I am looking to build an all-around rod for Carolina rigs, some jigging, small swimbaits, pitching into small trees, and throwing traps, rip baits and spooons mostly in deep, rocky, clear lakes. Cal at Tackle Warehouse gave the XTF 764 a very good review. I am fishing mostly for largemouth, but some stripers also.
Is this rod blank the best for the above uses? If so, would a build with micro guides help the sensitivity and weight? Also, how long is the main blank (excluding the telescopic piece)?
If not, would something like the XC 724 or XC 705 be better?