Of the two years/builds, which is the recoil guide one? And, what are the characteristics of its power and action vs the other years of this model? I'm just trying to get a better idea of what to expect in 3 months when the water is not frozen and when bass season opens.
Also, if I were really taken aback by this model vs the other one, I suppose I could swap them via my retailer as he had both. I mainly flip and pitch 3/4oz jigs into anything from open water to thick vegetation and wood. Usually deeper weedlines with thick weeds near the bottom, in probably 5-12' of water.
Do you think the telescopic feature sacrifices any sensitivity over a 1-piece at all?