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Old 01-09-2010, 08:21 PM   #1
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Anyone have experience with Talon rods? I was looking in to building another bass rod and a buddy told me to take a look at Talon rods.

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Old 01-09-2010, 10:51 PM   #2
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Try the Rainshadows or Lami's!! Both companies are here in the NW, both sponsers, they have mulitudes of choices too. BOTH ARE EXCELLENT!!
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Old 01-09-2010, 11:51 PM   #3
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I actually drove through Woodland today and passed by the Loomis and Lami factories, I tried looking for the Talon factory which I believe was listed as the same street as Loomis, but could not find it. I have built on Lami and Batson blanks, Im looking to try another US made blank.
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I actually drove through Woodland today and passed by the Loomis and Lami factories, I tried looking for the Talon factory which I believe was listed as the same street as Loomis, but could not find it. I have built on Lami and Batson blanks, Im looking to try another US made blank.
Talon is on the same street as Loomis. Talon is just north of Loomis (1 or 2 blocks) on the other side of the street. It is tucked back off the road so you really have to look for it.
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Old 01-10-2010, 11:14 AM   #5
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How the quality?? Have you heard anything about them?
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Old 01-10-2010, 02:15 PM   #6
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The precursor to Talon rods was LCI, which was also the pre-runner to G. Loomis before Gary broke off to do his own thing. Talon rods are excellent quality, definitely a worthwhile and not to mention local investment.
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We had some warranty work done by Talon and they were excellent.
Minor prob with a reel seat.
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The precursor to Talon rods was LCI, which was also the pre-runner to G. Loomis before Gary broke off to do his own thing. Talon rods are excellent quality, definitely a worthwhile and not to mention local investment.


LCI = Loomis Composites Inc (Gary Loomis)
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Old 01-10-2010, 03:04 PM   #9
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I have a Talon rod that is used for Sturgeon. I have owned it for 20 years without any issues whatsoever! Sensative tip with enough backbone for larger fish.
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Old 01-10-2010, 03:24 PM   #10
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Talon makes a nice product, much more popular in Canada and Europe/USSR than here in the US for some reason. Their salmon/stelhead blanks are very popular in Canada.
Back in the early 90's they tried breaking out into the US market, but I think they got a bit carried away and tried growing to fast. Excelon and a few other series names were used on their products and I see them selling for near nothing a garage sales, etc. because people don't know how good a rod they have.
Angler's Workshop rootbeer colored IM6 and some of their other shop blanks are their designs on a Talon built blank and a good value/quality product. You can get Talon from them also.
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Old 01-10-2010, 07:11 PM   #11
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Thanks for the info guys, its great to hear good reviews about a local company. I'll try a couple blanks and report back.
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Old 01-13-2010, 07:30 PM   #12
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Thanks for the info guys, its great to hear good reviews about a local company. I'll try a couple blanks and report back.
I use a lot of talon blanks, they are an excellent choice.
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Old 01-13-2010, 08:09 PM   #13
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Does anyone know if you can buy directly from them??

Does someone have a phone number for a contact??

Thanks.
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Old 01-14-2010, 06:59 PM   #14
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www.talongraphite.com is the website I believe. Should have the info you want or ways to get it. Angler's Workshop sells wholesale so I don't know how you do better without ordering a bunch of blanks, usually at least 25 at a time.
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:23 PM   #15
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Ok.
Thanks very much for the info!!
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www.talongraphite.com is the website I believe. Should have the info you want or ways to get it. Angler's Workshop sells wholesale so I don't know how you do better without ordering a bunch of blanks, usually at least 25 at a time.
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