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so yesterday i was at the baitshop looking at some rods. I came across this rod that was very very light( felt like an ultra light) turned out it was heavy action and rated up to 40 lbs. I guess it is the new im 6 graphite blanks. I wanted to know if anyone has used them because im not sure if i would feel comfortable with it?
 

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IM6 graphite rods have been around for a long time (at least 15-20 years for freshwater bass rods). I got my 1st one about 15 years ago. It's still one of my favorite rod materials for freshwater rods.
 

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but i would like to use this rod for heavy saltwater purposes, and sorry about the new thing i didnt really do my research about it, i figured it was new because i cant tell u how light this rod was haha
 

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I use 9' Fenwick HMX Steelhead rods (IM7) for my sea mullet/black drum/pompano set ups. They are ultra light but very strong rods and are outstanding to fish with. I have caught red drum over 35" with these rods no problem. You can throw up to 3-4 oz weights with them and when a fish hits he practically hangs himself because of the rod's fast action. It is the perfect fast action rod with backbone
 
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