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I've been reading a lot of posts lately where people refer to others based on a brand (e.g., "Shimano Guys" etc.). I never thought of myself as a brand guy, but looking at my arsenal, I have to say I have slowly become a brand guy. I have tried a lot of reels from a ton of different manufactures and I am slowly becoming a "Daiwa Guy." IMO, I really like how Daiwa reels feel and perform. I learned early that I am a "G Loomis Guy" and "Cabelas XML Guy." Both these rods I really enjoy fishing, though admittedly, I haven't tried as many rod brands as I have reel brands.

I was wondering what you would label yourself as. Please keep this as to what brand you have trended towards and why you like it and not why you think other peoples choices suck. Note to Mods: If this gets ugly for any reason, please remove.

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I thought I had you pegged with a name like Lucky Craft Man :) I would brand myself as a Abu Garcia/Revo/Daiwa guy. I am just sticking with reels on this.

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I am definitely a Abu and St. Croix guy.  Although I do have a few Carrot Stix and Shimano products, lately I have steered more towards Revo and LTB combos.  They feel perfect and perform flawlessly!

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I thought I had you pegged with a name like Lucky Craft Man :) I would brand myself as a Abu Garcia/Revo/Daiwa guy. I am just sticking with reels on this.

lol...if I had to brand myself with a lure, then I would definitely be a "Lucky Craft Guy"

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Nice thread and gonna have to label myself as a :

Cabelas  rod guy (Fish Eagle II,XML, XMLTi)

Quantum   reel guy

I do own a Shimano mounted on a XML and Cabelas/Daiwa Prodigy  mounted on a Fish Eagle II. Only other rod I own is a Berkley Amp with a Quantum Kinetic

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Shimano reel guy. Always have been..Japan made models only.

Was on my way to being a "Loomis guy" too but I am finding out the hard way that rumors of their customer service sorely lacking to be true.

So for rods, I gotta go BPS. Have 5, aged 15-26 years, none have ever failed.

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Was on my way to being a "Loomis guy" too but I am finding out the hard way that rumors of their customer service sorely lacking to be true.

CT,

Very few people have ever posted bad Loomis cust. service experiences...  what specifically happened to you?

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Was on my way to being a "Loomis guy" too but I am finding out the hard way that rumors of their customer service sorely lacking to be true.

CT,

Very few people have ever posted bad Loomis cust. service experiences...  what specifically happened to you?

Flechero,

I'll pm you when I get home tonight so I don't derail the thread's original intention. I shouldn't have posted that at all here...I'm a tad ummm....."frustrated"  ;D

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10 reels in the boat, only one isn't a Shimano.

Four Kistlers, one Quantum, one e21, one Fenwick, one BPS PQ, One Falcon, one Okuma, one dick Custom Deluxe

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I can't be pegged to just one brand of rod or reel.  I would consider myself a "Get a Deal Guy"  

As far as reels go I have 3 Pflueger Patriarchs, 1 Pflueger Supreme, 1 Pflueger Asaro, 2 Shimano Curados (E5 and E7), 1 Daiwa Sol, 1 Daiwa Alphas, 1 Daiwa Fuego, 1 Quantum Energy, 1 Quantum Code, 1 Abu Revo S, 1 Abu Revo Toro, 1 Quantum Energy Spinning, 1 Pflueger President Spinning, and 1 Mitchell Advocet.  

For rods I have 2 Kistler Magnesiums, 2 BPS Cranking Sticks, 1 BPS Pro Qualifier, 1 BPS Extreme Spinning, 1 Lucky Craft Cranking rod, 2 Carrot Stix (1 LTX, 1 gold), 1 Powell Max, 1 St. Croix Avid, 1 Damiki Dark Angel Spinning, 1 Castaway Big Show, and 1 Berkley Lightening Rod.

The only things that were purchased at retail cost were the Mitchell Advocet, Berkley Lightening Rod, and the Lucky Craft Rod.

I don't think I left anything out.

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I love a Pfleuger reel

To be honest about the rod selection though, I dont really have a brand I lean toward. I have never owned a St. Croix, or carrot stix rod

I do own several Berkleys, Fenwicks, Ugly Sticks, Quantum, and BPS rods (all cheaper rods $45.00 - $95.00)

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I'm an admirer of anything that is well made, or represents some technical advancement, regardless of manufacturer.

That said, most of my reels are Daiwa, and most of my rods are St. Croix.

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right now my bc setup is a bass pro reel and shakespeare rod but if i had to pick i think id say im a daiwa guy.. my whole life ive always had daiwa. with exception to penn trolling reels. ive got a cheap $30 daiwa spinning combo i bought (d shock) and ive had that rod d**n near bent in half a few times pushing its limits to see if it would break and nothing.. ive lost my temper pretty bad with snags and still stood up.. for $30 im quite happy with the durability of it. they have got good gear for everyone from beginner to pro.

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For the most part, Quantum reels and St. Croix rods.

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I'm with Rick on the "get a deal guy" thing.  I've got quantum, daiwa, shimano & abu reels.  Rods are about the same.  If I had to pick one brand that I was loyal to for tackle it would be Berkely.  Berkely line & soft plastics specifically.

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glx/imx and cumara rods

all shimano reels core/curado and mg51's and one steez.how did that thing get in there?

i started with a zillion,but as much as i tried i didnt like.but the steez.....wow.

just got my buddy to order me a new core 51 8-)

i guess im a "lite guy" ;D

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