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    Santa was nice; I have a new Curado 70 now. I want to use this for lightweight cranks. One of my fishing buddies is a fiberglass fanatic. He says it performs better than graphite with lighter-for-rating lures. I've not used fiberglass. Does anyone here have an opinion about fiberglass? How is it for distance? How is it on the hookset? Can you feel what's going on under the water with squarebills? Would fiberglass be any good for 1/4 oz. Bill Lewis Mini-traps? Thnx for your replies; this is new ground for me.      jj

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I am a simple angler and love BPS Carbonlites, so I have one of my 70's on a 7' medium for cranks and top waters and it works well for me.  Love those reels. I tried fiber glass for awhile and did not like the rod weight and whippy feel.

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I have a Powell Inferno Medium Mod Fast fiberglass, had a Curado 70 on it for the longest and loved the set up. Crank for squarebills and shallow crankbaits. Would also throw topwater ie ploppers and walking baits, but now it’s strictly cranks. Lightweight and good sensitivity. 

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27 minutes ago, NathanDLTH said:

I have a Powell Inferno Medium Mod Fast fiberglass, had a Curado 70 on it for the longest and loved the set up. Crank for squarebills and shallow crankbaits. Would also throw topwater ie ploppers and walking baits, but now it’s strictly cranks. Lightweight and good sensitivity. 

   That's the kind of info I've been looking for -- the firsthand kind. Appreciate it. I was a little worried about the sensitivity issue. How was the rod for distance compared to a fast graphite of the same length?  Less, more, or the same?   Thnx      jj

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Distance was good, I would throw a plopper and get good distance, same with cranks. However I use a Tatula SV 6:3 now and have used mono and braid which gives some varying distances. 

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Distance  depended on how heavy the lure is so I could not tell since I never run a test with the same line and lure on both rods.  Obviously heavy lures cast further on anything.  Recommend you do not over think it, just fish with what you are comfortable fishing with and enjoy.  As I said, I tried the fiberglass and then the graphite and I knew I did not like the way fiberglass fished at all.  Following year I traded it in at the BPS Spring Classic sale and received money toward another rod.

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