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Is anyone using glass reaction rods and if so how do you like them? Wanting 1 for bladed jigs and spinner baits mostly 3/8-1/2 ounce.....what brand and length and action...m , mh.....any help....thanks

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I think i'm one of the rare few.  Dobyns 736CB Glass. This model was developed specifically for bladed jigs but makes a great spinnerbait rod.

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I use graphite but find it interesting.  Craw, what is it that makes you prefer glass over graphite?

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Tatula elite has a glass rod for blades jigs that looks nice. Also kistler klx

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I have several S-glass rods.

 

but now I prefer the Kistler KLX Feel N Reel models. They’re lighter and more sensitive. 

 

IMO, they’re the perfect rod for moving baits.

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I have been using a Daiwa Tatula glass 7'2" MH/R rod for spinnerbaits and bladed jigs up to 1/2oz with great luck. It's also surprisingly sensitive as well. Major vibrations are notably slightly muted, but oddly enough you still feel every small thing like hitting a weed just as much as you do on graphite.

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16 hours ago, basseditor said:

I have several S-glass rods.

 

but now I prefer the Kistler KLX Feel N Reel models. They’re lighter and more sensitive. 

 

IMO, they’re the perfect rod for moving baits.

This. I love my KLX Feel n Reel for moving baits.

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Broomstick that's the rod I've been eyeballing ordering 1 tomorrow plus a tatula 100 or maybe 150 thanks for your input

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17 hours ago, basseditor said:

I have several S-glass rods.

 

but now I prefer the Kistler KLX Feel N Reel models. They’re lighter and more sensitive. 

 

IMO, they’re the perfect rod for moving baits.

 

39 minutes ago, Chance_Taker4 said:

This. I love my KLX Feel n Reel for moving baits.

 

I love all three of my Kistler Feel N Reel rods. One MH 7' and two Heavies at 7'3". I use the Heavies for big deep diving cranks paired with a Curado 300EJ's.  The MH fills the bill for spinner's, chatterbait, spoons or whatever treble hook bait I want to throw. Kistler does a excellent job splicing that top glass section on to the bottom graphite section.

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18 hours ago, LionHeart said:

I use graphite but find it interesting.  Craw, what is it that makes you prefer glass over graphite?

 

First, the 736CB is a composite rod with plenty of power.  The main feature is how a bladed jig releases when it's caught in vegetation.  The rod allows the bait to come free and start up without pulling away so much quicker. I also fish heavy spinnerbaits for smallmouth. When they come up out of the deep in current they will take the rod right out out of your hand.  The softer tip prevent, to some extent, the fish tearing a hole and throwing the bait. I can also cast a very long distance with this model.  Lamiglas made a model called the Crank-N-Blade and Fenwick produced an Elite Tech Spinnerbait model so I've applied this feature for several years. The Dobyns is so much more refined than those two models. Drop by the house and you can try mine any time. 

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I love glass rods for cranking but I don't really have one appropriate for bladed jigs. Another one to check out is the Evergreen Combat Stick, the 7'3" heavy glass was designed by Brett Hite specifically for Chatterbaits.

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5 hours ago, choppertime said:

Broomstick that's the rod I've been eyeballing ordering 1 tomorrow plus a tatula 100 or maybe 150 thanks for your input

I run a 6.3 Tatula SV with mine. The SV reel is nice for throwing a 3/8oz spinnerbait with no trailer. You can also throw crankbaits on that rod as long as you aren't using braid, so the SV would be beneficial there as well. I liked it so much that I picked up the 7' Tatula glass M/R counterpart which will be better for shallow and medium cranks in open water, and got the newer version so I'll have matching handles and sold the old one to a friend who was interested.

 

The only bad thing I can say about it is that it's a little heavy, but it doesn't really bother me.

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19 hours ago, Columbia Craw said:

 

First, the 736CB is a composite rod with plenty of power.  The main feature is how a bladed jig releases when it's caught in vegetation.  The rod allows the bait to come free and start up without pulling away so much quicker. I also fish heavy spinnerbaits for smallmouth. When they come up out of the deep in current they will take the rod right out out of your hand.  The softer tip prevent, to some extent, the fish tearing a hole and throwing the bait. I can also cast a very long distance with this model.  Lamiglas made a model called the Crank-N-Blade and Fenwick produced an Elite Tech Spinnerbait model so I've applied this feature for several years. The Dobyns is so much more refined than those two models. Drop by the house and you can try mine any time. 

+1 This rod is an absolute dream to fish chatterbaits 

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A lot of rods that are labeled “glass” are actually composite which I prefer. My chatterbait rod is the old 7’2” medium heavy rod with the foam grips.

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