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Sports Chalet is going out of business and everything is 20% off. The fishing section is almost completely cleaned out already. But the location by me has a couple Phenix M1 Inshore models that look and feel extremely nice.

I was thinking of picking up the 7'11 ML fast model for swimbaits in 1.5-3oz and heavy swim jigs.

Its rated for 1-3oz and feels like the tip is more like a moderate fast.

They also have the 7'3" MH ex fast rated for 2-6oz but being ex fast I think its too stiff for treble hook lures

Anyway Im wondering if it would be unwise to let this deal slip by (its not a super deal but 20% is still 20%. Its normally $189)

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Is ML right for swim jigs and swimbaits?? That doesn't seem right. Maybe you meant MH?

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I asked about the 9'0" Heavy M1 Inshore rod as as swimbait rod on the swimbaitunderground forums and a couple of guys said they use the 8'2" Heavy for throwing Deps 250s with no problems.  The M1 itself is a great blank (I believe this is the blank that Ben at Low Down Customs uses for all of his swimbait rod builds) so don't worry about the rod, it's just a matter of getting the one with the right action for what you want to throw on it.

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58 minutes ago, Fishin' Fool said:

Is ML right for swim jigs and swimbaits?? That doesn't seem right. Maybe you meant MH?

I didn't bother to check out the specs, but you have to remember it is a saltwater rod.....not a bass rod.  My ML Redbone has the same rating as several of my MH bass rods.

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5 hours ago, Fishin' Fool said:

Is ML right for swim jigs and swimbaits?? That doesn't seem right. Maybe you meant MH?

Its an inshore/ocean rod so a ML in that series would be like a MH or even a heavy in a normal bass rod.

The MH/extra fast model was very stiff..too stiff for swimming baits.

I went ahead and bought the 7'11 ML fast model, I couldn't resist, its so dang nice looking/feeling. I can tell this thing is going to fling 2-4oz baits a mile. 

 

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19 hours ago, mojojojo said:

Sports Chalet is going out of business and everything is 20% off. The fishing section is almost completely cleaned out already. But the location by me has a couple Phenix M1 Inshore models that look and feel extremely nice.

I was thinking of picking up the 7'11 ML fast model for swimbaits in 1.5-3oz and heavy swim jigs.

Its rated for 1-3oz and feels like the tip is more like a moderate fast.

They also have the 7'3" MH ex fast rated for 2-6oz but being ex fast I think its too stiff for treble hook lures

Anyway Im wondering if it would be unwise to let this deal slip by (its not a super deal but 20% is still 20%. Its normally $189)

good choice I own the same rod and love it great for swimbaits and heavy jigs even some frogs!

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Congrats on the new rod.  Out to be able to launch lures into the stratosphere.  :lol:

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On ‎5‎/‎10‎/‎2016 at 3:21 PM, blckshirt98 said:

I asked about the 9'0" Heavy M1 Inshore rod as as swimbait rod on the swimbaitunderground forums and a couple of guys said they use the 8'2" Heavy for throwing Deps 250s with no problems.  The M1 itself is a great blank (I believe this is the blank that Ben at Low Down Customs uses for all of his swimbait rod builds) so don't worry about the rod, it's just a matter of getting the one with the right action for what you want to throw on it.

LDC uses the black diamond & black diamond hybrid blanks 

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Thanks for clarifying/correcting, I could have sworn I read he used the M1 somewhere!

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