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Two Piece Rods vs. One Piece Rods


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#1 onion man

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Posted December 25 2010 - 09:05 AM

Hey guys,
I just got a brand new St. Croix avid 7'0" M power spinning rod for a Christmas gift. I really like the craftsmanship of the rod, BUT it is a two piece rod. I do have the option to send it back in for a one piece if I want to, but I don't know if there is any difference between a one piece and a two piece. Does a two piece rod effect the performance of the rod at all? What should I choose to do? Thanks.

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Posted December 25 2010 - 09:30 AM

Two piece rods used to be inferior to one piece but in today's world they are not that much different. 

I got a couple of 2 piece rods as gifts.  I don't really know if I have one in my hands unless I inspect it.

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Posted December 25 2010 - 09:44 AM

I dont think in reality there is a big difference between them, except for being able to fit it in your trunk.

Although, if transporting it is not an issue, I'd definately go for the 1 piece because I have more confidence I wont swing a piece off during a cast, or it coming apart fighting a fish.

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Posted December 25 2010 - 11:46 AM

Everybody need's a two piece rod in their collection.
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Posted December 25 2010 - 12:39 PM

I can't speak to the Avid 2-pc, but based on my 2-pc Premier compared to my 1-pc Premier, I wouldn't expect there to be much difference at all. I prefer 1-pc rods, but keep a couple 2-pc rods in the trunk of the second car.

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Posted December 25 2010 - 02:12 PM

There used to be a time when two piece rods were really lousy, nowdays if you purchase a good quality there won' t be much difference between a 1 piece vs a 2 piece of the same model. Shure there will be a slight diffeence in weigth, sure there will be a slight difference in sensitivity but it's so small that you are not going to be able to feel it.
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Posted December 25 2010 - 04:51 PM

I do believe most of the new 2 piece rods are probably just as good as the 1 piece rods. However, I just have a mental block against 2 piece rods.

The bed of my truck (diagonally) will fit an 8ft rod, with just a slight bend at the tip. Since I don't use any rods longer than that, I have no use for a 2 piece rod.

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Posted December 25 2010 - 06:30 PM

I am most likely going to ship it back and just get the one piece rod of the same model with the next one-two weeks.

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Posted December 25 2010 - 09:01 PM

Well hey, I'm jellous ! Those are some sweet rods ! I've been considering one of the heavy action ones for a swimbait rod....

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Posted December 25 2010 - 10:19 PM

Yeah it is easily one of the finest spinning rods that I have owned. I felt horrible to tell the person who got it for me that it was a two piece, but it was not that big of a deal. I think getting a one piece will give me a little more confidence and interestingly, a one piece rod is a tad lighter than the two piece. But when they are this nice, I really am not that picky! I just tuned in to see what other experienced fisherman had to say. I think this rod will improve my fishing... pretty dang sensitive. How do you think their crankbait trigger rods are like? I am looking to get a nice crankbait rod...

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Posted December 25 2010 - 10:58 PM

I've had a couple two piece rods that come apart on the cast every once in awhile. That drives me crazy, I wouldn't use a 2 piece for anything but catfishing.

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Posted December 25 2010 - 11:23 PM

I had a 2 piece casting rod, it was a Quest LS-7 from Dick's sporting goods, 6' long medium "action" as it said on the blank. I wanted a one piece but they didn't have one at the time so I got that one instead. I gave about $25 for it on sale. It was very well made for that price, had Fuji guides and ECS reel seat and IM7 graphite blank. Turned out to be one of the nicest rods I've ever owned and I probably enjoyed it the most of any I've ever owned while I had it (that's it in my avatar with that fish). It caught me the biggest bass I've caught up until now.

Only reason I don't still have it is cause dad wanted a 2 piece casting rod but could never find a decent one that was affordable to him (he won't pay $100 for one like I will now) and I just happened to have one that was pretty good (and Dick's no longer has them so he can't get one there). So I gave it to him this past spring. I still miss it right now even though I have 2 Shimano Compres and one St. Croix Triumph to use that by rights should exceed what that little rod was able to do.

Not one time did it ever come apart on me. It had the top section made to fit over the bottom section when pieced together, which as I understand it is the only good way to do a 2 piece rod (never bottom over top).

That rod was fairly sensitive too, but because it was a little soft feeling, more like a MF tip instead of a F tip, I used it for shallow and medium diving crankbaits a lot. It was great for that and I have yet to replace it.

I still like a one piece the best cause there are absolutely no worries that way, and you know it's as sensitive as it could possibly be without being upgraded to something better. With a 2 piece you always wonder if the one piece would have been better. The only reason someone needs a 2 piece is for storage or travel reasons. If you have a truck, a boat, and/or a good place at home to store your rods, then by all means get the one piece whenever possible.

But I still have nothing against a 2 piece rod if I like the rod and a one piece in the same model is not available. I'm currently considering a Shimano Clarus that is 2 piece simply because the power and action I want it in is not available in a one piece of the same series. But then again, I'm also considering a one piece Shimano Crucial as well, which is about twice the price. ;D :P

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Posted December 25 2010 - 11:44 PM

As has already been said , the newer 2 piece rods seem to be much better than they used to be. Two piece rods used to come apart far too easily. That no longer seems to be a problem. They have come a long way in materials and methods over the years. I have two 2 piece spinning rods that I use for pan fish. I can tell no difference in them and the 1 piece version. With that said all of my bass rods are 1 piece. ::P
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Posted December 26 2010 - 03:11 AM

I don't care for 2 piece, have had them come apart and I don't need for that to happen again.  My freshwater rods easily fit in my car and I don't see saltwater rods in 2 piece except for surf rods.  My 8' fits in my trunk thru the pass thru, looks like I could get a 10 footer in there.

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Posted December 26 2010 - 05:50 AM

I have one to take traveling with me on vacations or down to LSU on business or for football games and to take with me when crabbing in the bayous.

Otherwise I go with a one piece rod.  :P
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