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gageboxer
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 08:10 PM 02/09/11 (CST)
Im looking at getting a new rod for jigging walleyes I was thinking about one of these three unless someone has some other suggestions thanks

G loomis walleye series


St Croix Legend


Fenwick Elite tech

thanks again
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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 09:28 AM 02/10/11 (CST)
With that list, Gageboxer, you really can't go wrong!

It's going to come down to your own personal tastes. But Loomis, arguably, makes the best rods out there and the Walleye/Bronzeback/Mossyback series' are top of the line. $200-$300 +

St. Croix rods are made right in WI (if that matters). To me, they are a bit heavier. I like that. And for jigging, a stiffer rod might something you'd like. $200 (I have a few friends who never felt a need to look at anything after the AVID line though wink smiley)

Myself, I use Fenwick and love every one I have. I'm not sure I could argue the Elite Techs are "better" than the Loomis Walleye or Legend, but I don't think you'd be disappointed. You can save a few bucks too. One thing that's cool about the Fenwicks are the new TAC handles. I didn't think I'd like them at first. But once I actually held it, I was surprised by how soft but grippy they are. I have a couple HMGs with them and by the end of last year I was liking it much better than my regular cork handles. Water doesn't seem to make them any less grippy either. It's pretty cool stuff. (Amazon.com often has great Fenwick sales, btw)

To throw one more at you - My jig rod is a Fenwick Techna AV. For some (#$%^&!) reason, Fenwick discontinued the line. They're awesomely sensative rods though. You can find a good deal on one if you're willing to search a little on-line.

Have fun shopping dude!




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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 09:39 AM 02/10/11 (CST)
I am a bit on the side of St Croix. Been using them for years and I like the way they feel. I fish strictly with ultralights and have caught up to 20 lb northerns on these rods with no problems. The only thing I would say is that you should store them inside during the winter. I believe they get a bit brittle sitting in the cold for so long.

Just my 2 cents worth...



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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 09:31 PM 02/10/11 (CST)
I agree with the storage thing. The more sensitive the rod, the faster it gets brittle.

I have always enjoyed keeping my money, (2 cents), so I have ordered some from both cabelas and bass pro. The bass pro has a walleye line that is very good, and reasonable. I have found that if I stick to the IM6 (million or more)that this is all I have ever needed. I go with a good line, and if I spend any extra it's on steel ball bearings in your reel.

Granted they don't have the lifetime replacement, but that's why St Croix and co, cost so much.
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