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i don't see a lot of discussion about powell rods, but i'm planning on buying a powell max 6'8" mh/xf casting rod and putting a quantum energy 6.3:1 reel on it. can anyone

offer me any feedback on my choices, and if so what line would you use? thanks 

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I just bought their 7' heavy action for pitching jigs/worms.  Added a Castaic reel with 20lb PowerPro line.  They're a good looking rod, and very well finished.  Not one of the superlight rods, but nicely balanced.  I like mine.

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I have a Powell 684CB, and it's a very nice rod, light and sensitive.

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I have 5 Powells and they are very nice rods in their price range. When Powell first started making their bass rods the 683c received an editor's choice award on TackleTour's website. This is the 6'8" mh/xf rod. Check their archive section if you want to read it.

There are better rods but I don't think you will be disappointed with a Powell.

Your choice of rod and line depend on what techniques you plan to use it for. Provide that information and we can give more precise recommendations.

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There have been numerous discussions regarding powell rods.  I know, because I've searched and read most if not all of the threads when I was shopping for my first powell rod.  I believe the rod you're wanting is the 683c.  I have the same rod and I absolutely love it.  Rod is light, sensitive, and has good quality components.  Just a tad tip heavy, but that Energy reel would help balance it better.  I mainly use it for spinnerbaits and finesse jigs, but that rod covers a few other techniques.  Line choice depends on your wallet and application.  I use 10-12lb PLine CX.  TT also did a review of the 683c; you should check that out if you haven't already done so.  You won't go wrong with the 683c. 

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Powell makes a good rod for their price point.  they are comparable to the Dobyns Savvy and Kistler Magnesium but at a lower price.  I've not used that specific rod but really like the 704c,705c, and 766c that I have used.

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I have the "Squarebill Crankbait" rod which is a 6'9" H/XF. Like all my gear, I use it for a variety of techniques. Frogs, senko's, spinnerbaits, buzzbaits, jigs...I haven't got on the technique specific rod bandwagon yet.

It's lightweight and balances very well. Lots of backbone and the XF allows me to throw baits easily and accurately.

I have a Daiwa Fuego on it with 30# Suffix braid

It's a lota rod for $140 and it's so darn purty :)

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i don't see a lot of discussion about powell rods, but i'm

planning on buying a powell max 6'8" mh/xf casting rod and putting a quantum energy 6.3:1 reel on it. can anyone

offer me any feedback on my choices, and if so what line would you use? thanks 

I'd say that's a good thing. Powell is much like a quality offensive lineman. If nobody's talkin' about him, he must be doin' his job.

Powell rods don't have the "star" status of some rods, but rarely will you ever hear anyone talk negatively about their quality, value, or customer service.

I have added 3 Powells to my lineup this year and I never leave the dock without 'em.

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I have a Powell Flipping Rod 766 that I purchased this summer and have been pretty happy with it.

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