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LakeDocktor

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I am getting another rod to add to my arsenal. I have been looking at the Limit Creek Smoothie 8'3" ML. For the price, I might give it a try. I am just wondering who has used the Limit Creek line and what they are comparible to? I am thinking about getting another St Croix Legend Tournament 7'6" ML, but before I do, I would like some feedback as to what other rod the Limit Creek would match up against.

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Rodmaker, I have a couple 7' ML Legend Tourneys. I know that I would be happy with the 7'6" as I have have used one before, however I want to know if anyone has ever used the 8'3" Limit Creek Smoothie and what class of rod would you place it in? In other words, would it compare to a St Croix Premier, Avid or Legend? Would it fall into the catagory of a Fenwick Eagle, HMX, HMG, or Techna? So on and so on..... I am just looking as to what rod is the Limit Creek compariable to. Anyone????? I remember a topic a little bit ago regarding how Limit Creek is a great rod, but where are those replies now? Jamison?

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If I were to catagorize the Limit Creek "Smoothie" I put it right there with a St. Croix Avid as far as weight and sensitivity.

To my knowledge there is not another rod out there that I can compare the 8'3" med lite to. It has a really soft tip that has a perfectly matched backbone. The tip is awesome for any livebait rigging situation. I would not say it is a stout rod but it is ideal for handling walleyes in the 2-5 pound range and I have caught them up to 9.74 lbs on it. As you can see in the link provided above that it makes a superb slip bobber rod too.

I do not mean to sound like a commercial but I really feel confident about this rod. I have had really good luck with these rods and I do own St. Croix Avids, a Legend Elite Extreme, IMX's a GL2, and a handful of custom made rods. I own 2 of the 8'3"'s and plan to purchase a third as soon as I come up with the cash.

Also, a good tip is match this rod with a light reel. I have found the PFlueger Supreme model 8030MG to be the reel for this rod.

If you are south of the metro Evert's Resort has this combo readily available for you to take out to the dock so you can try it before you buy it. This get's me every time!

Let us know what you decide or if you would like more info I would be happy to provide what I can.

mw

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If it's in the price range of an Avid(nice rods) they would definatly be worth checking out. The extra length as you know would make this rod double as a live bait rod/slip bobber rod.

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Rodmaker,

They are much cheaper than the Avids. That is why I started using them.

Also, too bad we couldn't meet up this spring. The big fish bite was really hit or miss and when it was on I was busy with tourneys. We only had 1 fish break 10lbs in my boat this year but we had quite a few that were ever so close. Next year, I won't schedule a remodel project during the peak of the year.

mw

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Mike,

I had alot of projects to get done. And I'm looking forward to next Spring if you have the time grin If you have any photos of some big Eyes from Spring e-mail them to me.

What is the price on those rods??? (maybe you can't say).

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I too have a HSR9000 but mines a IMX. I agree that the St. Croix is the best rod for the money. I picked mine up at Joes last year for well under $200.

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As far as the HSR 9000 and the two St. Croix rods. With the HSR 9000, I think a half oz is the maximum. The tip gets pretty "mushy" with anything more.

For a half oz, I would give the nod to the St. Croix Legend Elites. Personal choice.

For the price you mentioned, it's worth a look. But, I myself will continue to use the St. Croix legend Elites and Loomis.

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Sorry guys. Again, I know how the St Croix Rods perform as I have been using them for years. I think Mike knows what I have been asking and pretty much answered my question. The Limit Creek 8'3" would be in the similar class to an Avid. I appreciate the help, but I wasn't looking on what St Croix to get, but merely what would you compare the Limit Creek to.

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I was just answering a question above.

I would take Mike's advice and pick one up. I have heard alot of good things about them. Alot of guys on FM have posted good results with these rods. It seems they are priced right.

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