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Has anybody ever heard of these rods before? No, not Carrot Stix but Stix rods from Stix Fishing. I just watched a video from Nick the Informative Fisherman and apparently they sponsor him. I checked out the rods and they look sweet, are priced right at $100 but i just don't know much about them and wondered if anybody has one and how they like it?

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Never heard of them. I am looking forward to some replies as a rod at that price is always of interest to me.

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Doesn't say what guides it has or reel seats.

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They might be good, but the “my first fishing rod” concept really puts me off. They focused too much on a gimmick that that I really can’t stand. 

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On 3/25/2019 at 9:54 PM, Brett's_daddy said:

Has anybody ever heard of these rods before? No, not Carrot Stix but Stix rods from Stix Fishing. I just watched a video from Nick the Informative Fisherman and apparently they sponsor him. I checked out the rods and they look sweet, are priced right at $100 but i just don't know much about them and wondered if anybody has one and how they like it?

Nick actually is part owner of the company i believe. He had tons of input into the rod builds, characteristics, lengths, actions and such. Could be decent rods. I doubt he would put his name and reputation on a bunch of junk sticks.......pun intended lol. 

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They're all moderate fast.  Buy five, get one free?  The dead lift ratings tell me all I need to know about sensitivity.  Meh.

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3 hours ago, FoulHooked said:

Nick actually is part owner of the company i believe. He had tons of input into the rod builds, characteristics, lengths, actions and such. Could be decent rods. I doubt he would put his name and reputation on a bunch of junk sticks.......pun intended lol. 

 

This assumes the intended customer base to whom they are marketing the rods will be able to tell the difference, or will care.

 

People put their names on junk all the time.  Don't buy it because Nick's name is associated with it;  Buy it because the specs and the features work for you.   

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9 minutes ago, MIbassyaker said:

 

This assumes the intended customer base to whom they are marketing the rods will be able to tell the difference, or will care.

To these online/YouTube guys their reputation is everything to them...if they put their names on complete junk and word gets out they're finished and will be replaced by another YouTuber in a heartbeat!

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4 minutes ago, Brett's_daddy said:

To these online/YouTube guys their reputation is everything to them...if they put their names on complete junk and word gets out they're finished and will be replaced by another YouTuber in a heartbeat!

If word got out that a YouTuber was hawking equipment that was constantly defective or broke repeatedly, maybe their reputation would take a hit. That's about it, though. Gear that is merely mediocre would not (and, as we can clearly see from other YouTube celebrities, does not) affect their fanbase in the slightest.

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1 hour ago, J Francho said:

They're all moderate fast.  Buy five, get one free?  The dead lift ratings tell me all I need to know about sensitivity.  Meh.

Why did they list those?  Are they trying to say, "Look how careless you can be with these rods when you high-stick or boat flip a large fish!"...?

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22 minutes ago, MIbassyaker said:

Why did they list those?  Are they trying to say, "Look how careless you can be with these rods when you high-stick or boat flip a large fish!"...? 

They point to durability as a selling point, and that data proves it.  To me, it says they aren't going to be as sensitive as other rods in that price range.  I could be wrong.  I was not thrilled with the Favorite White Bird drop shot model.  It had a solid tip that was supposed to be stronger.  It was not crisp.

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3 hours ago, MIbassyaker said:

 

This assumes the intended customer base to whom they are marketing the rods will be able to tell the difference, or will care.

 

People put their names on junk all the time.  Don't buy it because Nick's name is associated with it;  Buy it because the specs and the features work for you.   

All i meant was the brand isn't just sime sponsor cutting him a check. Its his own actual rod company. He started, designed and built the rods. I completely agree with you and see where you are coming from. I just feel its a little different promoting a brand for a paycheck vs your own brand and livelihood. 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️

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Garanimals® for LMB guys, how cute is that?

Maybe we'll see guys on the water with their gloves stitched to their sleeves next winter, munching on fruit roll ups and sipping from juice boxes......

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3 hours ago, J Francho said:

 It had a solid tip that was supposed to be stronger.  It was not crisp.

What?  Solid tip rods are notoriously fragile.  Was it a solid fiberglass tip?

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Probably glass.

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