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MH Fast, Bionic Blade Sensitivity?

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Put a Cronarch on a 6'6" Medium Heavy, Fast, Bionic Blade the other day and and it seems to lack sensitivity.  Is that just me or is it the rod?  Running 10# Yo-Zuri hybrid.

Threw some T-rigged worms last night, picked up two dinks and was hardly sure they bit or that I had a fish on when I set.  Felt kinda dull.  If the worms are no good for this rod, what is good for this rod?

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I have fished a 7'MH Bionic Blade and the sensitivity is lacking.  It wasn't the worst but I have fished better.  I fished mostly tubes with the 7'MH, the bite is kinda muted, I prefer the Pro Qualifier for contact baits as far as BPS rods go.

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You get what you pay for.

The Bionic Blade is not one of BPS's higher level rods.  So one should expect it to perform accordingly.

I fish with the Extremes and find them to be adequate.  I'd like to have better rods, but my fishing budget is rather small so I make do with what I have and keep saving for upgraded equipment.

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Hmmm, do I smell something burning?  

Just kidding but because I just bought the darn thing, I think I'll take it back and get an Avid.  Or do you fellows have a good suggestion in that price range?

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Just kidding but because I just bought the darn thing, I think I'll take it back and get an Avid. Or do you fellows have a good suggestion in that price range?

The avid is highly regarded on this forum.

One suggestion on BPS rods/reels, NEVER pay full price for them.  They will go on sale multiple times throughout the year for significantly less than their normal retail price.

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Well, I didn't have the bucks for an Avid but I did swap that blade for a Brwoning Citori in 6'8" MH, F.  And love it.  BPS had the Citori on sale for 80 bucks and it was an even dollar swap.

This thing will cast a mile and has great sensitivity.  With the Cronarch loaded with Yo Zuri hybrid in 10# and the Citori, I feel like I've picked up a Smith and Wesson .44 mag in stainless.

BTW, I really, really, like that line.  It's more neutral bouyancy than fluro but strong and "connected" if you know what I mean to the lure.  Hook sets seem like I can feel the hook penetrate.  It's very smooth and unlikely to overrun.  A little KVD conditioner on there and that top water plug is so far out there I can barely see what it's doing.

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Having fished a number of the BPS line of rods, I'd say the first of the lines that you could actually say were sensitive would be the Extremes.  If you get them on sale they're a fairly decent rod for the money.  The PQ's and JM rods get better.  Never pay full price though,  they're not worth it.  

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Hmmm, do I smell something burning?

Just kidding but because I just bought the darn thing, I think I'll take it back and get an Avid. Or do you fellows have a good suggestion in that price range?

get a johnny morris signature series.

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