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Robert Riley

Where my Glass guys at?

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Howdy, 

Anyone excited about the new S-glass SCs coming out in Nov? I've been in the market for a 10XD rod. There is a 7'11 H SC in this series. Now I regularly borrow a Dobyns D806cb, but I can get the SC 15% cheaper than the Dobyns. 

Bassresource, help make my decisions for me!

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I'd take St Croix anytime over dobyns. I just don't know about fishing the 10th on glass. It's so big and takes quite a bit of backbone for good hooksets. I tried using a composite rod at first and then a fast action heavy powered frog rod because I wasn't hooking up good with composite. The fast action worked OK but I finally settled on an okuma guide select swimbait rod. I'll definitely be interested in a couple of the new school glass rods if they aren't super noodly

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I throw 6XD's on a 7'8" glass rated for 1oz which isn't too far off from the St Croix specs you are looking at and the 6XD is right at the edge of not totally wearing you out and still being able to get your hooks into the fish for the rod I have. 

The 10XD has way heavier gauge hooks and way larger bill. You really have to swing into it when you feel that bump. I throw them on a composite rated for 3oz and I think it's too stiff once you have the fish hooked. I just ordered a Phenix X-14. I think the 2oz rating and the glass/composit blend should get me right where I want to be. 

Give that St Croix a try. If it has the backbone to make good hooksets you won't pin a fish better than with glass. If it doesn't work out you can recoup a lot of your money and you'll know more of what you really want for performance. 

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From the Icast pictures the handles look a little short to me for throwing bigger baits. An inch or two more would mean a much more user friendly rod I would think. Be interesting to see what the production rods look like.

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I was extremely excited for the s glass sc, I'lldefinitely be getting one myself.

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