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Looking To Get An "all Around" Bass Rod

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New to this forum and am looking for some help in picking up a new bass rod. I currently have $250 on a bass pro gift card to spend on this. I know most won't agree that there is one rod to cover all aspects of bass fishing, but I am looking for one that is the closest to being all around. I have a 3000 Shimano CI4 to put on the rod. The CI4 was previously on a G Loomis shaky head rod, but I returned that because I just didn't like the action of the tip on that rod all that much. I am looking to get another G Loomis in around a 6'6 to a 7' length with preferably medium light power. How are megabass rods as well? My brother raves about them, but I always loved loomis'. I do mainly smallmouth river fishing with jigs, but also hit up largemouth ponds with topwater quite often as well. Would like a rod that performs well in both situations. How are the bronze back and mossyback series? 

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Daiwa Tatula 6'10" MH F.

 

Outstanding all around rod.

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Don't know much about megabass. You could look in the loomis spin jig line. Imx 782 or 783. It looks like there is a new line coming out you might be able to get the older ones at a discount.

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Yes, should have specified that it is spinning. I will have to check out this St. Croix rods. I had some problem with guides on some lower priced st croix rods in the past, so am a little wary. Are they still made in the US? I would love to pick up an IMX, but for whatever reason, basspro doesn't list them on their website. 

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New to this forum and am looking for some help in picking up a new bass rod. I currently have $250 on a bass pro gift card to spend on this. I know most won't agree that there is one rod to cover all aspects of bass fishing, but I am looking for one that is the closest to being all around. I have a 3000 Shimano CI4 to put on the rod. The CI4 was previously on a G Loomis shaky head rod, but I returned that because I just didn't like the action of the tip on that rod all that much. I am looking to get another G Loomis in around a 6'6 to a 7' length with preferably medium light power. How are megabass rods as well? My brother raves about them, but I always loved loomis'. I do mainly smallmouth river fishing with jigs, but also hit up largemouth ponds with topwater quite often as well. Would like a rod that performs well in both situations. How are the bronze back and mossyback series? 

You aren't going to find an all around bass rod that is ML. I would go with a 7ft M fast for an all around rod that will do most finesse applications.  Using a ml is going to decrease the types of topwater baits you can throw as well.  I would go with the st croix avid AVS70MF  or AVS70MLF if you want that ML.  Put the rest towards baits or new line. 

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I'd be looking at a 7' M/F rod. Can't go wrong with an Avid - I've got a dozen of them.

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If your lookin for a "one size fits most" kind of rod, id look into gettin an Abu Garcia Vendetta. Pair it with an Abu Garcia Revo and your in business. Make sure its a MH. You can throw jigs, plastics, and spinnerbaits with this rod. MH F around 6'10" to 7'. Remember. When spending money, if your going to put it into anything put it in the reel. It does most the work.

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I would definitely say go find a 7' M/F rod for an all around spinning stick.

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