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Have bought 2 - help me pick 1 more rod

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I jumped on the St. Croix Premier 7' MH that was in the flea market, Got a Kistler Carbon Steel 7' Med. off Ebay for a great price, now I need one more 7' med. to finish out my intentions. I'm looking at a Quantum QEC705F Energy PT, a Browning Midas MI70MT, Fenwick HMXT70M-F Triggerstick, or another Kistler. The Kistler is a Magnesium MGAPSMH69 6'9". Of these four the Kistler would be the more expensive and a little above my budget but I think I could swing it. I've heard great things about the Midas rods, this is one of the later BPS models, and how they are close to a Johnny Morris Elite in sensitivity and strength.

Serious opinions on all four please.

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I've heard good things about the Fenwicks, the quality is way above the price. You might also want to check out the Falcon Bucoo and Lamiglas Excel

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The only one I could speak for is the magnesium, I had a 7'MH and 7'H.  Unless you are dead set on a 6'10" or can get a deal on one, I would look for something else.  They are good rods but there are better for $160.  I replaced mine with Dobyns Savvy rods of the same specs and like them much more than the Kistlers.  I felt the magnesiums were very close to the Powell Max rods but at a higher price.

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I second the Lamiglas Excel rods.  Excellent rod that won't break the bank.  Check them out at ***.com.  Also take a look at the Powell Max.

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I would pass on the Magnesium. They're decent rods, but I don't think they're worth the money when compared to other rods in that price range.

I have an Energy PT spinning rod (6'6" MF) and it's a surprisingly nice rod for the money. Light and sensitive, with a nice feel in the hand. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another if I had the need. 

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i have the Kislter you are considering, and I've put many miles on it so to speak. I think it's better suited for spinnerbaits, and other lures that require a bit slower action, so I fished it mostly for throwing spinnerbaits, and sometimes paddletails, or even big cranks. I've passed it on to my son at this point, but if you can get a deal on one, it's a decent stick. I too think the Powells at $140 are the better deal though.

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