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#149845 - 04/24/02 11:02 AM Re: Rods...final gauntlet...
Chrome454 Offline
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Loomis rods are sweet but a person would have to
be nuts to pay full price for one. I would probably buy a few used ones if I could get a good deal or even a few new ones if Loomis would come off their high horse and drop their prices. These rods are way over priced and their warrenty is not all that good to boot. Theres nothing wrong with lamiglas, good rods at good prices and better warrenty service. TH rods also give you
the most bang for your buck, big loomis fans may disagree with this but paying close to or over three bills for a rod is absolute insanity.
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#149846 - 04/24/02 11:38 AM Re: Rods...final gauntlet...
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I have a number of different rods, but a couple of my favorites are Fenwicks. I have and older fiberglass 8'3" and a HMG steelie rod. Both are great rods. wink
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#149847 - 04/24/02 12:01 PM Re: Rods...final gauntlet...
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#149848 - 04/24/02 01:56 PM Re: Rods...final gauntlet...
TH Offline
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Loc: Coos Bay, OR
GLoomis rods are good rods... but not the best rods on the market and no where close to the best blanks!
Comparing a factory rod to a custom rod is not fair. It has been our experience that people who have custom rods built never buy factory rods again. There really is a difference.

Explore other options.. laugh
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#149849 - 04/28/02 11:08 AM Re: Rods...final gauntlet...
Fish Jesus Offline
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Not even close to a hundred votes yet. Only about 40 of us using rods on here?

TH I was looking for everyones rod preference...not a freaking sales pitch! rolleyes rolleyes

FJ...out.

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#149850 - 04/28/02 10:06 PM Re: Rods...final gauntlet...
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Allstar Rocks...oh crap I already voted rolleyes .

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#149851 - 04/28/02 11:13 PM Re: Rods...final gauntlet...
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Allright, I use a Loomis 1141 paired with a Cardinal 3 for 80% of my Steelhead fishing and a Loomis 1083 pared with a Cardinal 4 for the other 20%. Yeah, Loomis makes a spendy rod, and they can get kind of petty when it comes to the waranty stuff, but they still make the best over the counter rod you can buy. I will say one thing though. Just like TH said, buy custom tied if you can afford it, there really is a difference.
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#149852 - 04/28/02 11:47 PM Re: Rods...final gauntlet...
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I used to be a die hard Loomis Fan and will be again if they bring back the blank line to a decent selection. I have a bunch in my garage and use all of them at different times. I wrapped all of them but one and that is my HS9000, it is a factory rod because it was going to take 3 months longer to get the blank then it was for the factory rod. Last Loomis I built is a 1143 spinning rod for bobber and jig fishing.
Like TH said once you have fished a custom rod you won't want to go back and once you have built a few of your own you are in deep trouble smile . I have started using Rainshadow blanks and really like them, also hard to beat the price if you know the right people to get them from smile . also going to pick up a couple Rogue blanks and try them out. A lot of good Rods/Blanks out there and just like Trucks we all have our opinions wink
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#149853 - 04/29/02 12:05 AM Re: Rods...final gauntlet...
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Quote:
Originally posted by Firedog:
also going to pick up a couple Rogue blanks and try them out.
Save yourself both the time and money...AND DO NOT DO IT!!
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#149854 - 04/29/02 09:49 AM Re: Rods...final gauntlet...
TH Offline
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That was a sales pitch? frown wow ..
So everytime I make a post now it's a sales pitch? I am simply suggesting that Loomis rods aren't what they used to be and that custom rods fish, look and feel better than fatory rods..

Have a great day!
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#149856 - 04/29/02 02:09 PM Re: Rods...final gauntlet...
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Quote:
Originally posted by AuntyM:


I am not capable of having my own opinion since I am a woman. I must have proper male guidance. wink :p :p :p :p
Truer words were never spoken laugh laugh

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#149857 - 04/29/02 02:42 PM Re: Rods...final gauntlet...
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Registered: 03/05/02
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Loc: Shelton
Woodrow

That proper male guidance AuntyM was refering to is me. AuntyM's Husband she needs no other guidance. laugh laugh
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#149858 - 04/29/02 02:57 PM Re: Rods...final gauntlet...
elparquito Offline
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Registered: 02/09/00
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Loc: Margaritaville
Vision Rods, custom built by TH, RULE!!!!!

Oooo. Whacking multiple birds with one stone on that one! wink
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#149859 - 04/29/02 03:30 PM Re: Rods...final gauntlet...
TH Offline
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Registered: 03/08/99
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Loc: Coos Bay, OR
(Rainshadow blanks) custom built by TH, Forecast cork handles smeared in the Ultimate Egg cure, by eggs bought from Ammerman, tiped on a First Cast jig, using Owner hooks, and Power pro line... fishing out of my Willie Predator, being pulled by my Ford Excursion that I bought from Bear at Riverside Ford (Thanks Bear), using nothing but my Shimano Chronarch's and Cabelas Guide Wear and Simms goretex waders, and my TH Hats embroidered by B&T Promo products, geezzz this is fun.. all I need now is some of that ice tea mix that Superfly drinks.. smile

In all fairness, I try not to post too many of my personal opinions regarding rods, but dang, it's hard! Thanks for you patience!
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#149860 - 04/29/02 07:11 PM Re: Rods...final gauntlet...
Timber Offline
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Registered: 05/27/00
Posts: 2340
Loc: Stumpy Acres
Rainshadow custom built over a Loomis!!!

I think not!!!!!!!!!

Good try though TH...

Loomis ROCKS no matter what some say...TM
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#149861 - 04/29/02 07:14 PM Re: Rods...final gauntlet...
eggwhore Offline
Egg

Registered: 04/05/01
Posts: 4
FISH JESUS Old school loomis not the crap there selling right now. STR1025C has put a good number af steelhead in my fish box....

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#149862 - 04/29/02 09:18 PM Re: Rods...final gauntlet...
Fish Jesus Offline
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Registered: 09/25/01
Posts: 768
Loc: Tacoma
Good post TH! laugh It's nice to see someone who can take a little criticism and rearticulate their thoughts on a post in such a respectable manor! For that I thank you.

FJ...out.

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#149863 - 04/29/02 09:37 PM Re: Rods...final gauntlet...
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i like my old glass fenwicks, wouldnt trade them for none of these new fancy rods.

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#149864 - 04/29/02 10:01 PM Re: Rods...final gauntlet...
Chrome454 Offline
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Registered: 11/28/00
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Loc: Drifting Down The Braids Of Sw...
Here is the correct spelling for Loomis
{RIP OFF}
They make great rods but when it comes to pricing
them someone needs to quit smokin that whacky tabacky!!!
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#149865 - 04/29/02 10:32 PM Re: Rods...final gauntlet...
Fish Jesus Offline
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Registered: 09/25/01
Posts: 768
Loc: Tacoma
Ed, come on now fella...please don't turn my thread into something else. Thanks. cool

My thread is to get an idea from the first one hundred votes about who prefers which rods most...not who hates which rods and why!

I was also looking for a few reasons why everyone feels so strongly about their chosen stick. laugh

Thanks for your vote Ed and that of others.

FJ...out.

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