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Coming to summer, one rod I might still be looking to buy is H action punching rod. I'm looking for something not too tip heavy and something light, basically something that is not a chore to use it all day. Any recommendations? Thanks!

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A veritas 7'6 medium heavy is around 100 and will have a ton of backbone. It's abit tip heavy but a heavier reel will balance it out for you.

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tatula

 

You mean their 7'6" Heavy Flipping stick? Is it light (or lighter?)

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I have a 7'6 Veritas I bought to pair with my zillion. Which is a heavier reel by today's standards. It's still tip heavy. I recently bought a 7'6 Denali Jadewood to use instead. Still tip heavy with a tatula or zillion mounted on it.

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I need something with lure rating up to 1 1/2 oz I think.

 

I wonder if anyone use shorter rods for punching? Would that not work? I'm asking this because I like shorter rods these days and that would make rods lighter...

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I got a 7' H carbonlite microguide that I really like. I haven't used it for punching though. It's rated to 1 1/2 oz.

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I need something with lure rating up to 1 1/2 oz I think.

I wonder if anyone use shorter rods for punching? Would that not work? I'm asking this because I like shorter rods these days and that would make rods lighter...

When punching you are in some heavy cover. A longer rod allows you to get more leverage on the hook set and also to horse the fish out of the slop. In my opinion the $100 rod catergory isn't going to get you a lot of refinement. I will say that I had an *** black 7'3 H that was a pretty light rod and is rated up to 1.5oz I bought it to flip with but the trigger bothered me and it got turned into a frog rod and then traded. I stuck one of those rubber chair leg protectors with some washers in it over the butt end and it balances out my Jadewood nicely. Yes it's a bit heavier overall but in the hand I don't notice it because it's not tip heavy anymore. Just a thought for you there.

Will a shorter rod work,yes but it's not optimal.

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Coming to summer, one rod I might still be looking to buy is H action punching rod. I'm looking for something not too tip heavy and something light, basically something that is not a chore to use it all day. Any recommendations? Thanks!

I would recommend either the 7'6 or 7'11 Denali Jadewood for around your budget. Those models range from $120- $130. Super strong sensitive and light. Yanked some fish over the boat last week @ Toho.

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 Thanks folks for the inputs.

 

I got a 7' H carbonlite microguide that I really like. I haven't used it for punching though. It's rated to 1 1/2 oz.

 

The rod being only 7' sounds good.

 

When punching you are in some heavy cover. A longer rod allows you to get more leverage on the hook set and also to horse the fish out of the slop. In my opinion the $100 rod catergory isn't going to get you a lot of refinement. I will say that I had an *** black 7'3 H that was a pretty light rod and is rated up to 1.5oz I bought it to flip with but the trigger bothered me and it got turned into a frog rod and then traded. I stuck one of those rubber chair leg protectors with some washers in it over the butt end and it balances out my Jadewood nicely. Yes it's a bit heavier overall but in the hand I don't notice it because it's not tip heavy anymore. Just a thought for you there.

Will a shorter rod work,yes but it's not optimal.

 

I might have had a wrong idea about punching rod. I thought you just get an inexpensive hard stick.

 

Anyhow, I guess I can do 7'3"...

 

I've tried the chair leg cap thing with quarters in them before, actually with current MH flipping stick. I kept bumping it into things or myself and didn't like it much. I even duck taped it to rod and made a kinda mess too.

 

I would recommend either the 7'6 or 7'11 Denali Jadewood for around your budget. Those models range from $120- $130. Super strong sensitive and light. Yanked some fish over the boat last week @ Toho.

 

7'11 can handle upto 3 oz. Maybe I need that because I want to use 1 1/2 oz weight with baits. However, I am not too excited about using 7'11'. I really am enjoying shorter rods these days in general.

 

I will stop by at BPS (1 1/2 hour away) with the list of candidates to try out if they carry these.

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Unless you want to spend more money , rods that are 7'6" or longer in this price range are generally a little tip heavy. The Abu's IMHO are the LEAST tip heavy of the bunch in this price range, thats kinda why I went to them. You deffinatly DO NOT want a Shimano or St Croix, nothing short of a boat anchor balances them out. I use a 7'6" H Vendetta, and with an 8oz. Gen1 Revo STX it's not bad, not bad at all. The 7'11" H Shimano Clarus I had was terrible even with a 10 oz. Citica D on it, and the 7'11" H St Croix Mojo I had was OK with the Citica D on it, but overall just too heavy of a combo to flip comfortably all day with.

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Don't forget that a long rod combined with a split grip will be even more tip heavy. If you can, try and find a full handle rod just to help with balance

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Good advice here. Whole heartedly agree with WW2 and Ripin Lips.

You have a few months till summer, can you save a few bucks here and there and up you budget? While I agree with those guys, I feel for another 75 bucks or so you can a much nicer rod with better components

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I use the 8' st. croix flippin stick for punching and I bought the bps balancing system for it. This works great the rod feels light even though it isnt, for around $ 100.00 this works well for me, it is also sensitive enough to be a good jig rod/frog rod. other options like farmer said are the abu series, you wont need a balancing system with these, and they are pretty sensitive for the pricepoint. I have the 7'6" H vendetta for frogs/big jigs and it works great.

 

Mitch

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one of the shimano flipping sticks is around that price point (i think clarus). It is worth a feel

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