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Best rod for swimbaiting, under $100

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Muskie rod might be the best way to go. They are designed for heavy baits and heavy fish.  Store brand might be the best way to go. I don't really care for gander mountain but they do make some good rods for under 100.

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i havent fished swimbaits, but tackletour gave the okuma a good review in its swimbait rods war, a Best Value Award, and said for the price it cant be beat and is a steal. I definitely think thats the way to go  ;)

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I don't know the exact cost, but Fish Chris is as cheap as you are! ;)

Whatever he fishes is what you (and I) need.

8-)

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I don't know the exact cost, but Fish Cris is as cheap as you are!   ;)

Whatever he fishes is what you (and I) need.

8-)

I'm not "cheap",....I'm, "value based"  ;D ;D

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russ i just picked up a 7'6" okuma and paired it with a lefty cardiff 300A, any time you wanna try it out just lemme know.

just remember though, you break it, you buy it! ;D

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okuma is more than likely the best value at 100 bucks ...

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That Daiwa rod is pretty nice looking.  Too bad they are out of stock.

Although, I don't think I am allowed to put my Calcutta on a Daiwa rod.  Some people would look down on that.

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okuma is more than likely the best value at 100 bucks ...

I really agree that the Okumas (only read about, dont have one) are probably the best deal out there, but they are actually $110.

I know its only 10 bucks, but under 100 is the request... ;)

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okuma is more than likely the best value at 100 bucks ...

I really agree that the Okumas (only read about, dont have one) are probably the best deal out there, but they are actually $110.

I know its only 10 bucks, but under 100 is the request... ;)

they used to be 99.. what happened...

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okuma is more than likely the best value at 100 bucks ...

I really agree that the Okumas (only read about, dont have one) are probably the best deal out there, but they are actually $110.

I know its only 10 bucks, but under 100 is the request... ;)

they used to be 99.. what happened...

Popularity is my guess.

Production costs are a likely contributor as well.   :'(

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I don't know the exact cost, but Fish Chris is as cheap as you are!   ;)

Whatever he fishes is what you (and I) need.

8-)

last i remember he uses okuma SPINNING rigs for throwing swimbaits.  Not for the average user  8-).

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Russ fishes both, but I think he prefers spinning tackle, too.

8-)

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okuma is more than likely the best value at 100 bucks ...

I really agree that the Okumas (only read about, dont have one) are probably the best deal out there, but they are actually $110.

I know its only 10 bucks, but under 100 is the request... ;)

they used to be 99.. what happened...

Popularity is my guess.

Production costs are a likely contributor as well.   :'(

hrm... well if one MUST stay under 100 then i guess the daiwa and the fig rig rods are the only game left (for swimbait "specific" rods anyways).

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okuma is more than likely the best value at 100 bucks ...

I really agree that the Okumas (only read about, dont have one) are probably the best deal out there, but they are actually $110.

I know its only 10 bucks, but under 100 is the request... ;)

they used to be 99.. what happened...

http://www.okumafishingteam.com/rods/conventional/gsswimbait.html

The LINK says they have several at 99.99

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okuma is more than likely the best value at 100 bucks ...

I really agree that the Okumas (only read about, dont have one) are probably the best deal out there, but they are actually $110.

I know its only 10 bucks, but under 100 is the request... ;)

they used to be 99.. what happened...

http://www.okumafishingteam.com/rods/conventional/gsswimbait.html

The LINK says they have several at 99.99

I believe the only issue w/ that is the fact that you will pay shipping.  Shipping for a rod that large will likely be considerably more than the $10 difference if you were to get it from TW.   :(

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Okuma if you'll pay the extra $10. Hands down.

If not, $100 for the Fig Rig rod.

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Manufacturers "suggested" retail price.

Retailers can sell for whatever they want.

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That Daiwa rod is pretty nice looking. Too bad they are out of stock.

Although, I don't think I am allowed to put my Calcutta on a Daiwa rod. Some people would look down on that.

There 's something "unholy" about sitting a Shimano reel on a Daiwa rod and vceversa.

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Manufacturers "suggested" retail price.

Retailers can sell for whatever they want.

The 4 Seasons Sporting Goods, Bobs Bauits and Postipalks all sell them for 95 to 99 here. MSP is usally discounted somewhat, unless it is a company like St Croix and Fenwick that fix prices .

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That Daiwa rod is pretty nice looking.  Too bad they are out of stock.

Although, I don't think I am allowed to put my Calcutta on a Daiwa rod.  Some people would look down on that.

There 's something "unholy" about sitting a Shimano reel on a Daiwa rod and vceversa.

;D aint that the truth

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