bass pro catmaxx rods

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Review' started by tank3544, Sep 24, 2005.

  1. tank3544

    tank3544 New Member

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    well after a few years of using just the st croix classic cat rods, last year i needed more backbone and picked up one of these rods .. i must say they're 1/4 the price and i love them more .. granted you sure don't have the feel that the st. croix's do but they are perfect for what i use them for

    i picked up another one last week for my birthday (present from the wife) .. i'm excited to have another big rod in the boat to fish more big baits!

    highly recommend these to anyone in search of big fish
     
  2. crazy

    crazy New Member

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    Have one my self. There rods are great, now the reel thats another story.
     

  3. RiverratSC

    RiverratSC Active Member

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    I enjoy mine very much but I only have one so far.
     
  4. gofish

    gofish New Member

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    I have one also and am in the process of acquiring another one. I hope to have three in all when all is said and done. When that rod bends, you know it's a good fish! I recommend them as well for those going after big fish. They are stout!
     
  5. HOPPY4

    HOPPY4 New Member

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    We have 6 of them for the Wels Catfish here in Europe. I have the 11ft. Heavy and take it all the time as my always ready for cats setup. When we are targeting the kitties, we have at times placed 13 rods out at the same time. Once the other fisherman around me had a chance to see these rods in action, they were sold. I am Very Confident when playing a fish on one of these rods. They are strong and also sensetive which make for Great Fishing. Once I return to the USA, I look forward to using them for our Big Cats! JMHO!!

    HOPPY4
     
  6. holmesridge

    holmesridge New Member

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    I caught a 40+ pounder last week, w/the reel. It did just fine. I am going to buy another one.
     
  7. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    I own 5 of the Catmaxx rods, 3-9ft. and 2-10 ft. I highly recommend these rods. They are made of E-Glass, have quality guides, wrappings, reel seats and cork handles. They are on the stiff side but when you hook into a big 'un that backbone is nice to have. The price is also reasonable. Keep an eye on the sales catalog and you can get them for $39.99.
     
  8. BassMassey

    BassMassey Well-Known Member

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    im gonna get a spin cast with a clicker soon, im surely gonna buy one of these rods for my complete set-up, any advice on a good spin cast with a clicker?? anyone heard of a reel called strato cast? I think that's what it is anyways......
     
  9. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon New Member

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    I think the reg prices are $39.99 arent they? I live 35 min from Bass Pro in Cincinnati, during their Spring Fishing Classic they sometimes have them for $19.99! Talk about a deal. I like them almost as well as Quantum Big Cats.
     
  10. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Bryan you must pick me up a one of these rods, and I will pay you for it!
     
  11. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon New Member

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    We'll take a look at them along w/ the small boats. If you can wait until March or so when they have the "Spring Classic" you can pick them up on sale.
     
  12. Ol Whiskers

    Ol Whiskers New Member

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    I have 4 of the one-piece 8-ft MH, fitted with 6500C3s. Loaded with 20-lb Trilene Big Game. Great backbone, excellent for lifting. Used 'em on the boat, and from the bank. I wasn't very enthused about the sheetmetal guide framea at first, but they've taken a lot of abuse. I'd recommend them.
     
  13. HOPPY4

    HOPPY4 New Member

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    I own 7 of these rods and LOVE them. We are using PowerPro 100lb. line on them and have not found that the guides show signs of wear thus far. The fact that they are placed in position and not moved until they have a fish or must be moved to another location is a positive. These rods are solid E-Glass construction and the 10ft. or 11ft. models are Heavy. I would not hesitate to fish with them for any Freshwater fish and most of the regular/non-Big Games Saltwater species. You get a Big Bang for your BUCK with these rods. JMHO!!!!!!!

    HOPPY4
     
  14. gooboy

    gooboy New Member

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    sounds like everyone is pleased with these rods. anybody know if they come in a 7 foot model? lost one of my big rods last year and need to replace.
     
  15. steveg442

    steveg442 New Member

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    I just got a 7ft rod and reels combo late in september. I haven't had much time to use it. I'm looking forward to next spring and will let you know how it worked for me. My friend's daughter works for Bass Pro and I was able to get her discount on the combo. I paid less for both than the reel casts alone.
     
  16. river_rat_42

    river_rat_42 New Member

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    I live near the new Bass Pro in Indiana and heard about these rods. I want one but it sounds like these rods are made just for the REALLY BIG cats. Where I fish in the Ohio River (off shore) me and my buddy ( Ohio River Rat ) catch catfish that go around 12lb's tops on a good day, usually 8-9lb'ers avg. So I really dont need a rod made for 60 and 70lb. catfish. What do you guys recomend on the Bass Pro Catmaxxx rods, should I buy one or not. If not, what type rod and reel wold you recomend for me to get from somewhere like Bass Pro Shops.
     
  17. Ol Whiskers

    Ol Whiskers New Member

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    You can get Medium action in 7 or 8 foot, one or two piece. Fish that Big OR long enough and you'll tie into one of those big flats or blues, or even big channels. You'll be back for the MH rods after that.
     
  18. BassMassey

    BassMassey Well-Known Member

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    hey river rat.........you're fishing the Ohio and you want a smaller rod and reel??? what kind of bait are you using? Have you ever used large live bluegill or larger live Gold fish?? the ohio river is loaded with big shovel heads........although i have never personally fished the Ohio, I fish the Muskingum often which is one of it's main tributaries........fish below damns and below sandbars with large live bait buddy......go ahead and get the 9 footer.....