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Drift_Wood
01-27-2005, 09:34 AM
I was traveling to the coast of Mississippi yesterday and stopped at the Meridian Mississippi Wal Mart and seen BnM Crappie poles Signature series 10 foot for 41 dollars. I didnt know they carried them. I have never used one of these poles and I took it down and grabbed the tip and bent it to the rod handle lol to see how strong it was, surprised me that it stayed together. Only one thing caught my attention Made In China? Do these poles have replacement parts since it is a very light weight rod? The tip on these rods are very sensitive and I could see an advantage of fishing with one of them but the Man in the fishing department didnt even know they carried it lol typical Wal Mart help lol. So I am asking you guys?

Drift_Wood

Patrick Vowell
01-27-2005, 09:40 AM
If it is a Sam Heaton Signature series, that is a pretty good price. They do sell replacement tip sections. You can order them direct from B & M if you ever need one. They are located in Mississippi. I also sell B 'n' M rods if you ever need another one.

www.gotchagear.com

Drift_Wood
01-27-2005, 10:50 AM
It is a Sam Heaton series. I have not made my mind up on what to buy yet just heard alot about them rods and was surprised to see one in walmart. I visited your website but you have no info on the rods or the price? Also I cant find a replacement tip on the bnm website but I may have overlooked them. Since my grandkids go with me sometimes a replacement tip is a thing that we need at times lol.

Drift_Wood

PIGINTHEPIGPEN
01-27-2005, 11:08 AM
Wood, Yes BnM does sell replacement sections. The top half of a two piece rod. I have had to replace tip section on 3 different occasions. Heaton Super Sensitive Still the most sensitive rod on the market in my opinion. BnM has great customer service ;)

FalconSmitty
01-27-2005, 11:44 AM
I bought a bucks graphite 12' b&m pole for 15 bucks from WM. I went to another and got the Sam heaton for 19 bucks. Both times it was the last one left. Great deals and you can order parts from B&M if needed. I was going to order them from the link above but couldn't pass up the deals.

Drift_Wood
01-27-2005, 11:46 AM
Thanks Pig, But why did yours break? I mean did you or someone step on it or did it break trying to land a fish or was you hung up? Just wondering why.

FalconSmitty
01-27-2005, 11:49 AM
It is a Sam Heaton series. I have not made my mind up on what to buy yet just heard alot about them rods and was surprised to see one in walmart. I visited your website but you have no info on the rods or the price? Also I cant find a replacement tip on the bnm website but I may have overlooked them. Since my grandkids go with me sometimes a replacement tip is a thing that we need at times lol.

Drift_Wood

You have to request the price list by email. The sections are on the pricelist.
the list is better in the word format but here it is below

