I had put my Avid X onto craigslist, since I wanted to sell it in order to update my all around rod. Yesterday I wanted to fish it one last time. What can I say, it was one of those days... Lost 3 brand new lures (total loss 30 USD) and 2 other lures (another 15 USD). The icing on the cake was that I fully broke off two guides on my Rod, when I tried to un snag a lure (that I of course also lost..).
So, I am wondering what to do.
This was my all - around stick for going out when I just wanted to bring one combo (i have it paired with a Antares DC). I wanted to upgrade because I did not like the tip (it was rated as fast, but it felt more like a medium fast to me) and the sensitivity was not to the level where I would like it to be.
I used the rod for anything from Spinnerbaits, lipless crankbaits to jigs.
So therefor I started looking into other rods such as:
I am looking for a rod that is Medium heavy (can throw idally lures from 1/8 - 1 os), has a extra fast taper, no micro guides, longer handle, super sensitive, robust and has good warranty
* Megabass Destroyer USA Casting Rod 7'2" Daemos
* Kistler Z-Bone LEXF Casting Rod 7'3" Med Hvy
* St. Croix Legend Xtreme Casting Rod 7'1" Med Hvy X Fa ( which I would probably get through the upgrade program)
* G. Loomis GLX 843C MBR Mag Bass Casting Rod or G. Loomis GLX 844C MBR Mag Bass Casting Rod
* Orochi XX Casting Rod 7'2" Diablo Spec R
* Daiwa Steez SVF AGS Casting Rod 7'1" Heavy
* St. Croix Legend Elite Casting Rod 7'1" Med Hvy
* something else?
Would love to get your thoughts on the rod that I should get. Also what do you think should I do with the Avid X? What do you think the I would get for the Avid X (besides the guide it is in good condition)?
Thank you very much for your help again guys!
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For 'all around' use, fast action is where it's at imo. You can make it act 'faster' by using flouro or braid, or 'slow it down' for treble hook stuff by using mono.
So, I want to choose between the following three rods:
* GLX 843C MBR
* St. Croix Legend Xtreme Casting Rod 7' Med Hvy
* St. Croix Legend Xtreme Casting Rod 7'1" Med Hvy X Fa
I am not sure if the lure rating of 1/4-3/4oz or 3/8-1oz is favorable.
St. Croix Legend Elite Casting Rod 6'8" Med Hvy (the Extremes just did not feel that comfortable and customer service of St.Croix said that the guides of the Elite are a bit more robust than the Extreme's)
+ I love the tip (just what I am looking for)
+ Handle has a good feel to it
+ Hook keeper design is great
+ 50 USD cheaper than the G.Loomis
- I wish the handle was a bit longer
- Micro guides not as robust
- reel seat not as nice as the one on the G.Loomis
G. Loomis GLX Casting Rod 7' Heavy 844C MBR
+ Reel seat feels and looks very nice
+ has a broughter lure weight spectrum (1/4oz - 1oz vs 3/8 - 1 on the St.Croix)
+ 'Regular' Guides (I think they are more robust which is important to me as a bank fisherman)
- Hook keeper design not as robust as on the St.Croix
Daiwa Steez XT Casting Rod 7' Med Hvy
+ Lure Rating (1/4 - 1 oz)
+ Handle feels nice with the Antares
+ Guides (no micro guides, which I think makes the rod a bit more robust for my bank fisherman endevours
+ Most affordable rod out of the bunch
- No hook keeper (minor point)
- I have not seen much reviews on the rod, so I am not sure how it stands up against the two oder ones)
Any thoughts on my thinking process?