Sensitivity

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IlliniDawg01
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Re: Sensitivity

Post by IlliniDawg01 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:53 pm

I don't know about most of you, but I've found that the most sensitive pay of my hand is the edge of my palm opposite of my thumb. Because of that, the reel seat and grip are the most important thing for sensitivity for bottom contact rods for me.

A CFX grip on a good unfinished blank is magic for me. I can't tell much difference between SiC Titanium Fuji guides and Alconite SS Fuji guides. I'm sure it is there, but both are very sensitive.

If your sensitivity is based on touching the line with your forefinger most good light rods will feel similar.

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Re: Sensitivity

Post by hasnoboat1 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:28 pm

BRONZEBACK32 wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:49 pm
hasnoboat1 wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:06 am
I have tried most of the high end rods and built on several the best blanks.
Imo the blank is what makes the biggest difference. Line is #2 and guides #3.

I cannot build anything that feels as sensitive to me as a conquest does.
What conquests are you using?

You really think they are ugly?

This is just my opinion but I feel like my NRX is a little more sensitive vs the conquest, what the conquest has
over the NRX is lightness, responsiveness, power while still be a very sensitive rod, plus it looks damn sexy.
842 spin
843 casting
903 casting
852 nrx casting

they are ugly compared to megabass or my customs. wtf is up with the funny not quite green, not quite blue color scheme that matches nothing.

Amazingly sensitive and accurate casting though!!!

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Re: Sensitivity

Post by BRONZEBACK32 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:20 am

I love the color on the conquest :big grin:

The color on the NRX I like even more haha, but yeah I agree, megabass are simply gorgeous rods.

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Re: Sensitivity

Post by MardukFIN » Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:42 am

Many things affects on sensitivity. Most is blank, then grip material and then guides. I use only titanium guides. Mostly AT ti-forged due price compared to Fuji Torzite.

I've built K2, couple Croix SCV's, many NFC HM, couple NFC HM X-Rays, new Bushido HM etc..

At the moment most sensitive rod i've ever fished is NFC MB 736-1 X-Ray. I have Edge carbon grips and offset seat in it.

Should try some PB and Phenix TX764C next.

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Re: Sensitivity

Post by Cranky » Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:57 am

Agree with most of what’s been posted. I will add that most ppl I fish with perceive shorter rods as more sensitive too. Curious on the comments about the Conquest rods as a good number of reviews I’ve seen still regard the NRX counterparts as and/or more sensitive. I think if you’re comparing those two rod lines peer to peer most of the perception comes down to your personal preference of rod action/taper.

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Re: Sensitivity

Post by hasnoboat1 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:27 pm

I think I can feel the fish looking at my worm with the nrx or conquest.... :big grin:

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Re: Sensitivity

Post by DougL58 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:22 am

893c is the most sensitive bottom contact rod on the planet in my opinion. I can feel when a fish is swimming around my bait. I have been impatient and set the hook a few times and snagged the fish.

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