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   Need help choosing rods. There's all different types plus I'm told I need to match it to the lure I'm using. I'm no novice when its its comes to bass fishing but rods are different story.

Can you help me guys match rod sizes and action with different lures. Thanks 

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Here is a link to ST Croix's MOJO bass line up not that these are writing in stone, but it should give you a general idea of which rod is for what type of fishing and then you can go from there. http://www.stcroixrods.com/product/mojo-bass

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7-foot medium heavy with fast action tip for starters.

 

Read the rod's parameters stamped on its side and then match your reel, line test and bait weight.

 

Many rods are "technique specific" meaning they were designed for drop shot, shaky head, crankbaits, worms, spinnerbaits, etc. Read the stamped parameters on these rods to help you find an all-around rod to use for various presentations.

 

This is true for both baitcasters and spinning rigs.

 

Bait casters can handle heavier line and baits. Spinning rigs do well with pitching, flipping and light weight crankbaits (Shad Raps).

 

Your job is to get a Bass Pro Shops or Cabela's catalog and read about the rods plus go online and view what Tackle Warehouse posts about the different rods.

 

To completely confuse you hit the G. Loomis web page and try to decipher what they are saying.

 

Remember the pros are hawking their sponsors' products so when you read about rods and reels leave the name of the manufacturer out and take note of the statistics.

 

Everyone on this Forum has their favorite rods and manufacturers. You can go nuts trying to figure it out.

 

Good luck and let us know what you finally decide on.

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1. MH/F casting for baits 1/2oz>

2. M/F spinning for baits <1/2 oz

3. MH/Mod casting for treble-hook baits

6 1/2-7 ft. ea. This will let you cover all the basic bass fishing techniques. You can add technique specific rods as budget etc allows.

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For enthusiasts, technique specific gear is fun
to collect. However, three rigs cover all the
basics:

#1 6 1/2' or 7' MH baitcaster for jigs, some 
soft plastics and spinnerbaits

#2 6 1/2' or 7' MM baitcaster for treble hook 
lures

#3 7' MF spinning rod for lighter lures and a 
variety of techniques

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