Chode wrote: skeletor6 wrote: Chode wrote:
BlaineFred wrote:This is a very informative post, and one result is that I bought an NRX 853, and a 852 is on the way. I have a number of the rods that some people have listed such as the Dobyns DX baitcasters, Phenix Recons, and Envy Black. My Christmas wish list includes a K2. Sensitive rods are a priority.
I reviewed the posts, and some people list one brand and model of rods. The problem I see is that they may not have used most of the rods, and they still present their opinions. For example, a post says that a St. Croix Legend Xtreme is the most sensitive, or a Phenix. BUT have they used an NRX of a Z-Bone to compare???
hey, I've been looking into the envy black and sensitivity is probably the most important thing to me...how would u compare it to maybe the dx series or the glx in terms of sensivity...mainly used for bottom contanct like 1/4-1/2oz jigs, trigs, and shakey...thx in advance
Perhaps you should start a new thread on this. But the envy blacks are nowhere near as sensitive as a glx or dx. You get what you pay for. The envys are good for their price, but the dx and glx are on a whole different level which is justified by their cost.
Vince, very excited to hear about a production k2 rod. Will definitely be looking to purchase one upon release.
i'm confused about ur comments on a couple of accounts. First off, y say my question should be posted on a new thread? I started this thread so I can get a better understanding of what people feel about sensitivity so I don't understand y this needs to be moved.
2ndly, the envy is closer in price to the dx than the dx is to the glx so y wouldn't the envy be in the same class especially since dx used to be priced right at $300?
just confused about ur comments in general
The thread asks the question "What is hands down the most sensitive rod you've used?" You are asking a comparative question asking if a certain rod is as sensitive as other rods. I said perhaps
you should ask the question in a new thread. I feel your question will not only be more on topic, but get more exposure since it won't be 9 pages deep on a thread where users post the most sensitive rod they have used.
Anyways, I got mixed up, I thought you were talking about the Omen, not the Envy. Those are a little closer in price. base prices for similar length version are $249.99 vs $319.99 or $329.99. Or in the GLX's case they retail for about $455 which is $200 more.
Anyways, the envY is closer up there in sensitivity. I've found, in its a price range a Cumara A to be a tad more sensitive. The DX to be much better balanced, and I could detect bottom composition a little better, but I have used the rod more which could be a reason for that. Also, the GLX is slightly more sensitive than the DX in my experience, but not as well balanced. Of all the rods mentioned, I have spent the least amount of time fishing the Envy. And I only have one model of the envy the 7'3'' MHXF. Perhaps more time with the rod will help, but as of right now I only have 15 hours on it.
With any of the rods mentioned, you will not have trouble detecting bites or standard bottom composition. It is the really subtle nuances that higher sensitive rods are able to transmit. Such as very light pickups on a jig.