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Avid - Med or Med Heavy?

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Hi Guys,

I'm looking to add another rod to my arsenal and I'm thinkin about a 6 - 6 1/2 foot Avid Med or Med Heavy Casting Rod.  I'd like to add a rod that's a bit more of an "all arounder" to throw 1/4 oz - 3/8 oz jigs, texas rigs, spinnerbaits and the occasional jitterbug or devil's horse.

I received a 6'2" Med Xfast rod as a gift some months ago and mostly use this rod for unweighted soft plastics (4 & 5 inch Senkos).

Any input?

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I heard they are a bit heavier than the rating...I just replaced a 7H in another brand with a 7MH avid.

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i say med heavy. i think its a great general use rod.

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I was going to say a 6'6" med., but since you already have a med., I'd get the 6'6"MH.  

Just as a general observation, the heavier rods in shorter lengths usually feel lifeless like a broom handle.  The extra length makes a big difference.

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My "all around" baitcaster is an Avid AVC66MF. Although it can be

used for all medium weight treble hook lures, it is especially useful

for working jerkbaits and topwater. This is also an excellent choice

for buzzbaits and spinnerbaits. The rod has a soft tip, so I do not

consider it the perfect rod for soft plastics and jigs, but it "will do"

for those applications, too.

8-)

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Thanks for the feedback!  The consensus thus far seems to be 6 1/2 foot med heavy.

RW- I'm wondering if the tip on the med heavy Avid is "less soft" than the med??

Unfortunately I don't have anywhere around where I can check these out in person.

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The tip is an advantage for everything except jigs and soft plastics.

8-)

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