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Thinking Is Bad, Right? Rods :)

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So at the start of this year, I was sorta h e double hocket sticks bent on sticking to just 6 rods this year. It was going to break down something like

 

1. Texas Rid / Bottom contact rod

2. Spinnerbait Rod

3. Flipping / Pitching / Top Water Frog

4. Top water - Spooks / Buzzbaits / Poppers etc

5. Crankbaits

6. Spinning combo for light plastics. AKA Shakeyhead etc

 

Putting all this together and reading a good bit has made me realize that, while this is pretty darn flexible for 6 rods on tourny day... I just may have to add a 7th rod. Splitting the crankbait category into two seems pretty legit at the moment. A shallow diver, lipless rod and then a deep diving rod. 

 

Right now I'm going to run the Denali Rodewood Custom Crankbait rod for my shallow / lipless baits. Thinking about snagging up a 7' 6" or 7' 10 or 11" for those big deep divers and throwing a Winch on it. 

 

What's ya'lls thoughts?

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If you throw deep divers much, a rod meant for deep diving crankbaits is pretty important, IMO.  You can throw all your cranks on one rod but it definitely isn't ideal.

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Thinking isn't bad. OVERthinking is. I think you're fine with what you have. Is that extra rod gonna catch fish that the others can't? Or will it just be another thing to kick and step on?

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I'm in the same situation as yourself. I'm trying to narrow it down to about 6-7 combos. I keep switching reels on different rods ect. I have one 7'7 mh/m cranking rod that goes up to 1oz. I don't throw dd cranks often so I'll make it work.

Like Dyer just said,overthinking isn't good. Use what you have and IF you find that you need another combo then add it to the arsenal.

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I know it sounds lame.. but if you are talking like 6xds.. I have not found a rod under 100 to beat a skeet reese c-rig swimbait.. of course I bought mine new for 39.99... that makes it better.. but it has the perfect flex for deep crankbaits..  and you can huck them a mile

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