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Well i've narrowed it down to these two brands.  Im am looking for a rod that is a little over 7 feet , med-heavy, or just heavy haven't decided yet. the heaviest line it will probably be spooled with is 20lbs. This rod will be used for jigs probably nothing heavier than 1oz. I want a light rod thats very sensitive that has a strong backbone for hard hooksets, and i want it to have a fairly fast tip for quick hook sets. Does anyone have any suggestions between kistler and powell.

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I recommend Powell.  I have a 704C that I use as a frog rod (sometimes jigs and heavy T-rigs, too) and I love it.  I had two Kistler Magnesiums and just didn't like the feel and on the baitcast rod, the reel seat would not hold my reel firmly in place.   Besides, I had a poor experience with Kistler's customer service on a broken rod, and will never buy one of them again.  

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Welcome aboard!

We have several members that fish these rods so I'm sure you

will get many responses. However, I don't fish either of these

brands.

8-)

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I only have experience in Kistler Magnesium in these heavier duty rods.  I have a Heavy Cover Fish Snatcher (yes, that is what Kistler calls it).  6'10" Heavy with a Fast tip.  I love it!!!!!!!!  I use 65 lb braid with this rod, and it performs flawlessly.  Very sensitive.  Plus, the tip is fast enough, that you can actually make the rattles work on a jig (if you use rattles) without ever moving the jig.  Lots of backbone, and can haul a fish out of about anything you can catch one in.  It does not kill you to fish with it for hours, and seems fairly well balanced.

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So far, I own two Powells and plan on switching over to all Powells. They a AWESOME value now. My 765 is a great jig rod that is versatile. I can throw small swimbaits on it, I flip with it, I frog with it, and I jig with it. I even used it to toss my Tru Tungsten Bluegill while my Okuma was in for warranty. I have never tried or held a Kistler, so I am not going to say anything about them. But for Powells new price, they are extremely hard to beat.

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Assuming you are comparing the Powell to the Magnesium TS...I'd take the Powell due balance and guides.  The Powell's balance very well, and have alconites...all for $139.

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I have some Kistlers, Avids, All Stars, etc that I love, and I'm seriously considering adding a few 7' MH/fast rods.  After looking at the Powells, its hard to say no to them.  They are a fine rod - as fine as many more expensive gear.

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Kistler!! I own a 7ft mh and 7ft h Kistler Magnesium. They are both great rods and have never gave me a minutes trouble. They are awesome jig rods. You just can't go wrong with Kistler!!  

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