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So I see people (and I'm not one to talk) with a copious amount of rods. They HAVE XX action with Xx Line for Xx techniques.

I personally have 3 rod that I use for specific things, but is there a right or wrong. Are MH fast actions preferred for specific techniques and what do you use than for line?

what do you use (line, action) for what technique?

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3 rods that can cover most techniques! ---->   http://www.bassresource.com/bass-fishing-forums/topic/130634-rod-selection-the-basics/

 

I'm running

One 7' M moderate for cranking.  My lake is shallow so no deep cranking which a MH would be for.  (12lb Yo-Zuri Hybrid)

One M F spinning rod for weightless plastics, split shot rigs, top water poppers and drop shots.  (15lb braid with 8lb fluoro leader for some techniques)

One H XF rod for T-rig, flipping, and frogging.  (50lb braid) 

 

These 3 rods work fine for me.

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There's no laws on what to use. A mh/f rod is very versatile. Just because it might be labeled a worm and jig rod doesn't mean anything. I throw everything on mine within it's weight range. Squarebills,spinnerbaits,jigs,worms,buzzbaits,ect

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A MH rod can do most of what you need I could fish every bait I own on my MH f nick but some things are just a little better suited for it.

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All three of my normal use baitcasters are on mh rods. My spinning reel is on a m, but I am thinking of seeing how it works with a mh rod.

The only time I use a h is punching through mats, or frogging in lilypads.

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There's no laws on what to use. A mh/f rod is very versatile. Just because it might be labeled a worm and jig rod doesn't mean anything. I throw everything on mine.

 

If you want to fish just one rod, that's it! I happen to know a fellow who is "slightly above average" that carries 25

of EXACTLY the same Avid Rage Rods. He doen't fish hard baits either unless you count jigs in that category.

 

 

 

:xmas-115:

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I know they say a MH is a perfect go to.

You just great some that say braid should only be used for this and never use mono and the kind of rod.

I use my three and keep my lures in between the weight on the rod. I do change my line out depending on my mood. Lately I have been running 50 lb braid on my bait caster, and 30 braid on my spinning. I change out the bait caster for Cajun 12 lb line a lot.

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If you want to fish just one rod, that's it! I happen to know a fellow who is "slightly above average" that carries 25

of EXACTLY the same Avid Rage Rods. He doen't fish hard baits either unless you count jigs in that category.

:xmas-115:

I know of said 'average' guy. I have a hard enough time using all 10 of mine. Granted I don't take my boat out as much as he does though. Plus work always takes up 5 days of my week.

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I know they say a MH is a perfect go to.

You just great some that say braid should only be used for this and never use mono and the kind of rod.

I use my three and keep my lures in between the weight on the rod. I do change my line out depending on my mood. Lately I have been running 50 lb braid on my bait caster, and 30 braid on my spinning. I change out the bait caster for Cajun 12 lb line a lot.

 

I hope you bought spare spools so all you have to do is swap another spool in with the desired line.  Kind of expensive after awhile otherwise.  Time consuming, too.

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Most of my rods are Fast action for versatility.  Like rippin-lips I'll tie on anything within its weight range.  May not be the best lure for that rod, but I won't tell the fish that.  :teeth:

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I personally think there is a system, but fish will bite regardless.

My top three are a H-XF for jigs and plastics, a M-F for single hook reaction baits, and a M-XF for finesse. All use the lightest possible fluorocarbon (17, 12, 6# respectively).

 

I've always believed that the softer the rod action, the more forgiving it is. So for trebles--moderate, and moving single hooks--fast. Jigs and plastics, X-fast!

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Okay, here's my two cents.

 

My favorite five set ups (in weedy so Florida):

 

1) M/F casting w/ #12  fluoro

2) MH/F casting w/ #40 braid

3) H/F casting w/ #65 braid

4) M spinning w/ #14 braid

5) MH spinning w/ #10 mono

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I'm in South Florida too, I match my gear to the water I'm fishing.  Being strictly a spinner user I use L & ML for ponds 10# braid, Med spinning 7' for canals with 15# braid.  I don't give much thought to the lure type.

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Its interesting...I have over 20 "setups" but that includes walleye, crappie, and pike/musikie as well. as far as bass goes I choose based on the lakes and get them rigged before I even hookup the boat. I like plastics, plain and simple, so I will always have AT LEAST 2 rigs for plastics. If im fishing with my father-in-law he has a 4 rod limit so it will only be 2 for plastics, otherwise its 3, one standard T-rig, one for (a shakeyhead, weighted hook T- rigged, or a tube rig), and also one for weightless plastics. It depends on expected conditions. after that I almost always have a frog rod with me, and a spinnerbait setup. again depending on conditions the next in line are a jig setup and crankbait setup.

 

1) 7'1"M-F with a 7.1:1 reel and 12# Flouro - Main T-rig      

2) 7'M-F with a 7.1:1 reel and 20# Braid - Shakeyhead, tubes, or a weighted hook

3) 6'6" M-F with a spinning reel and 12# mono - weightless T-rig

4) 7'3" MH-F with a 7.1:1 reel and 40# braid - Frogs

5) 7' MH-F with a 6.4:1 reel and 20# braid - Spinnerbaits

6) 6'6" MH-XF with a 6.4:1 reel and 30# braid - Jigs

7) 7'M-M with a 5.1:1 reel and 30# braid - Crankbaits

 

 

To answer your question; you can do anything with any rod. some are just better than others...kinda. its mainly a preference thing.

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I operate on 3 setups and they're all different powers and actions. No doubt that people can do a lot with just one but I like to spread it around.


My light plastics & jig rod is a Loomis NRX 852c (XF) w/ a Curado 51e (w/ abec 7s)and 10# SX1. Absolute beast when it comes to light baits.

My moving baits rod is a Dobyns 705cb glass (F) w/ a Lew's SS1HL and 12# CXX. Just got it and can't wait to try it.

My frogs, punching and swimbait rod is a 13 *** 7'2" HXF w/ a Lew's BB1 Pro & 50# FX2. Works great for those smaller-mid size swimbaits with a flouro leader.


I'd probably say the HXF is the most versatile though. "It's all in the tips" as they say ;).  The big deal so to speak isn't necessarily just to have specific combos, but also to have 3 looks ready to go at any point.  The sheer amount of fish I've caught has jumped drastically since I started adding to the quiver.  If a fish misses your topwater and you go back 3 seconds later with a light finesse worm you can stall there and work, your chances of landing that fish are much higher than with the same look or approach.  

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The reason I have different rods & reels is to save time which switching up how I fish a spot.  Now, if I'm gonna fish the same spot with different baits, it stands to reason that I would have each rig be suited (in my own mind, anyway) for the bait I'm throwing.  That is why I have different rigs.

 

For instance, last year I got bit the most using a 1/4 Brewer Spider slider head and a 5" paddle tail worm, fished in 10 lb seagaur Abrazx line.   I had more keepers (15" & up) on a home made 5/87 oz jika rig/ brush hog bait and 15 lb Abrazx.  Just one example, there are lots of others.

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