worst fishing rod

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Review' started by bluesbrother, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. bluesbrother

    bluesbrother New Member

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    what rod is the worst? thanks
     
  2. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    the one that never gets used.
     

  3. Alsey

    Alsey New Member

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    Good one Dinkbuster and true. A green willow branch is better than an unused Ugly Stick.
     
  4. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    :confident: :confident: :confident: Dink nailed it.
     
  5. CATFISHPAT

    CATFISHPAT New Member

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    The one that snaped when I was landing a 50lb + Catfish.It rolled on the top of the water then took off like a rocket snaped the rod(Berkley Lighting rod) Then I got flustered and BAM the line snaped.That sucked BIG TIME!!!!
     
  6. catgetter1

    catgetter1 New Member

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    The one's I have that are no longer insured by Wal-mart anymore............
     
  7. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    The one that was sold to me as a rod with a life time warranty,but would only replace it with a 5 year rod when a manufacturing defect became obvious.Ugly Stick lied to me and would not stand up to their word.I do not buy from people like that.peewee-williams
     
  8. catwacker

    catwacker New Member

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    my brother brought me up a real nice lookin' 8' rod from florida. couldn't wait to try it out. i was out on the mississippi cat fishin' with a live shad when i got a huge hit!! swung that rod up as hard as i could, could'nt get the line tight. that thing was like a buggy whip! got to readin' the fine print and it was a down-rigger rod. probably was a good rod for what it was made for, just not worth a crap for tight line fishing. it lives in the garage now.
    larry
     
  9. hookman571

    hookman571 New Member

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    Metal rods in lightning storms.
     
  10. buddah

    buddah New Member

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    I think the worst rod I ever had was a Jarvis Waker, by Bimini bay outfitters.. It looked great and had all the bells and whistles but it snapped in-two on a stinkin flounder!!!:sad2:
    I'll stick with my St.Croix and G.Loomis rods, thank you! :big_smile:
     
  11. IrishO'Brady

    IrishO'Brady New Member

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    Im a St. Croix fan myself. Worst Ive used was an okuma rod. Reels seem good but I am not a huge fan of the rod.
     
  12. Matthew72

    Matthew72 New Member

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    The worst one I ever had was a St. Croix, it was a 1976 model automatic reeler and it was telascopic. I was fishing and got in a snag. When I pulled the first time it snaped like a twig. Good thang I did not have a average sized fish on the line, the rod would have broken and I would have thrown the whole outfit in the drink......
     
  13. thomcat

    thomcat New Member

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    anything Zebco
    every Zebco Ive Ever Owned Broke Within 3-4 Catches
     
  14. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    depends on the use a telascopic may be great for bait but id never use one for cats
     
  15. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    This type of rod,a lite drag and Kahle hooks are a Godsend now that I no longer can feel little to anything on a rod.The Kahle hooks set themselves and a limber rod is very forgiving to the antics of a fighting fish.I hope you never get to where it is your "best"fishing rod.peewee-williams