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im trying to get into baitcasting on a budget. ive been looking for a good/cheap rod for ~$50. i keep finding myself looking at these since they come in a 2-piece. i have a citica d that should be on its way tomorrow. the one thing that concerns me is the 'power hump'. i dont have big hands , but they arnt small either.

the closest BPS is a bit of a drive and i rarely go up that way , so i wont be able to check them out in person but everything that i want in a rod , this has.

can anyone comment on it?

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_44528_100002006_100000000_100002000_100-2-6?ordProd=Y&CMID=TOP_selectitems#itemDetail

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depends on which model you're looking at and what you're going to do with it.

the medium has a moderate action and will work for tip-down baits.

the mh is also moderate, at least in my hands...will work for blades but, imo, not so good for tip-up...you may wanna look at the clarus models here...may be a few dollars more but, again imo, a much lighter, crisper action for tip-up.

am sure there are other rods in that price range others can comment on.

as far as the hump, this is a personal thing...i have a ts pistolgrip i keep for tossing in back of the truck at times and like it.

as far as the longer models, would not have one...again, personal.

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First.  Never, ever pay full price for BPS rods. They're not worth it.  If you wait you can get a Bionic blade for the $50 you want to spend.  I fished one of those Tourney special rods before.  They're a slug.  Poor sensitivity.  

As for the power hump?  I'd get yourself into a BPS store and hold one for awhile to see how it feels.  Those power humps are either a love or hate kind of deal.  I personally like the extra bit of grip up against the reel seat, others don't.

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looking at the clarus , it seems to fit the bill since they do come in a 2-piece. and that warranty looks good too. i just dont have a cabelas anywhere near me , or in NC where ill be moving to later this year.

do they ever go one sale at cabelas?

aparently BPS doesnt carry that model , at least online. boo.

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If you want you could order it from here and get FREE shipping:

http://www.***.com/descpageRDCSHIMANO-SHCLCR.html

This site is widely used by folks here on Bass Resource and the folks at Tackle Warehouse do a great job!!!

they do not carry the 2 piece model i want.  :D

maybe ill try my luck here in the flea market.

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I wouldnt get one of these if i were you. Its like fishing with a broom stick.

ok....well , what would you recommend?

within my budget of course.

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I have on that I use only for cranks and spinners.

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I have a Bionic Blade, and Extreme and a ProQ and love them all.  I'd wait for the BPS Spring Classic and pick up an Extreme - they are great, low cost rods on sale.  The power hump - I like it a lot.  I'd get soemthing at least BB or better.  Just my opinion.

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i just got a 6' M compre from a member here. so im good for now.

thanks anyways though.  :D

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