Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Leever

Good casting rod

Recommended Posts

I'm looking to buy a casting rod under 80 dollars. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions.  I'm also interested in All Star Rods if anyone knows much about them.Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[movedhere] Fishing Tackle [move by] five.bass.limit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In reality, any rod in that range will be good.  AllStars are great rods.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Go to Academy and pick up an All Star Classic..good rod to start out with in your price range.

    T

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I'm looking to buy a casting rod under 80 dollars. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions. I'm also interested in All Star Rods if anyone knows much about them.Thanks

AllStar is not what they were at one time. You are not going to get a "good" rod for under 80 beans. St Croix Triumph Series might possibly be under 80 depending on what length,but its not a "GOOD" rod,,it's an ok rod.Good rods will have good conponents,FUJI reel seats& guides,,Alconites,not Hardloys.Of course,my opinion on whats good,is of course,my opinion. That being said,I use St. Croix Avids,and Daiwa Zillions. They are definitely "GOOD" rods,probably very good.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Best rods I have seen in that price range is the NEW Fenwick Eagle GT... The old ones were clunky and heavy. The new ones are nice and responsive and pretty light. Especially for the price tag ($60-70) . They aren't in the same class as the other rods I use(I have 9 LTB's and 3 Avids) but they arent bad. I picked one up yesterday at Cabelas as I was looking for a rod for a specific application and couldn't justify the $230 for another LTB to get used a few times a year. The Fenwick will fit the bill perfectly. They are decent rods. You won't get GLX sensitivity in that price range but you won't feel like you are fishing junk either. I like the new Eagles better than the Triumph, Team All Stars and other rods I have seen "cheap".

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

While not the "sexiest" rods in the bunch, the Shimano Clarus rods are very nice rods for the price.  They also have an outstanding warranty!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I'm looking to buy a casting rod under 80 dollars. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions. I'm also interested in All Star Rods if anyone knows much about them.Thanks

AllStar is not what they were at one time. You are not going to get a "good" rod for under 80 beans. St Croix Triumph Series might possibly be under 80 depending on what length,but its not a "GOOD" rod,,it's an ok rod.Good rods will have good conponents,FUJI reel seats& guides,,Alconites,not Hardloys.Of course,my opinion on whats good,is of course,my opinion. That being said,I use St. Croix Avids,and Daiwa Zillions. They are definitely "GOOD" rods,probably very good.

do we know that alconites are only slightly harder than hardloys?their is nothing wrong with hardloys for most apllications.i've used them with braid and had no problems.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For that money I recommend a Shimano Clarus, very good rod.

BPS 'Bionic Blades are also good rods.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lots of people really liked the older F&S rods Dock.... The coupons that Dick's has around, you could probably try one for under $40. Some of the Dick's stuff is indeed pretty nice for the money..... Hmmmm

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Those F&S rods at Dicks don't feel half bad. They are lighter and alot less tip heavy than the SC Mojos.

I had a 6'6" two-piece F&S spinning rod (the $40 model, whichever one that is) for a very short time. Used it twice and snapped the tip high-sticking a small bass over some shoreline weeds. Yes, I know I shouldn't be high-sticking bass out of the water, but every other rod I've ever used has handled it just fine. I returned it and picked up a Triumph to replace it. While the Triumph is far from stellar, it has held up much better than the F&S and is more sensitive.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

you would be better off with a st croix mojo or premier for a few more dollars. triumphs are not too bad, just a little lackluster.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bassmaster rated the Clarus the best rod for under $70 in a past issue.  If you like the split handle the Abu Vendetta looks very good and is highly thought of from the reviews I've read.  Local shop sells the Skeet Reese Tessera rods for $76. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
you would be better off with a st croix mojo or premier for a few more dollars. triumphs are not too bad, just a little lackluster.

Interesting. What in particular do you find exciting about the Premier and the Mojo? I have a Premier and a Triumph and honestly don't see a nickel's worth of difference between the two. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Those F&S rods at Dicks don't feel half bad. They are lighter and alot less tip heavy than the SC Mojos.

My tip-heavy Mojo is a great rod! :D At $100 a pop with a 5 yr warranty, can you do much better for the price? NO!

;) I paired one Mojo with a Citica DPV (big ol reel) and the other with a Procaster SE. They get as much use as my Revo/Avid combos. If it breaks within 5 yrs, I can upgrade it anyway! The Mojo is rated 4.8 out of 5 stars at BPS after 2 years of ratings, they must suck. ;D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing reels

    Truck Caps

    fishing reels

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×