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What are some nice rods in the $100 range?

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i dont know for sure, but i have heard alot of talk about the st croix avid rods on clearance for around that price, plus i think allstar has a model in that range

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There's been 1,000 threads at least about Avids on sale.

Go search.

In the $100 range? Do you mean $100 max, or up to $199 ?

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I recommend Team All Star IM10 rods.  I have several of these and like them very much.  These rods are extremely sensitive and very strong.  You can spend several hundred more on a G Loomis or some other brand, but you won't get several hunderd more worth of sensitivity.  

http://www.allstarrods.com/as_teamfw.html

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Add 20 more and get a GL2.

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There's been 1,000 threads at least about Avids on sale.

Go search.

In the $100 range? Do you mean $100 max, or up to $199 ?

i mean like i wanna pay around 100 dollars. no more than 20 over.

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oh and thanks for those other suggestions. those IM10 team all star rods look pretty nice. right in my price range too ;) could you tell me any more about that rod?

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oh and thanks for those other suggestions. those IM10 team all star rods look pretty nice. right in my price range too ;) could you tell me any more about that rod?

Get a Gloomis GL2 like Raul said.

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oh and thanks for those other suggestions. those IM10 team all star rods look pretty nice. right in my price range too ;) could you tell me any more about that rod?

Get a Gloomis GL2 like Raul said.

What does the GL2 offer over the TAS IM10, except price?  I like TAS rods and use them a lot.  They are extremely sensitive and tough.  

Dsaavedra needs to decide whether he wants an extremely good, strong, sensitive rod, or he wants to pay a premium for a brand name.

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Shimano Compre is a really good rod for around $100, but an avid on clearance is a great rod for that price.

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Dsaavedra needs to decide whether he wants an extremely good, strong, sensitive rod, or he wants to pay a premium for a brand name.

exactly. g. loomis are too expensive, period. im sure they are very nice and all, but i'll bet the TAS are just as nice and alot less expensive. i cant seem to find the TAS online anywhere except cabelas/bps. i dont wanna order from them because of theyre additional shppping charges on rods.

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I would try to find an Avid on sale, or try to become best friends with the guy who owns/runs your local G. Loomis or St. Croix dealer. ;) My favorite rod right now is a toss up between my Avid and my IMX. There are things that I like about each, and each serves a slightly different purpose. A GL2 would be a good option too, but I'm not the biggest fan of the GL2 series. Even at the GL3 level, I'd probably still take an Avid. 8-)

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I have to say, Loomis IMO, is a good value in IMX and GLX but the GL2 and GL3 are (again IMO) overpriced and undervalued.  I'd go All Star over GL 2 & 3 everytime.

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The St.Croix Avid is a VERY good rod, well woth the $160 (+/-) retail offering. The current models are on sale for less than $100 some places, around $110 at BPS. Either way, this is a GREAT value. I would HIGHLY recommend a St. Croix Avid at the pricing point you are considering.

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Get a look see at GBlank - imaginationbassin.com/gblanksproducts.htm

I agree with George 110%.

I have 6 of them and couldn't be happier unless I had more of them. I have a lot of other rods like a couple Airrus, Kistler Heliums, All-Stars, etc... and they are all retired now since I started using G-Blanks.

I would still be very satisfied if I had paid twice the price I did.

;)

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Another vote for the Team All Stars. I had several of them before upgrading to AS Titaniums.  The TAS rods were excellant for the money.

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If I were you I would go with a falcon lowrider.

I was hoping someone would say that before i got to the end of this thread.  Falcon makes great rods and if you happen to break one all you have to do is send the broken one in and presto you get a brand new one in about 10 days.  i experienced their CS first hand in the spring and i give them a 10.  

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