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Which do you prefer a one piece rod or a two piece rod?

Why?

Is the one piece rod that much stronger in the mid section or is it the two piece?

Which one is better?

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I have and use both. Once I'm actually fishing I don't care if its a one piece or a two piece. Most of my rods are one piece just because they are easier to find in anything but lower end rods, where I tend to see more 2 piece rods. That said, ever since this past summer when my wife and I went on vacation and we didn't have room in the car for my one piece rods, I've been looking for a couple higher quality 2 piece rods to have as car rods, and found a couple from st. croix in the premier and avid lines that I want to get. So to summarize, for selection in my preferred price point I prefer one piece, but for ease of transportation I prefer two piece.

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I use one-piece rods so my friends can't cast the top half into the lake.

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I also have and use both. I guess if you were to get technical though, one piece rods are more sensitive (because there is nothing to dampen the transmission of vibration all the way down the handle) and they are slightly stronger than two piece rods of the same quality. But research and manufacturing have come such a long way that i think the difference is pretty negligible, especially on higher end rods.

Adding a joint to anything will weaken it. Even if the joint is made extra strong, the areas to each side of it will receive uneven amounts of pressure under strain, thereby making them more likely to give out. That being said however, I still have a several two piece rods in my arsenal. I still always know when i have a bite and can still catch plenty of fish, who obviously don't know or care what gear i use. I also have yet to meet a bass that has broken one of my two piece outfits. If I were a tournament angler who needed every edge available, I would probably shop for one piece rods exclusively. At this point in my life however, I am not splitting hairs over differences that I simply don't have the experience or the skill to notice.

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Conventional tackle i prefer one piece probably more from a mental standpoint because i feel like it is stronger and more sensitive.

Fly fishing i have 2 piece and 4 piece rods.  I have broken my fair share and i can say that not one was ever broken at the ferrule.

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I never gave this much thought till now. I just ordered four new baitcasting rods and I think there all one piece rods. I mainly have all two piece rods.

I never gave much thought to the newer slip on two piece with the rubber o ring over the metal female & male connectors of years ago where we had more sensitivity over the slip on o ring style of today? True or false?

I have an older Berkley cherrywood 6' rod that I use for my carolina rigs that's a two piece rod were I can feel the slightest nibble but I'm also a tip watcher too. I used this rod for over a decade now and replacing it is so hard to do since I used it so much and I'm use to it. Not even the new cherrywoods come even close to this rod. I know it's on my list to upgrade it too. But my point is its a two piece rod and it's still

sensitive. The splice joint is tight. I hope my new 7', 6'6" one piece rods fit in my jeep wrangler.

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Up until a few years ago quality two piece casting rods were hard to come by. I wanted a couple to keep in the car so I ended up building a couple of PacBay kits I ordered from Cabela's.

I was really impressed with the rod blanks which were M/H with a fast tip.

One of these two is now kept in my rod locker.

If storage space is a concern of yours, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend a quality two piece rod. They've come a long way from the old models with that stiff, dead spot in them.

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One piece.  I prefer every aspect of weight, sensitivity, and looks over a 2 piece.

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1 piece for bass fishing ..... I have a few ugly sticks for.ppl. who don't fish a lot and just won't to go put fishing...

And for my big surf rods I have 2 peice rods..

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My trout rods are two and three piece, but that's a necessity since they are 10-15' long.  Over the counter two piece rods are usually relegated to entry level gear, though there are a few travel rods that are two and three piece setups and are still very sensitive.  In a general sense, a single piece blank will outperform a two piece blank, but that isn't to say that a quality, sensitive rod cannot be built out of a two piece blank, but it has to be a quality blank, and is usually a custom build.

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I have an older early 70's Garcia five star ultra-lite which was top of there line back then that's a two piece and I can feel the slightest nibble on. I retired it and it's

D.A.M. Quick 110 reel to my fishing museum. I even seen this reel in an antique shop while on vacation. My early fishing equipment got old so fast. I'm still only 39yo(63yo).

I keep my tackle looking New because I'm careful with it. That German quick reel is getting close to 40yo and it still works like new today. I bought with my tax return money back then. Now I use the ONE piece ultra-lites from bps & quantum for trout fishing.

Just some of my century old fishing facts. We get old so fast, stop the bus of life or slow it down by fishing everyday and fish hard too.

God bless, bigbill

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D.A.M. made good reels.  My father still uses a Quick 4000.  Interesting that pretty much all modern reels use a crown and pinion gear, rather than the true worm and screw that D.A.M. utilized.  I wonder if they have an international patent that hasn't expired yet?  It's the smoothest mechanism I've used to date.

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I have both. I like use 2-piece rods when I ride my MTB to ponds I can't drive to. They fit much better on my backpack.

I also agree with other members that 2-piece rods might be a little weaker than 1-piece, but not enough to bother me with the type of fishing I do. With respect to sensitivity, I can't tell if there's really a difference.

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D.A.M. made good reels.  My father still uses a Quick 4000.  Interesting that pretty much all modern reels use a crown and pinion gear, rather than the true worm and screw that D.A.M. utilized.  I wonder if they have an international patent that hasn't expired yet?  It's the smoothest mechanism I've used to date.

I have a 110 D.A.M and a still brand new 110N D.A.M Quick spinning reel too. I seen my 110 in an antique shop for $70.

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I did notice there is more money required to ship the one piece rods.

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