Just got back into fishing after many many years (mostly fished catfish and crappie). Moved to an area with a large shallow river and have been wading after smallmouth and had some luck so far. My 25 yr old ML rod from Target that's had a few inches broken off over the years and is down to three guides just isn't cutting it! I've been fishing tubes but just recently tried some Texas rigged Senkos and really starting hitting them good. I've had a couple deeply hooked with Tubes due I think to not really feeling the bite and I want to avoid that in the future as much as possible. Also missed a lot of fish due to not being able to set the hook quick enough.
Question is the 703 is rated for tubes and the 704 for Senkos. I would like to go after largemouth in some of the surrounding lakes too. Would I be better off getting the 704S? Seems a lot of opinions on the net is that these are a touch over rated so I'm leaning towards the 704. I'll be mostly wading and bank fishing though I hope to get a Kayak soon.