I'm going to be building a new spinnerbait rod, and usually like a very soft tip (to feel the blades thump), extra fast action (for solid hoosets), and tons of backbone. I love my EXC724 for jigging and some other applications, but want a slightly softer tip, coupled with the same backbone and fast action of the EXC724, for the spinnerbaits.
I saw that the EXC704 is built off a popping blank rather than a mag bass blank. Does the EXC704 have the EXC724's backbone and a softer tip, or is it also a slower action? Stock blank or modified blank?
As an alternative, I've considered using an IMC784 blank and extending the butt to build a custom 7'0" spinnerbait rod.
Looking forward to hearing everyone's thoughts.
Keep up the great work at Lamiglas. Great rods! JB