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Detroit River and Lake Erie Two of the state's Walleye gems.

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Old 02-10-2012, 10:45 PM
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Default St. Croix Eyecon vs. Fenwick Elite-tech

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I am between these 2 rods for my next purchase. Was hoping to get some insight from those who have/used either of these rods and the pros and cons of both. Looking for a rod that will handle up to 3/4 oz jigs on the DR. Any info is appreciated
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Eyecon (since you talked me into getting it last month)

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Old 02-11-2012, 07:52 AM
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I use both st. croix and fenwick but not the same models. I prefer my fenwick actually. Here is a link for some pretty good prices on the fenwick with FREE SHIPPING.

http://compare.ebay.com/like/1808011...Types&var=sbar
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eyecon for me .....
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:47 PM
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Notice that the eyecons are only rated for a 5/8 oz lure weight. Any issues surrounding this? Seems like they should be rated for a heavier lure


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I have the eyecon but would rather have the elite tech 7'2 M riging you can jig and rig with that rod and it can handle 3/4 ounce jigs or sinkers.
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:58 PM
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Just ordered my Elite Tech Walleye Jigging Rod 6'3'', Medium, X-Fast from Amazon for $88 to my door. I really hope that this is a legitimate rod...If so, I got a dang good deal
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Has anyone tried the 8' ML Eyecon?

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I was thinking of picking it for casting lures for walleye, bass, etc.
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I love my 6'3" Elite Tech. Best Bang for the buck so far. It is by far the best jigging rod for the buck so far. Just picked up a second one yesterday.
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Just tried my new elite tech 6' 3" the other day and i have to say its sweet rod.

As far as getting them for $90 bucks. Guys get them at a direct price and resell them on the web. I hope they dont ruin it for everyone! I'm sure Fenwick wouldnt be to pleased to see there premium rods getting sold for cheap on ebay.
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Just ordered my Elite Tech Walleye Jigging Rod 6'3'', Medium, X-Fast from Amazon for $88 to my door. I really hope that this is a legitimate rod...If so, I got a dang good deal
Just ordered the same exact rod off Amazon for $85.79 to my door! Cabelas has the same rod listed for $139.99! Can't wait to try it out...Thanks for the tip!
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fenwick all the way!!!! love mine
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look for your fenwicks where ( when they have em). right from the warehouse.
http://www.ffo-tackle.com/ProductDir....cfm?Show=Rods
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Strike while the iron is hot. I may have to grab a couple more!


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Just ordered the same exact rod off Amazon for $85.79 to my door! Cabelas has the same rod listed for $139.99! Can't wait to try it out...Thanks for the tip!
The rod came in the mail yesterday. Looks sweet...Can't wait to try it out!
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