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Hey guys. Looking for a new rod. Really don't want to spend more than 100$ on it. Most likely going to be going to a local shop. I currently bought a cheap ML 5'6" rod that I like but I want a more decent quality rod to use for general purpose. Mostly spinnerbaits, topwater, jigs and so forth. I use the ML for a lot of senko's and worms where there isnt much cover and will go to this rod for throwing senkos through pads and such... what would you recomment. Its for a baitcaster.

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Shimano Clarus ( around $80 ), Shimano Compre ( around $100 ).

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What kind of warrentys do these have. I know some brands offer lifetime warrenty's. I know over at a local bait shop they have some gloomis rods and higher end ones around the 150$ range. Just wondering going up to 140$ or so will gain much.

Also what size and action would you recomend. I was thinking a 6' or 6'6" MH.

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I would check out the Cabelas XML rods which are pretty good rods. I hae a 3 of the spinning models and love them and the Cabelas warranty on them also.

They are on clearance and normally $139 but now they are starting as low as $29.99 with a nice selection of lengths and power

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/product/standard-item.jsp?id=0053033122637a&navCount=0&podId=0053033&parentId=cat21428&masterpathid=&navAction=jump&cmCat=cat21406_feat&catalogCode=9IS&rid=&parentType=index&indexId=cat21428&hasJS=true

I'll be adding either a 6'6" or 7ft MH to my lineup now that the price has dropped

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I would opt for a 6'6'' or 7' MH which would be a good all around rod for spinners, jigs, t-rigs.... The shimanos have a good warranty, some others in the price range are the St. Croix Mojo, Falcon Bucoo and Original, Daiwa makes some rods in that range, and many house brands(Bass Pro, Cabelas).  

The $150 price tags have alot of options from most companies....I wouldn't, however, buy a G-Loomis thats not an IMX or GLX.  In the $100-150 range you get Carrot Stix, Powell, Kistler Magnesium, Falcon LowRider, Castaway XP3, and many more.  A bigger selection in that range

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What kind of warrentys do these have. I know some brands offer lifetime warrenty's. I know over at a local bait shop they have some gloomis rods and higher end ones around the 150$ range. Just wondering going up to 140$ or so will gain much.

Also what size and action would you recomend. I was thinking a 6' or 6'6" MH.

Limited lifetime warranty.

What you will win with a more expensive rod:

More refinement

Better components

Better warranty

Less weight

Increased sensitivity

More bait/technique specific models

That 's what you win, but the gain is price related.

In other words, it depends on how deep your pockets are and how much are you willing to spend. If I were a newcomer to the sport and didn 't have a whole lotta cash to blow knowing what I know now after trying several brands and multiple rods and didn 't have more or willing to spend more than a 100 bones to on a rod those would be my choices.

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I am thinking i might go twords the st croix mojo but I just came accross this new rod company out of japan. Damiki. They have the angel ex series rods that are supposed to be really good for the money per a few reviews. Wondering what you guys think. A lot of times these newer companies come onto the market cheap with really good products then a few years later an 80$ rod could be up around 150$ or so.

check out the reviews here: http://www.tackletour.com/reviewicast2008damiki.html

I like the Damiki Ex and that is a great price as well and sure the others will chime in and give you there opinion as well.

Might also check out the Cabelas XMLTi which is the top of the line rod from Cabelas and also on clearance and right around your price range.

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/product/standard-item.jsp?id=0030280119418a&navCount=2&podId=0030280&parentId=cat21428&masterpathid=&navAction=jump&cmCat=cat21406_feat&catalogCode=9IS&rid=&parentType=index&indexId=cat21428&hasJS=true

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What kind of warrentys do these have. I know some brands offer lifetime warrenty's. I know over at a local bait shop they have some gloomis rods and higher end ones around the 150$ range. Just wondering going up to 140$ or so will gain much.

Also what size and action would you recomend. I was thinking a 6' or 6'6" MH.

Limited lifetime warranty.

What you will win with a more expensive rod:

More refinement

Better components

Better warranty

Less weight

Increased sensitivity

More bait/technique specific models

That 's what you win, but the gain is price related.

In other words, it depends on how deep your pockets are and how much are you willing to spend. If I were a newcomer to the sport and didn 't have a whole lotta cash to blow knowing what I know now after trying several brands and multiple rods and didn 't have more or willing to spend more than a 100 bones to on a rod those would be my choices.

Excellent post Raul!

I hope a lot of our members see this and take your most excellent

advice. Your explanation is very clear and as they say, "on spot!"

-Kent

8-)

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Ya Im thinking either the st croix mojo or that damiki angel ex. Ill let you guys know if I get the angel and give a breif review on my impressions. Hoping somewhere around here carries them.

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Team All Star rods are $80 and are very sensitive rods. Or their ASR rods are $100 if you must have split grips.

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Falcon Buccoo for sure but the Cara T7 line is WELL worth it as well!

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st.croix mojo,or x2 on the falcon bucoo,i also just got my hands on a kistler carbon steel,awesome rod for the price.both the falcon and kistler have lifetime warr. the mojo has a 5 yr.

I like the way the carbon steel rods feel but just can't seem to get over the cork/foam handle, same with the Airrus Co-Matrix

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st.croix mojo,or x2 on the falcon bucoo,i also just got my hands on a kistler carbon steel,awesome rod for the price.both the falcon and kistler have lifetime warr. the mojo has a 5 yr.

I like the way the carbon steel rods feel but just can't seem to get over the cork/foam handle, same with the Airrus Co-Matrix

i felt the same to,i traded one of my mojos for the kistler but the handle is actually very comfortable i now like it and the rod blank is really sweet looking and out of all my rods that one has some of the strongest backbone for a low priced rod.this is my first kistler but its not going to be my last.

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