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I fish monofilament exclusively. I really hate rod wraps of the braid, and the no slack line sensitivity I get. Also, I hate having to tie on leaders as well as the high cost. I also hate the high cost of braid and fluorocarbon. That being said, I fish nothing but 15lb Trilene Big Game Monofilament. I am looking for the most sensitive MH rod for my worm fishing that makes up for the un-sensitive monofilament. Thanks in advance!

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I LOVE my NRX 893!

 

But if you are worried about the 'high' price of braid and fluoro it might not be an option for you.  

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If the cost of braid bothers you, then the most sensitive rod money can buy will give you heart failure.

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No rod will make up for someone with numb hands. Some have it, and some don't. Secondly if a $13 spool of braid bothers you then fishing might not exactly be the best choice for a hobby.

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You need to rephrase your question, to say the most sensitive MH rod in a price range that you specify. The NRX is probably one of, if not the most, sensitive rod, but are you willing to fork over $500 for the rod?

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I fish monofilament exclusively. I really hate rod wraps of the braid, and the no slack line sensitivity I get. Also, I hate having to tie on leaders as well as the high cost. I also hate the high cost of braid and fluorocarbon. That being said, I fish nothing but 15lb Trilene Big Game Monofilament. I am looking for the most sensitive MH rod for my worm fishing that makes up for the un-sensitive monofilament. Thanks in advance!

Try Shimano Crucial ;)

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If $500 for an NRX is a bit much, the St Croix Legend Extreme can be had for about $400. Been fishing a St Croix Avid X MH Fast this spring and I'm impressed with the sensitivity for $200. Also tried a G Loomis E6x 853c and it was great too - but personally preferred the Avid X at those price points.

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Most Sensitive Rod?

Probably a shootout between the "*** Archangel" and the "Megabass Destroyer"

Hope you got deep pockets  :eyebrows:

 

Roger

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Okay, so if you can't feel bites on a $100 rod, a top end rod won't be of much more help.

 

My rods range all the way from cheap house brands and 10 year old models to much newer and much pricier ones. I don't have trouble catching fish on any of them- with mono, copoly, fluoro, or braid. Sure some are more sensitive, more balanced, more pleasurable (is that grammatically correct?) to fish with; but feeling bites is never a problem.

 

In any case, a spool of Tatsu is much cheaper than even the cheapest rod that anyone can suggest.

 

Sometimes it's not the arrow.

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I guess I am somewhat baffled. You mention you hate the price of everything and more specifically lines. However you want a better rod that will likely cost more than you currently own.

As the old saying goes you get what you pay for. Cheap line + a cheap rod will minimize what you can feel. Not really sure what level of line and rod would suffice for what you want. For example I have an old Daiwa Tony Bean smallmouth IM6 spinning rod paired with a 2500 Shimano with 8# Gama copoly. I can feel everything I need to catch fish and be happy.

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The most sensitive stick I own is made by North Fork Composites. It's the 709 HM. It's almost too sensitive. I find myself setting the hook way too hard even on small fish sometimes because the bites feel so much harder on this blank. I do not own an NRX though.

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more pleasurable (is that grammatically correct?) .

I believe so.

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I agree that the nrx 893 is one heck of a nice rod. I own one, but wouldn't recommend it to you. For the price there are much better options out there, especially considering you could get a nice rod and reel at that price point. Just get the best rod that you can afford, especially if you can handle it in person before purchase and see what you like. I just started fishing tournaments this year, and have only brought the nrx one time. I'm always afraid of breaking it or losing it. Sometimes my rods take a beating, but I try my hardest to keep them safe and have not broken one yet. Knock on wood. Anyways, for tournaments, I wish I had bought another couple rods and reels, but blew it all on one rod. But it definatly is my most sensative rod by far, although you don't always need that, and I still catch fish on all my cheap rods. I caught my pb on my cheapest baitcast and flippin stick combo, and performed perfect. Good luck, and just pick what feels best!

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Try a smaller mono line

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Try a smaller mono line

 

Better yet, spool up with braid.

Switching from mono to braid is indistinguishable from an upgrade in rod blanks,

and the difference in price will be less that $400.

 

Roger

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All depends on your price range.

 

100$= *** Black

200$= Avid

300$= no idea, don't use anything above 200$ lol.

$300= Megabass Orochi XX EMTF ;)

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Just go grab a St. Croix Legend Xtreme and be happy!

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I love my NRX 893c, but I don't know if it's in your budget.

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I fish monofilament exclusively. I really hate rod wraps of the braid, and the no slack line sensitivity I get. Also, I hate having to tie on leaders as well as the high cost. I also hate the high cost of braid and fluorocarbon. That being said, I fish nothing but 15lb Trilene Big Game Monofilament. I am looking for the most sensitive MH rod for my worm fishing that makes up for the un-sensitive monofilament. Thanks in advance!

 

A few questions....

 

What are you currently using?  What's your budget?  If you are not going to invest in braid or FC, why invest in an expensive rod?  What are going to use this set up for?

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For a hundred bucks you cannot beat the new Veritas 2.0 Microguide.

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I would save the money, get one of the many awesome sticks in the $100-$150 range, and switch your line from mono to copoly. Copoly IME is notcibly more sensitive than mono, has less stretch, and a higher braking strength/diameter. It doesnt have the slack line deadness of braid and it won't routinely wrap around your guide eyes. It's also just a tiny bit more expensive, so it won't hurt the wallet initially as much as braid. ( braid price is irrelevent honestly, as I routinely get 2-3 YEARS out of a spool of braid.....).

I like Yz hybrid.

Others like cxx.

Lots of options in the copoly market.

Good luck.

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As an alternative to the NRX893 consider a custom build.

Mine is a Rainshadow Eternity blank, Toray reel seat, Alps

titanium guides spooled with Tuf-Line Tournament 8 and

Tatsu leader.

 

 

 

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The NRX line is the most sensitive rod I have used closely followed by the Megabass Phase 3.

 

I think the question you need to ask is what do you want from your rod.  Either of the above rods will allow me to easily distinguish between rock, grass, wood, soft bottom, hard bottom etc.  With a less sensitive rod those things feel more similar.  I use my rod to search the bottom, so being able to identify those things is important to me.  It is possible that you will feel more bites with a more sensitive rod but I think the real advantage is being able to differentiate what you are fishing.  You should also consider rod power relative to the weight of the lure.  Too heavy of a rod or too light of a lure will make it more difficult for you to feel the lure on the retrieve.

 

If you can give more information on the weights, worms, and type of fishing you generally do (cover, depth) it would be easier to recommend the most sensitive rod.

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My two most sensitive rods were St. Croix Legend and Loomis GLX but are quite expensive.  I bought one of the new St. Croix Avid "X" rods this year...and it might be the most sensitive of the three...debatable but close.  And a bit less at $200.

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