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As I stated in an earlier thread, I got a great deal on a new rod.  I was all set on my setups until I got this new rod. 

 

My rods were setup as:

    - A Pinnacle Matrix XT on a 6'6" M Berkley amp rod for my shallow cranks 

 

    - An Abu 4600 C3 on a 7' MH Berkley Shock rod for spinnerbaits and deep cranks

 

    - A U.S. Reels Hibbdon 800SX (throws lighter baits well) on a 6'10" MHF Shimano Sellus worm rod for jigs and plastics

 

 

Well I just got a good deal on a 7' MH M-F tip Falcon Bucoo Trap Caster. I was thinking of putting the C3 on it for spinnerbaits and deep cranks since that whats the rod is more designed for BUT I am REALLY tempted to put the Hibbdon on it for jigs because of the better sensitivity and put the C3 on the Sellus rod for spinnerbaits.  The Shock rod would get put up until I get another reel for it and keep the amp rod in the lineup so there is M setup for when its action is what i want to use

 

What do you think? Should I use the Bucoo and its better sensitivity for jigs or should I use it as my spinnerbait/deep crank rod because of its tip???

 

BTW they are all spooled with PP braid.

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The BuCoo isn't going to be good for jigs at all, the action is designed for reation baits meaning it has a great deal of flex. Another reason you don't want it for jigs is the fact that flex will make it hard to drive a jig hook through the jaw of a bass, you got a good rod for square bills and traps, a little soft for spinnerbaits for me but it will still work but absolutely no on the jigs.

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I got  Hibdon 800 on  closeout from Cabelas at $40.  If you really like that reel, there is a source to get a couple more pretty cheap.

 

That's when I got mine, right around Xmas.  I've tried it a few times so far and I do really like the reel.  Unfortunately I have spent my offseason budget for the yr.  I spent it before I bought the rod but I couldn't let that deal go.  Just curious what are your thoughts on the reel?

 

smalljaw thanks for the reply, thats what I was thinking too, I just really like a lot of sensitivity when jigging.  I probably will go with the C3 on it and use it for my hard swimbaits also.    Using braid with it helps with soft tip on the spinnerbaits.  But, man, I am still really tempted to use it with the Hibbdon for jigging.

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That's when I got mine, right around Xmas.  I've tried it a few times so far and I do really like the reel.  Unfortunately I have spent my offseason budget for the yr.  I spent it before I bought the rod but I couldn't let that deal go.  Just curious what are your thoughts on the reel?

 

smalljaw thanks for the reply, thats what I was thinking too, I just really like a lot of sensitivity when jigging.  I probably will go with the C3 on it and use it for my hard swimbaits also.    Using braid with it helps with soft tip on the spinnerbaits.  But, man, I am still really tempted to use it with the Hibbdon for jigging.

 

I know you have  limited budget Fowlskies and if you can afford to save $65 bucks you can get a good jig rod that is plenty sensitive and head and shoulders on what you have now but you need to be able to deal with a full grip. Tackle Warehouse has the Quantum Tour Edition PT on sale, this rod was originally $119 and the older one I have was $150 with the only difference being cosmetics and Fuji Alconite Guides in place of the Pac Bay Hialoy guides. Besides that it still uses their HSX62 blank which is a good blank, even better than the new Tactical series. There are many options and the BuCoo is a great rod but it just would work well with jigs, and I don't think it would be as sensitive as you might think because of the flex in it, fast action rods that are stiff transmit subtle vibration much better and faster that a moderate action.

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