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Hey bouys and guls, I just saw in the LA Times today that BIG-5 is selling all their 6'6" ~ 8' SABRE sticks with double wrapped chrome guides (normally selling for $89~$149 ea) are now on sale for $39.99.


For many here, that's a really good deal.


JB

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RE: Fishing rod sale

what kind of rods are these?......big 5 specials?

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RE: Fishing rod sale

Bought a few of these a couple years back, things to watch out:

1. SS guides do show rust stain after just one trip, but not too bad, still usable.

2. Most rods have the "back bone" wrong, you'll need to pick them one by one.

3. In almost every Big-5 I've visited, I saw at least one of these rod with broken tip, so not sure of their quality.

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I passed on them too. One of the employees at my local Big 5 (fishes a lot he says), says they're more of the rods that passed QC up to a certain point, aka just short of being trashed.

A friend did buy one anyways, as the price was right for him, but like Lat said, the guides rust out. Some of the guides are not aligned properly. If you pull on some, the rod will twist out of your hand, so you're working harder.

It's a great rod to lend out to someone who are more weekend warriors or first timer.

You get what you pay for...
 
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