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Need a spinning rod for largemouth bass for my bro. Use it for things like throwing Senkos and Flukes. I want to pair it with a Shimano Stradic Ci4 2500. 

 

I know that Gander Mountain only carries certain brands. With their going out of business sale I was wondering if I could pick up a rod for 30-50% off right now. 

 

*** Not looking at Gander Mountain brand. Looking at all others such as St. Croix and Shimano, etc. 

 

 

What would be the best spinning rod brand and model for this from Gander Mountain in the $140-$210 range before sale?

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Personally, I would forget getting anything from Gander Mountain just because there will be no help if a problem occurs.  I have seen this happen recently and the member here was not too happy.

 

With your budget I would look at Tackle Warehouse. Take a look at a Dobyns Fury or Sierra series rod. The same model rod is available in both series, so I would consider something like a SA 693 Sf, SA 703 SF, or a Fury 703 SF.  The Fury rod will run $110. The Sierra rods will run between $159 and $169.  These rods fish extremely well.

 

   

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My buddy has that real on an e6x  that he paid 149.00 on sale and is very happy with it

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For that money i would be into a st croix medium xfast.  I just ordered one for my son.  Cant give experience on that rod but the many avid's i have are wonderful.  I like the avid x for spinning and the regular avid for casting.  If you have any problems ever st croix have some of the best warranty support around

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 6'8" MXF St.Croix Mojo bass.Amazing rod for 130.00.At your max budget your probably going to get alot of Avid or Avid X responses.

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6 minutes ago, MassBassin508 said:

 6'8" MXF St.Croix Mojo bass.Amazing rod for 130.00.At your max budget your probably going to get alot of Avid or Avid X responses.

 

 

I take it that the Avid and Avid X are a better rod then Mojo?

 

What's the difference between the Avid and Avid X?

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All 3 have SCIII graphite.Avid had Fuji Alconite guides and reel seat and weighs 4.2oz.Avid X had Kigan guides and Fuji reel seat,comes in at 3.8oz.The Mojo Bass has Kigan guides and Fuji reel seat,weighs 3.8oz.The Avid costs more than the Mojo,but i havent fished it to say its better.If it were me picking between the 3 based on simple specs,it would come down to,are the alconites worth the extra 60 for the Avid? The weight reduction would make me take the Avid X over the Avid,and the similar components between the X and the Mojo,would make me go with the Mojo for 60 bucks cheaper.Just my 2 cents though.

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I throw in my opinion for something completely different, a fenwick hmg. I have a 7' medium heavy, that I can easily make a good cast with a weightless senko and it has a lifetime warranty, all for $99 on tackle warehouse.  

Edit, I forgot you were looking for a spinning rod. There's an hmg for sale in the flea market right now.  

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1 hour ago, tcbass said:

 

 

I take it that the Avid and Avid X are a better rod then Mojo?

 

What's the difference between the Avid and Avid X?

 

Avid X is a newer updated Avid but not necessarily better. But yes you want to pick one of those 2 in that price range.

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Bought an Avid X from Gander for $140 not long ago.  It's my dedicated Senko rod and with an Abu Garcia LTX, line and everything, the whole rig weighs 9.6 ounces.  It gets all the way to 10 ounces with a hook and Senko on it.

 

St. Croix will cover the rod, you don't have to worry about Gander...

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Get a St Croix Mojo Bass or Bass X rod that medium powered with a fast or X fast tip. Gander is going out of business so there may be a deal. Don't get anythinb Gander Mountain brand because there will be no warranty on the item. 

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3 hours ago, Further North said:

Bought an Avid X from Gander for $140 not long ago.  It's my dedicated Senko rod and with an Abu Garcia LTX, line and everything, the whole rig weighs 9.6 ounces.  It gets all the way to 10 ounces with a hook and Senko on it.

 

St. Croix will cover the rod, you don't have to worry about Gander...

 

 

What model and weight is your Avid?

