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Ive been looking into getting a split grip rod but Im having a hard time deciding which one?

Im looking for something no more than $100 and it will be used mainly as a plastic worm/lipless crank rod.

Any help would be awesome!

Thanks guys!

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Lamiglas Excel.

On sale at TW for 78.88

Look no further

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Falcon Bucoo is good too.

Also not a split-grip but the Shimano Compre is good too

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I won't throw worms (XF, braid) and lipless cranks (M or MF or F, mono or fluoro or copoly) on the same rod, but maybe that's just me. Also, I won't skimp on a soft plastics rod. I would save 70 odd bucks more, and get a Powell Max (which I do have) or a Shimano Crucial for the bottom contact baits.

Good luck with whichever rod you choose.

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I won't throw worms (XF, braid) and lipless cranks (M or MF or F, mono or fluoro or copoly) on the same rod, but maybe that's just me. Also, I won't skimp on a soft plastics rod. I would save 70 odd bucks more, and get a Powell Max (which I do have).

Good luck with whichever rod you get.

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I won't throw worms (XF, braid) and lipless cranks (M or MF or F, mono or fluoro or copoly) on the same rod, but maybe that's just me. Also, I won't skimp on a soft plastics rod. I would save 70 odd bucks more, and get a Powell Max (which I do have) or a Shimano Crucial for the bottom contact baits.

Good luck with whichever rod you choose.

Yea I know. Its just that I dont have the money to buy two rods for different lures. Until then, Ill just have to make do with one.

I was looking into the..

Abu Garcia Vendetta and the Veritas

Berkley Lightning Shock

St. Croix Mojo Bass

But I have read some pretty good things about the suggested rods so I might look a bit more into them as well.

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I won't throw worms (XF, braid) and lipless cranks (M or MF or F, mono or fluoro or copoly) on the same rod, but maybe that's just me.

I do, but under certain circumstances.  In fact, a fast action rod is ideal for traps in weeds, and worms in wood.  Too fast with worms, and you lose the sling shot effect, too slow with traps, and you bring coontail back to the boat with the lure.  My LTBC70MF or LTBCMHF both are up to the task.

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I won't throw worms (XF, braid) and lipless cranks (M or MF or F, mono or fluoro or copoly) on the same rod, but maybe that's just me.

I do, but under certain circumstances. In fact, a fast action rod is ideal for traps in weeds, and worms in wood. Too fast with worms, and you lose the sling shot effect, too slow with traps, and you bring coontail back to the boat with the lure. My LTBC70MF or LTBCMHF both are up to the task.

Point noted. I'll try to keep that in mind next time I'm working a rattle-trap over weeds. Thanks for correcting me.

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I won't throw worms (XF, braid) and lipless cranks (M or MF or F, mono or fluoro or copoly) on the same rod, but maybe that's just me. Also, I won't skimp on a soft plastics rod. I would save 70 odd bucks more, and get a Powell Max (which I do have) or a Shimano Crucial for the bottom contact baits.

Good luck with whichever rod you choose.

Yea I know. Its just that I dont have the money to buy two rods for different lures. Until then, Ill just have to make do with one.

I was looking into the..

Abu Garcia Vendetta and the Veritas

Berkley Lightning Shock

St. Croix Mojo Bass

But I have read some pretty good things about the suggested rods so I might look a bit more into them as well.

I bought the Lightning Shock awhile ago and you get what you pay for.

I now use it for my crankin rod (I rarely use crankbaits).  ;D

After using some higher-end rods, I don't think I will ever go back to a rod that costs less than $100, aside from Vendettas.

Vendettas are another great rod for a good price.

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Lamiglas Excel.

On sale at TW for 78.88

Look no further

Just ordered two of them.  They'll be here this afternoon 8-)

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I wouldn't choose a rod because it came from the factory with a split-grip!  Choose the rod you want to fish the choosen technique with because of the blank and action of the rod THEN sand the grip to your preference.  I prefer an elongated hour-glass shape with the blank continuing to be covered with cork.  More comfortable grip to me.

steve

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Strongly consider the lamiglass excel. There fairly light, sensitive, look good, and on sale at TW. I believe made in USA, if that matters to ya, and they look good too. I'd say they were on par with most $160.00 rods. I was very impressed with my spinning rod, I have bought 2 casting rods since.

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I won't throw worms (XF, braid) and lipless cranks (M or MF or F, mono or fluoro or copoly) on the same rod, but maybe that's just me.

I do, but under certain circumstances. In fact, a fast action rod is ideal for traps in weeds, and worms in wood. Too fast with worms, and you lose the sling shot effect, too slow with traps, and you bring coontail back to the boat with the lure. My LTBC70MF or LTBCMHF both are up to the task.

Point noted. I'll try to keep that in mind next time I'm working a rattle-trap over weeds. Thanks for correcting me.

Not a correction, just an opinion.  :D

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Is say at the moment its come down to either the Vendetta, Veritas or the Excel.

I suppose it will just come down to which one has the best good review:bad review ratio.

But man does the look alone of the Abu Garcias make me wanna buy one. But looks can be deceiving huh?

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Get the Excel!!!  I have four and love them.  For the regular price they are great, for that sale price it is a steal!  Lifetime warranty and made in the USA.  Can't go wrong.

Cliff

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Again, get the excel. While it's on sale, if ya didn't like it. Ya can sell it later and not lose much if any money on it, and someone WILL want it. I don't think you'll want rid of it though.

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I ordered an Excel this morning!

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I just ordered an Excel 734C, be here tomorrow to match up with a Citica E.

I already have a 703 Spinning rod and it is sweet.

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