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I am in the market for a new rod and have it narrowed down to these to rods. Which one is better? I am looking for light weight, sensitivity, balancing and comfort.

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No experience with the M1.  The Savvy stay away imo if you are using it for bottom contact/sensitivity.  The rod was a dead stick compared to other rods in the range.  

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It'll double as a Spinnerbait and Jig rod.

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Moving baits would be fine.  Maybe a Dobyns Fury owner can chime in about sensitivity.  That might be a better option.

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17 minutes ago, lmbfisherman said:

No experience with the M1.  The Savvy stay away imo if you are using it for bottom contact/sensitivity.  The rod was a dead stick compared to other rods in the range.  

I would agree with this completely. Bought the 734 savvy to try as a jig rod.  Horrible sensitivity. Became my spinnerbait rod, does fine for that. Plenty of other rods much better for jigs. Haven't used the Phenix so can't comment there.

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15 minutes ago, mojojojo said:

Phenix M1 Rods are great. Very good sensitivity, well built

I think i am going to pick up the M1 and a recon.

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The Savvy is one of the least sensitive sticks I've ever used. Good balance though. I would say the M1s sensitivity is about average, same with the Recon. The original unsanded Recons had a little better sensitivity but they were prone to breakage. 

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11 hours ago, Ohio Bassin said:

I think i am going to pick up the M1 and a recon.

i have a recon 2 and it's a nice rod and sensitivity is nice on it.  Not really sure what average sensitivity means since it's purely subjective, but it's a nice stick.  the m1 rods look very nice and i've heard good things about them, but never tried one.

i have a fury, have had champions before and have a couple champion extremes but never used a savvy.  i've never really heard anyone rave about them so for the price i'd probably look elsewhere.  too many good options at that price point to gamble on it.

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I have a M1 that I use as a jig rod and I can say I am really impressed for the price.  When I compare it to the St Croix Rage, Avid, fenwick ateos  I believe the M1 is a better rod.

I have not tried a Savvy  only the Fury so I can’t give you a real comparison other than the M1 is night and days better than the fury.

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At one time the M1 was at the top of the Phenix line. I got the MH/F to use as my dedicated bottom contact rod and really liked it. It is light, sensative, strong and balance's perfectly with a Curado I. It is now my dedicated spinnerbait / chatterbait rod only because I wanted something a little heavier for the waters I fish. 

 

Mike 

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The M1 it is thanks guys

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21 hours ago, Mike L said:

At one time the M1 was at the top of the Phenix line. I got the MH/F to use as my dedicated bottom contact rod and really liked it. It is light, sensative, strong and balance's perfectly with a Curado I. It is now my dedicated spinnerbait / chatterbait rod only because I wanted something a little heavier for the waters I fish. 

 

Mike 

FYI I don't believe the M1 was ever the top of the line rod from Phenix. The Ultra MBX rods were there top of the line rod prior to the K2.

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2 minutes ago, kickerfish1 said:

FYI I don't believe the M1 was ever the top of the line rod from Phenix. The Ultra MBX rods were there top of the line rod prior to the K2.

Now that you mention it, I think you're right. 

I stand corrected!

 

Mike

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Yeah I don't get the Savvy bashing...I have 2 and I also have 2 Champion XP's and there isn't that much difference in sensitivity....besides, when I pitch my finger is always touching the line and I'm watching the line where it enters the water to see if it jumps or moves in a different direction for bites. Just my opinion.

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