Author Topic: Fenwick HMG or Elite Tech Ice Rods  (Read 1146 times)

Offline zubie

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Fenwick HMG or Elite Tech Ice Rods
« on: Jan 14, 2015, 08:55 PM »
I am looking for feedback on the the Fenwick HMG and Elite Tech ice rods.  I will be using the rod exclusively for panfish and am looking at the ultra light action in the 23" and 25" sizes.  I was a big fan of the Frabill titanium spring bobbers until I finally tried a 24" UL HT Ice Blues and 24" UL Schooley's rod this winter and I am starting to prefer a lighter action rod without the need of a spring bobber.  I see that Glen's has a good sale on both of the rods currently but want some feedback before placing an order.  Is the price difference justified from the HMG up to the Elite Tech rod?

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Zubie

Offline tracksnorth

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Re: Fenwick HMG or Elite Tech Ice Rods
« Reply #1 on: Jan 14, 2015, 08:58 PM »
I have four of the elite techs in varying actions and I love em. Great rod for the money
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Re: Fenwick HMG or Elite Tech Ice Rods
« Reply #2 on: Jan 14, 2015, 09:04 PM »
Do you own any in ultra light action, if so do you fish without a spring bobber for small jigs?

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Re: Fenwick HMG or Elite Tech Ice Rods
« Reply #3 on: Jan 14, 2015, 09:17 PM »
None in ultralight actually. I normally run a medium light for jigging simply because when out for panfish there's usually a pretty good chance I'll hook in to something with some size. I usually fish small tungsten jigs and I can feel the jig just right with the medium light.
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Re: Fenwick HMG or Elite Tech Ice Rods
« Reply #4 on: Jan 14, 2015, 09:21 PM »
I own 6 elites I think. Nothing below ML. I wonder if the guides they use would be a little heavy though. They're not lightweight rods but I love the action.

 



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