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Cabelas Tournament ZX or Lews Speed Stick

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Final round in my rod tournament. Looking for a jig rod to pair up with a Lew's Tournament MB Speed Spool left handed 7.5:1 gear ratio, spooled with braid. It's either the Cabela's Tournament ZX, which I played around with at my local Cabela's today, or the Lews Custom Speed Stick. These rods both come in the length, power, and action that I need. (7'3 heavy, fast action.) I have never held a speed stick, so I don't know what to expect. I have heard great things about both rods. Let me know your experience with these rods if you have ever owned one. Thanks!

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20 minutes ago, Choporoz said:

Maybe some good info here...

 This is my earlier post and in the comments everyone said great things about the ZX, as well as the Speed Stick, so I am now comparing the two rods and collecting opinions from anyone who has owned one of these rods to help me make a final decision. 

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I know.  Sorry my sarcasm is lost on you.  I figured your two previous threads should be enough.   I'm sending good thoughts that you make a decision without needing a fourth thread.  Or get both.  Everybody needs at least two jig/worm rods.  In fact I just ordered my 6th.....funny..I just realized its the 6th different brand

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I have the Cabelas rod you mentioned above. And two others. They are fine rods, sensitive, and I like the winn grips much more than I thought I would. The 7'3" rod mentioned is same. I have used it for frogging mostly and is a very nice rod for pulling fish out of lily pads and reeds. I also used to drag a jig around and found it sensitive. It has enough tip to cast well, and enough backbone for ...whatever is needed. Hope this helps

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Have owned a couple of ZX rods.  Love em'.  Grips are fantastic, very good sensitivity, light and balanced.  I currently still own the swim jig and spinner bait model and it goes with me every time I fish.  Honestly I'd recommend it for bottom contact but it doesn't load too well below 1/4 weights.

 

No experience with the custom, but have fished a TP1 from Lews.  It was super stout for its rating and tip heavy (for me to notice it has to be pretty tip heavy).  Again, the Custom may be totally different.

 

Not to make your decision tougher, but Falcon Bucco is an excellent rod in that price range.  Their rods are rated a little weird to me, but excellent rods.

 

The king daddy in that price range to me is the Diawa Tatula original version.  They are getting tougher to find but I will always recommend them.  The 7'2" Med/heavy-Regular is a phenomenal rod, and what I use for Texas rigs 3/16-1/2 ounce.

 

Never used the Dobyns Fury but have heard many people talk them up.  Maybe worth taking a look.

 

If you want, I can give more detail about the ZX, Diawa, and Falcon.  This was just getting long winded

 

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You need either pm me lol.  I’m offloading some of each 

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I have a ZX frog model. I like it. It's very light and durable. It takes a beating dragging bass out of weeds. It's at least 3 years old. 

 

I don't see the ZX of their site anymore. Hmmmm...

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