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Finally Made the Conversion...

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To a truly premium fishing rod, that is...

After many years of staying in the $100 and under well-researched, well-thought out, and applicable bargain bin selections, I made the step up to (what I thought) was a good value in high-quality casting rods.

I started researching a good all-around premium bass casting rod several months ago, with the intent of purchasing a 6.5-7 ft. M/MH rod with good versatility and an emphasis on jigs and soft plastic fishing.

I had "decided" on a Loomis Mossyback 803 6'8 MH/XF. Unfortunately, I was not able to find one to handle or touch at 2 different BPS and multiple small sporting goods stores. I was prepared to spend no more that $200-250. Somehow, I came across a beauty of a rod that now rests in my arsenal.

At a recent trip to South Carolina, I found a clearanced St. Croix Legend Elite 7' MH for $199. I purchased it and am looking forward to utilizing the qualities that I can already tell this rod possesses. I've found a small amount of feedback on this particular rod (with mostly all very favorable) and I can surmise that it will fulfill my expectations. It is a very light, well-balanced rod with many premium features. I own two other St. Croix's (both spinning - Premier & Triumph) and have been relatively happy with their quality and service. A small part of me says that I should have waited on a Loomis, but I think that this will be a great overall bass rod.

I've fished for years with decent quality, good bang-for-the-buck rods ; and while I'm not a tournament winner, I'm certainly not a complete novice...This is one of those rare situations where I really think I am at the point where stepping up in equipment might actually allow me to take some of my fishing skills to the next level.

By the way, I would also like to say "Hello" to BassResource patrons, as I am - like many others - a relative newcomer (or as they say in radio : long-time listener, first time caller). Best wishes to you all as days get longer and pre-spawn starts to inch it's way northward...

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Welcome bud to the resource!

Don't worry about that little part of you that should have waited for the Loomis, the St. Croix you purchased is absolutely awesome!

Tight lines and beware of the bait monkey, especially the one with caviar dreams.

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I own the EC70MHF. You made a great purchase and will love

the rod. Unfortunately, you will find it very hard (impossible) to

go back! You have entered the Dark Side.

8-)

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I Unfortunately, you will find it very hard (impossible) to

go back! You have entered the Dark Side.

8-)

Got that right, there is no going back. A LE rod is top notch!!   ;D

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