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I was at the Stave at first light. The bowl was thick with fish so we started.Didn't see any coho but we know their in there.As we move down the shore there's a big spring on shore over 50lbs dead.Chucken spoons and bang I hook into a huge spring.Not what I wanted on 8lb test but I start chasing the fish.Every time I got it to shore off it went back out.After 20 min of this on his last run out my rod (Quantum concept) goes SNAP, the whole tip gone as well as the fish.I walk back to my truck and grab my other rod which I havn't had out of it's case since last year go back to the river and start again . 3 casts in there's a coho jumping in front of us 2 more cast's and I notice my line is shot,spoon goes one way line the other .Oh well at least I was on the river .Now off to Hub's for a new rod and line :?
 

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That sucks, good to hear you at least broke it on a fish though :lol: My friend landed a 40 lb white on a 6 ft spinning combo there a few nights ago. There are some biggies in there :!:
 

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I bought a Quantum Tour Edition Rod and had mine snap when I was rigging it up over the weekend. Brand new rod that had never been used previously. It snapped one eyelet above the mid section where two butt ends mate. Was just setting the drag while I was pulling line out the end. Just thought I would throw that out FYI. 8'6", rated 8 - 12lbs.

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I own a couple of Quantum "cold water" series rods and they are great rods.They've held up to some good fish and performed far greater than I expected.They're the same price as the Shimano Convergence but twice the rod in terms of performance!


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Nice to know Hotrod! Put new ceramic guides on it last year and never looked back. Lookin for a nice
8 to 16 lb spincaster rod around 8.5ft. for say under $80.... ideas anyone?
 

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I recently picked up a couple of 9' trophy xl coho king rods for my kids.They have a 8-15 lb rating are super light and tough.My 5 yr old son was able to handle it quite nicely and when he foul hooked a chum on the Cheakamus it performed nothing short of spectacular. The casting ability was very good and sensativity too.I think I got them for around 90 bucks. Two thumbs for this set up.



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Don't get too excited about those trophy xl coho rods yet. Used mine this summer with a croc and in the middle of a cast the rod snapped in half!!. I didn't see any impact dents that could have triggered this mass destruction. Had a good chuckle watching the first two feet of my brand new rod go as far as my spoon did.
I bought it @ army and navy, and they replaced it with no questions asked. I now have a shimanno Claris as my spinning rod. Had to pay a little extra but, I'm happy with it!
 

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im using a wright n mcgill never had probs but a 200$ pricetag explains the goodness of it, tip broke tho by accident on a chum fredddy replaced it and i said ill never let it happen again cheers guys, i definitly feel you tho on the spring snappin off no good, had a few of those happen this yr.
 

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too bad about your rod but if your gonna get another one i would sugest the trophy xl as they are good rods for the $$ as compared to berkley or shimano,i've had my light/med 8-17lbs rated for 3years now and have had no problem with big or small fish.My largest fish this year was a spring in between 38-39lbs and had lots of chum and the few ho's this year , it's still soild :D.
 

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That sounds about right, I got mine for a little cheaper on sale. I think it was around $90. If you are interested and in the area you could check out Riverside Fly and Tackle, it is were I got both of my trophy's. (I also use a Heavy 11' for bar fishing)
 

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the older style trophy's are $99 now compared to$108-119 for what they used to sell for ,take a look at the newer style that just came out they have nicer finish,cork,reel eyes on them but of cousre more$$.
 

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Mikes called quantum and they are sending a new tip at no charge....ya so I guess I can't bad mouth them any more.The concept rod did perform great untill that day and it cost around 100 so I will see how long this one lasts
 

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i've had a quantum spinning reel for 6 years now, my trout reel works pretty good. But all other reels are abu's and rods are fenwicks and st. croix's. All are holding up nicely! They cost me an arm and a leg, but they sure as hell don't break!
 
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