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7ft MH Fast with 6:4:1 reel and 12lb mono

7ft M Mod Crankbait with 6:4:1 reel and 15lb fluorocarbon

I am interested in getting another rod/reel just to have another one to use different baits. I would probably put braid on it to have a setup with braid. What to you think would be good to add to my repetuar?

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6'6" med spinning ,8-10 lb test or ten lb braid with a flouro leader.

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7'7" H Fast Cumara paired with a Curado and 55lb Samurai braid for topwater stuff, and for flipping in the trees and heavier weeds.

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In order to answer that question the best, we could use a little bit more information about you the angler, specifically casting ability, techniques you are strongest/weakest in, etc.  Also, what type of vessel you will be fishing out of and the target species, cover, type of water, etc.  Otherwise you could get responses that include everything from a 4'6" U/L with a 500 series spinning reel to a 8' XH/Fast swimbait casting rod paired to a Shimano Core or Daiwa PiXy........

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6'6" - 7'0 med , xf spinning rod. 2500 series spinning reel. 10-20 lb braid, 6-8 lb fluoro leader if needed.

Use it for, light texas rigs, weightless worms, flukes, shakey heads, dropshot, jerkbaits, and small and medium sized topwaters. This agood all purpose rod for all grades of techniques but will allow you to focus on lighter lures

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Yakker is right.  Knowing cover, lure weight, techniques to be fished, etc. would be most helpful in making suggestions.  I like Teal's suggestion a lot not knowing a thing about how you fish.  Right now all our suggestions are WAGs.  Unless you want a rod specifically for one technique (or a couple techniques suitable for the same type rod), then I would have to say that another all-around type rod would be you best choice at this time.  My personal choice would be another MH Fast with a reel in the same ratio range and either 12 lb. mono or a heavier braid (say 40-50 lb) or a Medium Fast with 8-10lb. mono.  Depends on where I am fishing.  Locally I like to carry more than one of both.  When I visit Florida, I almost always carry 2 MH Fast rods.

 

I prefer to use a baitcaster even tho I grew up on spinning gear.  However, I have to admit to carrying at least one spinning outfit for use where my not-so-great casting ability with a baitcaster would get me into trouble....such as when I fish along a wooded (or brush choked) shore where rod movement is severely limited.

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Thanks guys sorry for the lack of specificity but i wanted to hear everyones gut feeling. I'm fishing from shore mostly. Im relatively new to baitcasters but have learned very fast and am plenty efficient with them. That being said I fish mostly shallow probably 10ft absolute max. I use a lot of squarebills and lipless cranks hence the crankbait rod. So I think I'm set in the cranking category. I'll carry probably a max of 2 or 3 rods at a time but can always switch in and out. I use the 7ft mh f as an all around setup for everything other than cranks. I'm hoping to use the new setup for a lot of spinnerbaits and topwater but don't want to limit it. Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks again!

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I like MH Fast for spinnerbaits.  I start throwing some topwater lures last year so I am not the guy to give an informed opinion on those.  I can say that many seem to suggest an XFast tip for jerkbaits.  I was throwing smaller topwaters this past year with a Medium Fast Fenwick Elite Tech Smallmouth rod.  I thought it worked fine.  I have another Smallmouth rod that is a Medium XF that I will be trying next year.  I preferred carrying a more all-around last year since I didn't get out very often.  For me a Fast is more versatile than an XF.

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Getcha a spiining rod to rod round it out. Between the the two rods you have a spinning rod you will be able to effectively work any topwater.

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