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#11903927 - 10/27/16 07:12 PM Brand Loyalty
David Burton Online   confused
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/14/11
Posts: 1756
Loc: McKinney, TX
The Duckett thread and othe comments lately got me to thinking I was in the minority. I buy what feels right for the technique for which I am looking to use my combo. I am somewhat price sensitive when shopping for rods/reels. In other words, I am not that brand loyal... How about you?
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David Burton
2015 Skeeter FX 21

#11903949 - 10/27/16 07:24 PM Re: Brand Loyalty [Re: David Burton]
Atta Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/29/09
Posts: 1886
Loc: Durham NC
Haha David. You should see how much strike king I have. Strike king and Yamamoto are full in my boxes. Just started getting some more stuff since I moved to Florida. Branching off a little smile

#11903982 - 10/27/16 07:43 PM Re: Brand Loyalty [Re: David Burton]
BigBassB Offline

Registered: 01/18/16
Posts: 311
Loc: Van Alstyne
Mix of rods, but been transitioning all most of my reels to shimano
McKinney Bass Club


#11904041 - 10/27/16 08:15 PM Re: Brand Loyalty [Re: David Burton]
Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad Offline
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Registered: 10/05/10
Posts: 9292
Loc: Sanger, Tx/ Chatham, La
I have whatever I can aquire at a.reasonable price on the trading post
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#11904081 - 10/27/16 08:25 PM Re: Brand Loyalty [Re: David Burton]
lipjerk Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/04/09
Posts: 2013
Loc: Lantana,Tx
I'm a fanboy, bottom contact rods are NRX, moving bait rods are Extremes or Champs, all reels are Shimano.

#11904099 - 10/27/16 08:34 PM Re: Brand Loyalty [Re: David Burton]
TOMCAT21 Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/10/09
Posts: 637
Loc: Keller, TX
Prefer same rod/reel brands for consistency of feel that offers.

#11904163 - 10/27/16 08:55 PM Re: Brand Loyalty [Re: David Burton]
Worm Dunk Offline

Registered: 03/08/13
Posts: 195
Loc: Fort Worth, Tx
Most of the major brands have models to cover the spectrum of needs, so I choose to buy the same brand when I shop these days. Mostly because I'm familiar with the quality and the way any issues are handled. This is not to say the only rods I own are the same brand, because like most of us I have been collecting equipment for a long time. I still use rods I have had for years. The rod I use for Rattle baits, I have used since 1987 (vintage Lew's Speed Stick- bullet proof so far lol} and if AllStar still made the Platinum series rods (discontinued in 96(?)) I would have not bought another brand since the 1st one.

Reels do wear out and the technology changes so all the reels I have are the same brand now, even though some are close to 10 years old.

#11904184 - 10/27/16 09:03 PM Re: Brand Loyalty [Re: David Burton]
Im RICK JAMES Online   happy
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/13/09
Posts: 939
Loc: Alvord,tx
I prefer major brand and try to upgrade but spread out over the year. I've got $40 rods up $300 and $40 reels up to $200. I don't go cheap on the little things tho. Hooks, weight, line and lures. Don't buy off brand plastics either.
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2015 Skeeter ZX225


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