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One brand or mix and match on rods #12532497
12/09/17 03:47 PM
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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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Re: One brand or mix and match on rods [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing] #12532506
12/09/17 03:56 PM
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Big K, there are a lot of great options today. For baitcasting, I love my Falcon Cara T7s.

Re: One brand or mix and match on rods [Re: tejasbass] #12532531
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Pick the best brand you can afford and stick with it, looks better on the deck. wink

Last edited by Chet; 12/09/17 04:16 PM.

Re: One brand or mix and match on rods [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing] #12532592
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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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Re: One brand or mix and match on rods [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing] #12532595
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I mix and match. Never found a brand I'm 100% happy with.


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Re: One brand or mix and match on rods [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing] #12532611
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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.

Re: One brand or mix and match on rods [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing] #12532640
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Mix and match isn't bad. I have 3 rods that aren't falcon. 1 cranker and 2 swimbait rods.

Re: One brand or mix and match on rods [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing] #12532661
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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.

Re: One brand or mix and match on rods [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing] #12532670
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18 Falcon, Lowriders and Cara T7's... Dan

Re: One brand or mix and match on rods [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing] #12532682
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If I just had loads of cash to throw on the deck I would likely only have Dobynís rods. And while I have several Dobynís rods across a few of their lines I also own and like Duckets MMP, Abuís, Cabelasís, and 13 Fishing. I like to try different brands and go with the sales.


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Re: One brand or mix and match on rods [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing] #12532732
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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.






Re: One brand or mix and match on rods [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing] #12532777
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I doubt I'll ever buy anything else besides Falcon Cara rods and Shimano reels.


Wishing you a Happy & Prosperous New Year, and a little more fishin'....


Re: One brand or mix and match on rods [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing] #12532790
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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 ?

Re: One brand or mix and match on rods [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing] #12533020
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One brand rod for me. Falcon.

Shimano and 13 Fishing reels. I like the Shimano better.


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Re: One brand or mix and match on rods [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing] #12533061
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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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