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Looking for replacement spinning rod!

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So one week after posting about how my cheap Abu Garcia's I purchased two years ago were so durable and strong my spinning rod snapped in half on a cast while down in Florida, so I need a new one.

I'm looking for a 7'0 rod, mostly to use for finesse style fishing like weightless worms, wacky rigs, drop shots, shaky heads, ned rigs, and other things of the like so I assume it should be medium or medium light strength with a moderate or moderate fast tip.

What rod would guys recommend for this application? I'm pairing it with an Abu Garcia Silver Max spinning reel and plan on using 20lb braid with flouro leaders.

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what kind of budget are you working with?

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32 minutes ago, buzzed bait said:

what kind of budget are you working with?

Oh yeah I probably should have disclosed that huh? Sorry, got really sunburnt on the trip and my mind isn't right!

I think I can work with around $200 for a quality rod no problem 

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that's a solid budget for a quality rod i believe. i'm not sure i can help much with specific rod recommendations, but a ML or M rod with F tip would be where i'd look.  Something in like the 1/8-1/2oz lure range or something of that nature.  From my experience, with Dobyns rods, that would be like their "2 Power" rods.  

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On a $200 budget, I'd be looking at the St. Croix Avid X line. For what you're wanting to do with it, I'd go with either the 6'8" M/XF or the 6'9" ML/XF. They can be interchanged for most techniques, but I'd pick the one that best suites what I'd be throwing on it the most. For example I have no issues drop shottting with my M/XF rod, but the ML/XF is better suited for it. I don't think you can go wrong with either though.  

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The Avid X is a good choice or if you check out Monster Fishing Tackle you could get a GLX 802s  (6'8") medium fast with a MSRP of $410 for $265 if you join the mailing list. Otherwise just use Promo code 25newC. I just ordered myself a GLX 902s jwr for $290 myself. 

For the record if your budget is $200 I'm that guy that will try to get another $65 out of you ;)

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Appreciate the feedback guys i'll look into all the suggestions!

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