Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Lazz

What Rod For Weightless Plastics...whats Everyone Using?

Recommended Posts

I Need one more rod...hahaha, yea right, for this season... Weightless senkos, worms, lizards, etc. I was thinking about making my St. Croix AVC70MF its primary duty.Any thoughts on this?

 

Probably will start another thread about this...hopefully not but Im up in the air about the reel for this one but it will be either a Lews Tourny MG, or coming off another setup to replased with something else a Tourny, Tourny Pro, or was thinking about picking up a Revo SX, cause Ive never fished an Abu reel,found a good price on one so was entertaining the idea...

 

So what are you guys using for this?  

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i throw weightless plastics on spinning gear for the most part, a 7' ML/F St. Croix premier witha pflueger president, but i also use casting every now and then, and it is a 7' M/F abu Verdict with a daiwa t3-B with hawgtech bearings... both work really well, i think the spinning works better for me though...

 

Mitch

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well a weightless lizard and worm weighs significantly less than a senko. your avid 7'mf would be just fine for weightless senkos though. as for a weightless lizard or 7-10" worm, that is best suited for a spinning rod. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm using a 6'8" MF Cumara A with a 51E on it for weightless. It'll throw a weightless Zoom finesse worm without too much trouble. The rod is rated for 1/8-1/4 oz but it handles 5" Senkos very well. TW has rep samples for a good price right now if you really like maroon rods with funky grips.

 

That said, a spinning rod is your best bet for most weightless plastics. The ability to effectively cast lighter lures with a baitcasting setup comes at a price.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I use a 6' 6" M/F Vendetta with a 35 size Pfluegar Supreme MGX and 20lb Power Pro if I'm spinning gear, a 7' M/F LTB/200E7 with 14lb Sunline fluoro if I'm fishing casting gear. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

DX742 or DX703

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well a weightless lizard and worm weighs significantly less than a senko. your avid 7'mf would be just fine for weightless senkos though. as for a weightless lizard or 7-10" worm, that is best suited for a spinning rod. 

 

I use a spinning rod for most of my weightless plastics except the Senko in the 5" variety, the 3" and 4" I use on a spinning rod as well. If I was going to do it on a casting rod it would be a medium or even a medium light depending on where you are throwing them. If you are set on St. Croix then find a medium light, the St. Croix medium power Avid rod is very close to most other manufacturers medium heavy and the medium light will be closer to a true medium which will be easier to throw weightless plastics on.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For me it's a Phenix M1 m/xf spinning rod with 20# braid w/12 # floro leader.

Mike

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think the AVC70MF is a fine choice, but I prefer spinning tackle for weightless

soft plastics. My main rig is a St. Croix  LES70MF/ Stella 2500FE/ Tatsu #6

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

7' ml/f crucial with a supreme XT 20/6 braid and 6# cxx leader.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dx 742sf and shimano cumara a 6'8m/f will handle everything including senkos. Powell 683cef will handle senkos, and if I really need to I can put senkos on my 744dx

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

casting- 7' St. Croix Avid Medium/Fast (also a great rod for shallow to mid cranks)

 

spinning- 6'8" Shimano Cumara Medium/Fast (also my drop shot rod)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Also, if you are going to get a new reel for this set up, and it does wind up being a baitcaster, I would steer you towards the Lews Tournament Pro. Of all the Lews reels I've tried, it is the best at handling the lighter stuff.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ha. That's funny. That's exactly what I have on that Avid. It throws light stuff with ease. Pretty sweet combo.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a Lamiglas Infinity Bass 735 (with a Core 51) for weightless plastics. I throw all of my weightless stuff on this except Senkos, which I have a different combo for.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Abu Veritas 7 foot Medium with Revo SX 6.4:1 and 15# Seagur Flouro (yellow box). I have to bend the rod double to set hooks sometimes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

St. Croix Legend Elite 7'0 Med Heavy casting for 6" & 7" senkos

St. Croix Legend Elite 7'0 Med Fast casting for 5" senkos 

St. Croix Legend Xtream 6'8 Med X Fast spinning for 4" senkos

St. Croix Legend Elite 7'0 Med Fast spinning for 4" slim senkos and 5" thin senkos

St. Croix Legend Xtream 7'0 Med Light Fast spinning for 3" senkos

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Loomis NRX 852

Loomis BSR 852

St. Croix ES70MF

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I throw weightless on a variety of rigs. Mostly Medium Fast or Medium Xtra Fast action either spinning or casting, ranging from 5'9" to 6'6" Shimano Compre, Carbonlites, and Field & Stream rods.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

After moving primarily to casting set ups last season with only one spinning set up to throw wackys I just really love casters now so I really just wanted to see how many guys are using a casting set up for this technique. I think I'm gonna pick up another TP an put it on the avid an see how it goes. Thanks for all the input guys.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing forum

    fishing

    fishing rods

    fishing reels

    fishing forum

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×