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Old 04-22-2012, 01:23 AM   #1
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Does anyone on here use the Falcon Lowrider or Coastal light gulf spin rods? If so, are they worth the money?
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:40 AM   #2
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Yes, I have 2 Lowriders. One is a 7' medium fast action and the other is a 7'6" heavy fast action. Both cast very accurately and the larger rod is used for kings. Great feel to them.
Both were a steal for $50 ea when West Marine, of all places, was getting rid of em.
If you're in the FWB area, I'll let you try them out.
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:12 AM   #3
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they are a good rod unless you need the warranty. They stiffed me on my sons rod by not honoring the warranty whatsoever.
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Yea, I've heard mixed reviews about their warranty service.
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I have the original in spin 15-25 and have caught a 25 lb jacks on it nice rod not too heavy (weight) and not a noodle. Nice 15lb rod.

The lowrider casting I have has not held up as well. On one the grips seems to be coming lose and the rubber winding checks are cracking. I have not had any warrantee service done so can't comment.

Overall I like their blanks but some issues with build quality at least with the lowrider. I am building my own rods now so I will not buy anymore.

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Yea, I've heard mixed reviews about their warranty service.

I actually experienced it first hand. I went round and round with them for over two months, posted all the results on 10 different fishing forums and their response remained the same. Still no go period, that they would sell me a new replacement for 20% of the current price. I politely told them that they fooled me once shame on them, fool me twice shame on me. I refuse to do business with them again.
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My warranty issues were the exact opposite. I cut the label portion of the rod off, as instructed, sent $20, and 7 days later my rod was there!!!!
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falcon makes great rods. i fish with several.
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Hah!!! Didn't even know there was a warranty on them.
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This happened two seasons ago and I still have my reciept and lifetime warranty on top of my computer desk top as a constant reminder of how sorry their customer service really is.
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