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#12532497 - 12/09/17 09:47 AM One brand or mix and match on rods
Big Kahuna Fishing Online   content
Angler

Registered: 05/21/17
Posts: 446
Loc: Mcgregor, Texas
I'm upgrading my tackle, replacing my Duckett Ghosts.

So what I would like to know is do you stay with one brand on all your rods?
Or do you mix brands to find the rods you like ?


I'm looking at Falcon, Denali and Duckett Triad/Micro pros.

And of the group it seems as if Duckett has the complete package.
But have heard good things about Falcon rods.
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#12532506 - 12/09/17 09:56 AM Re: One brand or mix and match on rods [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing]
tejasbass Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 12/20/05
Posts: 918
Loc: Lewisville, TX
Big K, there are a lot of great options today. For baitcasting, I love my Falcon Cara T7s.

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#12532531 - 12/09/17 10:15 AM Re: One brand or mix and match on rods [Re: tejasbass]
Chet Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/03/06
Posts: 1544
Loc: Ft Worth
Pick the best brand you can afford and stick with it, looks better on the deck. wink


Edited by Chet (12/09/17 10:16 AM)
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#12532592 - 12/09/17 11:01 AM Re: One brand or mix and match on rods [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing]
Brent S Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/04/13
Posts: 3455
Loc: Eagle Mountain Lake
Find a company you like and get all their rods. Buy a bunch and you can sometimes get them cheaper. I use the lews custom speed stick lite and custom speed sticks. They make a great product.
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#12532595 - 12/09/17 11:04 AM Re: One brand or mix and match on rods [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing]
Jpurdue Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/28/14
Posts: 2587
Loc: NW Houston
I mix and match. Never found a brand I'm 100% happy with.
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#12532611 - 12/09/17 11:19 AM Re: One brand or mix and match on rods [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing]
BigHead248 Online   content
Angler

Registered: 08/15/16
Posts: 316
Loc: Waxahachie, TX
I get the rod that best fits the technique regardless of brand. However I only use Diawa reels. Just a preference though. Lots of great reels out there, but I prefer diawa.

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#12532640 - 12/09/17 11:52 AM Re: One brand or mix and match on rods [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing]
the skipper Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 4355
Loc: nederland, TX
Mix and match isn't bad. I have 3 rods that aren't falcon. 1 cranker and 2 swimbait rods.

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#12532661 - 12/09/17 12:15 PM Re: One brand or mix and match on rods [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing]
SAKS Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/23/14
Posts: 1129
I stay with the same brand within a certain action and power. My cranking rods are all Powell's, slow feel presentations I have all Falcon Cara's. You get the idea. To me if you have three crankbait rods for instance and they are three different brands you could possibly have three different feels and would have to adjust to each. The actions and powers are not consistent between the manufacturers.

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#12532670 - 12/09/17 12:21 PM Re: One brand or mix and match on rods [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing]
Dan21XRS Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/15/08
Posts: 474
Loc: Cincinnati, Oh
18 Falcon, Lowriders and Cara T7's... Dan

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#12532682 - 12/09/17 12:34 PM Re: One brand or mix and match on rods [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing]
i-Fish Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/07/16
Posts: 1062
If I just had loads of cash to throw on the deck I would likely only have Dobyn’s rods. And while I have several Dobyn’s rods across a few of their lines I also own and like Duckets MMP, Abu’s, Cabelas’s, and 13 Fishing. I like to try different brands and go with the sales.
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#12532732 - 12/09/17 01:54 PM Re: One brand or mix and match on rods [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing]
RedSkeeter Online   content

Bedazzled

Registered: 04/12/05
Posts: 15985
Loc: Fork/Arlington some.
I was given some advice about this very subject by a man much wiser than I. Use the same brand of rods and use the same brand of reels. Took some time to do that, as my choices are expensive, but it's been a good decision. The high end stuff, if you think about it, is for life, cheaper replacement cost on broken rods, and reels can always be repaired. Good luck on your choice.
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#12532777 - 12/09/17 03:19 PM Re: One brand or mix and match on rods [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing]
Okie Poke Online   happy
TFF Guru

Registered: 02/28/04
Posts: 19164
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
I doubt I'll ever buy anything else besides Falcon Cara rods and Shimano reels.
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#12532790 - 12/09/17 03:33 PM Re: One brand or mix and match on rods [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing]
flukeman83 Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/19/14
Posts: 1309
This is another one of those questions that does not have a right or wrong answer. For every "buy the same brand" or "buy top of the line expensive stuff" you'll get someone like me that says buy what you like. And depending on if you like change and experimentation DO NOT BUY EXPENSIVE...... you'll never recover your investment. I buy inexpensive and replace it often and have new stuff every year. I guarantee you my Abu Garcia Black Max reels have landed their fair share of 7+ pound fish. BUT,,,, again it depends on YOU
Are you A.D.D. or do you like the same thing over & over & over ?

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#12533020 - 12/09/17 08:30 PM Re: One brand or mix and match on rods [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing]
Fishspanker Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 7550
Loc: Island of Jeff (Humble)
One brand rod for me. Falcon.

Shimano and 13 Fishing reels. I like the Shimano better.
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#12533061 - 12/09/17 09:13 PM Re: One brand or mix and match on rods [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing]
1bassdaddy Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/13/17
Posts: 125
The majority of my rods used to be G. Loomis back when Gary actually owned and ran the company. I still own some and will always fish them but when Dobyns started building their presentation-specific rods I got hooked early and never looked back.
Through the last ten or twelve years I've picked up a couple a year and put together what I feel is an excellent array. I'm happy enough I don't feel the need to look around to other brands when I need to add the next tool in the box.

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