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Yesterday I acquired a 6-6 M/f BPS Extreme rod. Now first off, I HATE spinning gear with a passion. However, I miss throwing a shaky head and drop shot effectively. And with the potentinal of fishing tournaments in 2013. I felt the best way to get back to using it was to up grade the rod to something that I really like. A few months back I headed to BPS with $200 to blow on a good spinning rod, picked up several, a few was carried around the store before being put back on the shelf. In the end I ran over to Dicks and got a 7' M/f Berkley Amp. Just couldnt justify in my mind spending more than $50 on a spinning rod.

Ok back to topic, anyone have any experience with the Extreme rods? Was it a nice pick up over my Shock and Amp rods? Think it'll work for what Im planning on doing with it? Im debating on taking the balance kit off as it just makes it weigh a ton. I left a Abu Garcia Soron on the table when I aquired this rod. Thinking if it doesnt work for me and the guy I got it from hasnt bought a replacement rod yet(and hes not fishing now). That I could take the rod back to him and get another casting rod.

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I have a 6'8" ML/XF extreme and I love it. I have it paired with a Shimano Sahara 2500 and I use it for basically the same thing you're talking about. Most of the time I have a shakyhead on, but I'll use it for a drop shot as well. Its a very nice rod for a fairly decent price, especially when they go on sale.

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I think BassPro Extreme rods in general are excellent values. I still have a couple I bought 10 yrs ago and they have prooved to be both durable and sensitive. Now, are there better rods "out there"? Sure, but it's hard to find that level of quality for the price.

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I have a 6'8" ML/XF extreme and I love it. I have it paired with a Shimano Sahara 2500 and I use it for basically the same thing you're talking about. Most of the time I have a shakyhead on, but I'll use it for a drop shot as well. Its a very nice rod for a fairly decent price, especially when they go on sale.

68 ml/xf was my ideal rod for shaky/drop shot, but hey when your trading sometimes you take whats available.

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I have 3 Extreme rods by Bass Pro, 7' MF, 5'6" LF, and 5.6" ULF, ove 10 year old and still in good shape, corks, wraps, and guide's. Like said before not the best but awfull hard to beat for the price!

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I keep a two-piece 7' m/f spinning model in th car/truck just about all the time. It's definitely not the lightest rod in its price range, but the sensitivity is actually pretty good. Overall, I think they're a good deal when on sale. I have mine paired with a Pro Qualifier spinning reel, and really have no complaints.

I paid $70 for the rod and $40 for the reel (new from BPS), and at those prices, they're both pretty hard to beat.

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