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St.Croix Rods Avid X spinning M or MH?

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 Oh my, with all the new fishing shows on TV I'm in the mood to buy some more fishing equipment.  I have my eyes on the St. Croix Avid X spinning rod.  I've not seen one in person though so this would be a blind buy off the internet.  What I what to know is the difference between the M and MH.  The MH is rated up to 3/4oz lures.  I would be using this rod with eight or ten pound line and Texas rigging (I Texas rig with eight, six and ten pound mono).  

 My favorite rod is a Fenwick HMG 6'6" spinning M rated at 1/4-3/4oz.  I have a Fenwick HMG MH rated up to 1oz that I also like.  The only St. Croix I have is a Triump M rated 1/4-5/8oz.  I really like that rod too.  

 However, I'm wanting to jump from the $70/$100 range of rods to the $200 range and get a nice St. Croix and I like how that Avid X looks and I noticed it comes with a fifteen year warranty.  The lures I would be throwing are five inch Yum Dingers and seven inch Power Worms using 3/16, 1/8 and 1/16 bullet weights.  This rod would also be used for other lures like crankbaits/spinnerbaits etc... But I Texas rig 99% of the time.  

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I have an Avid (pre-"X") spinning rod. It's 7'0" M/F. I think you'll want the M rather than the MH. St. Croix tends to run a little heavy on power ratings.

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I have a regular avid 6'8 mxf and an elite 6'6 mf and used to have a premier 7' mf, all spinning. If you're going to be Texas rigging 99% of the time I'd get the mxf, if you're going to throw a crank on there occasionally I would get the medium fast. 

 

If if this is going to be the one rod you take with you beating the bank or the one you just leave in your car I would get the medium fast. 

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i have the legend elite 7" M/F and have had the legend elite 6'8" M/XF.

i do not enjoy fishing t-rig or any bottom contact with the 7'M/F. the 6'8"M/XF is perfect for light bottom contact. cant vouch for the cranks.

maybe you can keep your other rods for the moving baits and get the XF Avid for soft plastics.

St. Croix also has a Gold Star Service plan. If you break your Avid for any reason you get a replacement for $75 plus $15 shipping. you can also swap for a different model of any series by paying the difference.

http://stcroixrods.com/service-warranty/service-warranty-policies/

 

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I want all my rods to be versatile because I do mostly kayak fishing and usually only take two rods with me, sometimes three.  I like all my rods to be able to be used with Texas rigs. 

 The only other rod I'm looking at is a Shimano Clarus spinning rod that I saw at Academy for $100.  That rod was seven foot and a MH and it looked and felt sweet.  But, my small collection of rods is made up of $75-$100 rods and I want to buy something a little more nicer like that Avid X.  

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I'd go with a medium for the techniques and weights you mentioned.

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Thanks for all the replies.  I'll probably go for the medium then.  I'm sure I'll love a medium even if I find it's too light for me so that will give me another reason to buy another one in the future that is MH!  

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