Favorite jigging stick. DH Custom Rods vs. Tuned Up custom Rods or other ideas??
DH Customs - I have the Al Dente and Perch Pounder. Both are great rods. The Al Dente is very sensitive almost to a point I worry that it could be easily broken by mistake (not when catching a fish). the Perch Pounder is great for 1/16oz and up size baits. I have used it on deep water for perch and can feel everything (when I have it set up with braid, with 6lb mono, deep water is not so good)
TUCR - I have the Precision Noodle, Bullwhip and Commander. The Precision Noodle is also a great rod, very sensitive but feels more durable than the Al Dente (to me). The Bullwhip is pretty new to me yet, at first glance, it seems very similar to the Precision Noodle, I need to use both with the same bait to get a better feel on the differences. The Commander is also new but I used it a lot a my trip to Devils Lake. It is a great rod and although it has a heavy backbone, it is still pretty sensitive. I could easily feel a small perch bite (5" perch) with 8lb mono in 20ft of water. I have also used the Quick Tip and that seems to be an all around outstanding rod, sensitive enough to use for panfish (with the right line and a tungston jig or 1/16oz spoon) but also works great with an 1/8oz spoon jigging for walleyes
You don't have to have 5 different rods, just one to adjust to your daily needs.
I may end up buying more rods from them if St. Croix ever emails me back. I may sell all my legend ice rods because of them changing the warranty. I have 6 that are supposed to be lifetime warranty. My father in law got screwed by them this year on an old rod that used to be lifetime and the new ones are not.