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correct me if i'm wrong but i think that company went out of buissness . they had alot of problems in manufacturing their rods leading to failures . i'm pretty sure someone else bought the name because they make some great musky rods ( tooth tamer's ). so if you were to personaly ask me , i would tell you to get a different rod ......  ;)

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correct me if i'm wrong but i think that company went out of buissness . they had alot of problems in manufacturing their rods leading to failures . i'm pretty sure someone else bought the name because they make some great musky rods ( tooth tamer's ). so if you were to personaly ask me , i would tell you to get a different rod ...... ;)

Are they now the company that makes 'The Prince?'  I heard it is one heck of a bucktail rod.

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correct me if i'm wrong but i think that company went out of buissness . they had alot of problems in manufacturing their rods leading to failures . i'm pretty sure someone else bought the name because they make some great musky rods ( tooth tamer's ). so if you were to personaly ask me , i would tell you to get a different rod ...... ;)

Are they now the company that makes 'The Prince?' I heard it is one heck of a bucktail rod.

it was bought by dreamcattcher lures , they are no longer connected to Fig rods , i don't know about the "prince" rods , but he has changed the formula of the blanks and are supposed to be pretty much like the old "tooth tamer" series was before all of the breakage issues . alot of musky guys like them . the guy who bought the company "name" makes musky lures so i wouldn't think he is gonna make swimbait rods but you can always use them for it , tho they are designed for muskies . if i were you i'd be looking at different rods like i said before , to me it's a crap shoot that they will hold up (the original fig rig rods ). to the original poster , what is your budget and what are you looking for in a swimbait rod and what baits are you planning on throwing with it ?? i might be able to give you some suggestions  ;)

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I'd like a rod for smaller swimbaits (up to 6 inches) not much longer than 7'6, my budget is not to tight, $150-$200 is reasonable.

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I'd like a rod for smaller swimbaits (up to 6 inches) not much longer than 7'6, my budget is not to tight, $150-$200 is reasonable.

i have a rod that i really like for baits in the 2-6 oz. range ( will throw baits as small as a Mattlures hardgill to a ROF 16 8" Hudd ) it was made by G-blanks , you can have it custom made to how you want it . talk to Larry and he will go over every thing you want for the rod . i would suggest a 15"-17" handle (measurement from the bottom of the reel seat to the bottom of the blank , get some split grips , fuji reel seat , american tackle guides and yo will be set . the blank (ISWB945) , made by Baston/Rain shadow comes 7'10'' but can be cut down to your preferred length , i suggest you keep it 7'10 !!! the rod is pretty light and very strong . it costs about $160.00 plus shipping . i live in san Diego , ca and it cost around $20.00 to ship . you will really like this rod , here is a picture of it (the one with the REVO SX on it , the other one is also a g-blanks rod rated for 3-8 oz. baits with a REVO TORO on it ) here is G-Blanks web site - http://www.imaginationbassin.com/gblanks.htm

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if you are looking for a stock rod , look into Mattlures rods , phenix ultra swimbait rods , okuma guide series swimbait rods ( they have a 7'6'' heavy rod you might like ) Dobyns 795ml rod is also a VERY nice rod that fits in good for the baits you want to throw , they cost around 240 bucks unless you can find a good deal on one , powell max swimbait rods are pretty good as are shimano crucials (the handles are a little to short for alot of peoples taste tho) . so look around and research these brands and see what fits your stle and comforts , you are bound to find one . if you don't like stock rods , go custom !! i myself will probably never buy a stock swimbait rod ever again !!!! ;)

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Are they now the company that makes 'The Prince?' I heard it is one heck of a bucktail rod.

Nope, The Prince is a Diamonback rod, Tooth Tamer is its own entity.

In regards to the Prince, I have the rod and love it for multiple things.  I fish inlines, spinnerbaits, a few topwaters, and swimbaits with it.  It really does excel at bladed baits, however.  One of the best rods in my arsenal.

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Are they now the company that makes 'The Prince?' I heard it is one heck of a bucktail rod.

Nope, The Prince is a Diamonback rod, Tooth Tamer is its own entity.

In regards to the Prince, I have the rod and love it for multiple things. I fish inlines, spinnerbaits, a few topwaters, and swimbaits with it. It really does excel at bladed baits, however. One of the best rods in my arsenal.

Very cool.  Thanks to you and pgersumky.  8-)

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