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Currently, I'm working with a 6'6 m/f vendetta matched with a 6:4 pro qualifier, and a pflueger president on a bps tourney special spinning rod w/ the same power/action.

I just bought a lightly used shimano saros 1000 spinning reel for $60 and am looking for a nice rod in the $100 range to handle weightless plastics and finesse techniques.

1. What rod should I pair this with, action,power and brand?

2. Is 15lb. braid about the largest I can go being it's rated for 6 lb.mono?

3. Will one more casting setup in 7'0 mh/f, along with the other setups, cover most applications?

4. How would I break up the duty of each setup by application?

Thanks BR!

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I'd go with a light or ml, either a 4-10 or 6-12 line rating rod. For a 1000 size spinning reel I myself would use 10 lb braid, if I were a mono user probably 4 lb.

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I just bought a lightly used shimano saros 1000 spinning reel for $60 and am looking for a nice rod in the $100 range to handle weightless plastics and finesse techniques.

1. What rod should I pair this with, action,power and brand?

2. Is 15lb. braid about the largest I can go being it's rated for 6 lb.mono?

3. Will one more casting setup in 7'0 mh/f, along with the other setups, cover most applications?

4. How would I break up the duty of each setup by application?

1) You have options... If you want to pair the Saros with A $100 Compre, you'll have a great combo. The Compre has a lifetime over-the-counter warranty...

I like the Compre with a extra fast tip, medium power. My Compres are both M-XF and used primarily for soft plastics. Pretty much do-it-all rods for me.

You can go with a ML rod. Buddy of mine loves his Shimano paired with a St. Croix Premier and likes it better than his other paired with a Carbonlite rod. Says the Croix is a lot more sensitive. Got it at Dick's on clearance for well under $100...

2) 10lb braid will work just fine. PowerPro's is 2lb diameter equivalent and it's what I spool my Stradic 1000's with. I tie a leader on and the braid lasts a LONG time.

3) Personally, I think a MH is a bit stiff of a rod for a light reel like a 1000. But you can make it work if you want. Keep in mind that some rod manufacturers are conservative on their ratings.

Case in point: St. Croix tends to be stiffer than their rating. You can search the forum on that and find plenty of reports. So a M Croix may tend toward MH...

4) Since I fish mainly soft plastics, I can't really answer that. I don't have a H setup for flipping/pitching, and I don't fish cranks much so don't have a softer action rod, etc. Well, I actually do have a H rod, was MH, broke tip, rod repairer said it was now more of a heavy rod. I use that for jigs and such.

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1) You have options... If you want to pair the Saros with A $100 Compre, you'll have a great combo. The Compre has a lifetime over-the-counter warranty...

x2 I have a Compre and I love it.

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