December 27, 2014 at 1:36am
Yeah Shimano 3000 is good, but when you hook up on a big bull red or drum, if you do not play him just right...you will lose them. I fished my 3000 for 3 years, and randomly a part just broke. If I dropped it in the water, (game over for the day). The salt completely jammed it up. If My PENN fell in, it did not even flinch! I guess everyone has their preference. I can fish the surf and my PENN will have no problem.
I have 2 St. Croix Rods. I have 6.6 ft Mojo Bass and MIS70MHF 7’, fast, 10-20lb mojo inshore spinning rod. After about 2 weeks, my MIS70 snapped in half during when I was pulling a small drum out of the water. I had to pay 40$ for a new one. Since then I have not had a problem. 2 years after I had my St. Croix rod mojo bass 6.6 ft (my tip broke) and they charged me for shipping. I love their rods, but there to sensitive in my opinion.
I decided to go with Cabela's rods. After a month I had a rod and the handle part broke, and they fixed it that day- NO CHARGE. They also do not charge you for their rod warranties. Bass Pro Shops does on theirs, and I felt their rods were not near as good. I also do not see why you would have your name on a rod and charge a warranty. Maybe show that the warranty covers a few years, but defiantly not charge for the warranty. As far as a warranty for another rod company which they are promoting ( I would pay for that) but not a name brand Bass Pro rod.