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What do you guys think about the Gander Mountain line of Rods? Are they worth the money or is it cheap trash??

I have to admit that I like the fact that if a rod broke that I could just walk into the store and get it replaced under warranty the same day.

Any thoughts?

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IMO they are a great deal. i have one and i dont see muc differance between it and my st croix

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I bought a "Guide Series" for $60 last year it's fine by me.

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I have 3 of the Gander Mtn. Tournament GSX 54 rods. 1 medium fast and 2 medium heavy fast  trigger rods. I also have St.Croix Avid and Premier rods and BPS extreme and ProQualifier rods. For the money, my opinion is, the Gander rods are as sensitive and lightweight as anything else I have and cost less. The no questions asked 100% replacment for a broken rod is pretty hard to beat.

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I originally posted this in my thread about a crankbait rod for around $50, but haven't gotten any answers, so I'll try here. Has anyone used the Gander Advantage crankbait rod? Also, does anyone know what this rod is made of? the rod says e glass but the tags say IM6. So is it a glass rod with the same tags as the non cranking advantage rods, or is it a glass/graphite composite?

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I originally posted this in my thread about a crankbait rod for around $50, but haven't gotten any answers, so I'll try here. Has anyone used the Gander Advantage crankbait rod? Also, does anyone know what this rod is made of? the rod says e glass but the tags say IM6. So is it a glass rod with the same tags as the non cranking advantage rods, or is it a glass/graphite composite?

I have that rod in MH 7' and like it..

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Just a note on the Gander rods and reels. I was at Gander the other day and they told me that they have now switched the warranty on the 2009 product line to 2 years instead of lifetime.  

Not sure if that's true as the guy working that I talked to didn't seem all there but I will find out.

Just some food for thought.

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I worked there for 5 years and they were always technically 2 year but my manager always told to just take them back and not worry about it.

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All of my Musky rods are Gander Mountain rods....

Thinking about getting another Gander rod for swimbait fishing

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Does anyone know who actually makes the rods for Gander?

They are made by a company called Aboss. Same company makes a lot of the private label rods for various stores. They used to be made by Quarrow up until a few years ago.

There really are some nice rods in the Gander Mountain line! Those Titananium series rods are very light and feel very nice. I havent fished on but from what I can tell, seem like a sweet stick for the money

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i have 2-3 baitcasting rod from Gander and i love em. for the price they are hard to beat. i have casted expensive rods and personally i dont see that big of a difference. i would not hesitate on buying a gander rod. esp on sale :)

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Does anyone know who actually makes the rods for Gander?

They are made by a company called Aboss. Same company makes a lot of the private label rods for various stores. They used to be made by Quarrow up until a few years ago.

There really are some nice rods in the Gander Mountain line! Those Titananium series rods are very light and feel very nice. I havent fished on but from what I can tell, seem like a sweet stick for the money

I heard that American Rodsmiths makes the titanium series, and that they have different builders for the other ones. Not sure if thats true but I heard it from someone who works there.

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A buddy of mine swears by GM rods.  He's a walleye fisherman so I'm not sure if he can be trusted :), but he uses them exclusively.

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I have two Guide Series Pro Select rods. Very good rods, especially for the money.

Falcon

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I have a 7'ml guide series (spin) that i bought 4 yrs. ago and have no problem with it. It's my dropshot rod.

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