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Johnson N.
05-23-2009, 09:22 PM
Picked one up from Cabela's today and put on a reel at home and the guide is canted to the left. Right now i'm forcing the reel to tighten up on the left side which is not the normal position.

Another member here had the same problem last month so i'm not sure if it's that's just the way they are or if I some how grabbed the same one he returned. Is there something I can do or do I exchange it?

rugsrme
05-23-2009, 09:53 PM
Probably need to exchange it, I may be something you could fiddle with, but you may take a chance on making things worse and then they may not take it back.

fishman78
05-23-2009, 09:54 PM
Looks like a factory defect. I would just take it back to Cabelas. Hopefully it isn't too far away from ya.

InTheHills
05-23-2009, 09:59 PM
Johnson.

I told you to look real close at the first guide before you bought it! That is not the one I returned becasue I had taken the plastic off the cork. You might try the other Cableas and see if they have a straight one.

I think it is a great rod, light, good casting guides, sensitive, and enough backbone but the first eye fixed at 7 o'clock jsut isn't going to cut it.

GM

Johnson N.
05-23-2009, 10:16 PM
Johnson.

I told you to look real close at the first guide before you bought it! That is not the one I returned becasue I had taken the plastic off the cork. You might try the other Cableas and see if they have a straight one.

I think it is a great rod, light, good casting guides, sensitive, and enough backbone but the first eye fixed at 7 o'clock jsut isn't going to cut it.

GM

lol

I looked at it before I bought it but it wasnt as pronounced until I put the reel on. There's no other Cabela's in the area.

InTheHills
05-23-2009, 10:32 PM
Yup your right, one Cableas and two Bass Pro. I am a little slow. You might try contacting BnM and see if they can help you.

GM

rocket rich
05-24-2009, 05:47 AM
quality at b/m made in china is getting to be junk I broke a pole and no tip available

The Lip RIPPERS
05-24-2009, 09:33 AM
I just had a customer return one of mine that was off a little, re-wrapped the guide back straight and he's road ready. Sometimes when a rod dries it will pull off a little. But they should exchange it for you.

FroggerZack
05-24-2009, 12:58 PM
X's 2 on contacting BnM. I have great things about their customer service. When buying a long rod like that I like to really examine them for defects or damage from transit before buying them.

coastal bend
05-24-2009, 04:21 PM
Cableas will take it back. The same thing happend to me. I bought two . One was like yours. Sent it back no problem. Of course the first day I used the other one I broke the tip. So I decided I would just stick with my pro angler rods. I'm rough with them and haven't broke one yet.

speckfinder
05-24-2009, 05:04 PM
cabelas shoud take it back, if not contact b n m

InTheHills
05-24-2009, 05:12 PM
Cableas will take it back. The same thing happend to me. I bought two . One was like yours. Sent it back no problem. Of course the first day I used the other one I broke the tip. So I decided I would just stick with my pro angler rods. I'm rough with them and haven't broke one yet.

That sounds like the second person to recommend Pro Angler rods! I liked the BnM and want to try their new rear seat rod but I also want to try the Pro Angler.

GM

foul hook
05-24-2009, 07:34 PM
I can understand your dilemma. i dont think that will hinder the performance any at all. I am sure the factory will replace it but you will have the expense of the return. Is it worth it?

Redy2Fish
05-24-2009, 07:50 PM
You might try the other Cableas and see if they have a straight one.

Sounds like you have a couple of Cabelas close to you. Just take it back and exchange it? Try a different brand if you're worried?

blueball
05-24-2009, 09:53 PM
i just got some pro trolllers b&m from grizzly gig and one of the rods i had to force the reel in the seat like it got squashed or something ,its my first b&m poles have always used wally marshalls for 3yrs and never had any problem.never had these in the water and something already

The Lip RIPPERS
05-25-2009, 09:16 AM
i just got some pro trolllers b&m from grizzly gig and one of the rods i had to force the reel in the seat like it got squashed or something ,its my first b&m poles have always used wally marshalls for 3yrs and never had any problem.never had these in the water and something already

Most crappie rods are equipped with a size 16 seat, these are great for small reels but.....some models have thicker feet so it's a tight fit, you may have to thin the ends a little to make the fit better. Just a suggestion.

Johnson N.
05-25-2009, 11:00 PM
I exchanged the rod with no problems today.

Fatman
05-26-2009, 12:07 PM
Take it back to the store and get another one!!! Any messing around you do with it will just void the warranty, so just get the new one.

Fatmn

InTheHills
05-26-2009, 01:59 PM
I hope you took a reel with you this time an looked a little closer! Let me know what you think about the rod when you get a chance to use it.

I am not going to be doing much fishing this week. If I am lucky I will get a night or two to stop at the bluegill pond and see if I can find some big gills. It seems like the Crappie at Smithville have pulled off the bank a bit but you might still be able to get to some of them.

GM

Johnson N.
05-26-2009, 02:20 PM
Might head out there tomorrow. Do fish still bit in the rain?

InTheHills
05-26-2009, 03:09 PM
They will bite in the rain as long as there is no lightening. Even if they do bite with lightening you don't want to be there fishing anyway. When you see your line levitate off the water from the static electricity a couple seconds before the lightening takes out a tree 10' from you it does not take long to re-evaluate your commitment to fishin in the rain.

GM