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What is the Most Sensitive Rod Money Can Buy?

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There isn't just one, maybe 5 to 10... :)

But as you can see it just depends on who you talk to....  ::)

Just the .02¢ of a custom rod builder

Tight Lines!!!  

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the best I've used were BPS PQ

But it seems that the GLX is the best

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The most sensitive rod on the planet, whatever rod that might be, being used in conjuction with monofilament, will not be as sensitive as a 40 year old, fiberglass rod, used in conjuction with braided line.

If sensitivity is a big concern, then you should be using braid, for starters. You can worry about things of lesser concern (like the rod) later.

Peace,

Fish

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The most sensitive rod on the planet, whatever rod that might be, being used in conjuction with monofilament, will not be as sensitive as a 40 year old, fiberglass rod, used in conjuction with braided line.

If sensitivity is a big concern, then you should be using braid, for starters. You can worry about things of lesser concern (like the rod) later.

Peace,

Fish

Exactly! I Berkley Lightning Rod with braid is more sensitive than a GLX with mono.

Sensitivity is overstated and overrated when it comes to rods. Most decent rods have all the sensitivity you need. It's more important to pick the right size and action.

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My Loomis MossyBack felt a world of difference in my hands over my BPS rods when it came to sensitivity, but my GBlanks (Rainshadow RX8+) custom spinning rod paired with a Tierra 2500 and 15lb PowerPro braid is insanely sensitive. But Im not saying its the best, but it's real nice.....

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If your rod and reel is very "Tip Heavy" in your hand, or your reel is way overly heavy - especially in spinning tackle - your strike detection could suffer.

I'll take a set up that is balanced correctly over one that is not.

And "Balanced correctly" might be a little different for everyone, and I think it differs from technique to technique.

As previously mentioned, line choice is an important portion of the Sensitivity equation.

But, why is it that the more the tackle costs $$$ - the better it seems to balance ? :)

A-Jay

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Sensitivity is entirely subjective.  One man's shad fart detector is another man's rug beater.

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I have a custom IMX 6' rod that is my favorite of a stable of GLXs, Dobyns, Cumuras, Avids, and All Stars.  I think you can't beat a custom rod.

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I love my kistler LTXs and shimano cumara's

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Under $150 The Powell Max is the most sensitive i have ever used.

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Chris is right though, line plays a major factor with rods, when I switch to fluorocarbon after fishing mono, it was amazing the difference that I felt on the same rods

Cap.O

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You all might think I'm crazy, but I love my Fenwick HMG'S. I ended up getting rid of my legend tournament spinning rod and my rogue drop shot rod and replaced them with HMG rods becuase I liked the feel of them better. I haven't had the chance to use an upper echelon rod like the GLX, but I'm a firm believer in use what you have confidence in and I'm confident in my Fenwick's.

Tight Lines,

Jacob

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For me its my Kistler Argon a bit more then my St.Croix LTB but Avids are right up there to.

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I own LTX II, GLX, MB Evoluzion and fished Evergreens. I like japanese rods for their workmanship and quality. What I can say about the sensitivity is, that you feel what you have to but there is a difference to USDM.

I like my BCR 803 especially for senkos. I already feel much more with this stick than with any other JDM product. However, the GLX can't beat my Helium LTX II if you just look at the sensitivity.

Has anybody of you ever fished the new St.Croix Legend Xtreme or Elite and can tell about their sensitivity?

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Has anybody of you ever fished the new St.Croix Legend . or Elite and can tell about their sensitivity?

I fish a GLX MBR844C and BCR854; Legend Elites EC70MHF

and ES70MF as well as several Avids for other applications

(moving lures). G. Loomis is King Of The Hill, the LE are

more comparable to IMX, but I like them all!

8-)

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Thanks

I'm looking for a heavy t-rig rod, which one would you recomend?

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I have fished the MBR844C for a number of years and just

recently picked up a BCR854. You would be very pleased

with either rod.

8-)

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Thanks

I'm looking for a heavy t-rig rod, which one would you recomend?

A four-powered rod in Loomis' BCR series.

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Hands do not affect how conductive a rod blank is.  A rod blank conducts and transmits vibrations....and some are going to be less dampening than others.  Just like some metals are more conductive than other metals; some blanks are going to be better conductors of vibrations.  It wouldn't be hard to measure it with electronic equipment; you could simply attach something transmitting a vibration to the end of a blank, and measure how much is retained at the other end.  

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I have fished all of the previously mentioned rods and they are all pretty dang good.  I would have to say that the Kistler LTX's are about as sensitive as you can get.  The GLX's are very nice too, but I prefer the split grip design and I personally feel that the LTX's are a bit more sensitive.  Another very sensitive rod is the Rogue MB series.  These run around $200, so quite a bit less than the above mentioned and very sensitive.  I have built on all of the St. Croix blanks and they are also top notch.  The SCV blanks are really sweet.  There are a ton of great rods out there now, so don't be afraid to try them all!!!! :)

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Kistler Helium...........PERIOD!

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I've never used one, but for the price they charge I can't believe no one has mentioned a Steez. Maybe they aren't that great? Like I said, I've never used one, but for that price you would think it would be so sensitive it would catch fish for you.

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I've never used one, but for the price they charge I can't believe no one has mentioned a Steez. Maybe they aren't that great? Like I said, I've never used one, but for that price you would think it would be so sensitive it would catch fish for you.

I've got several, and they are indeed sensitive.  You are splitting hairs with the higher-end rods, but the BCR is still the benchmark IMHO.  

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legend extremes are up there. i dont own one, but i used a buddy of mines and i swear i felt a fish fart. :)

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