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i voted for the all star because i love my several all stars. i dont particularly like the light and tough rods, ive used them and dont particularly care for them, i have a few all stars and i love them there great rods for the money, heck there just great rods. i would go with the all star becuse of the reliability and durability, and my satisfaction in their rods.  :)

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Dsaavedra, pick a rod.   :)

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I'd go for the All Star.  I had a bad experience with their customer service in the past but it still gets my vote.  I liked the feel and action of the rod I had a lot.  The one I had cracked when I hooked into a 40+lb catfish.  I only had it a couple of months and I was able to exchange it where I purchased it.  The sales guy talked me into a St. Croix Avid instead.

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From those two I would go for the All Star, why ? just because it has a straight handle, I hate hump grips.

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rowland im havin some difficulties! ::) i like em both. i do like the hump grip on the daiwa, ive never used one but it looks comfortable.

maybe i should just go with the team allstar.....

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I just got a daiwa L & T (TL-701-5RB) and am really happy with the purchase. I have an all-star that I like a lot also. I don't know what you would use yours for but mine is a jigging and worming rod. I guess it kind of depends on weather or not this is an all-purpose rod for you, or you have something in mind that it would be used for (don't say fishing)?

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Gotta go with the Daiwa.

Love the humps

the humps

the lovely lady bumps

la de da da da.  

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I handled both rods today at my local tackle shop, and I have to say, the daiwa felt better. They where lighter and felt alot more comfortable in my hands. i can't speak for the sensetivity, because I have never fished either. So which one did I buy? Neither. I ended up buying a st. croix avid. Save your $$$ and get an avid. :)

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is there a way i can check on the poll results?

anyway, i think im gonna go with the daiwa. i will mainly be using weightless soft plastics and small jigs on it. so i would get a 7' M witha Fast tip.

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hey dsaavedra, after reading your other post, I think this rod may be the m/f your thinking of getting? If so, I think you'll be really happy with it for the baits you listed. I toyed with the same rod before deciding on the light and tough MH/f. The m/f seemed to have almost a moderate action which would be good if you're gonna throw spinners. When I posted, the poll was like 13 to 2 for the all-star. I was one of the two for the daiwa. I like mine a lot, I like the handle shape for pitching as well.

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13 to 2? really? wow! thats a strong vote. i think im gonna go with the daiwa though. is the m/f daiwa moderate enough for cranks?

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is the m/f daiwa moderate enough for cranks?

You will either find a rod that excels with plastics/jigs, or excels with cranks.  Those 2 applications really require 2 completely different actions that don't overlap.

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I agree with Chris. But it's not to say it can't be done. A M/F rod would be best for what you stated earlier - lighter, unweighted plastics.

A M/F is OK for cranks, but not ideal. I use M/Fs for cranks. Just be careful on the hook set.   In my experience, fish will usually hook themselves, or just need a light hook set, when using cranks. You may want to loosen your drag a bit more when fishing cranks if you tend to have a hard hook set.

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I've fished with both and have picked the Team All Star  :)

Comparing an IM6 rod to an IM10rod is not a very good comparison regardless of application.

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I know that the m/f light and tough that I handled had a more moderate action that what I was expecting, but what chris said is really the best answer. A crankin stick from BPS is only like $40-$50 dollars and some would say that it's one of the better overall constant deals in fishing rods. MAde specifically for cranks.

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yea i pretty much figured it wouldnt be best for cranks. i do OK w/ cranks on my current M/F but like micropterus said, ya gotta be real gentle.

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