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Ok let's here it, I'm looking to buy a new bar fishing rod price range $100-$300, whats everybody using and why? I was using a medium heavy trophy XL but it got broken on a camping trip last fall, unfortunately by stupidity not by a huge spring. :drunk: :wallbash: so it's time for me to buck up. Gee I hate buying new fishing gear :happy:
 

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I use a 12' ugly stick and love it, a little hard to land a fish if your in a small boat but it easily handles casting the large weights and the springers on the end. :thumbup:
 

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Mike D was saying the new coldwater series from Okuma. They look pretty good with a price tag of only 99$. Im also looking for one, so lets hear your opinions!

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"Fraser King" is the bomb :wallbash: 2 thumbs up :thumbup:
 

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I was told the Fraser King is now the Barfishing Trophy XL.....?
 

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The coldwater from Quantum is a reely good rod for the money, and has a good warranty.....I think its life time...if not 3 yr......but the Trophy XL Fraser Kings are probably the bomb! I love em'....remember when picking one up to read the label to see if it says "Fraser King" or "Skeena King" as a lot of fraser anglers pick up the Skeena King by mistake....also Trophy XL sometimes has warranty issues...than again it depends where you buy your gear...only thing I don't like about them....

Mike <"))))))><
 
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I used to have a Quantum Cold water 11 Ft Heavy for BB and its was an awesome rod, the only problem i had is with the braided line it would cut into the guides after a couple of seasons, but warranty took care of it no problems and no questions asked.

Mikes Reel Repair has a brandnew 11 Ft Cold water for $60.00 i was gonne buy it but i decided not to, HURRY up and get it..... Now that all of you that read this knows there is one there

Im sticking to the fraser King
 

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i was out today looking for a rod, just browsing mostly. the guy i was talking to said to go for the trphy XL 10'6 20-30lb model. it didnt say anything about fraser king. the rod felt kind of heavy, weight wise, is this normal for most bar fishing rods?
 

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There are 2 different 11' TRophy XL rods to bar fish with, One is the standard green colored Fraser King and the rod model that you would be looking for is "TG6110HC" and the second one is a brown colored rod with the model number "TCS6110HC". This rod is brown in color and has a shorter overall handle lenght.
If anyone ever has warranty issues around Trophy XL rods they should contact Redl Sports directly. Most cases it could be difficulties at the retail level. There is NO service charge for warranty on Trophy XL rods at this time. About the only problem that does happen is there is no stock of the broken section of the rod in stock to be able to do warranty with, as sometimes there is no inventory for a few months due to time of year.
The Quantum "Coldwater" is a direct copy of the Fraser King.
 

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so its looking like the fraser king eh... what is the big difference between the Fraser King and the brown one: "TCS6110HC"? is the only difference the handle length? What is the ups and downs between the two?
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I have a 12ft ugly stick which I use from shore, when Im in the boat, I just use my Sturgeon rods which are 8 footers. Fraser Kings are extremely popular as well. I have also used a 10 ft Penn Pursuit rod for shore fishing for Sturgeon that would probably make a good bar rod as well. At army and navy in Langley the other day, I looked at a Berkley Glow Rod in a 10 ft length. For 50-60 bucks it seemed not bad and could serve as a bar rod and shore rod for Stugeon.
 

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Ok now where can we get the best price...?
Not the Fraser King, and not sure if its the best price, but the brown one rln was talking about was 150$ at Sea-Run Fly and Tackle in Coquitlam.
 

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you will most likely get the best price from the store you deal with the most. Repeat customers that the shop stoff or owner knows well can and do get decent discounts off of the suggested retail.
 

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young gun said:
I just went out and bought the thickest shimano convergence i could find, cost me $110. And it plays the fish just fine!
You've caught springs barfishing already! wow man way 2 go dude! :thumbup: didn't think it was possible yet with the river where it is....where'd you catch em?

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rln said:
you will most likely get the best price from the store you deal with the most. Repeat customers that the shop stoff or owner knows well can and do get decent discounts off of the suggested retail.
rin, thats not alltogether true. Some dealers find your loyalty as complacency and feel they no longer need to lure you in as perse. What you need
to do is constantly compare prices to keep your favourite shop on track.... :2cents:.....Marko
 
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