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Author Topic: Reel Seat Problems On Chinese Made All Star Rods???  (Read 1210 times)

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Reel Seat Problems On Chinese Made All Star Rods???
« on: March 17, 2019, 10:40:04 AM »

I just found these Abu reels and chinese made All Star brand Shakespeare rods for sale on craigslist in Orlando area.

https://orlando.craigslist.org/spo/d/winter-park-brand-new-star-rod/6830571757.html

His sale description quoted: "I have owned a couple of these and love them but I have two extras. They are brand new 7-foot star bait casting rods Fuji guides, Abu Garcia Revo reels, they retail for 200. I am selling the pair for 150 each for separately for 165 a piece, may consider trades of equal or greater value. Text show contact info for fastest response."

What about the wire ties?









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Re: Reel Seat Problems On Chinese Made All Star Rods???
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2019, 03:15:52 PM »

Ive seen them done like that on combo deals they dont want seperated in the store. Its a package deal and only done for shipping and while displaying for sale. So that would be my assumption. Cut them off after you buy it.
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Re: Reel Seat Problems On Chinese Made All Star Rods???
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2019, 03:25:11 PM »

I agree with Steve and have seen them like that in the store. You could always ask him about the ties and have him take some pictures with them off before buying them.
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Re: Reel Seat Problems On Chinese Made All Star Rods???
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2019, 04:04:33 PM »

I was assuming this was something he added after purchase. I guess I have never seen this inside a store before. New to me... but I can see how stores might do this to keep products together or from being stolen.

See what I get for making assumptions!
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Re: Reel Seat Problems On Chinese Made All Star Rods???
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2019, 06:13:30 PM »

Uhh , They do that to keep folks from taking the reels off the rods.
I wouldn't use those rods for a tomato stake.
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Re: Reel Seat Problems On Chinese Made All Star Rods???
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2019, 06:17:16 PM »

I've seen it in pawn shops on used equipment. It is always a repair of some sort, and that is what I assumed it was for this guy. A repair on a brand new rod!  :-\

I figured he was having some sort of problem keeping the reel on the rod. I've been wrong before...

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Re: Reel Seat Problems On Chinese Made All Star Rods???
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2019, 01:48:41 PM »

Sorry man, but you are wrong on this one!

The Revo X on the All Star is one of Academy's biggest combo deals right now. They are set up like that with zip ties to help prevent theft. Many new combos I've seen are like this, it seems to depend on the manufacturer.

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Re: Reel Seat Problems On Chinese Made All Star Rods???
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2019, 08:36:15 AM »

BASS PRO does that on their combos, whether it's all BASS PRO or not, funny thing is if they're out of a combo they can make it themselves, kind of nice actually.
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Re: Reel Seat Problems On Chinese Made All Star Rods???
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2019, 07:30:26 PM »

Seen that at basspro & walmart.

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Re: Reel Seat Problems On Chinese Made All Star Rods???
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2019, 07:33:23 PM »

Around here when I see something like this something is broke!
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Re: Reel Seat Problems On Chinese Made All Star Rods???
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2019, 08:45:24 PM »

I went to Academy today in hopes of picking up a Dobyns. Looks like they're rotating stock and their Dobyns selection was slim and scattered, but I took some pics.

First pic, two rows of H2O Express combos and AG Black Max combos. Notice one row of H2O E do not have the zip ties, and the other one does, as well as the BM combos.


Shimano combos.


Quantum combos


Lew's


Same ASM/Revo X combo



The zip ties do not mean anything is broken at all. Low end to moderate priced reels are normally in blister packs with an anti theft device, high end reels are usually in a glass case. These combos with moderately priced reels have zip ties simply to discourage theft. They don't always work. My local Academy is on the edge of a neighborhood called Bawcomville, full of redneck tweakers and thieves. They'll snatch a reel off a rod in a heartbeat then try to return it for a refund.

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Re: Reel Seat Problems On Chinese Made All Star Rods???
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2019, 08:47:50 PM »

Bawcomville is actually where my dog was stolen too. Those crackheads will steal ANYTHING not nailed down, and half of what is.

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Re: Reel Seat Problems On Chinese Made All Star Rods???
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2019, 10:28:34 PM »

Thanks for posting those SHC!

I have not been in a sporting goods store in years because I am wholesale buyer and involved in the custom and used tackle gear market. So I have no reason to go to those retail type of stores and I certainly don't pay their retail prices either. Not gonna happen. So I missed seeing this come into stores, and since I work for a rod and reel repair shop, when I see this type of thing, it is usually a repair of some sort.

I do see this in pawn shops all the time on beat up used old gear.

Oh hey, did you get the music discs in the mail? Not sure if I recall hearing if you did?

How about that Joe Bonamassa???
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Re: Reel Seat Problems On Chinese Made All Star Rods???
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2019, 07:00:12 AM »

We have neighborhoods like that SHC, they're called cities. lo lo
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« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2019, 01:35:02 PM »

We have neighborhoods like that SHC, they're called cities. lo lo
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