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Fenwich Aetos Review

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I haven't seen much about this rod around so I thought I would write up a review after using it for about a week now. I was looking for a "do it all" rod for travel and bank fishing. I only like carrying one rod when bank fishing which I do a lot of. 

The setup: 7'0" Medium fast action 1/16-5/8 2 piece. Paired with a Pflueger President 30 and #4 Yo Zuri Hybrid with KVD line and lure conditioner. 

I'll talk about the casting distance first. Anything over 1/8 oz casts like a dream, 20+ yards. I wasn't blown away with the casting distance of my 1/16 hair jigs but it certainly wasn't disappointing in the slightest. I could even cast the small Joe's Fly spinner for some panfish, although not very far, not even an ultra light could cast it too far. I fished jigs, worms, crankbaits, spinners, drop shot, and grubs on this rod. All performed great. It also super light and felt great in my hands. The Fuji split group took a little getting used to but now I am in love with it. I think it definitely adds some sensitivity. The sensitivity was nice too. I again wasn't blown away by the sensitivity but I was extremely happy with it. Anything more would have been really amazing. In the past week it handled anything from a 5 inch shiner to about a 3.5 bass. I could set the hook very well and fighting the fish felt great. Just like a medium rod should.

The only thing is I think I should have gone with the 6'6" model, just as a personal preference. It might have been a little better to control and cast especially from the shore. Also I highly recomend the Plueger Supreme. 

In conclusion, I would highly recommend this rod and I am in love with it. I can do practically anything I will need. While other rods may be more ideal for ceartain techniques. If you want one rod that does it all I would recommend this rod. 

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I have the same rod and I concur.  It is so versatile but doesn't get much love. 

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My Fenwicks are my favorite rods. They are always the ones I reach for without thinking about it. I've been starting to phase more Fenwicks in to my starting lineup. I've been considering an Aetos for a while now. Thanks for the review! 

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7 hours ago, lmbfisherman said:

I have the same rod and I concur.  It is so versatile but doesn't get much love. 

I got it because of your suggestion in my other post.

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11 minutes ago, RyanDR said:

I got it because of your suggestion in my other post.

Oh glad I could help!  And glad I steered you right.  ?

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Im also transitioning to Fenwick rods, haven't tried the Aetos yet, thanks for the review! 

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You should definitely try an Aetos.  Nice rods.  Fenwick offers a lot for your money.   I use rods from several of their lines.

 

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Aetos rods are great, but you just don't hear much about them. Fenwick's customer service is also outstanding!

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