Phenix Feather

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Re: Phenix Feather

Postby Hogsticker2 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:02 am

You really can't go wrong with a Phenix..... At all price points. Maxim to K2, they just pump out great blanks.

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Re: Phenix Feather

Postby MediumHeavy » Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:31 pm

Looks like Luke Clausen left Megabass and is using Phenix Feather series rods this season.

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Re: Phenix Feather

Postby Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:18 pm

Any updates on this series? Looking at the 7'1" H. 1/4-2oz lure rating seems nice.
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Re: Phenix Feather

Postby kstephes033 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:48 pm

I have quite a few of the feather series rods and like other lineups they are generally rated higher than what they should be. I would say the feathers are about 1/2 a power down from what they claim, so I’d say it’s more like a MH+ or H-. The 7’1” H I use for swim jigs in heavy cover like reeds, frogs in sparse pads and slop, as well as skipping 3/8oz jigs and throwing 3/8oz t-rigs. Versatile rod in my opinion and does well at quite a few things, but I wouldn’t throw anywhere near 2oz on it, highest personally I would go is around a 1/2oz jig or trig. Rod is super light, sensitivity to me is above the price point, and I think a super comfortable reel seat. It is probably my favorite rod in the lineup due to being able to do a bunch of things, but the 7’3” XH is an awesome rod too for a little bigger stuff, and is still very light.

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Re: Phenix Feather

Postby ss30378 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:02 pm

I have the 7'1"L casting and the 7'3"XH, light weighs 3.0oz the xh comes in at 3.75oz. Ill mirror what kstephes said, sensitivity is very good for price on both the light an xh. If you want to toss 1.5-2oz go the xh. I was tossing 1/4oz t-rigged craws with the XH and the rod wasnt too much of a broomstick to handle it.

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Re: Phenix Feather

Postby LAGVPI99 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:59 am

I have a 7'7" Heavy and I wouldn't go over 3/4 on a T-rig. Overloads it to me.

I can absolutely bomb baits with this thing in the yard...haven't fished it yet.

Trying to decide if I want to drop down to the 7'3" XH because I wanted it for pitching and I like a stout rod for hauling fish from wood.

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Re: Phenix Feather

Postby kstephes033 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:52 am

The 7’3” XH is definitely a better rod for bigger weights, 3/4 is for sure the upper limit of the 7’7” H, more of a rod for 1/2oz trigs for sure. The 73 will handle 3/4 no problem for me. I have two of them and throw 1/2 to 1oz jigs on one and 1/2-3/4oz trigs on the other, much better suited for the heavier stuff and would be better I think I’m flipping/pitching wood and such with bigger weights if that’s what you do. I use the 77 more for rock jigs and lighter crigs on rocks and for 1/2trigs In lighter vegetation.

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Re: Phenix Feather

Postby LAGVPI99 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:04 pm

Can anyone tell me how the Recon Elite rods compare to the Feather? Specifically, does the Recon Elite 7'1"H balance fairly well and have roughly the same taper? Putting a Curado K on it...

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Re: Phenix Feather

Postby accodn2ryan » Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:26 pm

Has anyone tried the 7'1 Medium Feather? Also anyone know how it compares to the 7'2 Medium M1 as far as sensitivity goes? I've fished the 7'2 M1 a lot this past year, and just really like the blank itself, but just debating whether I should just get a custom M1 or give the Feather a try.

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Re: Phenix Feather

Postby kstephes033 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:29 am

I really like my 7’1” M feathers. I have two of them, use them for just about everything. I really like them for tubes, jig worms/shakeyheads, Neko rigs. I have been very impressed with sensitivity with all of my feathers, they haven’t left me wanting more especially for the price. The one thing about the spinning models is you do have to get used to the handle, but I like it now that I have used it for a season, just feels a bit different than really anything else. The blank is more of a mod Fast actoin lile most of the Phenix Rods, and due to that it feels more like what I would call a medium light+ or medium-, but again it is a super versatile rod that I have used for all the above as well as drop shots, weightless Senko and flukes, Ned rigs, even spybaits but usually want a lighter actoin for that.

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Re: Phenix Feather

Postby accodn2ryan » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:32 am

kstephes033 wrote:I really like my 7’1” M feathers. I have two of them, use them for just about everything. I really like them for tubes, jig worms/shakeyheads, Neko rigs. I have been very impressed with sensitivity with all of my feathers, they haven’t left me wanting more especially for the price. The one thing about the spinning models is you do have to get used to the handle, but I like it now that I have used it for a season, just feels a bit different than really anything else. The blank is more of a mod Fast actoin lile most of the Phenix Rods, and due to that it feels more like what I would call a medium light+ or medium-, but again it is a super versatile rod that I have used for all the above as well as drop shots, weightless Senko and flukes, Ned rigs, even spybaits but usually want a lighter actoin for that.


Thanks! These are the same techniques I'll primarily be using the rod for as well, and the way the handle is does concern me a little bit as it is different as I have held them at a local tackle shop. I'll probably head back and put my reel on to see how it feels in hand.


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