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Rod Recommendations for a newbie #12550203
12/24/17 09:13 PM
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Ok, so I have fished the better part of my life but mainly crappie fished. My son will be in High School in a few years and wants to do the HS fishing team thing. So he and I and learning to bass fish, and are looking to get going this spring. I have numerous Dobyns spinning rods in champion and champion extreme in 701's and 702's so i have fished with some nice higher end rods. Looking for opinions on bass rods to get outfitted for bass. I obviously dont want to spend 500 on a Loomis NRX, but i am looking for good quality in the 150 to 200 dollar range. There are so many rod manufacturers its hard to choose...Loomis, Dobyns, Garcia, Lews and on down the line. Any info is appreciated.




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Re: Rod Recommendations for a newbie [Re: John Holland] #12550269
12/24/17 10:24 PM
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G Loomis IMX
A little more than your price range,but worth the extra for the sensitivity they give you.If you are willing to spend more,go with the G Loomis GLX.You will absolutely fall in love with them.Awesome Rod! fish


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Re: Rod Recommendations for a newbie [Re: John Holland] #12550426
12/24/17 11:52 PM
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Spinning: Dobyns 703sf $99

Baitcaster: Falcon BuCoo MH $100 ish or better Falcon Lowrider 20 for about $170 (?)

Re: Rod Recommendations for a newbie [Re: John Holland] #12550540
12/25/17 12:48 AM
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Since you already own several Dobyns rods and are happy with them, why not stick with something you know? They just recently came out with the Colt series. This is an entry-level rod with a $79.99 price point. I personally would recommend the following:

Baitcaster - CL705CB for cranking
CL734C for just about everything else

Spinning - CL702SF or CL703SF

For a larger selection, you can move up to the Fury series, starting at $109.99


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Re: Rod Recommendations for a newbie [Re: TinRangerJim] #12551375
12/26/17 12:16 AM
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I prefer Falcon's. But, like they say, to each his own. If you have friends that bass fish with baitcasters see if you can borrow there rods, try to get different brands (may have to borrow from different folks) and see which ones you like. Sorry for you getting into bass fishing, but this is the best support group for the addiction. You will never recover, the rush is to great to overcome.


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Re: Rod Recommendations for a newbie [Re: John Holland] #12551594
12/26/17 05:11 AM
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Waterloo rods!!!

Castaway and Falcon are great too.. You don't need to pay $150-200 for a good rod.... They are nice, but you can get a bad arse Falcon for $90


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Re: Rod Recommendations for a newbie [Re: John Holland] #12551722
12/26/17 02:06 PM
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Falcon bucoo for the price imo. Large selection of actions

Re: Rod Recommendations for a newbie [Re: John Holland] #12551872
12/26/17 04:26 PM
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I think if I was starting out from scratch.. brands any more are pretty much a personal preference.. there are a lot of good rod builders out there. Anymore, rod selection has been narrowed down to specific functions.. as in a Trig rod, a Crig rod, a jig rod, a cranking rod, a trap rod, etc. And in some of those cases, even specific reels for the application.. deep cranking a 5:1 reel vs a high speed.. etc. I think the harder choice in all of this is to know what actions are the best for the application. Spinning vs Baitcasting.. decisions decisions!

Re: Rod Recommendations for a newbie [Re: John Holland] #12551880
12/26/17 04:32 PM
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Been down this exact same road, have three boys so equipment in triplicate can get pricey, here is where I started and I am very happy with all 6 of them I have
https://skeeterboats.com/About-Skeeter.php?content=owners_tournament

TFO H 7'2 for 100 off the skeeter tournamnet site

Re: Rod Recommendations for a newbie [Re: John Holland] #12551941
12/26/17 05:22 PM
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Falcon LowRiders and Caras.


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Re: Rod Recommendations for a newbie [Re: John Holland] #12551993
12/26/17 06:28 PM
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Take a look at Falcon Lowrider, Shimano Zodias, & Dobyns Fury or Sierra at that price

Re: Rod Recommendations for a newbie [Re: John Holland] #12552102
12/26/17 08:37 PM
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H2O are half the price of some of the rods mentioned and get two set ups for the price of one. And if anything happens to one of them take it back to Academy and get another just keep you receipts.In the HS fishing tournaments equipment takes a beating because of [censored] happens with three people in the boat.

Re: Rod Recommendations for a newbie [Re: John Holland] #12552194
12/26/17 10:34 PM
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The answer you are looking for is in your signature! They make great bass rods. The Colt and fury series are priced just right for budget minded anglers! I use the sierra series myself.


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Re: Rod Recommendations for a newbie [Re: John Holland] #12552442
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The Xtreme Angler Series rods, from FX Custom Rods, will fit the bill for you. Several different technique specific models to choose from (casting and spinning), and will be under your budget. In my opinion, you're not going to find a better rod, at the $130ish price point. On top of that, they are a veteran owned company, and their warranty is amongst the best in the business (no questions asked replacement). I see that you're located in Greensville. I'm in north Richland hills. I'd be more than happy to meet you out at Grapevine one day, to let you throw a few different models. Or you can check them out at www.fxcustomrods.com

Re: Rod Recommendations for a newbie [Re: John Holland] #12553091
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Dobyns Fury series

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