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So I was in a local secondhand store looking for something else, when I notice a black fishing rod that looked new with tags.  Upon further inspection it was a 6'6" MH/F Diawa Zillion! It did not have a price tag so I decided to go ask the young guy working how much it was.  I was hoping it would be around $100 or $120.  I bring the rod to the guy and he says "I'm not a fishing type guy and know nothing about this rod......how does $35 sound.  I didn't even hesitate to grab my card, text my wife while the purchase was going through to tell I found a 'gift' that would be from her and promptly walked out after getting the receipt.  After the purchase, the guy says, "I'm curious now because you look excited, exactly what do these retail for?" So I give him the ball park figure, even with them being on sale at tw.  The guys bottom jaw literally dropped open and he said, "man you got one great deal then".  My only response was 'yeah thanks'.  I can't believe I was able to get this rod for this cheap, but it just goes to show you never know when and where you might come across some great gear at a great price.

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holy cow thats a freaking awesome deal!!!

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My question now is what application is ideal for this stick?  I do a lot of turn and burn fishing w/spinnerbaits, buzzbaits and lipless cranks.  Will it be able to ideally handle these techniques?

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My question now is what application is ideal for this stick? I do a lot of turn and burn fishing w/spinnerbaits, buzzbaits and lipless cranks. Will it be able to ideally handle these techniques?

perfect rod for Spinnerbait around cover, also would double as a decent rod for light wire jigs and t-rigs.

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Those Zillions are very stout, it'll fish more like a heavy. It'd make a nice jig/t-rig rod in tight quarters where a longer rod won't work as well. Would also handle heavier spinnerbaits pretty well.

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What a steal, congrats on the find!  Make a nice dock flipping rod!

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I'll give you 50 for it!

If they had a bunch of em I'd have wrapped my arm around em and bought 200 worth and sold em on ebay.

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I'm freakin jealous!!!

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Great find. A few years ago, I was in a local pawn shop & noticed at least 20 Berkley Series One rods, with tags in different sizes standing in the corner behind the counter. I asked the guy how much & he said $20.00 a piece or $200.00 for the lot - CASH only. I tell him I will be right back & head to the ATM. I got delayed about 30 minutes with a work problem & by the time I got back, they were gone. Not sure if my enthusiasm caused him to pull them off the floor or someone bought them.

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