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So I picked up a BPS Carbonlite earlier today. 6'9" MH extra fast. I'm just curious if the extra fast tip is a little to quick for a worm rod. I missed three solid fish today. Now that could have been coincidence, me not being used to the rod, or any other number of things. I'm just curious if I should exchange it for something with a softer tip to it. Love the rod otherwise, super sensitive and beyond light.

Edited to add: As a side note, I do fish a lot of hydrilla and other vegetation on my lake here so I figured having that quicker tip would help a bit for hooking and pulling fish out of the slop.

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I like XF rods for bottom contact baits. I feel like they give more hook setting power.

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That's a fine worming rod, don't exchange it! Try to set the hook later(or sooner ?) after you feel the bite until you get used to the new rod. You gotta get a rhitm goin' and the juices flowin'....

On a side note, When I got my first Avid I was setting the hook on every blade of grass and stick; everithing seemed to be "a bite" because the rod is so sensitive. So, when you feel a "bite", double-check by reeling in the slack (if any) and keeping the line tight until you feel movement( the bass swims away or drops the bait) to confirm that YES, IT'S A BITE or NO, IT'S JUST A SNAG. You might loose some fish at the beginning, but once you get used to how a bite feels with the new rod, you will never look back !!!

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That's a fine worming rod, don't exchange it! Try to set the hook later(or sooner ?) after you feel the bite until you get used to the new rod. You gotta get a rhitm goin' and the juices flowin'....

On a side note, When I got my first Avid I was setting the hook on every blade of grass and stick; everithing seemed to be "a bite" because the rod is so sensitive. So, when you feel a "bite", double-check by reeling in the slack (if any) and keeping the line tight until you feel movement( the bass swims away or drops the bait) to confirm that YES, IT'S A BITE or NO, IT'S JUST A SNAG. You might loose some fish at the beginning, but once you get used to how a bite feels with the new rod, you will never look back !!!

Thats just what I was hoping to hear.  I had a feeling it was just me jumping the gun a bit on the fish.  And yeah, I know what you mean buy setting on pretty much everything.  I was reeling down the slack to check.

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I love the XF for any worm fishing. It maybe something you'll get used to, or you may hate it. But usually the XF rods have a really good backbone to pull them lunkers out of anything. I'd keep it if I were you. I've been hearing a lot of good things about those carbon lite rods.

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So you guys think Extra Fast for worming??  I went with just plain Fast so it would be a little softer.  Felt it made the rod more versatile to do other things besides just worms and jigs.  Although the next one I get will be strictly a worm/jig rod only, might also double as a frog rod too.  Don't need much for this since I don't have slop on my lakes. 

Guess I'll find out this year if a Fast tip was enough.  If not it'll be Extra Fast next year.

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Fast and X Fast will vary a little from brand to brand and maybe even model to model. Either will suit the application.

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