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In a tackle buying frenzy about a year ago I purchased a rod I'm not real sure I have a lot of use for. It is a veritas 6'6" mhf. I got it because I thought there would be a good application for this rod, but the more often than not I'm always reaching for a 7' rod and up. It has a 6.4:1 ratio reel on it if that helps. Most of the time a tie a spinnerbait to it just because it's always free. I thought about jerkbaits or big topwaters but with the mh power and the fast tip I wasn't to sure it would work well for that application. If someone who owns this rod or something similar could offer some constructive advice it would be appreciated. A little embarrassing asking this, but I'm guessing I'm not the only one who has purchased a rod and wondered later what the hell I'm gonna use it for. Guess I'm just trying to find a good use or if I should just sell it and get another 7' rod or be wise and just save the money. Thanks in advance.

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I have the 7ft mhf and I use it for a small swim bait or worm rod.  I would not use it for anything with treble hooks.

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Justin, you have a very versatile rod there. Do you toss chatterbaits, swim jigs or need to target fish your spinnerbaits or squarebills ? If you need a rod for short accurate casts, even top waters. You have it. To answer your question about buying a rod and wonderoing what I am going to use it for, No. I always had at least some idea what I would use it for. Have I bought a rod I found myself unhappy with after awhile. Oh yeah. Way to many. Worst case, sell it or trade it or save it for one of those happy kids in your avatar.

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I'm not familiar with that particular rod and any advice you get from someone that doesn't own and use one should be taken skepticly.The problem is that my MH/F rod may be stiffer or softer in the tip section although both are fast action.  As a result, my rod may be great for spinnerbaits, but terrible as a jig rod even though  It does sound like it'd be a great jig or worm rod, especially for target casting. 

 

My suggestion is to take the rod out and try it for some different applications. Who knows, despite traditional thinking you may find it perfect for the bigger top water baits that you use, or too much power for what you were thinking of when you bought it. 

Worst case, pack it up and ship it out to me.  I'll try it out for a season and give you my recommendation. ;)

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I like shorter mhf rods for moving, single hook baits.  They usually make great spinnerbait, chatterbait, swimjig and buzzbait rods for target casting.  I will also use them for large walking baits like the Super Spook.  I generally prefer longer rods for fishing soft plastics but that rod should be great for t-rigs and lighter jigs too.

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I have that rod I use it for swim jigs spinnerbaits and chatter baits but it can be used for basically any single hook lure its very versatile

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That 6'6 is also a great length for skipping baits under docks. The MH power is good to have in a "skipping rod" for so u can pull fish out and way before they get you wrapped around poles. But those guys were right, generally 6'6 mh fast is as versitile as it gets.

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Have you viewed the rod's specifications on line test and bait weight?

If you stay within those paramaters you can fish the lures of your choice.

The 6'6" medium fast with a fast action tip can be used for almost all techniques. One of the rod's advantages is for skipping baits under docks, piers, trees, etc.

Of course a 6'6" spinning rod can skip easier than a baitcaster but it is possible to skip a bait with a 6'6" baitcaster.

I have a number of 6'6" rods and use them for all techniques. As you learn other presentations you will move up to the 6'8" or 6'10" or the 7 foot rods for specific techniques.

However, those 6'6" rods are the backbone of the bass fishing industry and they will serve you well.

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Thanks fellas for all the helpful advice. I guess I get hung up on my rigs being too technique specific, and not realize how versatile some have the potential to be. Swim jigs and chatterbaits are something I've been wanting to try and it sounds like I've got a good rod for it, or just about anything else. Thanks again guys.

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