B'n'M RETAIL PRICE / PARTS LIST

BUCK'S ULTIMATE TIP COST PRO STAFF TROLLER TIP COST
ITEM COST EA SECTION EACH ITEM COST EA SECTION EACH
BULT82 $49.15 XTBULT82 $24.00 PST122 $41.99
BULT102 $77.40 XTBULT102 $24.00 PST143 $41.99
SAM HEATON SIGNATURE SERIES PST163 $45.99
SHSS72 $42.01 XTSHSS72 $20.00 LITTLE JEWEL
SHSS92 $47.11 XTSHSS92 $20.00 LJ9 $11.98 XTLJ9 $5.00
SHSS102 $54.30 XTSHSS102 $20.00 LJ10 $13.03 XTLJ10 $5.00
SHSS112 $60.35 XTSHSS112 $20.00 LJ11 $15.85 XTLJ11 $5.00
SHSS122 $68.54 XTSHSS122 $20.00 LJ12 $17.46 XTLJ12 $5.00
BUCK'S GRAPHITE JIG POLE LITTLE JEWEL READY RIG
BGJP82 $38.41 XTBGJP82 $13.00 LJ10RR $13.56 same as above
BGJP102 $39.83 XTBGJP102 $13.00 LJ11RR $16.38
BGJP112 $41.42 XTBGJP112 $13.00 LJ12RR $17.99
BGJP122 $43.31 XTBGJP122 $13.00 GRAPHITE LITTLE JEWEL
BGJP143 $50.84 XTBGJP143 $13.00 GLJ10 $22.75 XTGLJ10 $6.50
BGJP163 $59.57 XTBGJP163 $13.00 GLJ11 $27.25 XTGLJ11 $6.50
BUCK'S BEST ULTRA-LITE POLE GLJ12 $29.30 XTGLJ12 $6.50
BBUL10 $42.58 XTBBUL10 $14.00 CRAPPIE DUSTER TIP COST
BBUL11 $44.12 XTBBUL11 $14.00 CD103 $12.54 XTCD103 $6.50
BBUL12 $45.99 XTBBUL12 $14.00 CD114 $14.66 XTCD114 $6.50
BUCK'S BRUSH CUTTER CD124 $16.57 XTCD124 $6.50
BRUX10 $63.08 XTBRUX10 $24.00 CD145 $19.72 XTCD145 $6.50
BRUX11 $66.06 XTBRUX11 $24.00 TUFF-LITE CRAPPIE MASTER
BRUX12 $77.74 XTBRUX12 $24.00 RFP102 $10.06 XTRFP102 $6.50
BUCK'S CUSTOM CRAPPIE ROD RFP123 $15.43 XTRFP123 $6.50
BCCR102 $49.18 XTBCCR102 $13.00 RFP206 $31.23 XTRFP206 $6.50
BCCR112 $51.85 XTBCCR112 $13.00 TUFF-LITE CRAPPIE MASTER w\GUIDE/HNDL
BCCR122 $53.40 XTBCCR122 $13.00 TCP102GH $18.32 Return pole with
BUCK'S CRAPPIE RODS TCP124GH $23.95 $10.00 and we will
SC45G $20.84 TCP145GH $28.68 ship you a new pole.
SC55G $25.27 FISH POLE REEL COMBO
SP55G $30.73 FPC102 $13.79 XTFPC102 $6.50
SP65G $32.22 XTSP65G $10.50 FPC123 $18.88 XTFPC123 $6.50
SHARPSHOOTER RODS FPC143 $19.72 XTFPC143 $6.50
SS45 $26.55 BLACK WIDOW
SS50 $28.32 BW3 $8.45 XTBW3 $5.00
SS55 $30.99 BW4 $11.83 XTBW4 $5.00
WEST POINT CRAPPIE POLE BW5 $15.97 XTBW5 $5.00
WPCR82 $21.91 XTWPCR82 $10.50 BW6 $22.45 XTBW6 $5.00
WPCR10 $26.16 XTWPCR10 $10.50 BLACK WIDOW READY RIG
WPCR11 $28.70 XTWPCR11 $10.50 BW3RR $8.89 same as above
WPCR12 $31.06 XTWPCR12 $10.50 BW4RR $12.27
SKEETER POLES BW5RR $16.40
SK10 $11.38 XTSK10 $5.00 BW6RR $22.89
SK11 $13.13 XTSK11 $5.00 SLO-TROLLER SERIES MISC/SPEARS
SK12 $13.56 XTSK12 $5.00 ST-3 $11.38 RK1 $5.25
SK14 $14.88 XTSK14 $5.00 ST-4 $15.03 SLG 2 $6.30
CADILLAC SERIES ST-5 $19.51 SLG 3 $6.46
DAK103 $14.43 XTDAK103 $6.50 ST-6 $24.55 3PK $4.87
DAK124 $17.18 XTDAK124 $6.50 REELS 3XPK $4.97
DAK155 $19.93 XTDAK155 $6.50 BMO50 $25.87 4PK $7.35
CADILLAC COMBO BMR1 $17.85 4XPK $6.42
FCDC102 $18.51 XTFCDC102 $6.50 NCP33 $3.03 6PK $7.77
FCDC124 $23.53 XTFCDC124 $6.50 FR2 $5.51 7PK $8.79
FCDC145 $25.51 XTFCDC145 $6.50 FPR 0 $5.60 44PK $4.50
FPR 4 $5.60 55PK $7.19
SHIPPING AND HANDLING ON 2-PIECE RODS(60 inches) is $8.50.
*FOR PKGS UNDER (60 inches) INCLUDE A S&H FEE OF $4.50!*
Any questions please call B'n'M at 1-800-647-6363

