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50 minutes ago, TOXIC said:

I am not in their demographic.  So I am neither targeted or inclined to use their product.  😉

I think it is very fair to say that, almost universally across the generations, the old are very often annoyed by the antics of the young.  They are marketing to a very young demographic and it's very obviously going to annoy or at least be unappealing to older people. 

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On July 4, 2019 at 10:14 AM, Scott F said:

I don’t hate them. Before this thread I’ve never even heard of them. Maybe because I don’t watch fishing videos on you tube.

^^^this^^^

Tom

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Never heard of them x3

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I have little patience for the marketing by Favorite and for the Googans in general. If you can buy a Dobyns, Megabass, G. Loomis or St Croix rod, do it every time. These are long time, good standing companies that stand by their products and let the quality speak for itself. These companies don't use gimmicky or cringeworthy tactics to convince you to buy their products. There are other good ones like them, these are just the 4 that I use and can speak personally about.  

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On 7/5/2019 at 1:51 PM, fishwizzard said:

I think it is very fair to say that, almost universally across the generations, the old are very often annoyed by the antics of the young.  They are marketing to a very young demographic and it's very obviously going to annoy or at least be unappealing to older people. 

BIG BAND IS THE DEVIL'S MUSIC!!!

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Reel sounded like it was binding and twisting with sand in it. What a joke 

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On 7/4/2019 at 5:13 AM, Smalls said:

Their marketing tactics are gimmicky and cringeworthy. So even if they made a decent product, how they portray the brand to us pushes most serious fisherman away. 

Baseball team themed rods? Lol

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11 hours ago, BassWhole! said:

BIG BAND IS THE DEVIL'S MUSIC!!!

You should hear what kids are doing to rap these days, it’s just embarrassing.  

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Not gonna lie I'd buy a Packers rod but it would just be a collector item I would never actually fish with unless it was actually a good rod from Fenwick, G. Loomis, Okuma, St. Croix, or Daiwa.

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First off, Favorite Reels are pretty much the exact same Chinese reels you can get on Amazon. They're garbage. Most of the Googans even use Shimano Reels. It's funny how when they're doing an overview of the gear they're using, they'll go into excruciating detail over their Googan baits and Favorite Rods, then just brush off the $300-$500 shimano reel as "a 7:1 gear ratio reel," like it's not a big part of their combo. 

 

Their rods I've heard are actually decent. For the money you can get a better rod from Dobyns/Abu/Shimano/etc, so I don't see the point in spending $100 on a Rigged Rod when I can get a Vendetta/SLX/Fury for the same price. 

 

The guys themselves range in personality to from total cringe dude-bros to seemingly nice guys though. I like some of them, but can't stand the yee-haw ones.

 

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i have been watching a lot of great Roland Martin videos (his channel is awesome) and he uses favorite rods lol

 

i thought he was always sponsered by Mitcchell? 

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The cringe for me comes when they market it as a Christian-based company focused on grass-roots growth.

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On 7/5/2019 at 9:32 AM, JediAmoeba said:

 

Listen to how that reel sounds.  I have never heard one that bad...and they are using this video it to market it.

 

Other than that I am sure a lot of their mid range to high end rods are ok but you are still paying for all their flair and marketing.  

The reels they sell are garbage. That reel in the video is exactly what the 3 Favorite reels I handled sounded like.

no reason to buy them.

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On 7/4/2019 at 2:26 AM, waymont said:

I've handled Favorite reels. They were really low quality, with loose tolerances. I played around with 5 different  reels at a fishing show, fresh out of the box, and all 5 had something messed up on them. The vender was totally embarrassed by them. I've never tried out a rod.

I think releasing such garbage reels and overpricing them was a mistake.  I handled one too and was so put off by it I could never buy a rod from the same company.  If they are willing to put their name on those reels why in the world would I trust the quality/value of the rods.  

 

I'm confused as I've heard of Justin Rackley, when did he get involved with these other fellows?

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I don't hate them, but I've picked up some of their rods at Dick's, hit the tips on the shelf and couldn't feel it. Normally if I ask someone to tap the tip, I would expect to be able to feel it at the handle at that price point, but I couldn't feel it on the Favorite rods until I hit it hard enough for it to stop the handle of the rod moving forward anymore. An Abu Garcia Veritas for $80 is a better rod, and I daresay the Abu Garcia Vengeance at half the price is still a better rod.

 

They are heavily promoting the Googan squad (I've heard LunkersTV owns half the company), so they have a pretty sweet marketing thing going if you think about it, I just don't think they're very good rods. Maybe they'll serve as starter rods for people just getting into fishing, and that's cool. But you know LakeForkGuy has to be missing his old Dobyns champion rods everytime he picks one of those up...

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On 7/8/2019 at 1:35 AM, puddlepuncher said:

I'm confused as I've heard of Justin Rackley, when did he get involved with these other fellows

I used to watch Rackley all the time, and enjoyed his videos a lot. I don’t even remember how it happened. All of a sudden one day he was like “I’m a Googan, now! And my videos suck, now!”

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Yeah, LFG becoming a part of the googans will hurt his credibility.  It has for me anyway.  He will become more wealthy though I am sure.

 

The interesting thing is that 1rod somehow knew to stay away back when they were forming.  Good call on his part in my opinion.  He seems to value his credibility, although he didn't need to get with the googans for any monetary reasons, he has the most subscribers of any of the youtubers, by a long shot.  LFG is the only one that is even close with 750K, to 1rods 1million plus subs.

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1 hour ago, TheRodFather said:

The interesting thing is that 1rod somehow knew to stay away back when they were forming.  Good call on his part in my opinion.  He seems to value his credibility, although he didn't need to get with the googans for any monetary reasons, he has the most subscribers of any of the youtubers, by a long shot.  LFG is the only one that is even close with 750K, to 1rods 1million plus subs.

No he doesn't. Jon B is right behind him by only 20k. I don't blame any of them for cashing out when they could. Especially LFG with his brain surgery.

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25 minutes ago, hwright38 said:

No he doesn't. Jon B is right behind him by only 20k. I don't blame any of them for cashing out when they could. Especially LFG with his brain surgery.

 

Wow, didn't know that.  Shows how much I follow the G squad guys.  No, I don't blame them for anything either, I congratulate them on their success, it just isn't for me.

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   Some people make money selling oats. Some sell it before it's been through the horse. Some sell it after it's been through the horse. Both businesses are legitimate .... as long as you know what you're getting and pay accordingly.   jj

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Probably because they are not a Diawa or Shimano.

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On 7/8/2019 at 12:18 PM, Boomstick said:

I don't hate them, but I've picked up some of their rods at Dick's, hit the tips on the shelf and couldn't feel it. 

Exactly one of many reasons I don't like to buy rods off the shelves of these places. Customers mistreat them in their "tests" every single day.

17 hours ago, TheRodFather said:

Yeah, LFG becoming a part of the googans will hurt his credibility.  It has for me anyway.  He will become more wealthy though I am sure.

 

The interesting thing is that 1rod somehow knew to stay away back when they were forming.  Good call on his part in my opinion.  He seems to value his credibility, although he didn't need to get with the googans for any monetary reasons, he has the most subscribers of any of the youtubers, by a long shot.  LFG is the only one that is even close with 750K, to 1rods 1million plus subs.

Yeah Jon is right there with 1Rod1Reel and Lunkers has the most at 1.3mil.

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I dont hate any rods reels line lures  ppl cars trucks etc etc ...i focus on what i like....ive found it makes a much better day 

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I think this thread has run its course.

 

And scene....

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