No Back Bone
September 1, 2014
I bought a Ande Tournament Saltwater rod and went fishing the next day. I hooked into something pretty large (I was catching black drum in the 30 - 40 lb class). I don't know what it was but I do know it was big). I had set the drag and i needed a little more drag to turn the fish. When I tightened up on the drag, the rod snapped and then my 40 pound braid snapped. Bottom line, I lost a big fish and threw $50 out the window doing it. I have since read other reviews on line and the Ande rods are very prone to break if you snag a big fish.The rod looked great. However, this is a case of you get what you pay for.
Cons:Will not sstand up to a big fish