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Rod For Topwater?

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What length, action, and power rod do you use for hard topwater baits.

I plan on this rod being able to handle the following baits,crankbait style wake baits, spooks,poppers, and prop baits.

Thanks

Capt.O

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I use a 6' 2" M/XF for poppers and small walkers. I can really influence what my bait does because of the fast recovery of the rodtip. I use a 6' 6" M/F for bigger walking baits for the extra casting distance and a little more power when I'm fighting fish.

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G. Loomis PR844C

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St. Croix® Mojo Bass Trigger Rod Med Heavy

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I'm using a Denali Michael Murphy Signature model Jerkbait/Topwater rod. It is a 6'8" Med. with a moderate action. This rod was developed specifically for working baits with your rod tip held down. The handle was made shorter to help accomodate this. I like the moderate action for the same reason I like it for a crankbait rod. It has more flex throughout the upper half of the rod which helps keep trebles from pulling out, particularly when you have the fish close to the boat. I also feel like it allows you to get a better hook up on topwater fish.

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I use a 7' BPS Crankin' Stick, medium or medium heavy power. They work great for every topwater lure out there IMO.

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