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17 minutes ago, jeff sannon said:

are fenwick hmg a good rod

They are ok, mid range rods. I own one for cranking and it handles fine. 

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I don't have one but they look like good rods. It seems that they spent a lot of time on that reel seat. From their website: 

  • AAA Cork full grip handle
  • Sea-Guide Soft Touch Alien Reel Seat with Positive Lock design provides a secure platform for all reels
  • Carbon Bound blanks are spiraled with carbon thread for additional strength and precise action
  • Fuji® Guides with stainless steel deep pressed frames with alconite inserts
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

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I love Fenwick. HMGs are good for the money. Warranty is great too. Quality made and beautiful.

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They're a decent rod but I'd bet a signed dollar you could do better for $100.

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I'd say lower-mid tier.  This doesn't mean bad by any means.   

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Can't go wrong with one for a $100. I'd maybe go Veritas, SLX, and 13 black (in that order) first though. I know a couple guys that seem to have formed a cult-like following around the HMG though, so they are definitely not bad. 

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The older hmg rods were great in my opinion.  The newer ones I dont much care for tho they may be great as well. In the 100 range the shimano slx, dobyns fury or bps carbonlite are the ones I'd be looking at. 

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I got a current generation Aetos 7' MH casting rod (picked it up on clearance) and it's actually a really great stick. Very light, above average sensitivity. I've kept it around because I find it to be a perfect stick for fishing 3/8oz jigs shallow. Fit and finish on it is quite nice. 

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I do not own one but have held some in stores. They felt pretty nice to me. A bit on the stiffer side - the M/F was more like a MH/F and the MH/F is a MH+/F. If I had to pick an application for each, I would say the M/F would be a good weighted soft plastic rod and the MH/F would be a good rod for jigs in lighter cover situations. I can definitely do better for $100, but I probably could find a HMG for a bit less as well.

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I have an last generation Fenwick Hmg 6'9 ml-f spinning rod and have owned a 7ft m-f hmg. They fish one power heavier than their rating. So medium is medium heavy. Pretty sensitive and strong. Well balanced as well. 

 

I also just bought a new carbonlite 2.0 6'8 m-xf spinning rod. I really like the feel of the Carbonlite 2.0 rods. So much so that I also bought their 6'9" Mh-xf casting rod. Would recommend checking them out too. 

 

The SLX is nice but seems a slower taper than I like. Hear the Dobyns rods are good as are St Croix Bass x or Mojo line. I don't think you can go wrong with any of the above choices. It come down to personal feel for the rod. 

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