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shimano has a new rod "Voltaeus" out has a lifetime warrenty ..Anyone have one or gonna get one yet??? BTW shimano owns power pro now   8-)

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Those rods aren't comparable to the Ugly Stick.  Different price point.  Retail for the Voltaeus will be $40-50

Some of the info I got on the rods last month...

The Unifiber Construction of these Voltaeus Rods utilizes 3 different composites and chemically bonds them together creating Uni-Fiber. The end result is a lighter, more sensitive and incredibly durable fishing rod.

Unifiber construction for the ultimate in sensitivity and strength

Stainless steel guide frames w/ polished inserts for durability

Custom designed reel seats

Lightweight for all day fishability

Looking at the lineup, they have a decent selection for the budget-minded angler.  Plus a limited-lifetime warranty.

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So true burley but if u can get a rod thats as strong and durable as a ugly stik only lighter and with a lifetime warrenty that price point dont matter ..20 extra bucks u aint gonna miss IMO

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I wouldn't know, that isn't my market.

I think $20 is important when guys are loooking

for the least expensive option.

8-)

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I haven't held them or anything, but it's pretty obvious they are challenging Ugly Stik for the consumers who want an "indestructible" rod.

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I wouldn't know, that isn't my market.

I think $20 is important when guys are loooking

for the least expensive option.

8-)

My first combo for bass fishing was 20$  My wife's also.  And probably my son's when he is old enough lol  Now that I think about it, all my neighbors kids have 20$ combos also. That is 7 rods in that price range.  

Vic

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I wouldn't know, that isn't my market.

I think $20 is important when guys are loooking

for the least expensive option.

8-)

You got that right. The local tackle shop was my first job. $20 goes a loooong way in making the sale when you're talking about the entry level price point. Some of the people looked at me like I was insane. When people would complain about a $25 combo, I would mention that we had rods for $100, let alone $300+. :)

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