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I'm looking for a med power casting rod to use with light texas rigs, weightless worms, shaky heads and other lighter tackle applications.  I pretty much had my mind set on the Powell 702cef but have been reading good reviews on the G-Blanks rods.  I would probably go with a 7' med/fast.  I'm sure I can't go wrong either way but was wondering if anyone had any opinions or preference on these two rods.

I also wanted to thank everyone for the wealth of information you all share on this site.  I haven't really posted here before but visit daily.  I have been fishing for 25+ years but I have learned alot of valuable information and new ideas from many of the posts here.

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you will not be dissapointed if you go with a G-BLANKS rod !!!! plus you can customize it how you want (split grips , colored thread , hook keepers , etc..)  give Larry a call and talk to him about what your looking for , im sure he can hook you up :(

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pgersumky is correct, you WILL NOT be dissappointed with a GBlanks rod, I own 2 and will buy more, although I can not comment on the Powells I've read good things.

But like mentioned the GBlanks is fully custom and can be made to order. Well worth thier price.

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I use the Powell 703C for senkos, light jigs, and light t-rigs.  I could not be happier with this rod.  This rod has a great tip and I can fling the lightest baits a mile.  I have never tried the G-Blanks rods, but I think you can't go wrong with either rod.

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pgersumky is correct, you WILL NOT be dissappointed with a GBlanks rod, I own 2 and will buy more, although I can not comment on the Powells I've read good things.

But like mentioned the GBlanks is fully custom and can be made to order. Well worth thier price.

Those G-Blanks are pretty sweet. :(

But so are Powells.... :-?

Flip a coin... 8-)

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Both are good rods I own both, It just comes down to do you want a production rod now or would you rather wait for a custom.  You cannot make a wrong choice either way.

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custom rods are great but powells are super fantastic rods,i love them.id take a powell no questions asked or any doubts in my mind hands down

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can't speak to the G-Blanks, but fishing 5 Powell's and no complaints.

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like I said, I've never fished a Powell, but I cant tell you how many times I almost pulled the trigger on one over at ***.

But I certinally wouldnt flip a coin on a fishing rod. Call Larry, talk to him, give him your budget, tell him you heard about GBlanks here on BR.

http://www.imaginationbassin.com/gblankscontact.htm

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I use a Powell 702 for Wacky Senkos, Shaky Heads, and Texas Rigs. It works great for these too...with the warranty you HAVE the rod for LIFE...

G-Blanks = 1 year warranty

Powell = LIFETIME

That right there should make it a no-brainer :(

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I use a Powell 702 for Wacky Senkos, Shaky Heads, and Texas Rigs. It works great for these too...with the warranty you HAVE the rod for LIFE...

G-Blanks = 1 year warranty

Powell = LIFETIME

That right there should make it a no-brainer :(

False

The Rainshadow & Forecast blanks used by GBlanks carry a lifetime warranty, so your blank is covered.  I'll bet no custom builder will offer a lifetime warranty on thier custom rods as well.

Call Larry and talk to him. Make your own decission.

Phone: 918-341-4523

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I have a powell 683c and wouldn't trade it for any other medium application rod.  (It is rated for MH but it feels and operates more like a medium, all the powell rods I have handled felt like they are overrated)

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I have a powell 705c and really like the rod, worth every penny and even more.  Extremely light and sensitive.  

That being said, I have been looking around for a rod to match my Daiwa Alphas 103.  I was looking at getting a purple rod, mojo perhaps, but have decided to give G-Blanks a try.  I have talked with Larry and am thinking about ordering a 7'M rod, all black with purple accent thread....

sorry, didn't mean to ramble or hijack the thread

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I use a Powell 702 for Wacky Senkos, Shaky Heads, and Texas Rigs. It works great for these too...with the warranty you HAVE the rod for LIFE...

