1 piece or 2 piece rods???

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by catfishparadise, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. catfishparadise

    catfishparadise New Member

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    What is better to use? Does anyone of them break easier than the other???
     
  2. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    They will each break with abuse. Accidentally strike the rod against a sharp edge, as in a table or door frame, and you have identified the location in which the pole will break. Treat them right, they will last. But even a solid steel pole would fail at some point.
     

  3. biga

    biga Well-Known Member

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    the south bend rods i use are 2 piece and i have never broken one.. i have had them bent under the boat snagged up and not broke so use what you can afford and upgrade when you can ..
     
  4. Ahquabi_Master

    Ahquabi_Master New Member

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    Either is good. I would think that one piece rods are naturally stronger because they are one piece rather than two separately attached pieces. If you're the kind of guy that hosses a fish in rather than utilizing your drag you might be more safe in going with one piece.
     
  5. redfishman

    redfishman New Member

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    I've had better luck and prefer 1-pc 7 -7 1/2' rods. Issues I have with 2pc-rods are : 1) Rod sections will turn affecting casting and retreiving where the eyes do not line up. 2)Rod sections "separating" when a you hang a large fish or experience runs. Invariably unless you are using powerpro, will break the line and loose the fish. 3) the joint gets hairline cracks after use and will split.
    I'll qualify my responses by saying-fishing in coastal salt marshes may be tougher on equipment than other places. Aggressive large reds , drum or small shark can strike hard enough to pull reels out of rod seats -break rods at the handle or at rod joints. It can be total out right WAR for awhile.
     
  6. neocats

    neocats New Member

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    I have both but use 1pc more often. Unless there is a flaw in the rod, they should bever break while fishing properly.
     
  7. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    IM A VERY FIRM BELIVER IN 1 PEICE RODS FOR CATCHING HAWGS :big_smile:
     
  8. catfishlarryiowa

    catfishlarryiowa New Member

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    I myself prefer one piece rods. I also like uglysticks. They are good quality rods. Just my opinion!!
     
  9. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    I used to only use one piece rods for catfishing..But Now I use longer rods mostly 12 fters, so I have to use 2 piece...Both are good.
     
  10. Parasite

    Parasite New Member

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    1 piece for me. I dont buy em over 7 ft so thats not really a problem. Even with other 2 piecers for pike that I use if i cast to far then my rod piece flies off into the water. Thats not fun at all.:big_smile:
     
  11. fishhook

    fishhook New Member

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    I have both but I prefer a one piece in 7 or 7.5 ft but I mainly fish from a boat.
     
  12. montgomery#1

    montgomery#1 New Member

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    if you keep the to pieces tight then you dont have any thing to worry about and youre supposed to line the guide up when you put the rod together.:smile2:
     
  13. brinley45cal

    brinley45cal Active Member

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    I like the two piece myself its easier to haul around then a long one piece rod.And ive never ever had a problem with a one piece breaking or coming apart.Ive got a one piece catmax rod and i like the rod but i wish now id gotten a 2 piece,its a pain to haul around.
     
  14. blacksheep

    blacksheep New Member

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    I have to say all my rods are one piece. Seem to do a better job reeling in those 60 lb fish...
     
  15. Katmandeux

    Katmandeux New Member

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    For most of us, two-piece rods are a necessary evil, but much of the bad rap is carryover from 40 years ago.

    Today's two-piece rods are much improved from what I grew up with...I haven't broken a quality two-piece in years. I have, however, seen a few of those $20 specials swarm on people.
     
  16. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    I agree with Daves statement, Todays quality materials have made all rods much better. I have two piece rods from 6.5' -12' and the only one piece rods I own are my two bass rods 6' high modulus graphite,Which seem to be collecting more dust
     
  17. catfishparadise

    catfishparadise New Member

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    Ok, well what I'm gathering from all the replies is that it doesn't really matter, it is just an opinion on what that person prefers. Thanks a lot guys the help is nice and if you have anything else you would like to add in please do. :big_smile:
     
  18. Hoopie

    Hoopie New Member

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    I like the one piece catmaxx rods from bps nice rods for the $$$ I have 6 of them for 5 years no problems yet. You also can't beat a good uglystick.
     
  19. Reel_Blues

    Reel_Blues New Member

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    I use all 1 piece rods for catfishing.
     
  20. catfishparadise

    catfishparadise New Member

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    yeah i have looked at those catmaxx before but didnt know how good they were but i do have an uglystick and i love it:big_smile: