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Veritas 2.0 Micro... did I make a mistake?

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I'm usually a hard-core researcher when it comes to buying new gear.  But today I found a great deal on an Abu Garcia Veritas 2.0 7' MF casting rod; the micro guide version ($48).

 

Now that I'm finally doing a little research on the rod, I'm finding a disturbing number of reports of guide failures on that rod series; inserts breaking and falling out, etc.

 

The vast majority of my rods are Kistlers and I've been extremely happy with them, but I wanted to pick up a low-priced rod for a new low-priced reel.  Did I make a mistake choosing the Veritas?

 

Tight lines,

Bob

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I've got a 2.0 7'MHF that I love.  It did lose the tip insert....BUT, only because I was trying to dislodge a jig from an overhanging branch with the rod tip.  I've otherwise used it hard for 2-3 seasons with zero other concerns.

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I personally don’t have one but I’ve heard that with the lower end micro guides you can have some problems with them breaking. Now I have no idea what guides they have or anything but I’ve heard that the cheaper micro guides sometimes break.  The veritas is a popular rod so it seems like they must be decent.  Good luck!  

 

Every time I get a low price rod for a low price reel I end up upgrading the rod and then the reel and it turns into two combos but I still have the old combo and it goes on and on buying new ones.:)

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I've had no issues with the 2.0.  The Gen 1 on the other hand, snapped in half without abuse. 

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Love my veritas 2.0 but I don’t have the micro guide model. I wouldn’t worry about the reports if you already bought it. All you can do is try it out for yourself.

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1 hour ago, ratherbfishin1 said:

 Every time I get a low price rod for a low price reel I end up upgrading the rod and then the reel and it turns into two combos but I still have the old combo and it goes on and on buying new ones.:)

Funny how that works, isn't it?  Same thing happens to me...

 

Tight lines,

Bob

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I have the 2.0 7'3" mh with micro guides. Had it for a few years now. Absolutely no problems and I've taken it bushwacking through thickets many, many times. Take care of it and you'll be fine

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I have had a Veritas 2.0 6’9 MH/F with micro guides since June with no problems. It’s taken a lot of beating in and out of the back of my truck and getting tossed around in my little boat.

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3 hours ago, Dirtyeggroll said:

I have had a Veritas 2.0 6’9 MH/F with micro guides since June with no problems. It’s taken a lot of beating in and out of the back of my truck and getting tossed around in my little boat.

 

4 hours ago, MountainMan83 said:

I have the 2.0 7'3" mh with micro guides. Had it for a few years now. Absolutely no problems and I've taken it bushwacking through thickets many, many times. Take care of it and you'll be fine

 

Thanks; that's reassuring.  I treat my rods pretty well.  They always have a rod sock on them when not being used and they ride in a carpeted rod locker in my boat.  I've never lost a guide insert on any of my rods and I hope my luck holds out!

 

Tight lines,

Bob

 

 

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Ive got a buddy that abuses his gear and he fishes several and has had no problems.  I'd say for that money fish the heck out of it and don't worry about it!

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For what it's worth, I've only heard good things from owners on here. For $48, fish it, enjoy it and if you have any issues, maybe try a Berkley Shock next time or whatever, and you'll still come out a head of paying retail.

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I have a 2.0 M Veritas never had issues with the guide inserts but it’s more like MH rod to me so that is how I fish it. 

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3 hours ago, Bassguytom said:

I have a 2.0 M Veritas never had issues with the guide inserts but it’s more like MH rod to me so that is how I fish it. 

 

Thanks Tom.  Before I chose the rod, I did read that they fished a little heavy; that's why I bought the Medium.  Does your rod have the micro or standard eyes?  Do you like it?

 

Tight lines,

Bob

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It have the micro. I like it. I mostly use it for ripping lipless cranks out of grass in the spring using braid. It’s pretty sensitive for bottom contact also. Not a bad rod at all for the money. 

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My 7' MF Veritas 2.0 micro arrived today.  It was ordered from Fisherman's Factory Outlet and sold as "reconditioned."  It arrived promptly and was safely packed.  It looks absolutely perfect; I examined it very carefully and could not find any evidence of it being anything but new.  Actually, I was pretty impressed with the fit and finish and surprised how light the rod was.

 

I put a Tatula 100H on the reel seat and took it out in the back yard for some casting on the snow.  I have to agree with popular opinion that the rod is under-rated.  It feels like a MH to me.  Anyway, it casts great and I noticed right away that the rod seems very sensitive.

 

The majority of my rods are currently Kistler; most all from their KLX line.  For a rod selling for less than half their price, this Veritas seems like an excellent value.  The proof is in the pudding, and I'll have more basis for my opinion after I get to fish with it.  I'm looking forward to it... I'm hoping I'll be able to get out on the water in a couple more weeks.  Come on, Spring!

 

Tight lines,

Bob

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I have more than a dozen Abu Rods, six of which are Veritas (first through current).  I had a 2.0 break just before the second to top eye like other reviewers reported.  Bass Pro replaced it no questions.  I wouldn't worry about it at all.

 

I also own a few Kistlers - love them but  I use my 7' M/F casting and spinning Veritas the most.

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