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    What is your "must have" rod model from any brand?

    Answered a question earlier and it got me thinking about how it seems a lot if not all rod brands have that one model that is a "must have" almost. I look back and of the rods I have tried in the past I think the G. Loomis IMX 843/844, Dobyns Champion 735 and Megabass Orochi XX Perfect Pitch all are that model for me.

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    ALX Zolo Deputy. If I could only own one rod this would be it.

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    Berkley Lightning Rod. 5.5' casting, medium.

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    St. Croix Xtreme 7MHF does a lot of chores for me
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    st croix elite 6'6'MH

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snickers89 View Post
    st croix elite 6'6'MH
    Thats a good one too. Don't see people mentioning many sub 7' rods these days. Funny how we all used to think 7' was long.

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    The Unicorn rod for dropshotting big smallies: Old style Loomis GLX Shakyhead rod, it's better than anything made and the only thing I haven't tried is the new Conquest.

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    I had 2 6'6 mh glx models that were the best feeling rods I ever had. Sold them and went to 7 footers.

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    My 2 is a 853 NRX and my Allstar topwater special

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    For me it was a 7ft MH Kistler Helium LTA. Had one and broke it. Finally got one off of this site and it is my favorite rod for bottom contact fishing (worm/jig).

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    894 nrx
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    My St. Croix Eyecon 7'6" ML. I build most of the rod I use but I can't ever leave that one behind. Has been a good utility rod for me for using light baits. Smallies Crappie Walleye. Its done well at all 3 for me.

    One of these days I'm going to order a bunch to put to the side in case they ever become hard to find.

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    G. Loomis NRX 873 CRR

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    Loomis SJ782. Tenn handle.

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    Duckett 7' Heavy

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike464 View Post
    The Unicorn rod for dropshotting big smallies: Old style Loomis GLX Shakyhead rod.
    The real dropshot unicorn is a Shikari IP-7000.
    Lund Mr. Pike 17/135 Honda

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    My must have is a St. Croix 5S69MLXF or 5S610MLXF.
    Lund Mr. Pike 17/135 Honda

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    Phenix K2 765
    Where are the BIG ones? When are we going?
    2017 Blazer 625 with 250 Verado and loaded up with H'Birds.

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    ALX toadface. Most versatile blank I have ever felt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shfishinsticks View Post
    The real dropshot unicorn is a Shikari IP-7000.


    That one and Advanced Tubular Composites version of the same blank. Your St Croix picks are spot on but would add the NFC drop shot rods also.

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