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For me it's the 150-400$ and I know its a jump but diffrent rods for diffrent app and some are priced just perfect!

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Depends on the person really. For someone with a tight budget, $100 is probably top of the line. If you a lot of expendable income, the very highest priced rods and reels might be what is considered top of the line. 

 

For me, once it gets over 2 bills that's some pretty pricey stuff to be chasing a little fish I'm just going to put back in the water. 

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It's pretty straightforward actually.

 

$400 - $700 = High end: Megabass Destroyer, GLX/NRX, Conquest, Legend Elite/Xtreme, Kistler ZBone

$250 - $399 = Mid level: Megabass Orochi XX, IMX Pro, Avid, Kistler H3, Tatula Elite AGS, Expride

$150 - $249 = Low end: Megabass Levante, E6X, Premier, Kistler KLX, Tatula Elite, Zodias

$100 - $150 = Entry level: Tatula Bass, Shimano Curado

Under $100 = Budget

 

Then there's ultra high end for $700+: Megabass ARMS, Shimano Poison Ultima, Daiwa Steez Racing Design

 

Whether you think a $200 rod is "high-end" to you, that's your own opinion and not representative of the actual market/industry.

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The point of diminishing return.

 

From what I've seen, that's in the $200-300 range for rods and around $150-175 for reels. Up to that point, you're getting good bang for your buck. After that, gains don't seem to be proportionate to the increased cost.

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20 minutes ago, BassThumb said:

The point of diminishing return.

 

From what I've seen, that's in the $200-300 range for rods and around $150-175 for reels. Up to that point, you're getting good bang for your buck. After that, gains don't seem to be proportionate to the increased cost.

Tell that to my monkey, he doesn't hear it, he just keeps mashing "add to cart" :)

 

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All is relevant to each individual and what kind of money they have and are willing to spend. I could afford to fish higher end gear than I do but I agree with bassthumb on the diminishing return. I also feel that if I buy a 400 rod and like it do I want to replace all my rods with that? I personally dont so I try to bargain shop and most of my combos are 200 combos. I've never felt the need to keep up with the jones' nor have I felt like the better gear would help me catch anymore fish

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3 hours ago, ResoKP said:

It's pretty straightforward actually.

 

$400 - $700 = High end: Megabass Destroyer, GLX/NRX, Conquest, Legend Elite/Xtreme, Kistler ZBone

$250 - $399 = Mid level: Megabass Orochi XX, IMX Pro, Avid, Kistler H3, Tatula Elite AGS, Expride

$150 - $249 = Low end: Megabass Levante, E6X, Premier, Kistler KLX, Tatula Elite, Zodias

$100 - $150 = Entry level: Tatula Bass, Shimano Curado

Under $100 = Budget

 

Then there's ultra high end for $700+: Megabass ARMS, Shimano Poison Ultima, Daiwa Steez Racing Design

 

Whether you think a $200 rod is "high-end" to you, that's your own opinion and not representative of the actual market/industry.

You’ve never priced fly rods have you? $400-$700 is the mid price range for fly rods. $800-$1,500 is the upper end. 

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1 minute ago, Scott F said:

You’ve never priced fly rods have you? $400-$700 is the mid price range for fly rods. $800-$1,500 is the upper end. 

agreed but the major difference, at least that is what i tell myself when i buy one, is one fly rod can do the same things well as like 4 conventional rods.  

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Any fresh water bass rod over $350

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Depends entirely on your monetary situation far as I'm concerned.

 

For me that amounts to

Over $150 - High End

$80 - $150 - Moderate

$50-$80 - Affordable

Under $50 - Budget

 

Saying that, I have one reel that's Moderate, 2 reels that are Affordable, 2 reels that are Budget - 3 Rods that are Affordable and 2 rods that are Budget

 

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Hmm...

 

You don't need "high end" to catch fish, the more expensive gear is just for fun.

 

I am an "enthusiast" and have been collecting gear for more than twenty years. 

My gear is EXACTLY what I like to fish, but has very little to do with "catching".

 

gravity falls usa GIF

 

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"High end" isn't about the products ability to perform, it's simply about cost. My daughters play softball and "high end" bats are the norm. I don't think they make them better hitters, but they certainly have them. I play Pro V1 golf balls and I could probably shoot the same with a Wilson ball. To each their own, but "high end" simply relates to cost.

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18 hours ago, ResoKP said:

It's pretty straightforward actually.

 

$400 - $700 = High end: Megabass Destroyer, GLX/NRX, Conquest, Legend Elite/Xtreme, Kistler ZBone

$250 - $399 = Mid level: Megabass Orochi XX, IMX Pro, Avid, Kistler H3, Tatula Elite AGS, Expride

$150 - $249 = Low end: Megabass Levante, E6X, Premier, Kistler KLX, Tatula Elite, Zodias

$100 - $150 = Entry level: Tatula Bass, Shimano Curado

Under $100 = Budget

 

Then there's ultra high end for $700+: Megabass ARMS, Shimano Poison Ultima, Daiwa Steez Racing Design

 

Whether you think a $200 rod is "high-end" to you, that's your own opinion and not representative of the actual market/industry.

