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I am looking for a jig rod over 7 feet preferably fast action with a lot of backbone. I have been looking at the Cabelas Tournament ZX casting rod. I have never used Cabela's house brand rods/reels, so i don't know what to expect. I have heard great things about this rod, my friends use them and love them. I have been comparing them to the Lews Custom Speed Stick 7'3 heavy, which is another rod I have been looking at. The only thing I am concerned about -- my friends who use ZX rods rely on Cabela's lifetime warranty. Since Bass Pro bought them they don't have lifetime warranty anymore. This is my only concern that they are not extremely durable (my buddy has broken 4 of them and gotten new ones with the warranty). Let me know your opinion on this rod!

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4 minutes ago, Alec McMillan said:

 I have been looking at the Cabelas Tournament ZX casting rod.

 

This is my only concern that they are not extremely durable (my buddy has broken 4 of them.

 

Let me know!

Let you know what?

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8 minutes ago, Alec McMillan said:

This is my only concern that they are not extremely durable (my buddy has broken 4 of them and gotten new ones with the warranty

If you are concerned with their durability I wouldn't purchase one.

 

Replacing the same rod four times is the reason that lifetime warranty went bye bye.

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18 minutes ago, Choporoz said:

Let you know what?

Let me know your opinion on the rod if you have had one.

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I've got three of them. Two have been used regularly. If you don't break it within the first couple trips, there should be no reason to need a lifetime warranty, because anything that happens after that was likely because of something done while in your possession. Good for Cabela's. Just buy the rod and go fishing. They seem like good sticks for the money.

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I have a couple and really like them.  7'3'' H/F and 7'1'' M/F.

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20 minutes ago, Alec McMillan said:

Let me know your opinion on the rod if you have had one.

I do not have one.  I only ever had one Cabelas rod, but it was a Tournament Trail. 

My tongue in cheek reply didn't say that there are 55 brands of rods just at TW alone; and I'd likely never buy a rod that I thought would be a problem, no matter what the good folks here tell me.  Faith in warranties can be a distraction....as @Team9ninesaid, true defects will appear quickly and long rod warranties can be overrated 

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The ZX Rods are light, balance well and pretty sensitive.

 

A goood bang for the buck when they are on sale.

 

As stated above, if it doesn’t have problems in the first couple outings then it’s probably not defective and any issues are likely user error.

 

If it breaks down before that the you can probably replace it with receipt <90 days.

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There are a ton of options in your price range that have MUCH better track records. I bought Lew combo's for my boys with Speed Sticks as the rod. They haul them around in pickups and cars with NO problems or breakage. Lew's makes a great entry point rod, IMO. 

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5 minutes ago, Big Rick said:

There are a ton of options in your price range that have MUCH better track records. I bought Lew combo's for my boys with Speed Sticks as the rod. They haul them around in pickups and cars with NO problems or breakage. Lew's makes a great entry point rod, IMO. 

I thinking about a Lews speed stick

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I'm a fan of my fury 735 for 1/2 and 3/4 ounce jigs. 7'3 heavy tp-1speed stick for jigs and texas rigs over 3/4 ounce. 

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32 minutes ago, Joshua van Wyk said:

You'll be better off getting the Dobyns Fury 734. It is of the best $100 rods on the market!

And if you catch a coupon code right you can get them for around $80.

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4 hours ago, Joshua van Wyk said:

You'll be better off getting the Dobyns Fury 734. It is of the best $100 rods on the market!

Agree with this 100%. I was very pleased with my first Fury. 

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Yo....American Legacy a trustworthy seller has some Dobyns Furys on sale on Ebay right now>

 

$92.00 free shipping!

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dobyns-Fury-7-Med-Heavy-Casting-Rod-FR-703C/352081370325?epid=27009499952&amp;hash=item51f9af5cd5:g:kP4AAOSw7L1Zyq4s:rk:10:pf:0

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