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hey everyone, im interested in buying a new rod for pitchin, texas rigged plastics, im currently using a 7' Medium, fast action rod. ive been looking at a little longer rod, anywhere from 7' to 7'6", but im not sure about action and rod weight, i fish usually brush and use 20 lb. fireline smoke, firstly which is better for pitching, mod. fast or fast or x-fast. and for weight, MH or heavy? any suggestions or such would be much appriciated.

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I'm not sure of your budget but I really like the dobyns dx745 for pitching brush/laydowns/ whatever . it is well up there in price however. I use both fast and xfast. just depends on the bait. The only time I'd use a mod/fast rod would be for punching thick grass mats. I use fluorocarbon for all my pitching. 15-20#.

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I pretty much pitch with any rod in my boat.  The ideal rods for this seem to be a little longer, 7' or better, and a fast to x-fast tip.  Not too stout, a MH power will do.

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You want a little give to a pitching stick and you dont want it any longer then 7'6" or a heavy action.  Having give in the rod gives you versatility which is what you need.  I prefer a 7'3" MH *** from ***.  Its balanced and sensative plus has a good price tag.  Working at Gander Mountian has allowed me to test alot of price point friendly rods and these seem to be the most solid ones yet for $100 price point.  This rod provides you give which makes it easier to pitch skip under docks but has the length you need for leverage and control.  I'd put 15lb to 17lb fluoro.  I prefer seagar red label 17lb but thats personal prefernce.  I hope this helps!!

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I'm not sure of your budget but I really like the dobyns dx745 for pitching brush/laydowns/ whatever . it is well up there in price however. I use both fast and xfast. just depends on the bait. The only time I'd use a mod/fast rod would be for punching thick grass mats. I use fluorocarbon for all my pitching. 15-20#.

+1 the DX745, 20lb fluoro unbelieveable stick!

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I'm ordering a St Croix Rage 7' 1" MH XF ;)

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I'm ordering a St Croix Rage 7' 1" MH XF ;)

I have this rod but in the fast tip. I love it so I think you will be pleased. I got the fast because it has a higher weight rating of up to 1 oz.

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I use a 7'2" MH-XF Fenwick Aetos casting rod to pitch with now, I use 15lb big game mono so I know it has stretch so the extra fast action gives me a little more back bone for the hook set and it makes it nice to get good accurate pitches. Remember when selecting a rod to pitch with you have to ask yourself what is it you need for the areas you fish and the lures you use along with the line choice, all of them will have an effect. Heavy brush or wood with braid I would have a heavy power rod either fast or moderate fast, docks and moderate weed cover with say fluorocarbon, well I'd go with something close to what I use which is a medium heavy with either a fast or extra fast action. The lures you choose to pitch with will be the last thing, and the only real effect is do you need something that has a medium heavy power but can handle 1oz jigs, it sounds strange but that kind of thing needs to be considered. So exam exactly what you will be doing and then look at line and lure choices and it will basically tell you what rod you need, the length is personal preference as you can really use any length rod but normally anything from 6'10" up to 7'4" is what I would say is good for pitching, anything longer and you have more of a flipping stick which is ok if you can pitch accurately with it. Good luck.

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I pretty much pitch with any rod in my boat.  The ideal rods for this seem to be a little longer, 7' or better, and a fast to x-fast tip.  Not too stout, a MH power will do.

What he said. I like MH power, fast action personally. I like a little shorter rod, like a 6'8" ish or so for close in target work, a little longer like a 7'3" for pitching to holes in grass in clear water where I want to make long pitches and not be on top of them, and 7' for all around use. I can, and do use the 7' for everything, but I like to accumulate rods, so I made up specific uses for them LOL.

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