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So I have a 7'1" *** that i originally used for plastics and jigs. Which i love the sensitivity. I was debating on switching the rod to a spinnerbait rod, but i have been thinking. The *** has a very fast taper, it's pretty stiff. I do like that for plastics, but I don't know about spinnerbaits. So I was debating on buying a 7 ft Veritas or 7 ft Halo Daylite. Sensitivity is not that big of a factor, but i would like it to be pretty good. Also i see the Veritas rods have evolve guides on them now (***'s "company".) Also if that doesn't work out, are the Omens more sensitive than the Veritas? I could always use more plastics rods! If there are any other rods that you would recommend for spinnerbaits by other companies, let me know!

 

Also I have a hard time, but would like to just stick with a couple of rod companies. I love to try everything, but I'm like ocd with certain things. So having tons of different rod brands and reels, kind of annoys me "haha"! I was thinking of sticking with 3 (for different applications) Powell Infernos, 13 Omens, and Abu Veritas (possibly). Duckett Ghost rods come out soon too! Oh no!

 

Sorry if this was kind of rambling, but I'll appreciate the help!

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Well I was gonna answer your question when I read your 1st paragraph,

then I read your 2nd and thought I couldn't help you as I don't own any of the 3 you want to stay with.

 

Then I thought... Oh! what the heck it's Christmas...If you ever want to add another option over the 3 perfectly good rod companies you mentioned, try a Phenix M1.

 

 

 

 

Mike

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I like a fairly stiff rod for throwing spinnerbaits, with just a little more flexibility in the tip than your average jig rod.  I have 3 older (pre-shakespeare) All Star rods - 6'8" Zell Rowland spinnerbait rods, that meet these criteria.  I primarily throw half ounce spinnerbaits,  I think that if I routinely threw 3/8 oz or lighter spinner baits, I'd want more flexibility in the rod tip - maybe even a medium instead of a medium/heavy rod.  Really, I don't know, what is and what ain't a decent spinnerbait rod is very subjective.  I have a buddy who throws spinner baits quite a bit and I don't like his choice of rods for this technique - way too tippy for me.  So, its trial and error, find something you might like, buy it and always be prepared to buy a different one.   Sooner or later you'll get one you can live with.

 

On a side note, I have a 7' Kistler Helium Small Swimbait Special that has worked its way into the spinner bait/chatterbait line up.  It got that one on close out at the KCK Cabelas, so I don't think they are readily available any more - and I am really certain that they aren't available for $100.   Last few times I went into Cabelas, they didn't have any Kistler rods in the racks.   Good luck finding something that works for you.

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Not sure what line you are currently using with the ***, but unless you are just looking to pick up a dedicated setup, I say throw some copoly (I prefer P-line CXX in 12#) on that reel and go for it. That stiff rod will help with getting a solid hookset with the relatively larger single hooks found on spinnerbaits and the copoly line will provide some stretch to avoid pulling the hook away too soon. 

 

Although they are priced significantly higher, I find the Dobyns Champion 733C/734C to be the ultimate spinnerbait rods. I use the 733C for 3/8oz and 1/2oz spinnerbaits and couldn't be happier. If throwing more 1/2oz then you might prefer the 734C and more 3/8oz then the 733C is the ticket. Type and amount of cover may also dictate which is the better option. However, I throw mostly 1/2oz with the 733C and haven't had any issues at all. Good luck with whatever you choose to do. 

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Not sure what line you are currently using with the ***, but unless you are just looking to pick up a dedicated setup, I say throw some copoly (I prefer P-line CXX in 12#) on that reel and go for it. That stiff rod will help with getting a solid hookset with the relatively larger single hooks found on spinnerbaits and the copoly line will provide some stretch to avoid pulling the hook away too soon. 

 

Although they are priced significantly higher, I find the Dobyns Champion 733C/734C to be the ultimate spinnerbait rods. I use the 733C for 3/8oz and 1/2oz spinnerbaits and couldn't be happier. If throwing more 1/2oz then you might prefer the 734C and more 3/8oz then the 733C is the ticket. Type and amount of cover may also dictate which is the better option. However, I throw mostly 1/2oz with the 733C and haven't had any issues at all. Good luck with whatever you choose to do. 

Yeah, I was debating since i use 15-20lb  Big game mono (may be a lot in your opinion, just what i prefer) so that may compensate a little for the stiffness 

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I like a fast action for spinner and chatter baits so I can get a solid hook set. I'm like you and have stuck with 4 rod companies after trying several. For my spinnerbait rods I'm currently using a 6'6 Daiwa Zillion MH for tight quarters, and a 6'10 Daiwa Tatula MH for everthing else. Both fast action. Kistler, Dobyns, and Fenwick are my other 3 I have stuck with over the years.

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