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Field And Stream Tec Spec Elite Casting Rod

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Anybody have any feedback on these? I hear its the best rod 80 bucks could buy, plus im gettin 25 percent off. Im putting a Quantum Escalade baitcaster on it. Any feedback on the setup?

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Escalade.... Oh boy..

Yeah they're good rods.

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Any feedback on the escalde? Im having some issues settin it up right i think

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i had an older escalade the one with a graphite frame. Not the new blue ones. Unfortunately it was junk. Anti reverse bearing went out within a year and it never performed as well as my other bait casters. I eventually just stripped all the parts and junked it.

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You would been better off with the cheapest Shakespeare Baitcaster than the escalade. That thing is a nightmare. The best reel I can reccomend to you is a Daiwa Strikeforce 100H, Lew's Laser MG. the Daiwa goes for 30$ on eBay, best beginning reel in the world. And the Lew's goes for 79$ about as much as the escalade. Both are high quality reels.

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Any feedback on the escalde? Im having some issues settin it up right i think

I think you can get the old version Kintic for 80 bucks from Cabelas, that is a fantastic reel but these lowere tier, made for Dicks Sporting goods Quantums are pretty much junk. There are plenty of value priced reels that are good, like I said, the Kinetic can be had cheap and it originally was 120, it compares to another that you can find cheap, the Shimano Ctica E series and the BPS pro Qualifier.

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Im looking right now at the Pinnacle Matrix XT or the F&S Tec Spec baitcaster. which one?

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Im looking right now at the Pinnacle Matrix XT or the F&S Tec Spec baitcaster. which one?

Might i inquire why you have settled on only those 2? There are better deals to be had but not sure if you got a gift card or something from D's which is why you are set on buying from there.

But From those 2 choices..The F&S baitcaster. Why? Aluminum Frame.

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Bass Pro Shops Pro Qualifier is great, and on sale pretty often. Even so, it's retail is $100. In my opinion, it's around the $100 mark that baitcasters start to be of pretty decent quality. Not that all are, but that seems to be a rough estimate.

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Might i inquire why you have settled on only those 2? There are better deals to be had but not sure if you got a gift card or something from D's which is why you are set on buying from there.

But From those 2 choices..The F&S baitcaster. Why? Aluminum Frame.

I picking dicks ones because I have 25% off anything I want at dicks since i work there

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I picking dicks ones because I have 25% off anything I want at dicks since i work there

Ahh gotcha. That's a good reason. :D. Seriously though I would personally shoot for a name brand reel was sold in different stores like a revo or citica or kinetic. Etc. While I'm not against store brand reels ( quite the opposite actuall cause I own many bps pq's) I have found the " made exclusively for D's " reels subpar. What it really says to me is " we're gonna cut some coners so we can sell it to D's cheap and they can tack on their overhead cost" so I would stay away from the escalade or pinnacle. Shoot for the tech spec if you're set on those 2.

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get a quantium code, very nice, i broke my tec spec, for the money id get a triumph croix or sellus, hell save a bit and get a veritas

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Doesn't your DSG carry Citica's? or Orra's?

The current Escalade is just a Quantum Code with a blue paint job.

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Weber, I did not know that, my code is going on 2 years and I use it religiously.

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