G-Blanks = 1 year warranty

Powell = LIFETIME

That right there should make it a no-brainer :(

This is true, but unfortunately i just snapped my powell....on a hookset actually.  Using the warranty is not the easiest.  You have to prove your the original owner and its not near the ease as St. Croix that is my only con i have found with the powell rods....and the break on a hookset...but still a great rod for the money

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I have a powell 705c and really like the rod, worth every penny and even more. Extremely light and sensitive.

That being said, I have been looking around for a rod to match my Daiwa Alphas 103. I was looking at getting a purple rod, mojo perhaps, but have decided to give G-Blanks a try. I have talked with Larry and am thinking about ordering a 7'M rod, all black with purple accent thread....

sorry, didn't mean to ramble or hijack the thread

Get some purple winding checks....Matagi makes some sweet checks at about $5 a piece.  You could order them and have them sent to Larry's place.  

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I use a Powell 702 for Wacky Senkos, Shaky Heads, and Texas Rigs. It works great for these too...with the warranty you HAVE the rod for LIFE...

G-Blanks = 1 year warranty

Powell = LIFETIME

That right there should make it a no-brainer :(

This is true, but unfortunately i just snapped my powell....on a hookset actually. Using the warranty is not the easiest. You have to prove your the original owner and its not near the ease as St. Croix that is my only con i have found with the powell rods....and the break on a hookset...but still a great rod for the money

There is NO WAY this is true! I have returned many rods to Keith and he has yet to ask for proof of original ownership! He even waived the first ones fees! And if you managed to break a Powell on a hook set than it must have been an immovable object!

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I'm normally not crazy about buying a rod sight unseen but I don't know of anyone in the Dallas area that carries Powells, however I think I am going to go ahead and order one from Tackle Warehouse.  You guys have confirmed my impression that it is a great rod for the money.  I will definitely put G-Blanks on my list of rods to get in the future.  Thanks!!

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i don't see why your so set on a Powell then if you have never held one to me they are not all that special . if i were you i'd checkout Kistlers 7'medium crackbait rod (alton jones mode) .. btw , G-BLANKS also has a 7'6'' cranbait rod that is VERY NICE !!!! , soon as i get up some more money i am gonna have Larry hook me up !!!!  :(

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i don't see why your so set on a Powell then if you have never held one to me they are not all that special . if i were you i'd checkout Kistlers 7'medium crackbait rod (alton jones mode) .. btw , G-BLANKS also has a 7'6'' cranbait rod that is VERY NICE !!!! , soon as i get up some more money i am gonna have Larry hook me up !!!! :(

to each his own...maybe to some of use the g-blanks arnt all that special :D  but i do agree with you on kistler!!! a powell warranty is one of the easiest in the fishing buis. what other company president will pick up the phone and talk to you personly when you have a problem or your equipment just broke??? not to many these days,the man behind powell does though.to me that right there shows something imo,just my $.02

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like I said I cant speak for the Powell, but dollar for dollar you'll have a hard time beating out a GBlanks rod. Or a quality rod built on a quality blank from any builder.  I use to be avid in the surf and all my surfcasters were custom, theres just somthing about a custom rod being built for you to your specifications, other then some rod built in a factory by a 12yr ol kid. Huh, go figure, I'll take the guy who's been building rods long before half the people that work in these places have been born...Go GBlanks you wont regret it.

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That's actually a very good question, I'm not sure why I'm so set on a Powell.   I've heard nothing but good things about them and they are in my price range.  I think I like the idea of having something that you can't go pick up at Academy, not that that is necessarily a good thing.  Just one of those things that I've had stuck in my head and "have to have." :(

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Obviously you can't go to any retail store and get a G-Blanks rod which is part of the reason I was interested in them.  I do have a Kistler Magnesium which I love.  Just wanted something different.

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Note to self- From now on when I am undecided on a choice between two fishing poles I will ask about each one separate instead of asking people to compare them. That we I will prevent myself from becoming more undecided. LOL

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