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Old 07-19-06, 09:21 PM   #1
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I was watching tv the other day and Babe winkelman was talking about the advantages of 1 pc rods vs 2 pc rods. He said that you lose alot of feel with 2 piece rods and i completely agree. I ne favorite rod is the bew st. croix i bout. 6' med-heavy action with the new abu garcia cardinal on it . I LOVE it! i can feel when a fish swims by. So , what kind of rods do u like?
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Old 07-19-06, 09:29 PM   #2
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no freakin way... i fish a st.croix with a cardinal on it... cept mine is medium. a nice combo
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Old 07-19-06, 09:45 PM   #3
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the only thing i dont like about 2 peice is that ocasionally i will cast the top part lol
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Old 07-20-06, 11:10 AM   #4
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When I first started fishing tournaments I bought a couple 6'6" Shimano 2-peice spinning rods for $28 (I didn't make a lot of money then). I still use one today (busted the other one a couple years ago). I've upgraded the quality in the reels that I've used over the years and I've purchased and used much better quality rods too. I've caught more fish on this one rod. I don't use it more than the other "better" rods but I seem to catch more and better fish on it. Can't explain it but it works. If you find something that works, stick with it, until you find something that works better.
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Old 07-20-06, 11:34 PM   #5
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I dont care if its one or two piece if it feels right.
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Old 07-21-06, 09:59 AM   #6
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I am a 1 piece convert. I used to throw 2 piece poles all the time, but I was sent a Fenwick 1 piece from North American Fishing Club for review... and I fell in love. I think they it's totally correct that you get more feel in a one piece rod. Although it may be because I normally owned cheap 2-piece rods, and my 1 piece rods, whether they be that Fenwick or all of my CrazyFish Rods that I throw now are mid-higher grade. Either way, I throw 1 piece now.

And my buddy Alan always fishes a 2 piece. He has to hide it in his car from his wife so he can sneak out fishing in the afternoon. Every time we go fishing together, he has at least one cast where the thing comes apart and the end goes flying out in the water, happened yesterday. It's become a running joke it happens so much.

Also, as a side note. I normally pound him if we fish largemouth on non moving water. But when it comes to running water, the smaller the stream the better he does. Weird.


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Old 07-21-06, 12:04 PM   #7
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And my buddy Alan always fishes a 2 piece. He has to hide it in his car from his wife so he can sneak out fishing in the afternoon.

That´s the only advantage I see in a 2 piece rod.
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Old 07-21-06, 01:46 PM   #8
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I beleive that osne peice rods are better. But i dont like them becasuse when i go somewhere i dont like to stick my rod in the back where it can get crushed by something. So i take mine apart and keep it with me.
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Old 07-21-06, 01:50 PM   #9
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I used to fish with 2 piece rods all the time, then I turned 9......been fishing 0ne piece all stars eversince rofl
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Old 07-21-06, 05:37 PM   #10
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I only buy two piece rods simply because a drive a Jeep Wrangler and most of my fishing consists of hiking around wooded lakes and rivers. The compact size suits me better. I'm sure all else equal, a one piece is more sensitive.
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Old 07-21-06, 08:39 PM   #11
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I have used two peice all my life but I just bought an ugly stik lite to try.
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Old 07-21-06, 09:28 PM   #12
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2 piece are great for tracking through the woods/weeds/mountains.

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Old 07-21-06, 09:29 PM   #13
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I didn't know they made one piece rods i just bought a twenty dollar shakespeare graphite light rod. Its very sensitive but then again i dont wanna break my bank account on a rod and real.
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Old 07-21-06, 09:36 PM   #14
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Thats why I like cabelas proguide, and ugly sticks. It was a m or mh action, somewhere around 6'6'', and I love it so far, thats whaat the guy at bps reccomended
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Old 07-21-06, 09:36 PM   #15
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i switch back and forth from a two peice to a one peice
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Old 07-21-06, 09:37 PM   #16
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i buy cheap $30 combos and still catch fish on them..dont have any complaints...i dont think i could ever get myself to spend tons of money on something i only do a few times a month...
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Old 07-21-06, 09:43 PM   #17
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Well I have mostly combos that cost from 30-75 bucks, but I am gonna pput a nice baitcast reel on my cabelas rod, and then that will be my go to rod.
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Old 07-21-06, 10:28 PM   #18
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1 piece is the way to go, more sensitivity n' such.
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Old 07-22-06, 09:15 AM   #19
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i used to fish all 2 peices and caught fish on them. first 2 bass of my life i didnt feel a thing, i just kept reeling and i felt something heavy, so i just kept reeling. i have a st.croix avid now... around 200 bucks or so, but that was a reward. imo it has much better sensitivity than my 2 peice rods (with the 2 peice rods i couldnt feel bottom, now i just barely can), but thats probably because one is 200 bucks and the other is 200...
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Old 07-22-06, 12:21 PM   #20
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Jesus 200 buck for a rod! I can see a 200$ combo, but for a rod only, jeez. I bought a 40$ cabela rod, and I have used it for everything, I have brought in saltwater skate that weigh 25 lbs on a mh rod, that is 2 piece, and when I am throwing plastics with it, I can feel everything.
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Old 07-22-06, 12:38 PM   #21
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1 peice better feel and better quality
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Old 07-22-06, 09:04 PM   #22
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i used to fish all 2 peices and caught fish on them. first 2 bass of my life i didnt feel a thing
2 fish doesnt mean anything...if you get a rod that costs five bucks, i can see what your saying but i have a cheap 2 piece shimano rod and i feel everything...
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1 peice better feel and better quality
i agree on sensitivity but the quality comment is general...just because its 2 piece doesnt mean its not good quality...
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Old 07-22-06, 10:52 PM   #23
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I have bought my first 1 piece, and can feel only a little bit more than Cabelas 2 pc. But its pretty awesome for 40$
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Old 07-23-06, 03:35 AM   #24
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I would prefer 2 piece rods out of convenience. It does help hide things from the Mrs.

2-piece rods have their place in that they can make portability easier as already mentioned or the application species you are targetting.

For example steelhead and salmon rods are much longer than the longest bass rod and can be as long as 13'. A 1-piece rod of that length is simply not practical.

Granted most of my bass rods are one piece but many times when I'm trying to get in 10-15 minutes of fishin' inbetween doing errands for the Mrs., I'd be caught red handed trying to slip even just one 1-piece rod into the trunk when the two piece is already there. The only thing that sucks is that I'm relegated to spinning gear.

Today's 2-piece rods can be very sensitive if you look in the right places. If you don't believe me, you can ask my buddy Gary whose shop is less than two hours away from my house. If you haven't figured out who I'm talking about click here and ask him that he couldn't make an ultra-sensitive 2-piece rod!

http://products.gloomis.com/gl/produ...=1153640044176

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Old 07-23-06, 12:28 PM   #25
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Jesus 200 buck for a rod! I can see a 200$ combo, but for a rod only, jeez.
I can tell you from reading some of the posts on here that if you were to open up some rod lockers from many of the members here you would see some very large dollars laying in there. I normally carry a dozen rods rigged with various lines, lures, etc. (with my capricorny reels ) and before long you have some serious money invested. It is like any other hobby, if you want good stuff you have to pay.
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