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Reel : Lew's Speed Spool 6.4:1 - $99

Rod : Falcon BuCoo 7' MH Mod-Fast - $109

 

The rod is rated for 1/4 oz to 3/4 oz lures, I was wondering if I should use this rod for rod for multiple applications such as lipless crankbaits, texas rigs, weightless flukes and stick baits, and medium-small sized spinnerbaits.

 

I won't be using anything bigger than a 1/2 oz lure, and seldom will I use a 1/2 oz. So I was wondering if I should go with the 7' BuCoo or the 6'10" model.

 

The 6'10 BuCoo is a MH Fast that handles 3/16 to 5/8 oz lures.

 

Any suggestions for which would work better for an all around?

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I'd go 7ft. You have more options and that way and can add a trailer without overpowering the rod.

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I'd say either will work fine, just whatever you prefer. Also I always recommend holding the rod in your hand first.  You will know at that point....

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 While I think either would work, I am also thinking the 7'0" Would be a little better, while the 6'10 would work it may be just a little bit light for of the baits you're wishing to fish.. I would go with the 7'0" myself.

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7'0" I would go.  Also the rod probably can handle all those applications.  Although for texas rigs I'd prefer Fast action personally, but I've heard people use mods before..preference thing.

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I've fished that 7' rod a few years, and find it best for spinnerbait fishing up to 3/4oz. I'm sure it will work well for what you need.

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I have a falcon bucoo micro guide 7 foot MH I think it's a fast action.. I do remember it says trap caster on it and I know the lure rating is 1/4oz to I think 3/4oz.. I use it for light Texas rigs.. 99% of the time a 1/8th tungsten weight and a 4/0 hook is tied on. Every now and then I will throw a 1/4 oz spinnerbait or weightless senko on it.. I love it.. You can cast a light weight bait far and accurate and it is very sensitive.. For 120 I think you can get the micro guides and I recommend that..

I think the rod I am talking about will be a perfect all around rod for most techniques.

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I've got the 6'10" Bucoo MH.  I think it is a great wacky senko rod.  I can pitch a senko with a 1/16 oz weighted wacky hook a reasonable distance, maybe max 50 or so feet, 40 feet with reliable accuracy.  I used to use Calcutta 200 TEGT and 15 lb fluorocarbon line.  This year I got a Chronarch 50, primarily for weight reduction.  I always pitch with it, don't think I've ever done an overhead or side arm cast with it.

 

So , I think it is a good rod, can't say how versatile it is.  Any rod you use for different purposes is by definition versatile, so go with the one you like best.

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