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I was on Bass Pro's website and noticed that they have a new rod that is a Extreme but it is a Carolina Rigging Rod has anyone tried this rod would be a good CR rod or should i look for another rod?

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The Extreme series is a nice series - especially if you can get them on sale.  I've seen them on sale for $65 and then they are very good rods.  But at their normal price of $99, I think there are better rods.  

For $90 the All Star American Classic (AC CRC 7' MH/F) is a great choice.   This is a my c-rigging rod and it is very sensitive and extremely tough.

For around $100 the Team All Star IM10 (TAS 846C) is awesome.  I have sever Team All Star rods and they are fantastic.

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I just got a Woo Davis 6'6 MH Extreme rod with the Revo SX combo.  I've got Loomis rods and a Carrot and I really like the Extreme.  I'd probably buy a Pro Qualifier before an Extreme.  But it's a good rod.

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i have 2 bps rods... they are both bionic blade 6' MH spinning rods... baught them both on sell for 65 bucks a piece... I love their rods, it is light weight to me and they are sensative enough for me to carolina rig with them... i guess everyones opinions are different... i love the BPS line of rods...

Alex

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Im not nearly as big time as most of the guys in here but I've been fishing fora long time....I like the BPS rods myself, I think between I've got about 7 sittn on the rack, couple Xtremes,BB,Rick Clunn. Somebody probably makes them for em, Im not sure who.  I've had good luck with them, but I will admit Im looking to try a a real high end rod this year. Maybe an Avid or an E21 Carrot, Kistler, something on those lines.

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Don't buy BPS rods and expect sensitivity or light weight.

i've fished friends loomis and st croix rods and i just don't get why people say this.the johnny morris series are as sensitive as any made and light enough for me.i also think line has a lot more to do with sensitivity than a rod does.btw imho extreme rods are great.

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I'm a big fan of Extreme rods, especially if you can find them on sale or buy as a combo.

They're plenty light and sensitive for my needs, but I have nothing high-end to compare to so I'll stop there.

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If the extremes are like the Pro Qualifier I have than I would pass even if it was on sale.

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I'm big fan of the Extremes and Pro Qualifiers. I wait until the Qualifiers go on sale for $99 and I load up. There are 14 guys in my bass club, 3 of which have been fishing for 30+ years and have made the 12 man state team. They all fish Extremes or even Bionic Blades. Some of them have G Loomis and St. Croixs but say they like the BPS brands just as well. I think the higher end rods are best for drop-shotting and finesse presentations, but for cranking, spinnerbaits, topwater and flipping, they are light and sensitive enough. I have no complaints.

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BPS makes a very decent rod. I've been fishing with those rods for years. I have NEVER spent more than $100. for a rod in my 40+ years of fishing. And you know what? No fish ever complained!  ;D

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Extreme rods are just about all I use. I have 4 spinning rods and 6 bc rods(I think). I travel all over fishing for bass, hybrids, stripers, trout, crappie, specks, and redfish. These rods are tough as nails and you will be able to feel whatever is on the bottom.

The only negative, for some people, the power hump handle makes the rod feel a little bulky. But I love the way they feel.

You will be hard pressed to find a 60 million modulas rod with fuji guides and reel seat for that price.

I usually post this link when I reply to these threads bc I think it says a lot about the quality of them.

http://www.bassresource.com/bass_fishing_forums/YaBB.pl?num=1207490444/3#3

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I've got a BPS Extreme spinning and a St Croix Premier spinning. Both are 6 foot medium and both are very comparable. I personally feel the Extreme is more comfortable to fish ( cork grips ) and just as sensitive. Great deal if you can catch them on sale.

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I have 2 Pro Qualifiers - 7' M/F. I use them with shaky heads. I've found them to be very sensitive, light, well made, and attractive rods.

I also have a Johnny Morris Elite 7' MH/F which is extremely senstive, even lighter, and also well made. I've got my JM Elite reel on it, spooled with 12# Yo-Zuri Hybrid.  It's a MH/F, but the tip is soft enough that it's a good rod for several different baits.

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I really like my BPS extreme rod.  It seems to be fairly sturdy as I have smashed the guides a bit and they haven't broken or bent.

To answer your question, a Carolina rod from the extreme series would probably be a good purchase.

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i been looking at the extreme from BP and then again i have been looking at the rigging stick that Fenwick makes now i know that Fenwick probably makes a better rod. But my thing is this is going to be for carolina rigging would i be better off to save my money and by the Extreme or spend the extra money and get the Fenwick?

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i guarantee the fenwick is no better than the extreme.there is nothing wrong with bps rods.not that the fenwick is a bad rod because they are really nice.i just think bps rods are a better buy.

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Which Fenwick? I have two BPS Pro Qualifiers, one BPS JM Elite, five Fenwick HMXs and four Fenwick HMGs.

The Fenwick HMXs are very comparable to the Pro Qualifiers with respect to sensitivity and weight. They are also a better value - $85 for the HMX and $109 for the PQ.

The Fenwick HMGs are very comparable, and maybe a little more sensitive, than the Johnny Morris. Yet again, a MUCH better value - $100 versus $150+.

With respect to overall quality, I've never had an issue with a Fenwick. I managed to break one - but that was my fault. Otherwise, every Fenwick I ever bought has been top notch. Beautifully made with great warranties (lifetime HMG, 5 year HMX).

Not so with the BPS rods. I've had to return two so far, both PQs. One had what looked like a crack in the blank under the epoxy. And another's glue on the guide wraps started flaking off leaving bare thread.

Given that the HMX is comparable to the PQ, and the PQ is a higher end rod than the Extreme, I'd definately recommend the HMX over the Extreme. I'd recommend the HMG over all of them.

The original poster didn't ask about Fenwick. If he had, I'd have recommended Fenwick immediately.

I'm not trying to disparage BPS rods. Even though I like my Fenwicks better, I still like my BPS rods. I think Fenwicks are better, though. When I replace my PQ, it will be with Fenwicks. Given Fenwick's quality, and significant price superiority, I think Fenwick is the better choice.

For carolina Rigging, I'd recommend the Fenwick HMX 7' H baitcaster (HMXT70H). The MSRP is $90, but you can find it for less.

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I have heard a lot of good stuff about Fenwick rods. I need to new spinning rods and was going to get the extremes but may try a Fenwick. I want two 7ft M for my new Abu's.

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I don't think there is going to be any comparison between any BPS rod and the Fenwick Elite Tech rod.   The quality, feel, and weight of my Elite Tech Crankshaft is astonishing.   There isn't any BPS rod that comes close.  

The Elite Tech is a lot more expensive.  But if that doesn't bother you, then it's a no brainer.   Elite Tech is it.  

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