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You all realize GM is going out of business, files bankruptcy in May 2017 for the majority of their stores outside of Texas.

Tom

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My favorite spinning rod is a seven foot Shimano Crucial. It has a split grip and the rod blank is exposed under your hand through the reel seat.

 

Shimano's Express Warranty Service would replace it for fifty percent of MSRP if it were to break.

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9 hours ago, tcbass said:

 

 

What model and weight is your Avid?

It's a baitcaster, so not what you're looking for - but it's the AXC68MXF.

9 hours ago, WRB said:

You all realize GM is going out of business, files bankruptcy in May 2017 for the majority of their stores outside of Texas.

Tom

Yup.

 

Mentioned in the original post.

 

Not sure why that matters?

 

Their assets have been purchased by Camping World/Good Sam.

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30 minutes ago, Further North said:

It's a baitcaster, so not what you're looking for - but it's the AXC68MXF.

Yup.

 

Mentioned in the original post.

 

Not sure why that matters?

 

Their assets have been purchased by Camping World/Good Sam.

I see said the blind man.

Only issue will be GM brands, the new owners may not honor fishing tackle returns on clearence sale because they are no longer in that business. 

Tom

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4 minutes ago, WRB said:

Only issue will be GM brands, the new owners may not honor fishing tackle returns on clearance sale because they are no longer in that business. 

Thanks Tom, - you're exactly right.

 

Hard to tell where the new owners will take the business.  Seems to me it'd be an odd choice to buy "the brand" and not take advantage of the established market, but that might not be their goal.

 

There was a "letter" on the website stating they hope to keep 70 stores open, not sure about which ones.  I think that's a good move, mostly because I think the reason they went belly up is that they expanded too fast...

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It's my understanding that the current "sale" inventory actually belongs to a liquidator, not Gander Mountain. That's why they (GM) won't warranty them and won't accept returns. I have have also read in numerous places that the prices on these "clearance" goods are basically full MSRP, or very close to it. 

 

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1 minute ago, Stasher1 said:

It's my understanding that the current "sale" inventory actually belongs to a liquidator, not Gander Mountain. That's why they (GM) won't warranty them and won't accept returns. I have have also read in numerous places that the prices on these "clearance" goods are basically full MSRP, or very close to it. 

 

 

Correct on the liquidator.

 

 

I wouldn't buy GM brand even before they were going out of business. I know St. Croix and Shimano make good stuff, I'll look at that Avid.

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10 minutes ago, tcbass said:

 

 

Who makes the E6X SJR842?

G Loomis

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4 hours ago, Stasher1 said:

I have have also read in numerous places that the prices on these "clearance" goods are basically full MSRP, or very close to it. 

 

Not from what I have seen.  See above reference to Avid X price, bought them out of Senkos in the colors I use the third week of the sale at less than I normally pay...bought some fishing pants at half what they used to be, and got a Shimano Curado for lots less than they sell for anywhere else...

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On 6/20/2017 at 5:12 PM, tcbass said:

Need a spinning rod for largemouth bass for my bro. Use it for things like throwing Senkos and Flukes. I want to pair it with a Shimano Stradic Ci4 2500. 

 

I know that Gander Mountain only carries certain brands. With their going out of business sale I was wondering if I could pick up a rod for 30-50% off right now. 

 

*** Not looking at Gander Mountain brand. Looking at all others such as St. Croix and Shimano, etc. 

 

 

What would be the best spinning rod brand and model for this from Gander Mountain in the $140-$210 range before sale?

 

I would suggest upping another $20 if you can and get a

St. Croix Legend Tournament rod - if they carry them. I like

my 6'3" MLXF Legend Tournament Walleye rod (identical to

the Bass series, they just didn't offer the length I wanted in

it). Great for senkos, etc.

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Most of the rods in the range of the St. Croix Legend Tournament quality/price range are already gone.  The best ones I saw at our local Gander a couple weeks ago were Kistler.  Not sure why they were still there...might be that the locals don't know what they are...

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