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Ok so I was browsing through cabelas website and ran into this- Barefoot Rod
I know you get what you pay for,but for 60 bucks I figured it was worth a try. Anyone ever actually seen one of these rods,or know someone who has used one?Couldn't find any reviews on them myself. What do you all think?
 

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Hey Jason_L- Though I haven't tried this brand, the second rod I ever bought for offshore was a house brand of another large sporting goods chain.

The rollers seized the first day. I could not get them to roll regardless of what I did.

BUT, Cabela's does offer an unconditional guarantee on products they sell that if it doesn't work, bring in the receipt and they'll credit or replace it (not associated by the way).

That's great and I have yet to use it, but I wish to save the time (and the chance of failure on a big fish opportunity), and go with what my research and experience says is the best or almost the best.

If you do decide to try it out, know that more than likely, that the rod you choose will probably be as strong as the lowest rating on the stated lb. range.
 

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Yea,I wouldn't put to much into it being a supreme rod. Just thought wow,cheap. LOL I will more then likely go with at least one custom rod,just have to wait til I after Vegas next thursday to see where the budget is at :)
 

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Yes it would be nice to have some luck there,I know last time I was there vegas sent me home with only lint in my pockets. But it was fun.This time i wont leave 800 in a 5 dollar slot,haha
 

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Yes it would be nice to have some luck there,I know last time I was there vegas sent me home with only lint in my pockets. But it was fun.This time i wont leave 800 in a 5 dollar slot,haha

thats not referring to the "bunny ranch" is it... LMAO!!!
 

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Hey Jason, as someone who sells upperline rods, I hope my opinion will help. I saw a guy use a 90.00 cabellas rod on a long range boat out of San Diego. He was an expierenced fisherman with nice stuff. The rod had great Hardware and a wonderfull feel and action.
It handles better then a lot of cheap and high price rods I see. I think it would most likely be a decent rod. You can send it back if it's not.
I am comming out with a line of rods soon through Top Billin. They will be tournament class and tough best of everything. But Even I can't afford to use the stuff I sell yet.
Besides we know how much a PM6 or an Angel are now days
 

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Thanks for the input Mike. I think I might pick one up just to have one,or perhaps two. Not to be my only rods,but rather to have something incase I do what I have done many of times,slam a door or trunk on my good rods and break a tip! But like you said about the paintball markers,I just got a XSV SL66 wouldn't be fair to my fishing habbits to not buy quality gear like i do in paintball.And I really do believe you get what you pay for,gear is priced high for a reason,b/c of quality.
 

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Good points BigMike!

One of my favorite rods (got to get Kevin to rewrap it though) is an old 5 1/2'
60 lb. Penn Tuna Stick!

It's got one of the best bends for any rod I've fished with.
 
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