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Looking at either Megabass orochi, destroyer, or a Dobyns champion xp. Usually fish pretty much only fish Dobyns but wanted to try smothering else. Itll be paired up with either a ci4 or a fk. 

 

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If I'm going to spend that kind of money it would be on a Gloomis or Megabass.

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Welcome aboard, Matt!

 

Good luck with your pursuit! Sorry I can't help as my most

expensive rod is a MLXF St. Croix Legend Tourney Walleye.

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They will all be great in that price range. Look for personal preference things. Grip material, solid vs split grip, hook keeper, color, reel seat, etc. At that price point, that's what I would consider.

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Have a look-see at these:

 

 

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3 hours ago, Darren. said:

Have a look-see at these:

 

 

Thanks I just looked At those they look pretty good never used Shimano rods but love their reels it’s definitely a good one to consider do you happen Tovar’s not whemvthey gonna be available 

 

thanks, Matt

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Like someone else said, when it comes down to that price a lot of it is personal preference. I suggest you try them before buying if at all possible. For me in that price range I like the offerings of St. Croix, Loomis or Dobyns.

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MB spinning rods are my favorite. I have fished every high end spinner I could get my hand on and keep coming back to the MB rods. Orochi XX rods are awesome. Addermine is unreal as well. If you like jerkbaits look up the ronin.

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7 hours ago, Mattsteven said:

Thanks I just looked At those they look pretty good never used Shimano rods but love their reels it’s definitely a good one to consider do you happen Tovar’s not whemvthey gonna be available 

 

thanks, Matt

Looks like June.

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Shimano_Poison_Adrena_Spinning_Rods/descpage-PADS.html

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As a spinning rod addict I have to say that in that price range the top contenders are a GLX or NRX (you can get used NRX spinning rods for 325ish), St Croix Legend Xtreme/X/Elite, Shimano Expride, or the MB Addermine. 

 

If you want to save a few bucks, the Tatula Elite rods with AGS guides are a great sub $300 option. 

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Get you an Addermine. The perfect finesse spinning rod. Balances super well with a Stradic CI4+ and is super sensitive. Perfect tip for finesse plastics like ned rigs and light shakeyheads, great for dropshotting, and I've found it to be an awesome rod for spybaiting as well.

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As Kent mentioned above... If I'm spending 200+ for a rod it'll most likely be a custom built rod.

 

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If you're spending $300+, I'd seriously look custom.  Give DVT shout.  He'll hook you up 

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My biggest problem with custom rods is the resale value. If I'm going to spend four hundred bucks on a megabass, Loomis or St Croix.. I know I can sell it in a couple years for a lot of money AND pretty easily. Even if the custom rod is really nice, nobody wants to buy them used on the aftermarket for anywhere close to what you paid for it. For some reason people are kind of turned off by used custom rods.

 

For that reason alone I'll never buy a custom rod. 

 

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Love my St. Croix Legend X - think it works well with my ci4+

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20 minutes ago, punch said:

My biggest problem with custom rods is the resale value. If I'm going to spend four hundred bucks on a megabass, Loomis or St Croix.. I know I can sell it in a couple years for a lot of money AND pretty easily. Even if the custom rod is really nice, nobody wants to buy them used on the aftermarket for anywhere close to what you paid for it. For some reason people are kind of turned off by used custom rods.

 

For that reason alone I'll never buy a custom rod. 

 

Personally I love that used custom rods don't command a price near what they should.  I've bought 3 thanks to that little bit of truth.  :D

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1 hour ago, punch said:

My biggest problem with custom rods is the resale value. If I'm going to spend four hundred bucks on a megabass, Loomis or St Croix.. I know I can sell it in a couple years for a lot of money AND pretty easily. Even if the custom rod is really nice, nobody wants to buy them used on the aftermarket for anywhere close to what you paid for it. For some reason people are kind of turned off by used custom rods.

 

For that reason alone I'll never buy a custom rod. 

 

That’s pretty much where I stand on the issue.

 

I have two of them, one of them which I still love and use all the time but the other one sits neglected because I made some poor component decisions and my tastes in how I grip a spinning rod have changed. I’m more or less stuck with the it so I just use it as a loaner I have friends who come along who aren’t as fussy as I. 

 

 

 

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GLX or Megabass 

 

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6 hours ago, punch said:

My biggest problem with custom rods is the resale value. If I'm going to spend four hundred bucks on a megabass, Loomis or St Croix.. I know I can sell it in a couple years for a lot of money AND pretty easily. Even if the custom rod is really nice, nobody wants to buy them used on the aftermarket for anywhere close to what you paid for it. For some reason people are kind of turned off by used custom rods.

 

For that reason alone I'll never buy a custom rod. 

 

This is true.  Exception would be for certain swimbait rods as long as you don't get them personalized - rods by LDC and MOAM hold their value very well.

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9 hours ago, punch said:

My biggest problem with custom rods is the resale value. If I'm going to spend four hundred bucks on a megabass, Loomis or St Croix.. I know I can sell it in a couple years for a lot of money AND pretty easily. Even if the custom rod is really nice, nobody wants to buy them used on the aftermarket for anywhere close to what you paid for it. For some reason people are kind of turned off by used custom rods.

 

For that reason alone I'll never buy a custom rod. 

 

Same.  My other problem is that most look like garbage.  As in you can tell some guy put it together out of a bunch of generic pieces in his basement.  

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14 hours ago, punch said:

My biggest problem with custom rods is the resale value. If I'm going to spend four hundred bucks on a megabass, Loomis or St Croix.. I know I can sell it in a couple years for a lot of money AND pretty easily. Even if the custom rod is really nice, nobody wants to buy them used on the aftermarket for anywhere close to what you paid for it. For some reason people are kind of turned off by used custom rods.

 

For that reason alone I'll never buy a custom rod. 

 

I understand your point for those that trade rods, but I would never sell one of mine.

 

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15 hours ago, BaitFinesse said:

My other problem is that most look like garbage.  As in you can tell some guy put it together out of a bunch of generic pieces in his basement.  

 

You must be seeing some really incompetent rodbuilders offerings then.  There are a lot of hacks out there that have no business selling rods, but I'd put my basement built rods up against any manufactured rod for asthetics, performance and fit and finish.

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1 hour ago, S Hovanec said:

 

You must be seeing some really incompetent rodbuilders offerings then.  There are a lot of hacks out there that have no business selling rods, but I'd put my basement built rods up against any manufactured rod for asthetics, performance and fit and finish.

After fishing Megabass rods everything else looks generic.  If I thought the way Kistler or Gloomis rods looked was acceptable then I'm sure I would be thrilled with 99% of custom rods.  There are custom builds that are gorgeous rods though.  

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