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Just wondering if anyone has a favorite baitcasting rod they can suggest for weighless worms?

I swim them a lot, and work them through some heavy cover. Need something that will throw the worm a good ways as well as having the backbone to get them out of there.

Under $200....

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That's going to depend a lot on what worms you're talking about. If its something like a weightless Senko, d**n near any casting rod will work. Something like a weightless trick worm is going to take a much different rod.

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That's going to depend a lot on what worms you're talking about. If its something like a weightless Senko, d**n near any casting rod will work. Something like a weightless trick worm is going to take a much different rod.

This^^^

A weightless Senko rigged on a 3/0 ewg weighs roughly 3/8 oz. and can be cast on just about any M or MH rod. Weightless 4" worms will require something quite a bit lighter, like an ML.

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If your talking rod alone being under 200, I personally use a shimano crucial 7' M fast action rod paired with a curado 51e. I use it for all of my lighter baits. That thing will cast just about anything, great feel and enough backbone to pull a good sized bass out of cover. You can pick a crucial up for around $150 - 160.

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Go ahead and buy a Powell 7' M/XF rod. Pair it up with a Curado 50e and some 8# Line, and your set.

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I use a Powell 683c paired with a Metanium Mg (JDM Core) very lightweight and it works great for Senko's, flukes,weightless lizards and worms.

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I throw them on a Dobyns Champion 683c, but that's a bit over $200.

Take a look at the St Croix Avid AVC68MXF

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I picked up a BPS Carbonlite 6'6" MH and a 7'MH two years ago on sale for worming and love them. I have a Curado 50E on the 6'6" and a Curado 200E7 on the 7' and they are just great. I know the Carbonlite gets a lot of bad mouthing, but I talked to a couple of rod builders before hand and they kinda like the rod for the price. They are $20 off right now. They have really had a work out on the Potomac for two years now and no problems. The 6'6" is 3.9oz and the 7' weighs 4.3oz.

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If you've got the money to spend G. Loomis BCR 852 GLX($355 on tackle warehouse--$30 below retail)...on a tighter budget same rod but in bass blend G. Loomis BCR 852 mossyback($220 at tackle warehouse--$25 below retail).

This rod is designed pretty much on the same blank as their BSR 852 senko spinning rod. It's got a nice soft tip that will work everything from weighted 5" senko's all the way down to weightless straight tail worms like the Zoom Trick Worm. Plus it has the butt power of a MH Loomis casting rod. And it will double nicely as a jig rod given you stay >3/8 ounce jigs. Also makes a great jerkbait rod.

I believe this is the most balanced versatile bass rod for everything but power fishing. Oh yeah it's 7'1" which really helps when casting weightless worms and is very helpful on long range hooksets.

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That's going to depend a lot on what worms you're talking about. If its something like a weightless Senko, d**n near any casting rod will work. Something like a weightless trick worm is going to take a much different rod.

This is spot on, trick worms on casting geat I'm using a medium powered rod. You can get away with a medium heavy but you aren't going to get much in the way of distance but for weightless worms you are usually fishing some form of cover so more accuracy would be needed rather than distance anyway. I use a spinning rod for trick worms weightless unless I'm in cover but I'm only casting 30 feet or so and my custom RX 8 does a good job.

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If your talking rod alone being under 200, I personally use a shimano crucial 7' M fast action rod paired with a curado 51e. I use it for all of my lighter baits. That thing will cast just about anything, great feel and enough backbone to pull a good sized bass out of cover. You can pick a crucial up for around $150 - 160.

I was looking at that rod, definite possibility. Need to hold one somewhere.

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Go ahead and buy a Powell 7' M/XF rod. Pair it up with a Curado 50e and some 8# Line, and your set.

Love the Powell's I have, but I think I need something a little slower than their XF. Even the fast action Powell would be more than I am thinking I want. Ain't gonna be throwing 8lb line, more like 50 lb braid.

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I picked up a BPS Carbonlite 6'6" MH and a 7'MH two years ago on sale for worming and love them. I have a Curado 50E on the 6'6" and a Curado 200E7 on the 7' and they are just great. I know the Carbonlite gets a lot of bad mouthing, but I talked to a couple of rod builders before hand and they kinda like the rod for the price. They are $20 off right now. They have really had a work out on the Potomac for two years now and no problems. The 6'6" is 3.9oz and the 7' weighs 4.3oz.

Carbonlite's might be a good place to start. A couple guys that are really good at this technique use them, but I believe they said medium is the way to go.

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If you've got the money to spend G. Loomis BCR 852 GLX($355 on tackle warehouse--$30 below retail)...on a tighter budget same rod but in bass blend G. Loomis BCR 852 mossyback($220 at tackle warehouse--$25 below retail).

This rod is designed pretty much on the same blank as their BSR 852 senko spinning rod. It's got a nice soft tip that will work everything from weighted 5" senko's all the way down to weightless straight tail worms like the Zoom Trick Worm. Plus it has the butt power of a MH Loomis casting rod. And it will double nicely as a jig rod given you stay >3/8 ounce jigs. Also makes a great jerkbait rod.

I believe this is the most balanced versatile bass rod for everything but power fishing. Oh yeah it's 7'1" which really helps when casting weightless worms and is very helpful on long range hooksets.

Hmmmm....always wanted to try a Mossyback. Definitely something to ponder.

Thanks everyone.

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Tackletrap has the shimano cumara's on sale for 180. The 7'2" medium extra fast is rated for 1/4-1/2 oz lures. I just purchased this rod for the same purpose. Throwing mostly uvibe speed worms, trick worms, and craws. Might consider it, it's got great reviews and a great warranty

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