I use a dobyns champ 702s for my smaller blades and love it. It's very sensitive and one of the best balanced rods I've fished. I have not used the avid or Fenwick so can't give feed back on them but am not a fan of xf action rods especially with treble hook baits. I havent fished the E6X bit have fished the imx series and think the dobyns is on par with it for sensitivity but balances much better. For 1/2 oz blades I'm gonna use casting gear and go up to a 3 power rod but still fast action.