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I have located a lot of schools of bass on my local lakes and I am wanting to get into throwing a flutter spoon. I have one of the sexy spoons by strike king but I am not sure what rod to throw it on. I have a 7'0" MH, 7'2" MH, 7'3" MH, 7'4" H, and a 7'10" MH. Which of these rods would be best to throw the flutter spoon with? Thanks!

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7'4" heavy on 80 lb braid. Don't forget to bring you lure retriever along, you will need it!

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The determining factors are the weight of the lure and the weight of the rods. I'm not familiar with that spoon but I quickly googled it and I saw 2 available, there may be others. One at .8 oz and the other at 1.3 oz, the lighter spoon could be used on any of your rods, but as RW said the 7'4" H is best for the heavier spoon.

I personally would not fish anything heavier than 20# braid for spinning and 40# for b/c, I'd want a bit more line capacity and casting distance, but this only my preference. To expand just a little bit, I have a Star steller lite spinning rod mh 10/20 with a lure wt 5/8-2 oz, 4000 stradic 20# braid, holds lots of line and I get incredible casting distance. My other mh rods 10/20 rod have a max of 1 oz lure wt., I prefer to stay at 1 oz and under when using them.

Quite honestly I would never fish this heavy for bass, the Star rod is my #1 snook and tarpon outfit, but it's all about personal choice, seldom a right or wrong. Which ever rod you use, staying within the recommended lure parameters is a good idea, I don't think the length is of paramount concern.

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I typically don't use any line of any type rated heavier than the rod I'm fishing with and the drag weight of the reel. I don't break anything that way. JMHO but I pay way to much for gear to have a rod snap or a reel get damaged. New to this site however so would love some education if this is way off.

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I typically don't use any line of any type rated heavier than the rod I'm fishing with and the drag weight of the reel. I don't break anything that way. JMHO but I pay way to much for gear to have a rod snap or a reel get damaged. New to this site however so would love some education if this is way off.

I would use mono spec as the standard for the line I'm using, if it's med 6/12 rod I would use 6# max mono, but the rod and reel IMO using 15 or even 20# braid is going to work absolutely fine. Having the drag set near recommended apx 1/3of mono test, reel damage should be of no concern. Using a lure slightly higher than the rating on the rod should pose no real problem either, slightly does not mean 1/2+ oz, I also would employ more of a long flowing cast as opposed to a snap cast.

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