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Kistler 6'3" Magnesium spinning rod

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What are you planning to use it for?  I bought it for a dock skipping rod which is was made for.  I got it & for a rod that is rated MH it felt more like a Medium.  And the handle is really on the short side, I guess it would be good for someone who is looking for that type of handle; I prefer one that is just a bit longer.  With the short handle the rod felt tip heavy, but it was overall light though.

I returned this rod & went to Cabelas & bought their XML rod in 6'3" medium.  Now for a rod that's rated Medium, it has a faster action & feels more like a MH...this is what I'm looking for a dock skipping rod.  The handle is just a bit longer than the one on the Kistler Magnesium of same length.  Why I want a MH 6'3" rod for dock skipping is if I decide to use mono, I have the backbone to set the hook quickly.  If I use braid no problem I just don't set the hook as hard.

Also a rod at that length is good for an all around rod.  It's a perfect length for jerkbaits & for tight areas.  

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Thanks Ghost, I am looking for a skipping rod as well as a tight quarters rod. I fish a couple cypress swamps that you have to walk to get to them as the outflow is to shallow for a boat and too many knock downs. The short handle actually maybe good as alot of the cast are one handed wrist snaps.

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Another rod you may want to look at but costs a bunch more is the St Croix legend 5'10".  Don't know if you want a rod that short but makes good sense for that type of fishing technique you want, but from what your're saying the Magnesium 6'3" would work very well.

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Another rod you may want to look at but costs a bunch more is the St Croix legend 5'10". Don't know if you want a rod that short but makes good sense for that type of fishing technique you want, but from what your're saying the Magnesium 6'3" would work very well.

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went to Cabelas & bought their XML rod in 6'3" medium. Now for a rod that's rated Medium, it has a faster action & feels more like a MH...this is what I'm looking for a dock skipping rod. The handle is just a bit longer than the one on the Kistler Magnesium of same length.

I am going to look at this rod this week.  It is also on sale right now for $69.99.  I am looking for a new finesse stick in this exact length that is a tad firmer than your average finesse action.  Sounds like this one is worth looking at, especially at this price.  Thanks for the heads up ghost.

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