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I used an okuma c3 concept spinnng rod ml fast for several years until it broke 2 months ago. I used it primarily for speckled trout either by double rig or 1/4 ounce and jigging on the bottom or 1/4 ounce drop shot. the sensitivity to this rod was great and i could feel everything. I replaced it with the okuma helios ml fast and it is not even close. I also bought a dobyns fury and it was not as sensitive either. I live in south louisiana and in the winter i will jig a 1/8-3/8 ounce jig head with a soft plastic in about 8 -15 feet of water and need to feel very light bites. Does anyone recommend a rod that is comparable to the c3 concept or a spinning rod that they really like the sensitivity ? I am trying to keep it under $200 if possible. thanks for the help
My vote is for the Phenix Feather. I had the 7'1 ML casting rod and it was very sensitive. My only problem was that the reel seat irked me, so I reluctantly sold it(I dont like split reel seats). I will likely have a custom built on the same blank if/when they are available. The spinning seat looks to be a very comfy design. One word of advice- most Phenix rods fish a little lighter than their ratings, so I would recommend the medium instead of the ML in the spinning version. The rod I had was rated 1/4-5/8 oz, like a true medium and it actually fished like a mxf rod, light tip with a good backbone starting about 1/3 the distance from the tip to the reel seat.
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