FalconSmitty
01-27-2005, 11:52 AM
in the papers that came on the poles they address the breaking problems. It says that blows on the side of the boat and other bumps cause most breaks. It also says to net your fish and not hoist them with the pole

lovetofish
01-27-2005, 12:53 PM
I was traveling to the coast of Mississippi yesterday and stopped at the Meridian Mississippi Wal Mart and seen BnM Crappie poles Signature series 10 foot for 41 dollars. I didnt know they carried them. I have never used one of these poles and I took it down and grabbed the tip and bent it to the rod handle lol to see how strong it was, surprised me that it stayed together. Only one thing caught my attention Made In China? Do these poles have replacement parts since it is a very light weight rod? The tip on these rods are very sensitive and I could see an advantage of fishing with one of them but the Man in the fishing department didnt even know they carried it lol typical Wal Mart help lol. So I am asking you guys?

Drift_Wood

I bought a 10 ft two weeks ago at toledo tackle for my wife and I fished with it last weekend for a little while. It is the most sensitve pole i have ever put on my hands. I want one now but in a 12 ft. I own 7 BnM poles and am quite satisfied with all of them. Yes, I have bought my share of replacement tips and have had good sucess with them. I even have a Shakespere IM6 in 12 ft. that I really like. It is lighter than some of the BnM's I have now. I still think everyone has thier own style of fishing and you have to find what works and feels good to you. I used to only fish with 10 footers and now when I pick one up I feel like I need some more lenght there. We don't do much drift fishing - primarily vertical fishing in heavy cover. Anyway, the Sam Heaton is still a great choice in any lenght. That's my two cents worht. :cool:

Jason Piper
01-27-2005, 01:26 PM
I work for Wal-Mart Distribution center #6094 as well as guideing and I see first hand what fishing gear we get in and sell. I have seen B&M poles come in as well as much sought after Falcon Bass rods! I have never seen them in my local WM though!

PIGINTHEPIGPEN
01-27-2005, 02:14 PM
Thanks Pig, But why did yours break? I mean did you or someone step on it or did it break trying to land a fish or was you hung up? Just wondering why.


All 3 of my breaks have occured in the Exact same spot :eek: 6'' from the tip. One may have been my fault but, not sure about the other 2? They broke with a crappie on the line but, neither fish was over 10'' :confused: BnM replaced one of the sections at no cost to me :cool: Most people would not keep buying a rod that has broke on them more than once but, as I have stated BnM has great customer service. Until I find a rod that is as sensitive as the Heaton. I will keep useing them regaurdless of the breaks. The only rod I have used that can even come close to the Heaton in sensitivty is the Browning Noodle.

Moose1am
01-27-2005, 03:53 PM
Hey Jason:

We have a brand new Wal-Mart Super Center that just opened up on the West side of town. This is Evansville,IN. I have not been there and don't shop on that side of town anymore much but I do still go over that way as my Mom still lives over by the new store.

I wonder if you know if they have been shipped any of those BnM Sam Heaton Rods. Just curious if you know where they ship the rods too. If you don't know this off the top of your head then don't spend any time looking anything up. I am just curious and will be going to that store sometimes in the next week or two as I have to go out to visit my mom someday soon.


I work for Wal-Mart Distribution center #6094 as well as guideing and I see first hand what fishing gear we get in and sell. I have seen B&M poles come in as well as much sought after Falcon Bass rods! I have never seen them in my local WM though!

Indy-Travis
01-27-2005, 04:19 PM
Its been my experience that there can be a drastic difference from one walmart to the next in what they stock, especially in the hunt/fish equipment. I have found some great deals on stuff by catching a clearance a time or two.

Barnacle Bill
01-27-2005, 04:37 PM
I am not a great Wally World fan like I used to be. But they do have some great buys at times. I used to wonder why so much differences in them and did a little research. Each Walmart is alloted so much space for sporting goods. If you live close to the coast as I do, they divide it up with fresh and salt water gear. So the ones inland has all fresh water stuff and more of it. I think the nearest one to me is in Emporia, Va and that is about an hours drive. So I'll continue to shop at my local bait and tackle (Gail's in Great Bridge). She will go out of her way to get anything I want and its not that much more. Besides, I can go there and cuss her and her husband out and they just cuss right back at me. A very good time is had by all. I love it!