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Does anyone have any experiences with Daiwa Arid X rods?

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I have the 7' H/F for throwing horny toads/soft plastic frogs. I'd say it's more like a MH+ than a Heavy compared to my other Heavy rods (Tatula/Zillion/Powell). I've read other people also think they're a little less powered than the stated rating too. The reel seat is probably the only drawback, it's just plastic but not flimsy and to me that's the only thing glaring about the rod. For $54, I think it's a great rod. It's lightweight, balanced, and the sensitivity is more than adequate for moving lures.

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Have a 7’ H/F that I use for frogs. Love it. Never had a problem with it.

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I have several in both spinning and casting.

 

Their power ratings seem to be a little light, for example:

 

The MH casting rods seem to fish like M power rods from other brands, and the H power casting rods, are more like a MH. The M and MH spinning rods I have are more more like ML and M power respectively. If you know this going in you can select a rod from this line to better suit your needs. 

 

I have the 7' MH, and 7'3" MH casting, they make for excellent treble hook rods, and light cover soft plastic rods. The 7' gets used for target casting 1.5 and 2.5 sized squarebills, and for suspending 90+ 110 size jerkbaits. I use the 7'3" for 1/2 oz. lipless cranks, mid and deep diving cranks up to 5xd sized baits, fishing wobble head jigs, and as a worm rod when I need to put 1/8th or 1/4 oz t-rigged worms next to or in light to moderate cover.

 

I have several 7' H casting rods, one is my dedicated frog rod, and it's excellent for that. The others are  for jigs and soft plastics, and fish 3/8-3/4 oz weighted baits in heavy cover quite well. They also are excellent swim jig and chatterbait rods.

 

The 7' M spinning rod I have is my ned rig rod, and the 7' MH spinning rod is my neko rig rod.

 

The performance for the price with these rods is un-matched by anything else in it's price range that I have fished with or owned. I used to fish a lot of the Berkley Lightning Rod Shocks, and Abu Garcia Vengeance's at this $50ish price point , but the Aird-X is better. I even like them better than Daiwa Fuego's, Fenwick HMX's, and Abu Vendetta's which cost more. They seem to be more durable by leaps and bounds over the Fuego, and Vendetta, and lighter/better balanced than the HMX. 

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Well I purchased 2 of these rods at Academy and plan to use them for jigs and chatterbaits and the other will be used for worms and lizards.

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