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Just received the flier on the BPS spring sale and as usual there are some good deals if you have casting/spinning you want to trade in for a cash allowance on a new reel, or a rod you can cash in on a new rod. With the discount and allowance for a trade in you can pick up a Pro Qualifier for $70.  Carbonlite 2.0 reel and Carbonlite rod combo for $120.  I did notice that the cash allowances are not as great as they have been in the past.  Last year I traded in my old ProQualifier on the new Chronarch MGL and got $50 off.  I think it starts on the 15th.   The high end JM rods and reels are also marked down.

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I like the sales on braided line this year plus I have 2 rods and reels to trade in. Moving up to baitcasting this year.

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Oh yeah...the Sufix 832 braid for less than $10.00....i'm getting 5 spools....

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Anyone know if the gear has to be in usable condition or not? A salesman there on friday told me they would take broken rods, but didn't mention anything about reels. I have some reels that would work given some new parts, but I don't really want to mess with them to fix them. Then I have some really old gear, like wooden rods and old conventional/spincast reels that I don't really need or want anymore. I also have a reel with a broken reel seat, but it works otherwise. I wondered if they would take those for any trade value, and if so, how much roughly would they be worth?

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This equipment is spread around to various youth groups. Future anglers. You really should keep your, broken, non working gear at home. An employee is “suppose” to inspect your offering before they give you your coupon. 

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They also have inexpensive reels that can be purchased for like $5 or $10 that are donated to various fishing groups as mentioned above.

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I was hoping the Minn kota ulterra would be part, but no luck.

 

I had high hopes.......

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At our store, the sale starts on the 16th. All rods and reels must be in working condition and are supposed to be checked when taken. We are told that a tip could be broken, but not any further down the rod. Also told that everything is refurbished donated to various charities/ organizations. There will be $5.99 reels to purchase to trade if you don't have one. 

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Okay that's what I thought, just wanted to be sure since I didn't see any actual details on that. Granted, all the reels are fairly easy to fix I think, I just haven't had the extra cash to fix them.

 

I have some good rods I could take, but those are just spincasts. Probably not worth much credit though. If it has to be both reel and rod, then I probably won't bother dealing with that cause some of them don't have dedicated reels anymore. All I really want is a Carbonlite rod, I was told the rods would be on sale for sub-100 range. I don't really care about the reel that much for $120, I already have a reel I want to put on it.

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I’ve done the trade in on both reels and rods. I’ve traded in some old Academy Mettle’s I had bought on sale for $39.95 and got the $20 off another reel. I did see spincast reels in the bin but like the earlier poster said, they should be in working condition. They don’t base the discount off of the type of reel but rather the amount you spend on the new one. The amounts are in the flyer. 

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Where is the 25% off Zoom® plastics? 

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"Reason", No Zoom this year. First year that Zoom hasn't participated. I know what I've been told as to the reason, but I'm not a liberty to post it. I like my job way to much to lose it over a post. 

 

"FishDewd", You can trade any reel or rod (spin-cast, spinning, bait-cast, even fly). You don't have to trade "kind for kind". In example, you can trade a spin-cast in on a bait-cast. Like "The Fisher" noted, the amount of credit you get is based on the rod or reel you purchase. The more expensive the rod or reel, the more credit. Look at page two in your flyer for the chart.

 

If all you want is a Carbonlite rod, it will qualify for a trade in. However, the Carbolite COMBO noted on the cover for $119.97 DOES NOT qualify for a trade in. It's already priced at 50% off. 

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I have read that Carbonlite combos are sold at such a low price due to them having cheaper internal parts. I have noticed that the item #'s on them do not match any other Carbonlite combos that BPS sells online. The other individual rods and reels listed in the flyer match the item #'s listed online. Does anyone have any further info on this?

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I got a gift card burning a hole in my wallet. Might stop by Saturday and get some of the rapala shadow raps that are discounted. 

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It is the same reel, you are getting the rod for free.

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So I went, I saw, I conquered... kind of. They kind of pulled a fast one on me. The original ad I saw showed a carbonlite reel and said "buy a reel at $119.97(9?) and receive a carbonlite rod for free". It made it sound like I could choose a reel and then choose a rod. But that's not what it was at all... they had pre-made combos available in 6'6"-7'0" variations of medium to heavy. They did not the medium-lite rod combo that I wanted, in right or left hand (I wanted a left). I showed them the ad I downloaded and printed earlier this week, and while they agreed the wording was misleading and that I was right to think I could pick a rod, they refused to honor it. Also, I wasn't terribly impressed with the reels. I liked how the star wheel and spool knob clicked, but the spool bearing seemed sub-par to me and did not have much free spin to it. Ultimately I turned in one Zebco Mercury pole with a nice little 33 reel on it that I've used to pull many a fish out of creeks with, and got the $20 off for the medium-lite rod that I actually wanted. I also tried to cash in my credit points, but was told I didn't have any points on my card which I've had loaded at customer service 3-4 times now. So I ended up paying the full $100 for the rod (not bad a bad price though, not complaining) and for the red eye chartreuse sexy shad lipless crank I bought with it. Apparently you can combine the discount for an old rod/reel with points on your reward card to get a bigger discount. Too bad I couldn't do that, and I can't get that credit back cause the receipts are too old. I was told that the employee must have not pushed "enter" when my previous points were applied. Well, that's great. Good job! So I made sure the points were applied this time when I bought the rod and crank, so now I have 100 points when I should've had closer to 300 to use for a few extra bucks off. It was just chaotic to say the least! Hardly anyone was working, the people in customer service were really slow and giving this guy a hard time about a return purchase price for a Mossberg shotgun he had bought. Don't think I will mess with Bass Pro's sales events anymore, they just do not have their stuff together. Lol.

 

With that said, I like the rod! I loads at 1/8th easily and I think it will be perfect for throwing weightless plastics. I think I will enjoy it a lot. It has a Fuji first guide with K series mini guides the rest of the way down. It is light, sensitive, and balances perfectly with the reel I put on it. So I"ll be testing it out next week now that temps that stabilized back into the 70's again. :DI think Spring is finally almost here! At least where I live anyway.

 

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Now that the Bass Pro Spring Fishing Classic is under way.

How many of you are planning on a trip to take advantage of the deals?

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Doubtful. "Sales" at BPS just means they got prices down to were they normally are a lot of other places with an occasional exception. 

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I am going Monday. Just for a few items though.5 for 10 spinners is why I am waiting til Monday. I agree that aside from about a dozen things, there aren't any "crazy" deals.

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Hmmmmmmmmm.......No

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Nope.  I'm good.

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4 hours ago, Oregon Native said:

Hmmmmmmmmm.......No

this......

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