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Old 02-17-2013, 08:14 PM
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Default St Croix Eyecon or Fenwick Elite Tech

Looking for a new jigging rod which would be more sensitive?
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:21 PM
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If these are the only two options then I vote for the Fenwick.

For $40 more than the Fenwick I would go with the St. Croix Avid series.
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:24 PM
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i bought both ML last year. cant remember the exact model on the croix but my elite tech is the jigging/rigging. croix is very similar.

i like the elite tech better because of the handle, i dont care for the split grip on the croix, but they are both nice rods and very sensitive.

i will say tho the grip on my elite tech has developed some cracking after a year. its very minor and doesnt bother me, actually might make the handle grip better, as long as it doesnt get much worse.
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:59 PM
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Also look at the HMG a little less than the eyecon, pretty nice for me so far.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:23 AM
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I have both and prefer the Fenwick.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:04 AM
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Thanks Bigbear thats what i was looking for.
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:14 PM
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DFD,

I've had eyecon's avids, legend tournys, and to be honest i dont think either the eyecon or the avid compares to the fenwick Elite techs.

The legend tourney is a comparable rod.

Really hard to beat the elite techs for the $$$. Not to mention the best warranty in the biz.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:38 PM
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The Elite-tech was the first rod I've ever spent more than $100 on.

If it broke, and the last one in the world was for sale for $400, I would buy it

I love the shape of the "cork" above the reel seat. It is swelled up in the middle and tapered on the ends, for a perfect fit for your hand.

It pairs nicely with a Shimano Symetre 500 (under 11 oz total).
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:59 PM
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Looking for a new jigging rod which would be more sensitive?
Dave, I have both the Fenwicks and the Eyecons and they are both very good. I don't think you can go wrong with either one.

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Old 02-18-2013, 08:17 PM
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i have both also and prefer the fenwick.....but there both nice rods for the money i think
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