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2-piece casting rods? #10604961 02/09/15 03:27 PM
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I'm looking at getting a 2-piece Carbon Lite casting rod from Bass Pro JCL70MHTF-2. I've read in some forums that 2 piece isn't as sensitive and others say modern 2 piece rods are fine. Anyone have any experience with any Bass Pro 2 piece rods? How's the sensitivity and does the rod spin or loosen?

I wanted it mainly for bass but be able to throw it in the trunk of my car and take it to the coast when I visit friends and family. I'm wondering if I wouldn't be better off with a cheaper two piece for the cost and another dedicated 1 piece bass rod.

Re: 2-piece casting rods? [Re: klockness] #10605122 02/09/15 04:23 PM
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A 2-piece rod is fine unless you own a dozen rods and fish tournaments for a living. A 2-piece rod is slightly more likely to break but then just take it back to BPS and get another one. Rod quality really falls off when buying a cheaper 2 piece rod. Buy a good 2-piece rod and don't worry about it.

I like 2-piece rods for vacations. I put them in a homemade PVC pipe rod holder in the back of the wife's minivan with 2 kids and a dog. They travel great.

Re: 2-piece casting rods? [Re: klockness] #10656907 03/01/15 12:30 AM
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I actually prefer 2 piece rods. They are just easier to carry and store. You know, I've never had on break at that joint. I lean towards ugly sticks for catfish but also use a lot of lighter rods for bass fishing. Now all that said when I fished tournaments I used one piece rods. For pleasure fishing though I usually go 2 piece. In a tournament the little things can be the difference between making money and not making money. One piece are slightly more sensitive.


You know that old saying "Some people march to the beat of a different drummer."? I don't listen to a drum at all and have meandered through life instead of marching.
Re: 2-piece casting rods? [Re: klockness] #10657199 03/01/15 02:06 AM
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Not a fan of two piece rods.....have acquired a couple only because they were on a good clearance sale. However, I epoxied them together and can't tell the difference

Re: 2-piece casting rods? [Re: klockness] #10658207 03/01/15 03:32 PM
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I have used 2-piece rods for years due to mostly fishing the coast for trout and reds and the need to travel with them. They seem to be getting harder to find. I don't have experience with the one you mention but recently had one made for me by Doug at TexasToadSticker. It is an MHX blank and I really like it.

Let us know how you like the BPS one if you get it.

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