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On 2/11/2023 at 1:54 PM, txchaser said:

 H/MH is quickly becoming a chatterbait favorite - Heavies are a little too much for a chatterbait, and MH feels overloaded on a 1/2 chatterbait with a zako. 

 

 

I would be willing to bet the H/MH would be perfect for a big bladed chatterbaits, Whopper Ploppers 130 to 190, 2.5 Squarebills, Taylor Mann's Scatter Shad multi-blade spinnerbait, hollow body frogs in sparse cover, big worms and creature baits. 

On 2/15/2023 at 10:07 AM, MidwestBassAttack said:

Rod arsenal is now 100% Kistler and growing. Three ZBones and a KLX. My lord these rods are absolutely flawless and actions spot on. Most sensitive I’ve ever used…for me; there is no comparison to anything else including the NRX+. 

NRX+ is pushing it. I would put it in the IMX-PRO class. Great rods nonetheless. I'm real curious about the H/MH. 

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On 3/29/2023 at 7:58 PM, txchaser said:

It's very noticable to me, it's 1/2 power down from a MH. Perfect for 3.8 keitech on a 3/0 flashy swimmer, or a senko. Light t-rig, perfect. Probably a better rod for a 1.5 squarebill than a MH. Don't try to fish a big jig with a big trailer on it though. Think medium and light hooks, no heavy hooks. 

If you made me pick it's going to be better at stuff you'd usually thrown on a MH but it's a little light for good rod loading.  But a small jerkbait I'd rather throw on a medium.

The 7'0" 703LMH  is perfect for a 1.5 squarebill. It's medium moderate so you can throw just about anything in the 3/8oz. This rod lives in 3/8oz. My favorite rod thus far.  

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I picked up three used Helium 3 casting rods....7'1" MH-EF, 7' M-XF and 7'3" Light MHF.  Don't know blank material.  Very interested in the Light MHF as the majority of lures I fish fall within its weight range.  Think I will pair an older Steez 100 with it first.  Hopefully they will pair up well.

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19 hours ago, new2BC4bass said:

I picked up three used Helium 3 casting rods....7'1" MH-EF, 7' M-XF and 7'3" Light MHF.  Don't know blank material.  Very interested in the Light MHF as the majority of lures I fish fall within its weight range.  Think I will pair an older Steez 100 with it first.  Hopefully they will pair up well.

If they say northfork and have the American flag on the blank they are the older nfc blanks. The new ones, 2020 and later, are undisclosed Korean sourced Toray Japanese graphite blanks. The lmh is legit, love mine.

 

I have a 7'0" HMH Helium for sale in the classifieds here. Going to use the funds to get a 7'3" mh.

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Probably have 15 plus Kistler rods that I have accumulated over the years. Most of them are Heliums. Everything from medium-light to heavy. The medium lights also work great for BFS,

although they have a separate BFS rod line now. For the money, nothing beats a Helium for sensitivity and pure fishing enjoyment. They are very lightweight. I have yet to have any problems with quality or performance. They are the "real deal"!

 

I also still have several of the old original Castaway rods from back in the 90s. I still rotate them in and out of service. These date back to Trey's Dad's old company. I will never part with them as long as I am still alive and fishing.

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