I appreciate your opinion on your post above.
I own G-Rods, I own Pro Anglers, I own TICA, I own BnM Sam Heaton Super Sensitive, I own Southern Crappie Rods, and I own ACC Crappie Stix.
Without a doubt a good rod can definitely make a difference.
I can say that it is of my opinion that I can catch Crappie with "ANY" of the rods that I own and mentioned above.
Every single one of them will catch Crappie.
G-Rod, Pro Angler, TICA, BnM SAM Heaton, Southern Crappie Rods, and ACC Crappie Stix...fish with any of them and you will catch Crappie without a doubt.
I like a rod with good backbone.
I like a rod that can sling a Crappie over the boat should I know I have them hooked good enough not to lose them.
I like a rod that will feel the light bite.
Any of the rods I mentioned above will fill those three requirements for me.
If someone wants to spend big $$$ on a rod and in their opinion it's the cats meow then I say more power to them. I say fish with whatever rod or rod maker makes you the happiest.
For the money and value for me and my Dad ACC Crappie Stix is our #1 choice. That is just our opinion.
In our experience no one rod has out caught the other.
We have caught fish with all of them.
We can feel the light bite with all of them.
That is simply our experience.
The bottom line is there are several excellent Crappie rod makers on the market.
Rods, lures, line preference, etc all really boil down to an Anglers personal preferences.
Whatever makes you the best Angler and the happiest then I say go for it.
My Dad and I have talked about this topic and for us we would rather buy 3 ACC Crappie Stix for the same price of 1 G-Rod. Because in our experience we can catch a Crappie using either or.
I have nothing negative to say about any of the rods above.
They are all great Rods.
Tight Lines no matter what you personally decide to use.