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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