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its time for me to get a new flippin rod and im gonna get a curado e7 but idk what od i should get yet. At first i wanted the new tour tommey biffle but ive heard quantum doesnt allways produce quality rods and ive heard carrot stix have a tendency to snap. ive come across a loomis gl2 7'6" hvy for 200 and was wondering if its a good rod or will i just be paying for the name gloomis. i have used higher end loomis's but is the gl2 still a great rod ? i would like to say at 200$

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Do you actually "flip" more than you "pitch?"  Either way, Loomis really starts to shine at the IMX level.  I'm not a big fan of the GL2 and GL3 models for bottom contact baits.  For that kind of money, I'd look at the Shimano Crucial flipping sticks, the Powell flipping sticks, or the Daiwa Zillion flipping stick is nice as well - just a bit over $200 - but you can't go wrong with the Crucial or the Powell IMHO.

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    Quantum makes great products and I think that the Carrot Stix snapping thing is blown WAY outta of porportion (Watch me go break my flipping Carrot Stix tomorrow  ::o)

    That being said, I like my Carrot Stix so far for flipping.  Great sensitivity and pretty stiff tip to get the HAWGS out of the think stuff.

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i have a 7' XH Carrot stix (LTX) and i use it for flipping and punching and it works great and is super light which i think is VERY important for doing alot of flipping all day  :o

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I continuously hear sub par things about GL2. The IMX and GLX are really where they get their good name from.

I'd strongly recommend a Dobyns 765. Awesome all around jig rod for flipping and pitching. I know guys that Punch with it, throw frogs with it, and many other techniques. It's just a hair shy over $200 and well worth it.

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If you're going to get a Loomis, get at least the IMX.  I have a GL2 and it's not even comparable to my IMX.  A lot better rods in the GL2 price range, check out Fenwick, Dobyns, and Powell.  I think the Daiwa Zillion rods are also in that price range.

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BPS J/M Elite. $ for $ the best rod out there....You give up the solid warranty but you gain MUCH more rod for the $$.

It's my jig rod. I don't flip. The water is to clear. But for pitching and dragging jigs out deep I bought the 7'6 MH JME. Light, very sensitive and I really like the action. It's perfect for a 'northern jig rod'

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my W&M Tessera 8' Flippin stick gets the job done

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I have some of the new Quantum Custom Shop rods and I think they are made very nicely.  I think all the bad rap that Quantum has gotten has been for their older models.  That being said, the newer lines haven't been out that long so only time will tell but I think they have made the necessary alterations.  

I would also highly recommend the Crucial 7'6" MH flipping stick.  I have two of them and love them.  I have even used them for mat punching with 1 3/4 oz weights and boat flipped fish up to 5lbs without a problem.  They are an awesome rod for the money!

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I love my Kistler LTX Flippin Stick.  The thing is super light and sensitive.  Outstanding rod.  

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BPS J/M Elite. $ for $ the best rod out there....You give up the solid warranty but you gain MUCH more rod for the $$.

It's my jig rod. I don't flip. The water is to clear. But for pitching and dragging jigs out deep I bought the 7'6 MH JME. Light, very sensitive and I really like the action. It's perfect for a 'northern jig rod'

i agree totally.i lean towards the signature series because i like full grips and feel the titanium fuji sic guides are the best made.both series are great.

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