And above all this you have bamboo fly rods! 

 

I love fancy tackle because I love fancy tools/mechinacal things in general and fishing tackle is way cheaper then classic cars or custom guns.  

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On 7/4/2019 at 3:54 PM, roadwarrior said:

Hmm...

 

You don't need "high end" to catch fish, the more expensive gear is just for fun.

 

I am an "enthusiast" and have been collecting gear for more than twenty years. 

My gear is EXACTLY what I like to fish, but has very little to do with "catching".

 

gravity falls usa GIF

 

This sums it up perfectly for me! And Gravity Falls is one of my favorite shows... 😎

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High end is anything you can't tell your wife about.

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It's all personal.

 

For me,

 

High End: $350-400~ for the setup.

 

Midrange: $250-$300~ for the setup.

 

Budget: $150-$200~ for the setup.

 

There's wiggle room between each category if more money is available for something slightly better.

 

In that $100~ range there's nothing that can personally fit my needs outside of finding a M/MF Original Lightning Rod and a Silver Max reel to be just perfectly fine for 1.5 Squarebills and 1/4oz Lipless Crankbaits. Outside of that, the low end of my budget would be, say, a Daiwa Aird X paired with a Fuego or a Fenwick Eagle paired with a President. In that $100 and below range I'm shopping for kids or people who don't fish much. But that's all very personal. I said in another thread awhile ago that I could be happy fishing a Berkley Cherrywood Rod and a Pflueger Trion but I wouldn't buy it for myself.

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For me I sort of look at it this way......

 

Middle of the road....  If I was fishing in tournaments every week I would have 5 different St. Croix Avids paired with Shimano Curados. I know what I am getting and I can depend on them like a tool to get the job done.  So I guess I would start here....  $200-$250 for rod and around $200 for the reel. 

 

High End...... G. Loomis GLX or St. Croix Legend Elite on the rods..... $350- $450.  Reels> Dealers Choice.... Shimano Bantam, Daiwa Zillion, etc.  $300-$400

 

Enthusiast.....  $450+ on both rods and reels.  At this point, what ever I get, I am just increasing my fishing fun factor. 

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High end rods are for impressing your friends more than catching fish so it really depends on who your friends are. 😃

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On 7/4/2019 at 9:56 AM, ResoKP said:

It's pretty straightforward actually.

 

$400 - $700 = High end: Megabass Destroyer, GLX/NRX, Conquest, Legend Elite/Xtreme, Kistler ZBone

$250 - $399 = Mid level: Megabass Orochi XX, IMX Pro, Avid, Kistler H3, Tatula Elite AGS, Expride

$150 - $249 = Low end: Megabass Levante, E6X, Premier, Kistler KLX, Tatula Elite, Zodias

$100 - $150 = Entry level: Tatula Bass, Shimano Curado

Under $100 = Budget

 

Then there's ultra high end for $700+: Megabass ARMS, Shimano Poison Ultima, Daiwa Steez Racing Design

 

Whether you think a $200 rod is "high-end" to you, that's your own opinion and not representative of the actual market/industry.

 

LOL now we got a bunch of BR members who are salty because all their rods are low-end (at best).

 

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It really does depend on how much you’re willing to spend on your hobbies, what you can afford. I tend to spend more for my hobbies than my friends because I really enjoy having quality gear, knowing it’s not holding me back, knowing I’m the weak link. Because of that I would say high end is $300 and over for rods, $400 and over for reels. Rods have such a wide price range and you don’t get that much more for your money once you go over $250-300 IMO but there are definitely gains to be had. Reels really get up there in price and I would say something like Bantam is right on the edge of high end with something like a Steez or Antares being definitely high end.

 

Based on this I don’t have any high end setups, just upper mid-range setups, but they’re still $500-600 combos. Since I don’t have 10 combos and I try to cover as much with as little as possible I can justify it but I know I could easily get by with spending half as much and probably enjoying fishing almost just as much. But there’s something about a light sensitive rod and a really smooth reel that just feels so good. But I digress...

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If I am looking for a high end rod I am expecting to spend $400+.

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I have to agree it is all personal preference!

I expect to pay just for a rod

100-150 for budget 

150-300 for mid range 

300-700 for high end 

 

and for a reel

 

100ieh for budget 

200-250 for mid 

250-550 for high end.

 

being Canadian our prices are a little higher. My last couple being nrx’s are 750+ with chronarch mgl’s being 430. Or my bantam coming in at 550 ish sitting with an imx Pro st 500 roughly.

 

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On 7/5/2019 at 4:10 AM, fishwizzard said:

I love fancy tackle because I love fancy tools/mechinacal things in general and fishing tackle is way cheaper then classic cars or custom guns.  

I'm not so much into the fancy aspect as I am the tinker factor.  I love tearing into things, finding out how they work, and attempting to make them better.  Often times, this comes in the form of used higher end reels from decades gone by.  I'm the same way with my audio equipment.  I build my own speakers and amplifiers and they compare favorably to the $100k+ per pair speakers and monoblock amplifiers some guys in my audio club run.

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