Emmrod

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  1. JosephDurham

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    Was looking at purchasing an emmrod, light and compact but I am a bit confused and I was wondering as to your opinion of them. Walmart has one for $35 in orange, but jumps to $56 in black. What is the difference?

    Thank you,

    Joseph
     
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    Need a little more info.....only emmrod I'm familiar with is the fishing gear.....a picture maybe?

    Went to walmart website....look at that....they are selling emmrod fishing gear.....not a dang thing different between the colors.....maybe they were not selling as well so they cut the price....you go on emmrods website and they have all kinds of colors.....

    I've got a packer I've had for some time and I catch fish with it.....I don't think they cast as far as 6 to 9 ft pole, but they work, they are very packable....I've caught more fish with my emmrod than with my diawa mini spincast outfit....

    I've a pushbutton real and two rods as part of my kit....
     
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    I was referring to the emmrod fishing poles, my apologies for not being more specific.
     
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    I have the combat rod and I like it. I can't cast it as well as a full size rod but it's definitely sufficient. It has decent sensitivity, good enough that I don't miss a full size when I use it. I like that I can put it in my day pack and still have a rod capable of pulling in big fish (not that I ever catch any). It's also really good on the kayak.
     
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    I've been thinking about getting one too, I bet that one for 35 bucks is a clearance item. All the ones I've seen have been closer to the 50- 60 dollar mark.

    Joseph, I hope you don't mind me asking an Emmrod question in your thread.
    But @GunGoBoom mentioned casting, and it made me think of a question that I've had for a while now.
    Accuracy and distance has been what held me back from ordering one.
    Do you guys think the Emrod is much different than a short 5'-6" tp 6' rod?
     
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    I have one. I like it. Packs down small and is near indestructible.
    However, I wish I had gotten the spinner instead of the caster.

    Spinner reels are just plane easier it work with and jam less often.
     
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    Accuracy is just fine with my emmrod.....distance about a 1/3 less give or take..
     
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    Any rod that has the trigger finger is meant for a spincasting or baitcasting type reel
     
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    So id have to go with the kayak king.
     
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    I saw emmrods and thought about afflicted Philistines,,, had to slow down and check my spelling,,,
     
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    Emmrods are durable, easy to pack, work great, but have a loss of casting distance compared to most standard rods. I use mine around tanks and creeks in mesquite/ cactus country, where carrying a full size rod while walking is usually a disaster, and take down rods are much more trouble to assemble/ disassemble for intermittent use.

    The 35 dollar rod sounds like a deal. Check the Emmrod site- I think you can buy different handles to use with the same "rod", and I know you can get different stiffness rods to fit you existing handle.
     
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    I have an Emmrod packer wearing a Zebco 33 Platinum all steel reel. I agree with the loss of casting distance but the thing is built like a tank. It is sensitive enough that you wont miss any fish big enough to eat. What I love about it is that I fish places I would have never thought to take a pole before. Can I cast far out into open water with it like my "real" poles? nope but I can strap it to my day pack and fish lakes and streams two plus hours from the nearest parking lot or trailhead. If you ever came out of cover to a beautiful lake or stream and thought, "Dang it, I wish I had my pole!"
     
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    I've had my emmrod packer for about 8 or 9 years now i think, and at first with that zebco or whatever reel they put on it the range was indeed quite limited. But last year i was at cabelas and randomly bought a new reel, its a much smaller size physically which i liked for backpacking, its red and black and was on an end cap display, was like $35 or 40 i think. I can't recall the brand off hand, but on to the point! I can now cast my emmrod just about as far as my regular 6-8ft rods. I can get 40ish yard casts all day long, and if i really concencrate and use good technique i can get it another 10 yards or so. With the original zebco that came with the emmrod i was lucky to get 25-30yds.

    I am not super great at estimating distances on the water, but even if my numbers are way off, i would say with this reel i am easily getting 30-40% more range with my casts. It was such an improvement that i now bring it with me all the time along with my tenkara rod on trips. I also keep my emmrod under the seat in my truck so i can hit up random fishing holes whenever i can while crisscrossing the state for work. I am very happy i ditched that cheap reel it came with. It also shaved like 4oz off the weight which was a bonus.
     
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    If your on a budget like me (family of four one paycheck) look at the dock demon rod combos by zebco. The reels kinda suck but the rods . I dont think you can find a better compact rod for 10bucks or so .

    And who doesn't have a xtra reel layin around. The rods come with a reel thats serviceable but its quickly out classed by a solid largemouth .
     
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    Interesting! Never heard of them but the reviews are great and the product looks good.
     
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    Once you try one in the brush you will be convinced. They work, easy to carry in hand or pack, and durable, tough as an old boot.
     
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    how much do they sell black paint for?..
     
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    You sir were not alone in your assumption. And that should be the first thought of any serious student of the Old Testament.
    That being said I’ve wondered about these rods myself looks like I’ll be picking one up.
     
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    The way it's built it looks like it will be as tough as a two dollar steak!:D Worth a shot for sure. It should survive any trip intact.
     
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    One thing that is really cool is the ability to cast in tight brush. There is a technique where you pull the tip of the rod back and utilize the springs to cast without actually moving your arm/the rod in a typical casting motion. Took me a little bit to get the hang of it, but that really opened up the opportunities for some thick brush areas around backcountry ponds for me.
     
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