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I do alot of weightless fishing in some cover. Such as heavy grass, around trees. I'm not a huge fan of spinning rods ( however I know I'm going to have to learn to like them) what rod would you guys suggest? Not brand wise i'm actually asking about power and action rods. Thanks for the help.

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MH-F  Think Heavy would not throw a weightless plastic very well.  However, I have used several of my MH-F rods for that very thing....10" weightless worms.

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MH-F  Think Heavy would not throw a weightless plastic very well.  However, I have used several of my MH-F rods for that very thing....10" weightless worms.

I don't really throw anything that big. Mainly things like flukes, brushhogs, senkos. Those are the type baits I fish weightless. What length rod would you recommend? Like a 7' MH?

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I mainly fish weightless worms when I visit Florida.  I have 2 MHF rods there that work just fine.  Both are 7'...a Falcon Original and a Daiwa Jupiter.  This year I picked up a 7' ML Hurricane Redbone (saltwater rod rated for 3/8-3/4 oz. lures).  Finally took SirSnookalot's advice.  :teeth:  It wound up being my primary worm rod this year.  It handles less than 3/8 oz. with no problem (10" worm on a 3/0 hook).  The Redbone would be considered a MH in freshwater....at least for bass fishing anyway.

 

I have used MF rods locally as I normally am not fishing in the kind of cover I encounter in Florida.

 

A Medium power would serve you very well if the cover isn't too heavy.  Medium power rod has more than enough backbone for any bass you are likely to catch.

 

If you decide to go MH, don't pick a rod from a maker that is known to under-rate their rods....such as St. Croix and Abu.

 

EDIT:  For the size flukes I have used, a MF would be the way to go.  The ones I use are pretty light.  A MH wouldn't load well at all.

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7' MHF would be good for 5" Senkos rigged weedless if it's on the softer side of MH. Likewise, a stout M would be good as well. Unfortunately, there's no industry standard as to what constitutes M, MH, or H. This is especially true for Dobyns rods; Gary Dobyns seems to classify everything but the kitchen sink as Medium-Heavy power.  :laugh5:

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If you decide to go MH, don't pick a rod from a maker that is known to under-rate their rods....such as St. Croix and Abu.

 

 

 

This is a good point. If you go with a manufacturer like that, go M/F. Otherwise you might want a MH/F.

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7' MH-F and it is due to the cover, once you said heavy cover that dictated the rod choice but it isn't bad considering how heavy Senkos are, at least the 5" and the same thing with a Fluke.

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M/f rod with braid!

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