Abu Garcia Vendetta2 Casting Rods - $79.99
The next generation of the Abu Garcia Vendetta Casting Rods are precision-engineered for a balanced feel and additional durability. Featuring super sensitive blanks with plenty of power, they utilize advanced 30-ton graphite fibers and high-tech Intra-Carbon technology. Abu Garcia’s Intra-Carbon technology uses very thin layers of multidirectional carbon fibers within the construction of the rod. These layers provide an increase in the compression strength, making the rod less susceptible to failure when under intense loads.
The 30 Ton rating indicates a superior grade of graphite. The result is a lighter rod with increased sensitivity. The higher the tonnage, the stiffer the fibers used in the construction of the rod. Stiffer fibers more efficiently transmit vibrations to your hand so you can feel more strikes. Stainless steel guides with Zirconium inserts provide additional durability as well as improved casting, and a Fuji ECS Reel Seat combined with high density EVA handles provide maximum comfort for long days on the water. Available in a range of lengths and actions, the Abu Garcia Vendetta Casting Rods deliver exceptional angler value and advanced performance.
-Texas-rigged Hook Keeper
-Backed by 3-year limited warranty
Comments: I love these rods. For the price they are the best you can buy. I would think they would cost a lot more. I own three of these now and couldn't be happier. All are matched up with Revo SX Gen3 reels. Very light weight and pretty sensitive for the cost. The only thing I would change would be to add a few mores guides to the blanks. These are much better than the original Vendettas.
From: Gary: PA 9/9/14
Comments: This rod is unbelievable! I got the 7" Medium version and put on it a vintage Abu Garcia 5000 Ambassadeur (Made In Sweden) and cast it out with ease and power. It goes further and is more precise than my expensive low profiles on pricier rods. It can handle weightless soft plastics and heavy lures/jigs almost identically. Very balanced and sensitive. Grab one up. You won't regret it.
From: Capt Ben: IL 4/22/14
Comments: Not a bad rod but pay a little more and get the veritas a lot better rod for the money
From: Justin: Seabrook, TX 3/23/14
Comments: I had one of these rods for almost 2 years before it failed me. It broke as I set the hook on a 3 lber. I had a 6' 6" M and it was really more of a MH. I bought it originally for spinnerbaits and chatterbaits but it was just too stiff for that. I began throwing creatures and some jigs on it and it worked okay with them. For $80 I'll take a rod that performs well and lasts almost 2 years. Rods are not invincible,
From: Ben: Lancaster, PA
Comments: I have the 7' MH, used it all year and its rock solid. Landed some good 5-6 pounders on it and it handled them well. Yeah not as sensitive as others but for $80 it's a great stick.
From: MRH: SB, CA
Comments: This rod was the first rod ive ever bought. i have had a 6'9 Mh for 3 years and havent broke it yet. all the haters just dont know what there doing! i highly recomend this rod to anybody that is lookin for a tough dourable rod that has allot of backbone for a reasonable price
From: Nate: Elk Grove, CA
Comments: Love the rod! I have 3 of them. Two 7'6 H and a 7' MH. ive done boat flipped many 4-6 with this rod. Also pulled some big ones out fromn heavy cover and frogging. Love the 7'6 H for the A-rig too! Best rod on the market for the price. Cant beat it.
From: Chance: Pineville, Louisiana
Comments: Well if you arent an idiot and dont swing 3lb bass than you shouldn't have any problem. Thats too much weight to flip if you respect any rod that isnt a tree. Theyre great for the money. Sensitive, strong, and pretty durable.
From: Mark: Santee, CA, USA
Comments: I have had this rod for a year now. I got 6ft 6 medium action paired with a black max as my first baitcaster! Idk why people are saying it breaks near the the top but mine has been fine! Never had any problem catching 4-5 pound large mouth it is very light! You are not gonna find better for the price!!! Go pick one up
From: Tyler: kit, Ont
Comments: swinged a three punder and snapped it off a foot and a half down the blank, CHINESE CHOPSTIX, DO NOT BUY, GET A POWELL OR SOMETHING ELSE THAT ISNT MADE IN CHINA,
From: Isaiaih: Minneapolis, MN
Comments: I LOVE THIS ROD, i got in 7'3" heavy and use it for frogin and topwater for a year now never had a single problem i pulled 5lbers out of the thickest lilypads great rod definetly recomend it
Comments: I have this Rod and I do like it. I like to use 7 med hev. But this rob is stiffer then most rods so to get the feel of a med hev like most rods you will have to get just the med on this one. And it's still kinda stiff.
