Fishing from a paddle boat...
I was at Cut rate looking for gear and lures for an upcoming head boat trip - I needed some jigs and a rod. With all the hub-bub about the high dollar Shimano Butterfly stuff, I went to look at the Trevala rods, expecting them to be 3x-4x out of my budget. The rods looked and felt like a heavy bay rod, but they seemed to have a good backbone (at least compared to what I am used to) Plus they were only $100-$150! Was I looking at the right rods? Is this a "Cheep - do not touch" version of the Shimano jigging rods? $100 is on the high end of what I wanted to spend on a rod (I had been planning on getting a "Tiger Stick" - uglystick - ~$60).
What is the story on these rods? The cut-rate guy was talking them up, but then it is his job to sell stuff, **** or not.