Designed by Dustin Connell, MLF Pro and 2021 Redcrest Champion, this rod is an all-purpose rod that can be used in any scenario. Built using 46-ton Japanese Toray graphite this rod is durable, lightweight, comfortable, and sensitive to be able to feel even the lightest of nibbles. The soft tip makes for extremely accurate cast but this rod also has enough power to drag the biggest fish out of cover.
- 46-ton Toray Graphite
- Fuji Torzite guides
- EVA handlet
- iGrip Technology
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I am 73-years-old and have been fishing since I can remember. I have used many different rods, from the cheapest to the best. I ordered 8 of these rods. Within a few short weeks the guide inserts were falling out. I have never had a guide insert fall out on any of the rods I have fished with. I contacted Favorite and they offered to replace all 8 rods but with the same cheap rod guides. They also wanted me to pay for the shipping to and from Favorite. The rod blanks themselves are outstanding. Well made, very light, great balance, tremendous sensitivity, cast well, and have great backbone. But what good are they with cheap guides? I decided to keep the rods and took them to a custom rod builder, Southwestern Parts in Dallas. It cost me $1,852 to have top of the line Fuji and Recoil guides put on all 8 rods (Labor was $15 per guide plus the cost of each guide $7.50. The owner, Shane Moore, a custom rod builder with 30 years experience, was very impressed with the quality of the rods and ranked them up there with his top-of-the-line Lew's rods ($600). He said for maybe $50 more Favorite could have put quality line guides on all 8 rods. In sum, great blanks, lousy guides, horrible warranty service. I can't believe Dustin Connell put his name on these. I guarantee you his Favorite rods aren't using the same cheap rod guides.
Broke 3 of these rods in a month, none of them lasted for more than 10 fish, One of them broke on the first hookset, and now I have to deal with a 2 week long process just to get my money back. Not even close to worth the headache.
Love the new rod! The craftsmanship is excellent looks and feels amazing!
Signature Series: Dustin Connell Summit Rod
All you need in a rod!