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riverrat13

Gander Mountain X Factor rods

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riverrat13

I was looking at the new X Factor rods today at Gander and looked like a nice rod for the money .I was talking to a employee and he said these rods are made from St. Croix rod blanks is there any truth to this? They do have a nice feel to them and i was thinking on buying one.

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TurnUpTheFishing

I highly doubt it. Ill look into it and see what I find but like I said I doubt it. Ive heard this said before about other rods I dont know why they say it.

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JohnMickish

One look at the "Made in China" sticker on the butt cap would say, no, they are not built on St. Croix blanks. Nice looking and feeling rods though.

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Ed Carlson

My first impulse would be to say no they are not. Yet I would have to research it more to be certain. It is not easy to tell by the vendor many times. Blanks may be made by one company and the rod is assembled elsewhere too? My inclination is to say it is not a St. Croix jobbered product.

I believe the biggest clue to who made the rods is in the Reels made to match the rods. Ardent or Pflueger?

I suspect it came from the Pflueger vendor line.

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hill7410

the triumph series rods are made from the st. croix blanks i believe but just made in china or somewhere.

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bucketmouth64

I looked at some of GM spinning rods, not sure if they were X, and by looking at the line guides it has similar characteristics as a st.croix. Guides were the same.

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Wayne Ek

Riverrat, I don't know who made the rods. But you are right. I got to play with a couple of them when working the Gander stores for Strike King this past weekend. They are nice stix's for the money.

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JohnMickish

Yes, the Triumph is an off shore rod, but when one is comparing another rod to a St. Croix it's highly doubtfull that they are comparing it to the Triumph line. More likely they are comparing it to the Legend Tournement and up lines.

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