10 Year Old Rods
Posted May 04 2012 - 07:39 AM
I was curious are the rods the same way..should I be looking to replace them. Most of the Rods I have are older St. Croix Avid rods, a few G Loomis rods including one Medium Heavy GL3 and a 843 Crankbait rod. In addition I have a few older Team Daiwa rods. They show age but they have worked fine. I am curious if a new Powell, Dobyn's or StCroix or Loomis rod would be head over heels better than the older ones at this time?
I was looking for something that would work for Frogs. Right now I use my Flipping rod and just swap out the Jig for the frog. I wanted to stop doing that and get a new rod for that purpose. While getting that one should i be looking to replace the others or would they still be similar in terms of quality today versus 10 years ago.
Thanks in advance for any feedback
Posted May 04 2012 - 05:33 PM
Remember Sandy Hook...
Posted May 04 2012 - 05:55 PM
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Posted May 04 2012 - 11:01 PM
It's not a really fair comparison with new reels to new rods. Reels have a whole lot of moving parts and they've been greatly improved even in the last 10 years. Rods are pretty much 4 components: blank, guides, grips and reel seat. There are no moving parts and really only the blank materials have been improved much in the last 20 or so years.
Posted May 04 2012 - 11:28 PM
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Posted May 05 2012 - 01:06 PM
I still have and still use a few Loomis GL3 and IMX rods that are going on 20 years old. Still work as good as the Loomis rods I have purchased over the last 5 years, in fact the older ones are better IMO for when Gary ran the show they used better guides and reel seats IMO.
Same here, my first Loomis rods were purchased in the mid nineties and are just as good as the newer versions.
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