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Need advice.

 

I have read all the "best rods" threads. some were very old and most though helpful didn't cover what I needed.

 

I have two Fury rods the FR 703 c and the FR704 c, recommended here on this site. I find them good all purpose rods but the fr 703 c MH/F feels like a medium rod and the FR 704 c feels like a MH/MF and not quite a fast action rod, and I wouldn't call them the most sensitive ether. I also own a G Loomis gl2 wjr 855 7'1" H/F, Duckett Ghost 6'8" MH/F,  Falcon BuCoo 7'2" MH/MF and a bunch of other cheaper rods. I'm looking to move up, but don't have anyplace local I can go to to check out other rods first hand so would have to order online.

 

I mostly fish bottom contact t-rigs with a 1/4 oz weight and 6" to 7.5" worms.

 

I think the rod I'm looking for is a MH 10-20 lb extra fast? in or about the $200.00 range. I would like it to be light and from 6'8" to 7' in length and sensitive "I know that this is subjective and your own personal opinion".

 

Any help would be much appreciated.

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Dobyns Rods ratings tend to be “overrated” compared to other brands.

 

I have a Daiwa Tatula Elite H/F that is 6’9” (Andy Montgomery Skipping Rod) and I have found to be very sensitive. I have only compared it to a Dobyns Champ Mag Heavy/Fast and a Skeet Reese Jig/Worm rod.

 

If you would plan on using it for more than skipping I would suggest something a bit longer. The shortness of the rod seems to compromise casting distance for anything under 1/2 oz (I primarily throw 3/8 jig).

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I will look and see if I can get a hand on one here local. And appreciate the tip on the longer rod, It didn't dawn on me that moving to a stiffer rod may decrease casting distance.

 

Thank you.

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I would check out the St Croix Avid X 6'8 m-xf or the 6'8 mh-f casting rods. 

 

Light, comfortable, sensitive, strong, and a high level of craftsmanship. 

 

My personal opinion is that the 6'8 mh-f is more versatile but YMMV. The only thing is that a 1/4oz weight plus something like a trick worm weighs in at about 3/8 which is the lower end of the MH-F. But it leaves room for more weight or bigger creature baits. I have the 6'6" mh-f version that's now discontinued and I really like it. 

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Take a look at the Shimano Zodias, I haven't fished one myself but they are highly recommended by the guys at Tactical Bassin and they know their stuff!

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Heard them talk about the Expride all the time, never heard them talk about the Shimano Zodias. will look into this.

 

Thank you.

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Okuma Helios

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