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Bout to purchase new rods.. want to keep it in th $100-150 range.. what are some good sticks in that range

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I suggest being patient and pick off a couple when they pop up in our Flea Market.

St. Croix Avids are great rods and although the MSRP is ~$185, they are often priced

at $100-$125 "gently used".

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Go used or if u want new get a carbonlite or veritas. I also fish tournaments with a guy who has a quantum smoke he really likes...I think the carbonlite feels every it as good as it and way cheaper.

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Spinning or casting? What length do you prefer? Asking about rods is ok but you are a little too vague, give some specifics.

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Spinning or casting? What length do you prefer? Asking about rods is ok but you are a little too vague, give some specifics.

Well im a casting rod guy.. need rods in all lengths and techniques cuz i sold most of my old ones.. Ive heard good about the quantum smokes and falcon bucoo's would they be good sticks for the money?

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Don't forget the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's rods. For the money, they are very good and have a strong warrenty.

As the guys said above, if you can wait for one of the high end brands to show up on our Flea Market you can get a good deal.

If you want to take a chance, you can go to ebay but you really don't know what you wll get, although the Kistler I bought off ebay is a beautiful rod and I got it half price.

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You need to take a look at the Denali Jadewood series. They are $100 rods that fish and look like rods that are much more expensive. This line is a huge seller for Denali. There are rods in this series for just about any application you would need.

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The Bucoo is suppose to be a good rod. It is in your price range, and you might be able to handle them at your local Walmart. I haven't used one, but stopped by mine to fondle a few. :eyebrows:

Actually the closest Walmart to me carries crap, but another a bit further away carries some nicer gear. Earlier this year I picked up a Daiwa Jupiter (made for Walmart) while visiting Florida. Only got to use it one day before heading back, but liked it the little I got to use it. Even caught a couple fish with it. :) Liked it well enough that I probably will pick up one to use locally. Unfortunately it is below your price point at $69.96.

Quite a few of my rods were bought used or on closeout. I prefer this to paying full price for new since my pocket isn't very deep.

I keep hearing about those Jadewoods. May have to give one of them a shot as well. Might even be able to afford a new one. :) :)

EDIT: I've been told Cabela's Prodigy is a very nice stick for the money. The gentleman who told me has mucho gear, and can afford anything he wants. Let's see..........any money left in my account? LOL

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I suggest being patient and pick off a couple when they pop up in our Flea Market.

St. Croix Avids are great rods and although the MSRP is ~$185, they are often priced

at $100-$125 "gently used".

I seen some very good reviews about the Pinnacle Perfecta rods from you previously. I believe they are one of the best rods out there for the money. My Glx's and my Perfecta rods are my most used. I would like to know if you have changed your opinion of the Perfecta, because I thought your review was dead on. Jim

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No, I am VERY impressed with the Perfecta matched up with the Optimus XLT.

However, the rig wis not in the OP's price range and I have never seen the rod

or reel offered "gently used".

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