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St Croix Bass X vs Fenwick HMG

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I am looking for a new casting rod for pitching jigs and some topwater Frogs. 

 

I am trying to decide between the st Croix bass x mh-f or the newly redesigned fenwick hmg mh-f. Does anyone have experience with either rod? 

 

Also torn on length as I usually fish from the bank, trees and bushes can be an issue. Considering 6'6" - 7'1". Any suggestions would be appreciated. 

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No experience with either but I have the last gen Mojo and hmg in 6’6”mh. Both rods fish similar and I like them both. Great for worms/jigs, darn good for about everything. I too am considering the bass x in 6’6” mh. Just handling it in the store I like the handle length and balance. I like a shorter rod for most things, from shore most definitely.

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I love the new hmg rods, I've told everyone I've talked to that if I could I would sell off every rod I own and buy all new hmg rods, it's a shame they don't make more options or else I would have done it. Great rods for the money, I caught the muskie in my DP on the new 7'2" med mod hmg rod, rod held up way better then I could have imagined. They really hit the nail on the head with these rods imo. 

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Whichever you choose, I'd recommend not going under 7' for frog fishing. 

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Thanks for the help and input from everyone here. I came across a very lightly used St Croix avid x 6'6" mh-f for a very reasonable price so I decided to buy it. I can't wait to see how it performs, so far I am impressed by the quality of the rod and overall feel. 

 

Thanks again for everyones feedback 

 

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That's a huge upgrade!  You'll love that rod, especially for bank fishing.  

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The used avid x was a little bit cheaper than a new Hmg or bass x, so it was hard to say no :)

 

I figured that my mojo bass 6'8" m-xf spinning and the avid x 6'6" mh-f casting should be a fairly versatile combo for bank fishing. I do prefer shorter rods due to the terrain and trees. Also accuracy is more important to me than distance. 

 

I still may have to pick up a new Hmg though... this bait monkey people speak of is real. 

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On November 20, 2017 at 10:31 PM, Luke G. said:

Thanks for the help and input from everyone here. I came across a very lightly used St Croix avid x 6'6" mh-f for a very reasonable price so I decided to buy it. I can't wait to see how it performs, so far I am impressed by the quality of the rod and overall feel. 

 

Thanks again for everyones feedback 

 

I have that rod and love it. It is a phenominal jig rod and works well with top water frogs. I actually enjoy using the 6 1/2 ft avid for frog fishing. It's closer to a heavier power...

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1 hour ago, Poolshark said:

I have that rod and love it. It is a phenominal jig rod and works well with top water frogs. I actually enjoy using the 6 1/2 ft avid for frog fishing. It's closer to a heavier power...

I’ve had several of these over the years, they are great. 6’6” MH fast st. Croix rods in any flavor is my go to. I always revert back to that length. 

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