Sales gimmicks that have pushed me away from buying an Albright Rod.. Reminds me of those commercials that tell you you can buy this rare collectable coin that's worth $500 for only $49.95!!!
Unless it's on t.v., then it's "2 easy payments of $19.95" or something
Marketing BS also tends to push me away from a sale, but if you don't care about that then I don't see a problem.
Personally, I use a $100 bass pro shops 6 weight that I absolutely love
and have literally had in hand, fishing for between 12-20 hours every weekend for the past 5 months...plus some casting work during the week.
I can't possibly imagine what I'm "missing out on" with a more expensive rod -- this one casts wonderfully and catches fish...buying a "better" rod has never popped into my head. To hell with the other rods, I like mine and don't want to change
Whatever you buy, make sure you use the **** out of it. The most expensive rod I know is the one that sits propped in the corner unused. Don't confuse purchasing an expensive rod and/or gear
with the actual experience of using the gear
- a lot of people do that I think. I see it a lot with bicycles. They buy a mountain bike, hang it in the garage and never use it and think that they've somehow now experienced "riding through the woods" and being outside or something....it's kind of weird if you think about it.