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The old rod might work but a new one could be better??

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A while back I asked a question about sensitivity of a rod for T-rigging and jigging. I was getting a new one that I think will be more sensitive and help me when fishing those baits. I also asked what I might use the old rod for that I have here now.

Someone here suggested to use the rod I was replacing for some other bait such as spinnerbaits that don't require as much sensitivity. Now that I think about it, I'm sure I could do that since spinnerbaits put out a good bit of vibration making it easier to tell what they are doing and I've never had problems feeling them hit objects underwater, but wouldn't it also be even better if I had the most sensitivity possible for fishing them too?? So maybe I could tell that what I just bumped underwater was either a rock or a stump instead of just "an object"?? After all, I can't see them all the time while using them so I have to rely on feeling what they are doing and even though it's not quite like fishing a T-rig or a shakey worm I think I'd still benefit more from the most sensitive rod possible as opposed to just whatever I already have here.  Does this make any sense??

Or am I just trying to justify spending another $100 on another rod?? ;D

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Sounds like what you need is a spinnerbait with a camera lens

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Both Santa and the Baitmonkey think you are being very logical ;)

I found bottom fishing to be a lot more fun with a very sensitive rod (in my case Techna AV).  However, I didn't appreciate the difference with moving baits.

If you are trying rods at the shop and using the "tap test", tap on soft surfaces as well as hard surfaces.  For instance, my Crucial transmits more vibrations than my Techna AV when tapping it on a hard surface.   However, tapping on a carpeted floor the Techna transmits more sensations.  I (IMHO) believe there is a difference between transmitting vibration and sensations...  When bottom bouncing fishing, I find my Technas provide far more information about the bottom than the Crucial.  Of course, these are only my opinions and I am not highly experienced.

Cheers!

Leon

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Well really I don't need another rod for spinnerbaits since I had planned to use the new one I got for jigs and T-rigs to also be a spinnerbait rod too.  But I was thinking about this today and it seemed like a logical question to ask.  

But.....just for the sheer fun of it.....if I do decide to get a new rod in the future for any specific use, I think I'll just get the best one I can afford whether I need it or not.  So far it's the Shimano Compres that I'm focusing on.  At $100 a pop, they're not cheap for me but I like them so I'll probably stick with them.

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