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    Allstar rods

    What has happened to allstar? Does anyone have any information on the micro series Chris Lane used to win the southern open?

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    Re: Allstar rods (SuzukiSS)

    i read somewhere were acadamy sports is the only one selling them know

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    Re: Allstar rods (SuzukiSS)

    They are still being produced. They are owned by Pure Fishing.

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    Re: Allstar rods (jtalb)

    <table width="90%" cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 align=center><tr><td>Quote, originally posted by jtalb &raquo;</td></tr><tr><td class="quote">i read somewhere were acadamy sports is the only one selling them know</td></tr></table>

    I don't know if they're the only one selling them, but they definitely have a bunch at both of our stores here.
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    allstar was purchased by shakespeare and their products have went downhill ever since I used to be on their national prostaff before they were bought out and I can tell you they arent what they used to be the new rods are junk in my opinion and Im not really sure Chris Lanes rods were really Allstar when I looked in his boat we will just say the were very "custom made"

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    I'm new to the site and I wanted to make a comment after reading some of the above posts. I currently work for Pure Fishing, All Star and manage the Academy account with the senior manager. So, this topic hits home. I'm sorry about your experience in the past crankmaster. Recently we came to an agreement with Academy that they would be the exclusive retailer of All Star Rods. Over the last year our Product Teams re-allocated a lot of resources to the brand and this will continue to be the long term startegy. You will see 2 new series of rods this year, ASM Micros and AST Team's. Please go to our website and youtube page for more details. We have added a lot of new technology and components. Some components you will not find anywhere else on the market. Long term you will see other technologies and components that are industry leading. Chris Lane won the Classic using two All Star ASR rods. PLease be on the lookout for the new rods. I think everyone is going to agree that All Star is back in a big way and the new rods are exceptional.

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    Re: (12Gauge)

    Just got back from academy. The AST Team rods seem like decent sticks for $70, and the AST Micros (well, they just had a 6'6" MH) felt like they'll be competitive at $130 (vast improvement over recent introductions IMO).

    I'd bet the Team rods especially will be very successful for All-Star/Academy.

    Beneath me but good intro level sticks.

    I almost walked out with the AST Micro considering the rod riot though....Looks like it has the same guides the Veritas is using. Not as many guides as most micro guide rod offerings.

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    Had to edit my orginal... I wrote AST Micros and it's actually ASM Micros. Apologies.

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    In a couple of pictures I saw the looked like plain old allstar asr's. I was expecting to see some thing different but I was suprised the where asr's. I tried to find the picture of I saw of like 4 of them on his deck. This weekend during the TV airing we will be able to see for sure.

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    Re: (krainium)

    I really like my All Star rods. I have 6 and they hold up just as well as my St Croix rods I have. Only thing I would like to see at Academy is more variety. Seems like everytime I go ( at least once a week) they have several rods but only 2 dif sizes.
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    Re: (12Gauge)

    <table width="90%" cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 align=center><tr><td>Quote, originally posted by 12Gauge &raquo;</td></tr><tr><td class="quote">I'm new to the site and I wanted to make a comment after reading some of the above posts. I currently work for Pure Fishing, All Star and manage the Academy account with the senior manager. So, this topic hits home. I'm sorry about your experience in the past crankmaster. Recently we came to an agreement with Academy that they would be the exclusive retailer of All Star Rods. Over the last year our Product Teams re-allocated a lot of resources to the brand and this will continue to be the long term startegy. You will see 2 new series of rods this year, ASM Micros and AST Team's. Please go to our website and youtube page for more details. We have added a lot of new technology and components. Some components you will not find anywhere else on the market. Long term you will see other technologies and components that are industry leading. Chris Lane won the Classic using two All Star ASR rods. PLease be on the lookout for the new rods. I think everyone is going to agree that All Star is back in a big way and the new rods are exceptional.

    http://www.allstarrods.com
    http://www.youtube.com/allstarrodstv&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
    Modified by 12Gauge at 10:29 AM 2/29/2012&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
    Modified by 12Gauge at 1:18 PM 2/29/2012</td></tr></table>

    I'm glad to hear that the All-Star brand is getting beefed up. I have four old ones...two IM6 flipping rods, a MS2Tn spinning rod, and a old Stanley SJ1. I love these rods, but have not heard good things about All Star for a few years. The other problem...there is NO Academy store within driving range of my home. In fact, I've never even seen an Academy Store in Ohio.
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    I have one of the All Star Big Boy Rods TAS788BB 3/8 - 2 oz. Heavy / Fast Action and i have owned it for several years now and i love it fro casting musky jitterbugs for bass in the middle of the night. Ive also landed a few big cats with that rod also...its a great rod and no complaints about it whatsoever. Ive been thnking about buying another one just like it and im hoping All Star doesnt drop the Big Boy Rods from their line up any time soon.

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    Re: Allstar rods (SuzukiSS)

    I have half dozen ASR rods and a few other various models. I have put them through the ringer for a full year. The only issue I have had is the cork end cap on my Jerk Bait rod broke. I replaced it and all is good.

    I would say they are a little on the soft side but all the components have held up great. I really like the narrow handles and location of the open hook keepers.

    They are great rods for their price point and are competitive with most any rod in their class. I have been using All Star rods for my boat rods for my fishing charters for years with no issues.

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    Re: (12Gauge)

    Hey 12Gauge welcome to the site. Thanks for offering your knowledge on your products. I like some others have mentioned still throw some of the older models from the early 90's and look forward to seeing what the new Allstar Rods have to offer in the future. Don't take negative comments to heart on here, we tend to get in alot of Ford vs Chevy, Ranger vs Skeeter, etc...

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    I own a couple allstar rods. I still use them even after filling my boat with the new compres and old crucials. But I must admit the epoxy on the eyes is not of the best quality. One (asr) is about 2 years old and classic is about 3 years old and coastal is about 2 years old. Epoxy on classic is cracked everywhere on ALL eyes and the clear coat is just about gone as its peeling off. The tip has already been reglued since it came off. Asr rod is starting to do the same with the eyes. The coastal however is the one with the most corrosive use as I use it in salt water. But seems to be holding up good. I hope their new products are better. But after my experience, I may not even bother trying. Sorry.

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    After the customer service I received from Pure Fishing I will be a fan of theirs for life!

    Long story short I shipped a broken rod on a tuesday to them and had 2 new rods on my doorstep the friday of the same week. They replaced a second rod that I broke the week before just on my word b/c I went ike and threw it in the lake and had no proof..

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    Re: (Skeet22)

    How sensitive are the ASM and ASR rods? There is really no description on the ASM website about sensitivity of the ASM's.

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    I have 6 old original All Stars and a couple new ones. New ones are not the same. But old habits are hard to break. I have the very first All Star I bought a year after they started up. I still use it and have had no problems with it. That rod is over 25 yrs old and proof that the Stars of old are worthy of the name.

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