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Cabela's Mag Touch Baitcasting, 2-piece, MH

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Has anyone used these much? I'm looking for a 2 piece casting rod for jigs and worms, Something in a 6'6" to 7', MH fast action. Opinions? Suggestions?

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I don't have any experience with the Mag Touch Baitcasting rod but I do have the Mag Touch MGTS664-2 pc spinning rod and its a great rod and fishes well. The handle does take some getting used to after using cork handled rods but it does transmit everything to your hand and is very sensitive. I haven't hand any problems with it being slippery when its wet either. It's a great rod and even a better deal when it's on sale.

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I have the MGTC703-2 two-piece casting rod. I think it would work well with Jigs up to 1/2 oz with the trailer, as it would probably be closer to its upper limit weight range with the trailer.

I have not had a chance to use mine, but I was surprised to see that the hook keeper was attached backward and the first guide of the upper piece was crooked.

I have not had a chance to return it and I might not. It is a pretty sensitive rod, alconite guides, and is very convenient.

Crankbaits - Wiggle is well felt with a DT6

Drop Shot - Sensitive enough to feel the feedback from the weight, even with 10# mono

Jigs - You'll get a very good picture

Buzz Bombing (think of it as a jigging type of spoon) for salmon - Caught without my salmon rod, I was forced to fish with my magtouch.  With only 10# mono and a curado 101D, the MagTouch has sufficient power to stir some bigger than average pink salmon with me being about 20' above them.  I was impressed.

I really love the thin handle too. As already mentioned, it isn't any more slippery than cork but I did discover one thing. If they installed the graphite handle the other way, the gripping power of the handle when wet is 100x better. For those of you with mag touches, check that out. Wet the handle, grip the handle tight and try to make your hand slide. It will give just as cork would. Try doing it the other way.... Woh, nelly. Your hand won't even move!

I truly love the convenience the 2 piece offers since it is my trunk rod. That is a major plus.  Mated to a Curado 101D and this thing is money.

One last thing. The end is metal. As such, putting it down on the ground and other rough surfaces is ound to scratch it up. I know it shouldn't matter, but for some reason, I just can't stand having scratches and marks on my gear.  I added a small piece of cork to the bottom that was the same diameter and stuck it on with some light glue.

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I have the MGTC703-2 two-piece casting rod. I think it would work well with Jigs up to 1/2 oz with the trailer, as it would probably be closer to its upper limit weight range with the trailer.

I have not had a chance to use mine, but I was surprised to see that the hook keeper was attached backward and the first guide of the upper piece was crooked.

I have not had a chance to return it and I might not. It is a pretty sensitive rod, alconite guides, and is very convenient.

Crankbaits - Wiggle is well felt with a DT6

Drop Shot - Sensitive enough to feel the feedback from the weight, even with 10# mono

Jigs - You'll get a very good picture

Buzz Bombing (think of it as a jigging type of spoon) for salmon - Caught without my salmon rod, I was forced to fish with my magtouch. With only 10# mono and a curado 101D, the MagTouch has sufficient power to stir some bigger than average pink salmon with me being about 20' above them. I was impressed.

I really love the thin handle too. As already mentioned, it isn't any more slippery than cork but I did discover one thing. If they installed the graphite handle the other way, the gripping power of the handle when wet is 100x better. For those of you with mag touches, check that out. Wet the handle, grip the handle tight and try to make your hand slide. It will give just as cork would. Try doing it the other way.... Woh, nelly. Your hand won't even move!

I truly love the convenience the 2 piece offers since it is my trunk rod. That is a major plus. Mated to a Curado 101D and this thing is money.

One last thing. The end is metal. As such, putting it down on the ground and other rough surfaces is ound to scratch it up. I know it shouldn't matter, but for some reason, I just can't stand having scratches and marks on my gear. I added a small piece of cork to the bottom that was the same diameter and stuck it on with some light glue.

Great Review Islandbass

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