Rated 4 out of 5 by Scotty Excellent Rod, poor durability
I bought this rod in August to upgrade from my tec spec. I loved it. The casting was very accurate even in heavier wind and tighter quarters. The sensitivity was incredible and I felt everything that was in the water. However, after a few uses, the micro guide at the top fell off. I am pretty disappointed in the build quality of such an excellent rod. Regardless, I liked the rod when I had it.
November 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MAXIMUS GREAT ROD!!
WITH THE MICRO GUIDES IT MADE CASTING EASIER. THE REACTIONS WAS GREAT AND THE BALANCE AFTER A REEL WAS INSTALLED WAS AWESOME. I DO PLAN ON PURCHASING OTHER FIELD & STREAM ROD IN THE FUTURE.
October 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gear junkie Great Rod!
Bought the 7'6'' heavy, and I love it. I have it paired with a Quantum Escalade, another great product, and it looks and feels great. This rod is very sensitive. It easily competes with my Veritas rods.
October 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by pike64 Great rod and an even greater price.
Performs as well as name brand rods at twice the price. The price point of these rods is excellent. Very sensitive and seem to be quite accurate in their descriptions of actions.
September 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BigRedNole Great rod
After being asked several times by my 7yo daughter to go fishing, I decided I had to get us both rods. Hers was easy, but mine was a pain. Last baitcast I had was 25 years ago. After talking with the guy there, he told me to wait 15 minutes because the expert was coming in. I explained to him that I need something that is not insanely priced and for maybe 1-2 weekends a month (about 4 hours a month of fishing). He showed me the combos and said for the money, none are really worth it except for the Abu Garcia Black Max2 with Vengence rod (I could have gotten it for $49 after $10 discount and $20 rebate). He then said for about 2x the amount I can get about 5x better rod and reel. He had 4 Quantum Excalade HD reels on clearance for $35. He showed me the different rods and said the reel is excellently pair with this rod.
As far as the rod goes, it is an excellent rod. It has the micro sized eyes. It is extremely light, very sensitive. I took it out this morning after getting use to all the new tech in the baitcaster. Nothing was biting, even for my daughter with live worms. I was casting a little shad lure. I felt the smallest of hits on it and set the hook. Not sure if it was a bass or not, but I did wind up bringing up a good size stick with it.
I am sure that there better rods out there. I even saw them for $250. But for the $80 this rod cost, $35 for the reel, (my $10 discount and another $25 the expert gave me), this is an excellent combination for my needs. A little more than I wanted to spend, but no issues at all.
September 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by vangsteven Great rods for the price!
I love these rods. I normally have higher end rods but this is my 3rd rod purchase. These are light and quite sensitive like the higher end rods. Great for bass fishing at any level!
July 16, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by KC Very nice fishing pole
I love the new tech. Pole and the price is good . Everyone should give it a try !
July 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by luv to fish what a bargain
Great rod for the money !!! Have purchase alot of rods over the years, that cost twice has much. But not the same quality.
June 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by Timothy Best rod
The field and stream tech spec elite fishing rod 7.3" is absolutely amazing. I use it to fish big Salmon ranging from 20 -35 lbs. Light and excellent sensitivity. Thanks for ROD.
May 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chan Great fishing rod
This is a very great rod, I use it to fish big Strippers and monster catfish ranging from 12-35 lbs. The micro line guides make it easy to cast and doesn't damage my line after each fight. I bought the med action rod, great investment and will buy more!
May 14, 2013