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Two piece casting rods are disappearing from tackle stores and on-line supply houses while two piece spinning rods are still readily available. I know that demand is what drives the market and was curious as to why. I keep a combo consisting of a two piece in my car along with a small tackle bag, throughout the season and was looking to upgrage the rod. I know that a lot of sensitivity is lost vs. a one piece, but for many of us that like to keep a rod handy, they're not practicle.

Do you guys own and use any two piece casting rods? Do you know of any company that still produces a selection of them?

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That is why all of my trigger rods are 6-1/2 long. It is hard to get a 7 footer in the car without bending it around. I don't want to mess up the guides either.

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You answered your own question with "I know that a lot of sensitivity is lost vs. a one piece,...." but this is an unfortunate misconception. Modern manufacturing processes build ferrules as part of the blank when it's rolled. The result is a near perfect fit with very little added weight to dampen vibration.

There are high quality blanks available in 2piece models. If you can't find what you're looking for off the rack it can be built for a reasonable price. Let me know if I can help.

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You answered your own question with "I know that a lot of sensitivity is lost vs. a one piece,...." but this is an unfortunate misconception. Modern manufacturing processes build ferrules as part of the blank when it's rolled. The result is a near perfect fit with very little added weight to dampen vibration.

There are high quality blanks available in 2piece models. If you can't find what you're looking for off the rack it can be built for a reasonable price. Let me know if I can help.

Very true. ask those who flyfish using a multipiece rod. They can be vey good!

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All of my rods are one piece.

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I have a Shimano Clarus that is a couple years old that is a 6'10" MH two piece that I like and used the past year until I just got a one piece Veritas. You are right though, there aren't many two piece rods out there for casting setups.

Abu Vengeance can be had as two piece, and Damiki makes one too...

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I got lucky around July I needed some for when I was taking a trip to Maine. DSG had some Daiwa 2 pc rods on sale for $10, so I grabbed a M and MH. They came in handy this month when I went to SC and fished with Bass Ninja on Lake Murray.

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Cabelas and I believe BPS make a couple of models of 2 pc casting rods that work well. I have a couple of XML and XMLTI models that are 2 pc that I use on a regular basis.

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You answered your own question with "I know that a lot of sensitivity is lost vs. a one piece,...." but this is an unfortunate misconception. Modern manufacturing processes build ferrules as part of the blank when it's rolled. The result is a near perfect fit with very little added weight to dampen vibration.

There are high quality blanks available in 2piece models. If you can't find what you're looking for off the rack it can be built for a reasonable price. Let me know if I can help.

I agree 100%. If constructed properly, the loss in sensitivity, if any, is imperceptable with a two piece rod blank. I just bought a new 10' Lamiglas surf blank. Two pieces, and I can't wait to build it.

Ronnie

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I have two casting rods that are two piece. A Clarus and a Cabela Mag Touch. I use them for their convenience despite having my share of one piece bass rods. The ironic thing is that my two piece rods see 90% of the fishing action since they fit in the trunk. It appears that the only time I can use my one piece rods is on the weekend. One would be be a fool to leave your one piece rods visible in a car in my neck of the woods which is why the one piece rods stay home during the week.

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Gander sells a 2piece rod, quantum response for about 50 bucks, with micro guides

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Thanks guys. The only one I was able to find locally was at BPS and it's only a Med power. It works just fine with the light stuff, but I like throwing cranks and spinnerbaits and this one is just a little too wimpy for them. I did find a rod building kit from Pacific Bay that Cabela's has in a 6'6" MHF. I think I'll give it a shot putting it together and see how I like it. I don't expect it to be all that nice to look at, but as long as it's funcitonal when I get done with it, I won't be too critical of my own work.

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to those who own the two piece clarus, can you comment on them? what size reel do you have on them and how does it balance?

im thinking about putting together a budget trunk casting rig and keep coming back to the clarus with a small round reel like a 4601.

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to those who own the two piece clarus, can you comment on them? what size reel do you have on them and how does it balance?

im thinking about putting together a budget trunk casting rig and keep coming back to the clarus with a small round reel like a 4601.

If your gonna go truck budget, and especially if your gonna spend $ on the Clarus, at least mount a Citica on it!

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a citica or revo s was what i originally had in mind but something about those small round reels makes me want one.

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a citica or revo s was what i originally had in mind but something about those small round reels makes me want one.

How about something like a Cardiff 100A? Small, light, fairly smooth, with a recessed reel foot so it sits a bit closer to the reel seat than the Abu 4600/4601. I have one setup with a Curado 200E handle on a 7' MH Carbonlite that I use for jigs, heavier soft plastics, and lighter hollow-body frogs. Casts great and feels good in the hand.

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I remember just seeing a St Croix travel rod 3 or 4 piece. Comes in a soft case as well.

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How about something like a Cardiff 100A? Small, light, fairly smooth, with a recessed reel foot so it sits a bit closer to the reel seat than the Abu 4600/4601. I have one setup with a Curado 200E handle on a 7' MH Carbonlite that I use for jigs, heavier soft plastics, and lighter hollow-body frogs. Casts great and feels good in the hand.

ive seen those as well....the handle is on the wrong side though, lol.

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ive seen those as well....the handle is on the wrong side though, lol.

I've never seen a 101A, but they do offer a 201A that's not much larger/heavier...and it's still lighter than a 4601. ;)

That Cardiff 100 is a great reel. And no brakes, so you have to actually learn to use a baitcaster.

Umm...mine has centrifugal brakes, like the rest of Shimano's lineup.

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