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During the fishing classic, BPS Carbonlite rods will be 40% off.

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How do they compare to other rods in that price range

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Does the rod trade-in still apply or not?

Don't know for sure but not likely.

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The Classic sale from Feb 6-15 offers Carbonlite rods starting at $89.97 and you can use a working rod trade in.  The new white Carbonlites are included.  With a trade in you will get $15 off a rod purchase of  $75-$99.99, $20 off a rod purchase of $100-$119.99, and $25 off a rod purchase of $120-$159.99

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The Classic sale from Feb 6-10 offers Carbonlite rods starting at $89.97 and you can use a working rod trade in.  The new white Carbonlites are in included.  With a trade in you will get $15 off a rod purchase of  $75-$99.99, $20 off a rod purchase of $100-$119.99, and $25 off a rod purchase of $120-$159.99

 

The 40% off rods are for the old Carbonlites.

 

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The 40% off rods are for the old Carbonlites.

 

Hootie

 

So the black ones will be at about $60 each, then!!

 

Hmm, darn good price to pick up some actions I don't

have.......

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I wish I lived near a bass pro shops that actually had stuff in stock.

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with a trade in tho u could get a new one for 75. wonder if the new ones r that much better than the older ones

 

I think you mean $85, as the new CL is $99.

 

Anything $75 - $99.99 is $15 off. Unless you get

a CL that's over $100, which is probably what you

meant.

 

So those would get $20 off.

 

$99.99 -15.00 = $84.99

 

$100-119.99 - 20 = $80.00 to 99.99

 

The microguide models would fall under $25 off.

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with a trade in tho u could get a new one for 75. wonder if the new ones r that much better than the older ones

I would rather have the old one....

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yea but the new carbonlites will be on sale for 89 during this time if im not mistaken.

 

You're right!

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I wish I lived near a bass pro shops that actually had stuff in stock.

I know the feeling.

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I have the old one for my frog setup. Man it's a nice rod. 

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So guys, I stopped by the Hampton BPS today on

the way home from some indoor soccer games and...

 

The white CL rods did NOT impress me as much as 

I thought/hoped they would!! They felt a tad more

tip-heavy than the black I have. Problem being I could 

not do a side-by-side comparison, only from memory

of my three black models.

 

And the other bad thing, Hootie, maybe you can provide

more info?:

 

The Hampton store sent ALL their black CL rods back to 

corporate. Apparently the Richmond store has some the 

guys there told me.

 

So the final question is this: is the 40% off the black versions

going to be BOTH and online and in-store sale?

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So guys, I stopped by the Hampton BPS today on

the way home from some indoor soccer games and...

 

The white CL rods did NOT impress me as much as 

I thought/hoped they would!! They felt a tad more

tip-heavy than the black I have. Problem being I could 

not do a side-by-side comparison, only from memory

of my three black models.

 

And the other bad thing, Hootie, maybe you can provide

more info?:

 

The Hampton store sent ALL their black CL rods back to 

corporate. Apparently the Richmond store has some the 

guys there told me.

 

So the final question is this: is the 40% off the black versions

going to be BOTH and online and in-store sale?

 

Are you sure you didn't grab a Bionic Blade by mistake?  They're both white EVA split grip rods.  The new ones blow the old noes out of the water in both the lightness and balance departments.  I looked long and hard at the old ones and went Veritas Micro becase it was on par in the lightness but had more backbone and felt crisper.  The new carbonelites make the Veritas Micro feel like a lead pipe.

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Are you sure you didn't grab a Bionic Blade by mistake?  They're both white EVA split grip rods.  The new ones blow the old noes out of the water in both the lightness and balance departments.  I looked long and hard at the old ones and went Veritas Micro becase it was on par in the lightness but had more backbone and felt crisper.  The new carbonelites make the Veritas Micro feel like a lead pipe.

 

Positive. I will admit, the Hampton BPS did not have

a huge supply of the new CLs, but I tested out the 

6'6" M and ML that were in stock, both spinning and 

casting.

 

Granted, they were darn close, just felt a tad heavier

in the tip. Not bad, by any means. I think I like the Ti 

guides better, assume the will stand up better than the 

guides on the black version.

 

The guys at the BPS counter said they were gettin a

LOT of complaints over the white models - mostly due

to color, FWIW.

 

For me, if I could land some black models, I'd be happy

for a long while.

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Hootie, I appreciate the heads up. I was already looking at the carbonlites for my new spinning rod, this pretty much seals the deal. I'll keep my eye out for the older black ones and see if I can compare them.

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Positive. I will admit, the Hampton BPS did not have

a huge supply of the new CLs, but I tested out the 

6'6" M and ML that were in stock, both spinning and 

casting.

 

Granted, they were darn close, just felt a tad heavier

in the tip. Not bad, by any means. I think I like the Ti 

guides better, assume the will stand up better than the 

guides on the black version.

 

The guys at the BPS counter said they were gettin a

LOT of complaints over the white models - mostly due

to color, FWIW.

 

For me, if I could land some black models, I'd be happy

for a long while.

 Maybe the new ones are less awesome in the 7 foot M/ML powers and lengths.  I grabbed a 7'6'' MH and went "holly crap, how can a 7'6'' be this awesome".  I swear the tip was stiffer than the old MH but I need that one.. uh independently verified.  If you love the old ones then just go buy them, even at regular retail because it's not like they are getting any more of them.  The new ones are based on an entirety different blank making them completely different rods and an unknown quantity.  Sometimes it's best to stick with what you know.  BPS is not above wrecking a good thing by "improving".  Go ask an Extreme reel.      

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 Maybe the new ones are less awesome in the 7 foot M/ML powers and lengths.  I grabbed a 7'6'' MH and went "holly crap, how can a 7'6'' be this awesome".  I swear the tip was stiffer than the old MH but I need that one.. uh independently verified.  If you love the old ones then just go buy them, even at regular retail because it's not like they are getting any more of them.  The new ones are based on an entirety different blank making them completely different rods and an unknown quantity.  Sometimes it's best to stick with what you know.  BPS is not above wrecking a good thing by "improving".  Go ask an Extreme reel.      

Boy did I make the mistake on that reel. 

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