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On the lower end of your price rage would be the Dick's Field & Stream Tec Spec 7'6" Telescopic Pitching and Flipping rod for $59.99. I have one and thinking of adding another and I know it doesn't have the price tag of some of the other offerings that will follow but the rod will handle weight from 1/4oz to 1oz without a problem. Very sensitive as well and has worked with jigs and even some frog duty.

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7'6'' MH or 7'11'' H Veritas.

If you have $200 get both.

x2, one for jigs and one for t rigs

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From what I have been told and felt the veritas rods feel like a broom stick and break easily. Guys that I know have gone through multiple of them. I think I can get them for around $45 a piece but i just dont know if they will hold up.

Broomstick? Hardly. No issues with breakage with mine.

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AVC70MHF

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From what I have been told and felt the veritas rods feel like a broom stick and break easily. Guys that I know have gone through multiple of them. I think I can get them for around $45 a piece but i just dont know if they will hold up.

Broomstick? Hardly. No issues with breakage with mine.

Ditto what TN said. I have 2 and had no problems what so ever, unless catching fish is a problem :eyebrows: . I've said this a few times on here, but I've hardly heard of the Veritas rods breaking. Not saying it doesn't happen, but no rod is indestructible if you try to pull a tree out of 15ft of water. As far as being a broomstick, I don't think so. They are probably closer to a heavy power than a MH power when compared to other rods, but I like that, especially for fishing jigs and t rigs around cover. I don't fish super thick slop so the MH is a nice set up for me with 50# braid. If you have a Dicks or other sporting goods store nearby, go check them out. You might like them. I would definitely take 2 Veritas rods over 1 rod for 2 bills, but that's just me. Others might disagree, but if you're ballin' on a budget, can't go wrong with the Veritas.

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For bottom contact baits, you want the most sensitive rod you can afford!

Jeff

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The Veritas does not match the AVC70mhf in terms of sensitivity. That is something I would look for in a jigging/t-rigging rod most definitely. You do not want to go inexpensive on a rod where bottom contact techniques are implemented.

I am assuming that you do not want another 7' mh rod since you already have one? So that takes the avid mentioned out of the discussion.Too bad because it is a nice rod. You also have a discount that you have mentioned before. I would use that to get a Dobyn's Champion in the length, power, and action you want. It will balance well and have excellent sensitivity. Furthermore, it will be a rod that

If you are patient I would wait for Phenix to release its m-1 series rods, or for the new Shimano Cumara's to come out.

There are plenty better rods than the Veritas at your price point. If you are looking for value go with the veritas, it is inexpensive. With that said, Very quality rods can be had for less than $200. Once you get your hands on a quality rod you will understand why people are willing to pay more for a more expensive rod.

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For bottom contact baits, you want the most sensitive rod you can afford!

Jeff

*******Excellent Post Jeff***** I couldn't agree more.

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From what I have been told and felt the veritas rods feel like a broom stick and break easily. Guys that I know have gone through multiple of them. I think I can get them for around $45 a piece but i just dont know if they will hold up.

Where can you get them at that price?

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I put down a $330 dollar Jig rod that I've caught 100's of bass on and replaced it with a $165 dollar Jig Rod that I fell in love with. The first day I fished with it I was setting the hook on things that I've never felt before. I've never fished a rod so sensitive yet it still had the backbone to hoist a fish out of the thick stuff.

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The mh avid fishes a little heavier than a mh. Would not be comprable to your mh you have.

I am gonna bet Gene is refering to a ducket.

Jeff

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On 10/17/2012 at 6:57 PM, 00 mod said:

The mh avid fishes a little heavier than a mh. Would not be comprable to your mh you have.

I am gonna bet Gene is refering to a ducket.

Jeff

I believe his 7' mh rod is a St. Croix MOJO Bass. Not even close to as good as the avid, but aren't those heavier than they are rated too? I know my St. Croix LTB that is a MH is closer to a H.

If it were me in that situation I would get rid of the MOJO and get the avid you mentioned, but he is talking about getting a new rod. The St. Croix Avid rods are very nice, and the one Jeff mentioned would be good even if you already have the MOJO. It will be noticeably better than the MOJO and I am being conservative with my judgement when I say so.

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I have no experience with the mojos. Never even held one. I do have at least half a dozen avids though.

Jeff

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and that would be a?

Sorry, I was on the phone while I was typing that. It's a Duckett Micro Magic Heavy.

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Check out having one built. Delaware Valley Tackle. Mike is an sponsor here.

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Sorry, I was on the phone while I was typing that. It's a Duckett Micro Magic Heavy.

x2. The Ducket's make incredible flipping/pitching rods. Pair one with a Revo STX.

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x2, one for jigs and one for t rigs

x3 except I want the 7'3" MH for T-rigs as the backbone is a bit thicker

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From what I have been told and felt the veritas rods feel like a broom stick and break easily. Guys that I know have gone through multiple of them. I think I can get them for around $45 a piece but i just dont know if they will hold up.

Seriously man? I an no one to judge and I don't know you from adam, but broom stick and break easily? Have you honestly seen one break? Do they break on occasion, yes they do from time to time. Each rod has its duds or people doing shat to them that will break any rod. Ive seen Shamino rods snap and I have seen a Mojo I think its called snap. Does that mean I should go onto a forum and bash them without ever picking one up? Sounds to be like your a young kid that has watched way to many you tube videos

If you have an outlet for 45 dollar Veritas please let me know. Best deal I have found was 75-80 shipped

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I'm using a Denali Rosewood and loving it. Its in your price range as well. I think once you get out of the under $100 price range rods most companies are offering solid quality.

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Tacklewharehouse.com has a 7'4" Shimano Cumara CUC-74 heavy on clearance for $129 right now. Havn't used this one but I have 3 other Cumaras

and they are great rods with lifetime warrenty. it will be a stout rod but great for pitching in heavy cover. Also I have ordered from TWH and they have great service.

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When fishing contact baits a guy should get as sensitive a rod as his budget will allow, this type of fishing is where a rod that conducts vibration well earns it's price. Entry level rods have come a long way in their construction and components that are used to produce them, but they fall short when compared to true upper end rods.

My suggestion for a rod would be to keep an eye out for a good used Gloomis IMX or GLX if your lucky, 844 series rod, they have been the benchmark for jig rods for a long time. Dobyns Champion is good and the DX line is even better a good used 735C would make a good jig rod and should be available in your price range.

Don't short yourself on quality when it comes to a contact bait rod, you will regret it in the long run.

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