I experience the Luuxe or Luxxe and another rod from evergreen..
WE HAVE been bamboozled my friends.. the sensitivity, is real..
domthewon wrote: ↑Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:04 pmI wouldn't say bamboozled, but just been somewhat ignorant to the fact that there are other JDM rod manufacturers that build a better rod. The big JDM rod company is right in our face and hard to ignore sometimes, but it looks like your moment of clarity struck. Glad you got a chance to try a 6'7" oltre and a 6'9" stallion rs limited. I hope you bought that really nice guy a beer .The X7's are the best they have made to this day in my opinion, besides the Arms which use the same blanks with a prettier handle. Good luck venturing out and choosing your future toys. There are some great ones out there for sure and the addiction to sensitivity is real as well. The rabbit hole gets deeper from here bro.
Yes but from my point of view it’s worth it.
Yesterday was a third eye opening experience
I completely agree. It took me buying 40 rods from that brand over the years before realizing what I was missing. Most have been sitting some sold and some get used. Unless you’re sponsored brand loyalty is overrated as well. Buy what you like sell what you don’t. The only issue now is a lot of the rods that are awesome, but on the low are hard to find info on them. Good luck.
domthewon wrote: ↑Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:09 pmI completely agree. It took me buying 40 rods from that brand over the years before realizing what I was missing. Most have been sitting some sold and some get used. Unless you’re sponsored brand loyalty is overrated as well. Buy what you like sell what you don’t. The only issue now is a lot of the rods that are awesome, but on the low are hard to find info on them. Good luck.
Sedition fits your description.
Even my son said dad are you okay I said I am.
When I joined this site there was a lot of talk about gear and I could not afford $700 rods ( still can’t unless I have to ) so I ventured out and got a IMX843. Surely this rod can’t do all the things Ive read about. It did and I still have it right now. I got promiscuous and went all around the bush, st croix , cumara, Dobyns and megabass. I’ve always wanted to downsize and made up my mind not to buy another rod rack. this weekend I went out with another TT’er and he had four rods.
I had a heart to heart with my wife about what I was thinking and what I had experienced. My wife asked me what happed out there, because you different. Do you want to start completely over?
I bought into the MB for a long time and I maintain my position that the x7 is a great line up. I really like the emtf and f7-71.
When I fished with the other members setups I was blown away.
We were fishing 12-15’ of water in what seemed like a tropical storm and he was plucking fish from the depths. I had to go to a Kistler h3 casting rod and drropshot structure as we drifted.
I went to a Kistler H3, cost comparison to my least expensive MB rod is absolutely absurd.
He was nedrigging and although I didn’t catch fish on his setups I could feel everything.
The conditions were horrible and almost impossible. I talked it over with the wife And expressed my concerns.
So from a comfort and sensitivity view point
I know that MB is lacking for what they are asking for their rods
compared to other JDM rods.
And every mb rod can’t be your favorite rod. I do like the power versatile but the X7’s just are better built rods.
I’m looking for a evergreen rod to jig fish with I am researching now and have started saving for that an the new Antares.
I’m not loyal to any brand but I have converted to a higher level of quality. That and peace of mind alone makes it worth it to me.
Thanks to the fellow TT.er who went out with me.