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I owned both the TV and PP. I sold the TV because it had too much overlap with the PP and though the PP is a heavier stick, it was more versatile imo. The TV just felt really stout and lacking in the tip department. It didn’t load near as nice as the PP did. Almost a broomstick feel to it when compared to the PP. It’s definitely one of the must haves in the xx series.
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Good to hear about the re-design for more lifting power. The flipping special is a great rod, but left something to be desired ripping pinned fish out. I wonder if the new XX model matches the XX Prototype model I have "F8.5-711XX". If the longer spinning rod is anything like the older XX proto model I have it will be a great stick for tubes.
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Thanks!! Looks like I have a list of must haves building steadily as we approach the release!
A fish in the hand is worth two in the brush
M Perry wrote:The new model taking its place will be very impressive and cover more of the finesse presentation spectrum. Will still be an excellent choice for dropshot presentations but will be more versatile as well.
I have an XX Dropshot and while I do really like it as a DS rod, I am not really digging it for much else. I was already thinking of selling it and getting an Addermine, so this new XX spinning rod has my interest.
Rippin-lips wrote:I owned both the TV and PP. I sold the TV because it had too much overlap with the PP and though the PP is a heavier stick, it was more versatile imo. The TV just felt really stout and lacking in the tip department. It didn’t load near as nice as the PP did. Almost a broomstick feel to it when compared to the PP. It’s definitely one of the must haves in the xx series.
I have a TV and I really like it, although I admit I don't have a lot of experience with rods that heavy to compare it too. I used it last season almost exclusively for chatterbaits and really love it for that presentation. I agree that the tip is not the best near the bottom of it's range, but once I got up around 3/4oz total lure weight, the casting really improved. This winter I paired it with a Ringa SSS and started throwing ~5" swimbaits (Big EZ, the larger Rage Swimmers, a Magslow) with it and it really casts them quite nicely. I am going to try to throw buzzbaits and some heavier spinnerbaits into the mix this season and if it handles them as well as it does the chatterbaits/paddletails, then I am going to keep it for sure.
However, I am curious to try a PP when they are re-released. I am going to try frogging on a Hyuga 72H this season and if that doesn't work out then the PP will pushed to the top of the "Rods I need or I might actually die" list.
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