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Has anyone ever bought a 2pc rod cause they couldnt find a 1pc rod in the right length/action and then turned around and glued it together to make it a "1 piece"?

what did you use to "glue" it together and how has it held up?

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I would advise against permanently bonding a 2 pc. rod. There is no performance advantage to be gained. If he ferrule is loose or damaged there are better fixes.

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What are you looking for and what price range?  Chances are, you'll get umpteen recommendations from members here.

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well, this is what im after:

Light Power/Fast Action

6' or 6'-6"

1 Piece

$40 or less

good rod for the money.........

This rod will be my Wading rod. I like the length. Manufacturer is not that crucial, i just dont want a junk rod.

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well, this is what im after:

Light Action/Fast

6' or 6'-6"

1 Piece

$40 or less

good rod for the money.........

This rod will be my Wading rod. I like the length. Manufacturer is not that crucial, i just dont want a junk rod.

You mean light power , fast action don't you ?

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BPS Microlite ML60LS

6 ft, 1 piece, L power rated for 1/16 - 1/4 oz

$45 is full price and since it's BPS, I'm sure they'll go on sale at some point

But I have no experience with this rod...

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thank you.  i was trying to stay away from Microlite.  i would like Light.  i throw a lot of lures from 1/8oz to 3/8 so micro lite would be too small......

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Just curious, but why is one piece a requirement? I actually prefer two piece rods for wading rods because I fish streams that are a pretty good hike into the woods on overgrown paths, and transporting a two piece is easier for me in these conditions. The performance difference between a two piece and similar one piece is negligible.

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thank you. i was trying to stay away from Microlite. i would like Light. i throw a lot of lures from 1/8oz to 3/8 so micro lite would be too small......

Microlite is the name of the rod, the power he posted was a Light power. 

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thank you. i was trying to stay away from Microlite. i would like Light. i throw a lot of lures from 1/8oz to 3/8 so micro lite would be too small......

If you're throwing from 1/8 to 3/8, are you sure that light power is what you really want?

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well, if i buy a microlite rod, then i cant throw my 1/4oz+ cranks.......trying to use an in the middle rod that i can use for all weight ranges i have.........(3/8oz max)

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Obviously, this is mostly personal preference, but I think a medium power spinning rod would be better suited for the weight range you mention. 

And if you're looking for a medium power, 1-pc rod from 6-6.5 feet tall, your options open up a TON.

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Obviously, this is mostly personal preference, but I think a medium power spinning rod would be better suited for the weight range you mention.

And if you're looking for a medium power, 1-pc rod from 6-6.5 feet tall, your options open up a TON.

That's what it sounds like to me, I throw crappie jigs on 8lb line with my 7'M Damiki Dark Angel.  I have never had trouble casting them, the distance isn't great but enough to catch fish.

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i agree, i like the "flimsy" rod which adds a little more fun to the smallie action. i do have a MH rod which is like throwing a steel rod out in the water........huge backbone.

i will check out the mediums next time i go to BPS and see how it feels

id be using a AG cardinal 100ui for this new rod that i am looking to buy, so its like a panfish reel. i am currently using that cardinal on a beat up rod which is in dire need of being replaced with a new one (it is a light power/fast action rod, but less than 5'-6" in length.......which is where all this comes in.

if anyone would like to recommend a rod that would be perfect for that reel, im all ears

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i agree, i like the "flimsy" rod which adds a little more fun to the smallie action. i do have a MH rod which is like throwing a steel rod out in the water........huge backbone.

i will check out the mediums next time i go to BPS and see how it feels

id be using a AG cardinal 100ui for this new rod that i am looking to buy, so its like a panfish reel. i am currently using that cardinal on a beat up rod which is in dire need of being replaced with a new one (it is a light power/fast action rod, but less than 5'-6" in length.......which is where all this comes in.

if anyone would like to recommend a rod that would be perfect for that reel, im all ears

Completely off topic, but I am wondering where you fish for smallies in Cincinnati?

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I have a few light outfits I use for smallies. Love my light outfits. But for wading and throwing that size bait I like a med Baitcaster. Personal preference. I have a Light St croix Triumph that you might find on sale. I know Dick's runs sales time to time on them and has coupons too.

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thanks for the input.  I will check out the mediums and see how they feel in comparison.

i normally use a baitcaster for my non-wading days and mainly use a spinning set up for wading due to all the grass/trees in my area, i dont have to worry about a backlash if i accidentally try and catch a tree.

so the BC is for shore fishing only......

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If you are looking for a softer rod then check out the Fenwick Eagle GT. It's about $50-60 bucks and for a medium action rod, it is very soft. I paired it up with a light spinning reel with 6lb line and fish the smallest lures/cranks.

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Too bad you can't stretch out to $70. If you could...

CSS56LA Shimano Clarus, 5'6" light powered, fast action, 1 pc. rod, 2-8 pound line, 1/16 to 1/4 oz. lure weight.

CSS60LA Shimano Clarus, 6'0" light powered, fast action, 1 pc. rod, 2-8 pound line, 1/16 to 5/16 oz. lure weight.

Those two rods right there meet all criteria on the list except price. But their specs say they can handle pretty light baits and still take your 1/4 oz. cranks as well. But the 3/8 oz. baits might or might not be too heavy. You'd have to try them to see if they feel too much for the rods. Also, what baits are you looking at that are 3/8?? Remember, if it's spinnerbaits or buzzbaits they don't truly weigh what they are rated at, that's just the rating of the lead weight for the head. The blades, skirt, and hook nearly doubles that weight once they are added. Even jigs weigh more than they are rated at but not as bad as spinnerbaits (no blades to add). But if it's 3/8 oz. crankbaits you're talking about then it should be accurate.

Then there is also...

CSS60MA and CSS60M2A Shimano Clarus, 6'0" medium powered, fast action, 1 or 2 pc. rods, 6-12 pound line, 1/8 to 1/2 oz. lure weight.

Those two really cover the whole range of lure weights you listed and are available in either 1 or 2 piece versions and are the same price, $70.  Stiffer backbone but allows the 3/8 oz. baits with no worries. 

Also, if sensitivity is not a really big factor, there is a Shakespeare Ugly Stik that is also a 5'6" light rod in a 1 piece as well. It is $30, and you can usually get it at K-mart. It would be very durable against accidental damage from slipping and falling on slick rocks while wading and it would fit the price range you want too. Very soft backbone on it also so any smallie you hook is gonna be a fight!

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To answer your original question Yes you can glue( actually epoxy) it. I have done this just because it seemed the top piece kept spinning around and it got frustrating. Now i must say that this was probably the cheapest rod known to man( walmart shakespeare xterra bc) and i really didn't care if it worked not. It was just a rod to experiment with and i would not recommend putting epoxy on a quality 2 piece rod. On a side note i did not notice any difference in performance when i epoxied the 2 piece together( but again you must consider the product that was used) and it eliminated my original problem :)

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