ecu daniel 14 wrote:I agree with ya. Anything above $100 is pretty much for a slight upgrade in sensitivity and a giant upgrade in look/feel of the rod. (meaning cosmetics, weight reduction, and ergonomics) I think my favorite price range at the moment is $170-$200. IMO you get the most bang for your buck without it being too rediculous.
Ive had SEVERAL rods under 100 bucks and quite frankly ive caught most of my fish on them. ($20 spinning combo k-mart special is my baby)...While I prefer high dollar rods for the collecting aspect/fun of it. I will always have a place in my arsenal for a "cheap" rod or two. Its also good to have a few rods like that for when your non-fishing friends want to come....or live bait if the fishing is horrible
Also, that $1000 rod above is sexy as hell, but Id rather buy another kayak. I dont care how collectible it is..id never fish it.
Good point. I have some fairly expensive St. Croixs (LTBs), an Avid, and a bunch of Mojos....those are my bass rods. Although Mojos get a bad rap for being tip heavy, I can tell you after owning a whole bunch of the things that some of them feel GREAT in the hand, just as others feel like a turd. They are all durable as I have consistently proven. I have heard complains about guide rings popping out or cracking (two problems...part supplier[Pac Bay] & operator abuse) but in general they are good rods, backed by a good warranty.
What I won't do however is use by good bass tackle in saltwater. For saltwater stuff, I simply go to Academy and get AllStar Classics (like a PRS-M, PRC-M, or SBS) for less than $50. They have a great popping rod action, durable, attractive (especially the new split grip PRS-M SG), and CHEAP (all things considered).