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I have a phenix m1 XH X- Fast 1-6 oz. casting rod for punching, a phenix M1 MH Fast 1/4 -3/4 oz casting rod for general purpose, and a Phenix Maxim M Fast 1/8 - 3/4 oz Spinning for finesse. Are the latter two too similar? They don't feel terribly different. I was thinking of maybe down grading the spinning real to a ML or L 1/8-1/2 oz (or maybe 3/8 oz). Or shall I upgrade the MH casting to a H (1/2-1 1/4 oz)? Or should I just buy another rod to bridge the gap between the light cast and the meat stick? Thanks!

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What you have is a good mix for bass fishing. My suggestion is get a medium crank bait rod and you will have the basis that you can expand on as you go along. The medium spinning rod will do quite well for all your finesse needs. You will loose a 1/4 Oz of use from the medium to the ml spinning rod.

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Just let me say one thing..................................You can never have too many rods.  :teeth:

 

Keeping rods to a minimum, I would add a crankbait rod as above poster suggested.  Maybe two depending on whether or not you fish shallow and deep.

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I think the guys up above gave solid advice with the crankbait rod if you're trying to keep your rod selection to a minimum.

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So what if they over lap?  What does over lap mean anyway?  The rule for purchasing rods is that you should buy as many as you can afford - and then maybe a couple more.  If you are supporting young children and the rod purchase interferes with supporting the children adequately - go ahead and buy the rods.    When those kids are between the ages of 14 to 25 those kids are going to hate you anyway, you will be possibly the meanest and least understanding person on the planet, so you might as well give them a reason.  I'm glad I could help with this decision.

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Well, I'm a student so I wanted to get buy with like 3 or 4 rods but screw it. I guess I'll just keep it an buy a lighter spinning rod set up and a heavier casting set up to fill in the gaps later. 

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I think it has already been said, but a medium cranking rod would be what I would recommend. I'm also a student so I understand where you are coming from, so I would start there and then you can add in later. I think adding this rod will cover most of your bases though

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