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Checked a couple dozen of them at my local BPS. Every one had a bent blank.  Dont know if Bass Pro just stored them poorly or if its quality control but they were by no means straight.  The guides didnt impress me even for a beater rod.

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Checked a couple dozen of them at my local BPS. Every one had a bent blank.  Dont know if Bass Pro just stored them poorly or if its quality control but they were by no means straight.  The guides didnt impress me even for a beater rod.

 

Almost every rod I have picked up at BPS has had a crooked blank. No matter what rod it is.

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Almost every rod I have picked up at BPS has had a crooked blank. No matter what rod it is.

I swear it's true... I stated this very same thing a couple of times on here. It's very, very suspicious to me. I simply will not buy a rod from BPS. I live 30 miles from one, got a couple buddy's working there.. It's strangely true

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BPS is usually where I make all my rod purchases.  I dislike most newer rods so I dont risk buying from internet sources as Id surely dislike the handle or something.  Ive never found a Loomis,St.Croix,Falcon or Penn rod there that was bent or with misaligned guides.  Ive been thinking about trying one of the house brand Carbonlights.

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Thanks for the reply. Anyone have any experience with fenwick hmx?

 

Fenwick HMXs are decent rods in their price range.  For a few dollars more you can buy the HMGs.  If you are considering Fenwick and the Ugly Stick Elite, I would expect the Fenwick to win in the sensitivity department but I haven't held the Elite in my hands so I can't say for sure.  

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The tips on the elites are still fiberglass, i.e., very whippy and will kill any vibration that would have been transmitted. They're good rods, but a full graphite rod would be better suited for most bass fishing.

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Almost every rod I have picked up at BPS has had a crooked blank. No matter what rod it is.

funny... My mojo bass had a screwed blank!!!!

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