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What is the Most Sensitive Rod Money Can Buy?


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#31 A-Jay

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Posted April 12 2009 - 12:33 PM

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 ? :)

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Posted April 12 2009 - 01:16 PM

Sensitivity is entirely subjective.  One man's shad fart detector is another man's rug beater.
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Posted April 12 2009 - 02:36 PM

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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Posted April 12 2009 - 08:44 PM

I love my kistler LTXs and shimano cumara's

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Posted April 12 2009 - 09:09 PM

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

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Posted April 12 2009 - 09:10 PM

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

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Posted April 12 2009 - 09:15 PM

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.

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Posted April 12 2009 - 09:40 PM

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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Posted April 13 2009 - 09:14 AM

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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Posted April 13 2009 - 09:40 AM

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!

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Posted April 13 2009 - 09:51 AM

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

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Posted April 13 2009 - 10:41 AM

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.


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Posted April 13 2009 - 04:21 PM

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


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Posted April 13 2009 - 04:33 PM

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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Posted April 13 2009 - 07:39 PM

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!!!! :)