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Has anyone handled the 7' H? I am referring to the one with the 3/8-2 1/4 rating.

I have been looking for an inexpensive stick for dardevles.

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Thats a great deal at $50.  I was looking through the racks at Cabelas the other day, wishing they had a 7' ULF rod for casting ice fishing jigs tipped with waxworms for bluegills.  Light power is the lightest they go.

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Has anyone handled the 7' H? I am referring to the one with the 3/8-2 1/4 rating.

I have been looking for an inexpensive stick for dardevles.

I did check these out because I was looking for a another, lesser expensive frogging rod.  They had both HF rods, both the 1 piece rated for 1/2 - 1 1/2 oz and the 2 piece rated for 3/8 oz to 2 1/4 oz.  I didn't really like the feel of the two piece.  It felt stiffer at the tip without really having much more backbone in the mid section and base of the rod.  The lure weights on those two rods are a bit misleading, IMO.

Of the two, the 1 piece would be the way to go as they usually are.  I personally like using a 7' 6" MHF flipping stick for trolling and casting spoons and bucktails under 1.25 oz.

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Has anyone handled the 7' H? I am referring to the one with the 3/8-2 1/4 rating.

I have been looking for an inexpensive stick for dardevles.

I did check these out because I was looking for a another, lesser expensive frogging rod. They had both HF rods, both the 1 piece rated for 1/2 - 1 1/2 oz and the 2 piece rated for 3/8 oz to 2 1/4 oz. I didn't really like the feel of the two piece. It felt stiffer at the tip without really having much more backbone in the mid section and base of the rod. The lure weights on those two rods are a bit misleading, IMO.

Of the two, the 1 piece would be the way to go as they usually are. I personally like using a 7' 6" MHF flipping stick for trolling and casting spoons and bucktails under 1.25 oz.

I didn't realize that model is a two piece.  Thanks for the info.  8-)

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Only if they had a 7'3....

if you don't mind me asking , why do you need exactly a 7'3'' rod ??? why don't you get a 7'6'' telescoping rod , the Okuma 7'6'' tele. flipping rod is a steal of a deal at $90.00 !!! you get top components ( ALPS zirc. guides , FUJI ACS reel seat , IM-8 blank , lifetime warranty , etc..) is cauase that is the max that will fit in the rod locker ?? cause if so , telescoping rods are where it's at to solve that problem . take a look at them http://www.***.com/Okuma_EVX-A_Casting_Rods/descpage-OEVXCR.html

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Only if they had a 7'3....

if you don't mind me asking , why do you need exactly a 7'3'' rod ??? why don't you get a 7'6'' telescoping rod , the Okuma 7'6'' tele. flipping rod is a steal of a deal at $90.00 !!! you get top components ( ALPS zirc. guides , FUJI ACS reel seat , IM-8 blank , lifetime warranty , etc..) is cauase that is the max that will fit in the rod locker ?? cause if so , telescoping rods are where it's at to solve that problem . take a look at them http://www.***.com/Okuma_EVX-A_Casting_Rods/descpage-OEVXCR.html

I was just thinking about the $40 i could save. The longest they have is a 7' in the prodigy

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If it is your first flipping stick, a 7' heavy would not at all be a bad choice. Because it is a touch shorter it would make true flipping a wee bit shorter due to the rod length. However, it would help you a whole lot in the control and accuray department. Kind of like learning to ski on shorter skis and getting longer ones later for speed, or starting out golf on only irons and geting the woods when you have the swing under control... basicly it would help you get the fundamentals of accuracy and presentation down strong, and you would be surprised how accurate you could be in tight quarters with a 7' rod. In the end resulting in more fish. As you progress, a longer rod would give you more distance, and you would be able to control it. It is HUGE in flipping and pitching to present the bait correctly. You can't get to the hookset if the fish scatter when you present the bait.

I have a 7'6" Kistler LTA that I use as my "flipping/pitching stick". But I also have a 7' Heavy carbon Steel that I would not hesitate to use in the same cover as its bigger cousin. In fact I plan on keeping a finesse soft plastic rigged on it for flipping after the jig/larger presentation if I don't get bit on the jig. It is a ton easier to get the soft quiet entry with the shorter rod. Again, the trade off is you have to get a wee bit closer to do a traditional flip because of the length difference.

On clearer waters, I often use a 7' heavy for flipping simply because I have to stay farther away and downsize lures anyway and get skip flips underneath of overhangs and docks rather than the traditional flip. The shorter stick makes all of the difference when finesse is the order if the day.

To make a long post short, if it is going to be your starter flipping/pitching rod a 7' prodigy would probably work out just fine for this season. And next season, or later in the year as opportunity presents itself you could get a longer flipping stick if you desire.

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I'll be picking up one of the BC rods over the weekend to use as a crankbait rod. It will be either the PCS705-1 or the PCD705-2. Both are 7' MH/MF rated for 10-17lbs line and 1/4-1oz lures. It will be paired with a Cabelas Prodigy Reel that I already have on another Cabelas rod.

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i just picked up a 7' MH one piece, I had a 25$ gift certificate so i got it for 28 bucks. The rod feels really expecially for what I paid for it. Ive checked out the BPS Carbonlights and this rod looks and feels much nicer.

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