Post by bassmassey on Jul 17, 2011 12:13:19 GMT -5
I have a powerplus surf spinning rod........for $25 it's a real good rod..........pretty stout and can throw a big bait......I know when I was looking at them in the store they didn't have any long casting rods........I know for me it's hard to buy a rod without holding it first.........but my 10' spinning rod is well worth the money.......
Last Edit: Jul 17, 2011 12:13:48 GMT -5 by bassmassey
Post by jason454ci on Jul 18, 2011 19:37:06 GMT -5
I have had a few of them and love them. A great rod for the price. Have seen a couple break but that was from getting snagged while drifting the Ohio river and not catching it quick enough. I'm sure any rod would have broke under the same conditions though.
I looked at them last week because I needed a new rod. I didn't like the fact that the eyes where spaced apart so far. I like to have one eye for every foot of pole, the ones I looked at just met those requirements or where just under. The eyes looked to be the worst part of the pole. Other than that it seemed like a decent rod. I ended up getting a Catmaxx rod for 3 times the price of those rods. Lol. Best of luck, hope this helps.
i've owned 5 catmaxx rods and they're good rods too.....but for the retail price of them there are better rods on the market.......the newer ones are alot better then the old ones too...........the old ones had a bad problem of the eye inserts popping out........but for $24 the powerplus is a good deal, and hard to beat in that retail price range.....
I agree that they are a little pricey. When they first came out they were like 40 bucks. I have noticed that a friend of mines catmaxx rods have lost the eye insert on the top eye of the bottom piece (2 piece rod.) I believe this problem can be avoided by not reeling your line tight when your store your poles in 2 pieces. This will keep the pressure off of that eye. The only reason I bought the catmaxx was to switch poles with my gf. She was using one of my ugly stik catfish series rods and didn't want to trade it for my ugly stik tiger. (And I didn't want to use the Tiger rod with circle hooks.) All the Bps had was ugly sticks, the offshore angler rods, the snaggers, and the catmaxx rods....so I made a compromise. (I did look at a few musky rods as well.....they were too pricey and I didn't know how they would handle a flathead.) If I had to do it all over again I would have looked into other options for sure.
Cabalas.com has the King Kat bait runner combo's in 7' and 8' for $24.99 in the bargain cave was $69.99. I just ordered 6 more combo's already have 2. I like them allot and have had no problems with the rods or reels
Massey, I found the tiger to be way too stiff and short. I used it out on the river for a couple trips and nothing loaded it up. Its almost impossible to see bites as well. We know a spot that produces some larger fish in a couple months, I might give it a try then.
Post by bassmassey on Aug 23, 2011 21:32:50 GMT -5
You must have a different model then I have ever seen then.......I've owned two and have put my hands on more then a few and I've never seen a stout one. All the ones I've seen have a very limber tip, yet have plenty of backbone to get a good one in. True they are short which kinda make them not so good off the bank.......especially since I like to throw to the other side of the river........I like them for fishin off the boat though.....
It's definitely my big fish pole by boat or the bank. I can see how you would say the tip is limber for about 4-8 inches, but its not as limber as the other poles i run. I have been using the 8' ugly stick catfish series rods. Those things are as limp as a noodle halfway down the rod. When they load up, they are darn near in the water. They work fine for most situations, and have landed a couple 30 pounders.