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Dose anyone have any experience with this brand of rod?

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I have had a few. They are a well made rod, I just prefer Cabelas Fish Eagle II's and Fenwicks. I did a lot of experimenting, there is nothing bad to say about All Stars, just my prefences.

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I have several that range from a couple to several years old.  They are a decent rod.  They are slowly getting replaced by some of the newer, lighter gear that is out now, but the ones I still have continue to serve me well.

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I fish nothing but All Stars.  From Titaniums, Platinums, TAS and Classics.  A great rod that has never let me down.  

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I have some Team All Star IM10s and American Classics.  They are great rods.  The American Classics are so close in weight and sensitivity to the IM10s that I think the AC is a better value.  They are super-tough, too.

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when you say im10 do you mean the asr series?  cuz ive had my eye on one of those and wonder how they are.............. :-?

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No.  The Team All Star IM10 is a different rod and has been around for awhile.  The ASR is a new rod.  I don't have one but I've heard good things about them.  I've handled them in the store and seem excellent.

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the asr is callinng my name everytime i touch it. i need a c-rig pole. i love the feel and the reel seat.

dont know though if i should get a shimano compre for half the price though...............

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I have one, the Team Allstar 6'4" spinnerbait rod. It's about as good as any $100 dollar rod you'll find.

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Yes.

I took a chance and bought one this summer and I love it.

In fact, I am in the market for a crankbait rod and up there with Loomis, St. Croix and Shimano is the All Star.

I don't think you will be disappointed if you purhcase one.

Check out their web site for their various models and specs and get the one that best matches how you will fish it.  :)

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I too have been looking into getting some all stars... Anyone have anything to say about the Big Boys

Basically these are TAS rods with an extra bit of material added for strength.  These are heavy duty rods made for flippin, frogs, slop and any kind of fishing where you need great sensitivity but a rod with guts that won't break when you're hoisting a fish out of heavy cover.  These won't let you down.

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I have 2 of the All Star Select (Dick's exclusive) rods one spinning and 1 casting. I like the casting rod much more than the spinning rod.

Great rods for the price.

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I have seven. I did have the luxury of returning them to the manufacturing plant here in Houston any time I happen to break one. Just walk in the back door and ask Lonnie and it was done. That has changed since the buyout. I still prefer them, even though the return policy is now left up to the Academy store that it was purchased. It is still not a problem getting any issue resolved and I will continue to fish with them. I have abused them and they keep me fishing. Great rod, just be sure of the type you want. Carry a spooled reel with you to the store and mount it w8ith a lure to check it out before you buy. They are all different once you mount a reel. Good luck.

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Great rod, just be sure of the type you want. Carry a spooled reel with you to the store and mount it w8ith a lure to check it out before you buy. They are all different once you mount a reel. Good luck.

Very true. You should not have any problem fitting a Pflueger reel on an All Star rod but I have had a problem with other brands. My President fits like it was born to be on my All Star spinning rod but my Symetre doesn't sit as well. Seems to be loose in the reel seat.

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I have 4 allstar rods and I am very pleased with there performance and durability. If you have an Academy sports nearby, keep an eye on the sales paper as they run very nice sales on rods. My dad purchased a platinum for $99.

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I have seven. I did have the luxury of returning them to the manufacturing plant here in Houston any time I happen to break one. Just walk in the back door and ask Lonnie and it was done. That has changed since the buyout. I still prefer them, even though the return policy is now left up to the Academy store that it was purchased. It is still not a problem getting any issue resolved and I will continue to fish with them. I have abused them and they keep me fishing. Great rod, just be sure of the type you want. Carry a spooled reel with you to the store and mount it w8ith a lure to check it out before you buy. They are all different once you mount a reel. Good luck.

Was that pre or post Castaway?

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I have two of the ASR's a 7'2 jig and frog rod which is SOOO hard to put down! I also have the 7'2 m action topwater and jerkbait rod, it feel great, almost seems to be made perfect for x-rap and pointers!

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I bought an All Star 'Select' from Dick's for around $50 and went back to buy another after using it a short while. Mine are the 5.5' Light action model and I really like them.

The 'Select' are specially made for Dick's so I imagine they are not from All Star's high end models.

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They are basically rebadged Instincts.

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I've got an Allstar Classic GT2 that is rated for 1/4 oz. to 1 1/2 oz. lures...... it's a great rod and cheap now....... back then think I paid $150 for the rod and have seen them for $49...... it's real sturdy and I can fish pretty much anything with it...... it really has taken a beating over the  years and keeps going strong......

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They are basically rebadged Instincts.

I thought they were rebadged Classics. They handles on the Select are different than the Instinct shown here:

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

They look like the American Classic handle with the rubber butt cap shown here:

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

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I think you could be right.  Either way, decent for the money.  Don't expect any comparison to something in the $100+ range.  They are a $50 rod, and I think that's all you should pay.

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