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Wilderness Rod - Casting

5' 6" = $80
6' = $85
7' = $95
Price: $80.00

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Kevlar Carbon-Laced Graphite Casting Rod

The high-performance fishing rod at an affordable price for fantastic fishing. Don't be fooled by rod manufacturers who boast of 70 & 80 million modulus cloth in their rods! To be safe, ask them what percentage (%) of 70 or 80 million modulus their rods contain?? If they are honest, most will answer that their rods contain less than 20% of the claimed material.

Gapen's NEW kevlar carbon-laced graphite, along with the NEW hard wrap graphite cloth, has allowed these NEW Wilderness Fishing Rods to come to the angler at a much lower retail price. The one-piece construction offers superior sensitivity in a powerful rod.

Gapen Wilderness Rod is a high-quality graphite casting rod great for bait casting, pike, bass and muskie rod this strong kevlar graphite rod | is used by Dan Gapen - it's his fishing rod. Select one or two of these great fishing rods and add the power and speed that a quality graphite rod puts in your hands. For casting plugs, wood baits, spoons to lure in big pike, muskie and bass from tough cover, you will love the feel and power of this graphite casting rod.

High quality construction at a great price, the Gapen Wilderness Rod series puts high performance in your hands for much less money and a replacement warranty to boot. So affordable, you can purchase two or three Gapen rods for the price of one of the more commercial brands. No matter how you break your rod, you are always covered by our warranty replacement service (see below). Many anglers pick two of the same rods to have extra casting rod rigs, extra muskie plugs ready and to have a back-up rod in case of a break. No need to stop fishing if you have a back-up rod, grab two Gapen Wilderness casting rods and throw, throw, throw to score a big bass, massive muskie or powerful pike.

Don't let this casting rod be the one that got away, try one and get to your muskie rod, pike rod or bass rod working your favorite water. Upgrade to a Gapen Wilderness rod and feel the great hook set touch and battle power only a kevlar carbon-laced wrap can offer. Fast action, powerful response and the rod backbone that Dan Gapen demands in his pike casting rod. Hook a muskie, stop a bass or rip a pike through heavy cover with our casting rod and see for yourself.

Similar in sensitivity and strength to the graphite blanks of the past, these NEW rods carry a friendly and fair lifetime replacement warranty. Your Gapen Wilderness Rod will be replaced for HALF it's retail price due to "ANY" manufacturer defect or customer breakage.


(examples shown for replacement costs- please keep receipts!)
5' 6" rods retail at $85 - REPLACEMENT PRICE = $37.50 (Plus Shipping & Handling)
6' 0" rods retail at $90 - REPLACEMENT PRICE = $45 (Plus Shipping & Handling)
7' 0" rods retail at $100 - REPLACEMENT PRICE = $50 (Plus Shipping & Handling)

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 6 Write a review.

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5 of 5 Extra heavy casting rod July 3, 2020
Reviewer: Ronald Brown from Oswego , KS United States  
I purchased my first Gapen rod to catch large catfish on the river. This rod is so sensitive you can feel everything and it will handle whatever gets on the end of it. It cast great and the only thing I don’t like is the single foot guides but that’s just me. This is my first rod but it won’t be my last. Try one you will love it.

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5 of 5 Another High Quality Fishing Rod March 26, 2019
Reviewer: Daniel Quenzel from Oak Lawn, IL United States  
After battling a 180# tarpon on one of your 7' Med spinning rods for over 2 hours the first rod I thought of to match up with a new baitcasting reel was one of the Dan Gapen Wilderness Rods. As always the rod is high quality. Also can't wait to use the new Spin Bees and Flick Flies I bought at the Schaumburg Fishing show this past January.

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5 of 5 Gapen Wilderness rods May 4, 2018
Reviewer: Brian HELMINEN from Calumet, MI United States  
I bought 5 spinning rods for my charter business a few years ago, and liked them so much, not I bought some spin casting rods of the same materials. Good sensitive rods with some backbone!

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4 of 5 Improve Post-Purchase Communication February 1, 2018
Reviewer: David Yanochko from Brighton, MI United States  
The casting rod is exactly what I was looking for at a good price point and deserves 5 stars. However, I would have appreciated an email communication following the purchase notifying me that the product had shipped with tracking information. The lack of which cost Gapen a star.

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5 of 5 Greatest December 22, 2016
Reviewer: Sherrie Stoppelmann from St. Louis, MO United States  
I have used st. Croix rods in the past and the Gapen rod is now my favorite by far.

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