Comments: These rods are trash. I wanted to like them, last year i picked up a 7' MH and broke the tip swinging a dink into the boat, i got the rod replaced with the 2'nd generation rod and did the same dang thing last night. they are crap, don't waste your money.
From: Joe: La Crosse, WI
Comments: This fine piece of Chinese craftsmanship decided to break on me no more than my 10th time taking it out. I was simply ripping a crankbait through some lilly pads and the tip snapped right off. Now these lilly pads had grown just enough to reach the water. Root system was very sparse and easy to get through. But this rod just wouldn't have any of it. Abu was nice enough to offer me a 45% discount on another Chinese chopstick. No thanks. I was an idiot for trusting anything other than Irod and St. Croix. Never again. Stick to reels Abu. Love your reels but hate your rods.
From: Zach: VA
Comments: these are my favorite worm to wacky rig. Killer in clear water. I prefer to fish it weightless with an O ring just as you would a senko. Outfishes the senko though as its smaller profile and mainly the curved tails that allow it to undulate on the fall. This drives bass crazy. Not only good for smaller bass though, I've pulled in a many Hogs on the bigger model
From: Chase: Chardon, OH
Comments: The poor man's Dobnyn's765C. light, yet responsive tip really pitches jigs nicely. I'm hoping it works well for frogs too. I was also surprized with the sensitivity. Components aside, when compared with rods around 150 dollars, I would say it is a little on the heavier side, but it has a true extra fast action and comparable-if not superior sensitivity. My rod was tested with 50# Power Pro braid, and a Daiwa TDS reel. The rod seems well worth the money.
From: Brad: Hayden, ID
Comments: I got the 7,3 med heavy for cranking and love it I throw 6xd,dt16 anything and it is great I pulled out a 5.8 and 6.1 one it like nothing great rod.
From: Aric: bentoville ar
Comments: I ordered the medium action with the moderate tip expecting to use it for cranks. When it arrived I was unpleasantly surprised at how stiff it feels. The tip feels more like an extra fast as opposed to moderate. Oh well. It is light and looks good. Guess time on the water will tell the truth about this rod.
From: Lane: TX, USA
Comments: I got this rod in 7'0 MH and I LOVE IT. I paired it with a revo sx generation 3 it looks sick and it also performs greatly... i caught 2 bass on it today and the rod did great.
From: Kyle: Leesburg, FL
Comments: I am thinking about buying 1 of these rods, but i will be using it for my 2-4 ft crank baits. which size an action will be best for me? anyone knows.
Comments: Purchased this rod based on the W2F review and how much i like the Veritas rod. The Vendetta2 Med action i recieved is stiff like I read and has one less eye than most 7 footers. No big deal. I will say the Med action IS tip heavy. The W2F article says nothing of this even though it is very obvious. I hold my rods favoring the tip and it was still unbalanced in my hand. When the rod/reel is balanced in my hand (without any bait) my pinky is a full inch in front of the trigger. Other than being tip heavy i think this a great rod for the price. Its not going to knock your socks off but it will beat out most other 80 dollar rods. stiff? yes, sensitive? yes, tip heavy? yes, sharp looking? yes, rugged? time will tell.
From: Ben: Johnstown, NY
Comments: which of these rods would everyone recommend for frogging? im thinking the 7'3 heavy let me know! thanks
Comments: just bought the 7'3"MH and paired it with the revo sx and its a beauty combo. 30 pound braid and man its a sweet jig set up
From: Shawn: Ontario, Canada
Comments: love the rod but the eye on the tip poped off already 2 weeks max. Great for the price nothing a little super glue cant fix. 7ft med heavy best allaroud...!
From: Josh: Orlando, FL
Comments: Just put in an order for this rod in a 7'6" heavy action and I can't wait to flip with it in Okeechobee!!
From: Austin: Cape Coral, FL
Comments: Amazing rodm I have a medium-heavy rod, its great for flipping docks and isnt bad for lindy rigging. Its very sensative and can be used for all types of fishing
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