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/29/06
Posts: 2006
Loc: Bossier City, Louisiana
Probably already been said enough, but I'd go with the Cara.
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#11679751 - 06/21/16 08:20 AM Re: falcon cara OR loomis e6x [Re: dimitri]
Sschofield Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/17/14
Posts: 274
Loc: Denton,Tx
Falcon cara
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#11679764 - 06/21/16 08:25 AM Re: falcon cara OR loomis e6x [Re: dimitri]
Barn Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/17/02
Posts: 2172
Loc: McKinney, TX
Originally Posted By: dimitri
thx to all who replied!!!!!

which rod are yall throwing 3/16-1/2 oz tx rigs on?


Head Turner. However, you'll want to look at the Finesse Jig and Amistad too. They are great multiple purpose rods too that should cover about any technique for soft plastics or jigs. Plus a few other techniques.



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