View Full Version : Has anyone used the Emmrod?

Shotgun Man
07-22-2010, 7:33 PM
I just got one. I don't have a reel for it yet, and my cheapo South Bend chinese-made baitcaster reel doesn't fit. I guess it was made with a spincaster reel in mind. I have a top-of-the-line Zebco Omega being delivered.

I'm a little concerned how the rod wiggles in the handle. Also, the handle is not a single block of aluminum, rather two hollow shells affixed down the axis of the handle with a discernable gap on the mating. It looks cheaply made. Crude machining marks on the trigger of the handle. It costs like 59 dollars. Oh, well.

On the internet, you cannot find a negative review of this system. In fact, a lot of people rave about it. I believe that may have been an internet marketing ploy, where they have people posting on forums what a wonderful rig it is.

I hope to be posting a full review later on, except that if I actually use it fishing, I don't think I can return it under the 90-day policy.

http://www.emmrod.com/images/ACFEE.jpg (http://www.emmrod.com/index.cfm?page=products.cfm&cat=byModel&model=Packer#)