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Was curious to know if you prefer moderate action or fast action?
Looking to upgrade my St. Croix and was thinking of maybe going to a moderate action rod this time, but my gutt tells me to stay with fast action. Just wanted to hear some opinions, tell me what you got.
Here's a few more ?s for you while I am at it....Why not just use a freshwater rod versus a saltwater rod? Also wouldnt mind hearing from the anglers that own St Croix and G Loomis rods, pros and cons. Thanks for you input.
 

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I look at it this way. When you use Braid line you need a softer tip rod. When I fish mono I want a harder tip. Line streach. Hook set is what makes the differance. This is just my thoughts.
 

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A freshwater rod isn't designed for the lure / sinker weight & you can't exceed the pound test line for the rod. It would feel like you're fishing with a swimming noodle - bad idea:naughty:

I like a softer action when fishing braid with circle hooks. I prefer graphite rods for the sensitivity. If you go to a fiberglass rod, you'll have a slower action rod, but you're giving up the sensitivity.

When I buy a rod I ask myself the following in this order:
1) weight that the rod needs to cast.
2) line test that the rod needs to handle
3) What reel is best suited for the rod?
A balanced outfit will include casting weight, line & reel
4) length, 1 piece or 2 piece
5) handle / grip material
6) hardware quality, actual weight VS price

Hope this helps.
George
 
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