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Old 10-30-10, 09:36 PM   #1
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Default Budget Flipping Sticks

Greetings. I am looking for a budget flipping stick for flipping some grass but mostly heavy wood. Funds are limited so I am looking at:castaway go 2 7'6 XH fast 12-25 1/4-1 with 9 tip $99Abu garcia veritas 7'6 mh fast 12-25 3/8-1 1/4 with 9 tip $99lamiglas excel 7'11 H fast 15-30 1/2-2 with 9 tip $119fenwick hmg gt710h-mf 7'10 H 12-25 3/8-1 1/2 $119carrot stik ltx cltx-761-h-f-c 7'6 H fast 5/8-2 1/2 15-30 with 9 tip $99I don't want anything telescopic. I appreciate your input & recommendations if you prefer something else. Thanks.
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Old 10-30-10, 09:58 PM   #2
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Let's see if I got this right...

Castaway 7'6" XH F
Abu Veritas 7'6" MH F
Lami Excel 7'11" H F
Fenwick HMG 7'10" H MF
Carrot Stik 7'6" H F

I haven't used any of these rods, but I have used the Abu Vendetta MH F that I use as a flipping stick. Although that rod is VERY versatile, and it can handle quite a bit.

Of the rods you've listed (without having used any of them) I'd go with the Abu Veritas or the Lamiglass Excel.

The only one that I definitely wouldn't buy would be the carrot stick. I know they claim to have fixed the problems with the rods, and with the company's customer service, but I'd rather not take a chance.

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Old 10-30-10, 10:47 PM   #3
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Lamiglass Excel, got excellent reviews, made in America and Limited Lifetime Warranty, with the option of a no questions asked return. Sounds like a good deal to me.
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Old 10-30-10, 11:24 PM   #4
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I would definitely go with the Lamiglas too. Great blanks and well made rods at a really good price. Made in the USA on top of that. I've never owned a Fenwick but I would probably take a look at that based on reputation alone.
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Old 10-31-10, 09:10 AM   #5
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Actually, I'd look around at the Fenwick Elite Tech series of rods. Since they quit making them, you can find then pretty cheap. I've seen them from $85-$125 instead of the regular $200. I believe they offer both a 7'6" H and a 7'11" H flipping stick.

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Old 10-31-10, 09:46 AM   #6
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WHY settle for a "budget" flippin' stick, when you can buy a QUALITY stick at "budget" prices. The Kistler Argon will be superior to ANY rod you'll find anywhere for $150 - $200. They are being closed out at prices bordering on insanity, by a reliable seller on ebay right now. $80 will get you a NEW w/tags rod that originally sold for $209 directly from Kislter. $80.00 - that's less than a Abu Vendetta or Veritas - and there is NO comparision in the quality, sensitivity, or strength of those sticks - absolutely NONE. This is the BEST deal on a quality rod ANYWHERE, and I'm astounded more individuals have not pounced on it.
http://cgi.ebay.com/KISTLER-ARGON-AF...item5d28cb0f2d
Yes, this is a telescopic handle rod, but you won't loose anything over a one piece rod and it's easier to store or transport. I have several with the the tele handle and I have no problems with them.
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Old 10-31-10, 09:51 AM   #7
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BB144 where have you seen the elite tech for that price. i am definately interested in that rod close to that price. Thanks.
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Bottom Rig, here's the links

7'6" H


7'11" H

Bassboogieman's suggestion about the Kistler Argon may be worth looking into as well. Again, an approximately $200 rod for around $100. I've never used either the Elite Tech or the Argon. I've gotten to handle a few different Elite Techs and they all felt pretty nice.

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Old 10-31-10, 02:36 PM   #9
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You can trust the site for the Argons. I just got a finesse spinning Argon from them. Havent't tried it yet but for the money it can't be beat.
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Old 10-31-10, 06:29 PM   #10
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Those Argon's are some sweet rods. I've been using a 7'1" HeavyCast that I got off of craig'slist this year for $85. From experience, this is a super sensitive rod with plenty of power for pulling 'em out of whatever cover your fishing. I wouldn't hesitate on buying another at that price.


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Old 10-31-10, 09:27 PM   #11
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+1 on the Kistler Argon. I have a bunch of Kistler rods , and the Argons are a great rod. Thats an excellent price.
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Veritas is the best rod I ever owned. Definitely get it.
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Old 11-02-10, 06:43 PM   #13
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I've been eyeing the lamiglas XL 7'11. IAlso the 7'6 i beleive it was. I might pick up one in the spring OR SOONER. Then of course I'd have to add a reel! Possibly another PQ.or ? Boys, I think it's gonna be a long winter.
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Old 11-02-10, 07:21 PM   #14
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A PQ would be nice.

A Revo S would be sweeter.
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