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Best Casting Rod In The $200.00 to $230.00 Dollar Range? #13492365 03/29/20 12:12 AM
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I just bought a St. Croix Avid X 6'8" MH action and am looking for the best M action rod in the 6'3" to 6'8" length at the $200.00 to $230.00 price point. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Re: Best Casting Rod In The $200.00 to $230.00 Dollar Range? [Re: Derek Stokes] #13492659 03/29/20 06:44 AM
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Why not consider the Dobyns brand and get 40% off right now? The Champion XP Extreme is normally $340, but at 40% off, you'd have a fine rod.

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Re: Best Casting Rod In The $200.00 to $230.00 Dollar Range? [Re: Derek Stokes] #13493120 03/29/20 06:19 PM
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I really appreciate the tip, but I am looking for something in the 6'3" to 6'8" range and the Champion Extreme Split Grip Series start at 7' length. If they only made a shorter rod!

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Re: Best Casting Rod In The $200.00 to $230.00 Dollar Range? [Re: Derek Stokes] #13493249 03/29/20 09:24 PM
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I have a question for y'all. Do you think that there would be a significant difference in castability/accuracy between a 6'8" MHF and a 7' MHF rod? Any info would be appreciated.

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Originally Posted by Derek Stokes
I have a question for y'all. Do you think that there would be a significant difference in castability/accuracy between a 6'8" MHF and a 7' MHF rod? Any info would be appreciated.

i really doubt i could tell the difference. the only thing that comes to mind is with a T Top, the extra 4" might catch the top when casting in close quarters. don't even ask why i know that.


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Originally Posted by Derek Stokes
I really appreciate the tip, but I am looking for something in the 6'3" to 6'8" range and the Champion Extreme Split Grip Series start at 7' length. If they only made a shorter rod!


But two champion XP

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I would at any G Loomis offering in that price range


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Re: Best Casting Rod In The $200.00 to $230.00 Dollar Range? [Re: Derek Stokes] #13496428 03/31/20 09:20 PM
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Thanks for all the replies. I really appreciate the help.

Re: Best Casting Rod In The $200.00 to $230.00 Dollar Range? [Re: Derek Stokes] #13506241 04/07/20 11:01 AM
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Update: I bought a 6'8" MHF Dobyns Champion XP and compared it to the St. Croix Avid X in the same length and action. They are at right about the same price point, and the St. Croix feels like a much better rod. The Avid X is made in the USA and the Dobyns is made in China. The St. Croix seems to be a stouter, better blank, and there is more attention to detail in it. Pretty much made up my mind as to what company I will be buying from in the future!

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