Gear allegiance.

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by Panhandle, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. dreamonafly

    dreamonafly Active Member

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    Man that hurts... why you have go there...
     
  2. Nate Dutton

    Nate Dutton I'm a teacher, I fish to eat!

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    I like Turtles.
     
  3. dreamonafly

    dreamonafly Active Member

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    Ok you got me, but it a sage z axis thought...
     
  4. Steve Saville

    Steve Saville Active Member

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    I also am a gear whore and have rods ranging from less than $100 to $800. I will say this about some of the less expensive rods: The components are not as good, meaning the stripping guides and especially the cork. The blanks are good but I see the cork deteriorating much quicker on my TFO rods than on the Sage rods. If the rod doesn't feel right in my hands, I tend to not use it much. I haven't been disappointed in the Redington CPS rods I have but they were the top line rods at the time. They were made under Sage specs and quality control but to keep up with the less expensive competitors, thay too have begun using less expensive components and lesser quality cork. I'm glad I got mine when I did. Any additional rods I buy will be high end.
     
  5. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Sage, Orvis, Redington, Loomis, Echo, TFO, St. Croix, Fenwick, Anderson, Parks, Keyes all are on my magic wand list. Graphite, Fiberglass and Bamboo.
    Sage, Orvis, Galvan, J. W. Young and Sons, Islander, Loop, Pflueger and Hardy for the things that go around and around. Modern, old school, drags, and click/pawl.

    Every piece has a purpose that I can justify...at least to myself.
     
  6. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    Kerry, you are so right on with the 870!! A better scattergun for waterfowling has not been made, in spite of what Benelli claims. But for fishing, I'll stick with the TFO Pro series rods, and sink the money I save into gas for another epic.
     
  7. _WW_

    _WW_ Fishes with Wolves

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    Yea...A long time ago she decided that my 'fishing life' was getting out of hand. She obviously thought by pointing out some ridiculous aspect of it she could shame me into...changing.

    Seeing a pretty large group of rods in the corner she asked, "Just how many fishing poles do you have?"
    Without even slowing down the whip finish knot I was tying I replied, "Of which kind dear?"

    Never heard another word.
     
  8. shotgunner

    shotgunner Anywhere ~ Anytime

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    St. Croix supporter here

    "St. Croix's history reads as the straight definition of hard work and determination. In 1948, by co-founders Bob and Bill Johnson"

    http://www.stcroixrods.com/content/history

    I don't think St Croix introduced an imported blank line of rods until 2005.. and then only to compete with such large amount of imports saturating economy rod sales. In house domestic blanks make up their majority.
     
  9. Eric Tarcha

    Eric Tarcha gear whore

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    was that english jimmy?

    As for gear, those who know me and fish with me will agree that i will only fish with the cheapest stuff I can find... I hate anything old or classy or well made.
     
  10. golfman65

    golfman65 Guest

    Are you fucking retarded? you wouldn't know a good rod if it walked up and kicked you in your skinny ass..boutique rod...Meiser are a couple hundred less then your "name brand" hype...Burkies are hand made from scratch...blank and all, can be fit to your style...but of course you need to have one first...

    I have never met anyone who has been more caught up in "Name" and "Bling" shit then you...Remember the tibor steelhead reel you got from me, screwed up and sent back..cause.."It not look good on my meiser" The perfects you got, took back and got again..even though you don't know how to use one???

    I like old hardys cause they are part of my history...I like my saracione cause it's one of the most bad ass reels around and can take a serious beating to boot...I beat the shit out of my gear because it's gear..and the builders will fix them because that's what they do...So your implying that meiser or burkie won't is like all of your statement....bullshitty....I fish my meisers and burkies cause after developing a decent casting stroke....they work exceptionally well and I feel like I'm supporting local builders who give a shit about me and not some "bling bling" bullshit flavor..

    We will never fish together again...that's stew's job...like tickling a penquin..
     
  11. ralfish

    ralfish Active Member

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    now thats funny...
     
  12. KerryS

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    Waste of time
     
  13. stewart dee

    stewart dee Guest

    How about them Detroit Red Wings?
     
  14. Leroy Laviolet

    Leroy Laviolet Aint no nookie like chinookie

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    Looks like someone had a maylox moment- Nothing like gett'n all worked up on the web when someone diss's your rod selection. don't worry jimmy, me and timmy will take you fishing !
     
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    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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