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#11876173 - 10/11/16 09:04 PM Has anyone tried the abu Garcia "Ike" rods?
Lil joe Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/30/13
Posts: 2915
Loc: lake conroe, tx
I found them on clearance at academy for $80 and I thought the medium felt like a good crankbait rod so I bought it. Just wondering if anyone here has any opinions. Should I go get my money back? I know there's gonna be some Ike haters but I thought i would give it a try

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#11876198 - 10/11/16 09:15 PM Re: Has anyone tried the abu Garcia "Ike" rods? [Re: Lil joe]
Brent S Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/04/13
Posts: 2444
Loc: Eagle Mountain Lake
I've got one for squarebills. Its a pretty good rod.

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#11876209 - 10/11/16 09:20 PM Re: Has anyone tried the abu Garcia "Ike" rods? [Re: Lil joe]
rowlettfisherman Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/25/12
Posts: 724
I have a med hvy I use for deep crankbaits. Works fine.

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#11876320 - 10/11/16 10:30 PM Re: Has anyone tried the abu Garcia "Ike" rods? [Re: Lil joe]
WacoHawgCaller Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/02/11
Posts: 547
Loc: TEXAS, USA RoundRock or Waco
i have the chatterbait/spinnerbait baitcasting rod. I really like it. The difference i notice off the bat between the 7ft M veritas i was using before was my spinnerbait would often come back mangled after fighting a fish, i didnt think i was "horsing" them in either. But when i got this rod it definitely "loads" upon the strike.
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#11876347 - 10/11/16 10:57 PM Re: Has anyone tried the abu Garcia "Ike" rods? [Re: Lil joe]
Bass-N-Buck Master Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/16/13
Posts: 1969
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
love my ike 7'10" deep cranking rod broke it in on a nice 5.75 with ease too

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#11876378 - 10/11/16 11:53 PM Re: Has anyone tried the abu Garcia "Ike" rods? [Re: Lil joe]
Michael Huffer Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 09/01/14
Posts: 72
Loc: texas
I have 3. won 2 and bought one, for their price they are worth the money in my opinion. pretty sensitive too. i use mine for texas rig, shaky head(spinning rod), and i have a 7'3" heavy, i believe, for jigs. not positive on the last one just remember its longer than 7. but i have never had a problem with any
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#11877200 - 10/12/16 12:25 PM Re: Has anyone tried the abu Garcia "Ike" rods? [Re: Lil joe]
Insurance man Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/12/14
Posts: 404
Loc: Texas
I have the 7'6" med hvy spinning rod and its great!

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#11878219 - 10/12/16 11:40 PM Re: Has anyone tried the abu Garcia "Ike" rods? [Re: Lil joe]
RW Fred Online   content
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Registered: 01/06/15
Posts: 65
Loc: Rockwall, TX
I have two of them. Like them a lot.

Nice rods. I'll have to look and if they are on sale will buy a couple more.

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