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What are application for those rods, which is better with i.e t-rig, and which with spinnerbaits..etc ..and why.

Just trying to learn, can you folks explain me why I should use Medioum or MHeavy? ( Have both Ct.Croix Avid.....have Fenwick for crankbaits as well).

I fish for bass, pike and if I will have opportunity for walleye (never did). My biggest fish was 6 lb pike :) So you know that I'm not in area with huge fishes.

Thank you.

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Follow the specifications on the rod for their intended weights/line for optimum usability.

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Follow the specifications on the rod for their intended weights/line for optimum usability.

Yes, but sometimes the spec is good on both for a given bait.

St.Croix MF : Line Weight: 10-17 lbs.

Lure Weight: 1/4 - 5/8 oz.

St. MHF : Line Weight: 12-20 lbs.

Lure Weight: 3/8 - 1 oz.

So which is better in example for 1/2 oz spinnerbait?..and why?

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Yes, but sometimes the spec is good on both for a given bait.

St.Croix MF : Line Weight: 10-17 lbs.

Lure Weight: 1/4 - 5/8 oz.

St. MHF : Line Weight: 12-20 lbs.

Lure Weight: 3/8 - 1 oz.

So which is better in example for 1/2 oz spinnerbait?..and why?

Hoe arr you fishing the lure? And in what type of cover, if any? These are al important questions when deciding on a rod for any technique.

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i use medium heavy fast action rods because they have the backbone to drill a bass and cross its eyes from far out and deep in cover. i swear by the fast action (even "extra fast" action). i can feel the tiniest bump on the end of my line. i primarily use my shimano compre with a fast action for jigs, worming and for spinner baits. i have a medium heavy rod (abu garcia vendetta) that doesnt have a fast action that i use for crankin. with a crank bait, i feel that i dont need such a fast action because if a bass even so much as smells my crankbait, the treble hooks finish it off and the fight is on. good example of why i use meduim heavy: last year i was fishing off a dock at my hometown reservoir and the bass were especially deep that day. i forgot my MH rod and only had my Meduim rod. well as luck would have it, i got into a big bass. maybe 5-6 lbs, hard to say really. she was deep and she was far out. when i went to set the hook, the rod just wobbled and i never got a good hook set. despite repeated jerks (trying to get a good hook set) she jumped out of the water and spit the bait out. lost her! the next day i returned hoping for another big bass, sure enough, another deep far out bass. this one weighted 6.5lbs! i know this because i brought her in. i had the same type line on, and even the same lure as the day before. the difference was the medium heavy rod! i hope i didnt type too much here, but i reeeeeeeeeeeally like the medium heavy fast action rods. go 7ft if you can, give you more leverage when you rear back to set the hook! :)

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So which is better in example for 1/2 oz spinnerbait?..and why?

And in what type of cover, if any?

The cover of what your fishing would help decide, if I was fishing in any resistance I would choose a heavier rod to help pull through it.

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