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hi guys I want to start to throw swimbaits but don't know what to buy rod, reel, baits, ect. help me out please!

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What kind of swimbaits?

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Are you talking big swimbaits 6" and bigger that weigh 2oz or more?

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Just ordered 2 hudd 68 specials now I need a rod for them lol

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I had a thread about this below. AJ posted some articles that are a good starting point. There are some other good points others have made. * have some really good videos on throwing swimbaits that I have been watching, they make some good points as well.

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talking about throwing the big boys the 6" and above

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looking to throwing up to 5oz swmbaits and was looking for a rod and reel combo for under $200 or $250

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Okuma Guide Select XH, Shimano Cardiff 400/401, 25# Big Game or 30# Pline PF. Good luck.

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I started with a Cardiff 300 spooled with 40lb braid and 25lb CXX topshot for the reel and not wanting to spend a huge amount of money on something I was new to purchased a BPS Graphite IM6 7'6"H Musky rod.  Use this combo quite often for most of my swimbaits.  Only difference now is I have another one but with a Lexa 300 on it.  This way I can fish both soft swimbaits as well as having a hard floating swimbait tied on as well.  The Cardiff 300 and BPS rod will run you somewhere in the $170 area and cover everything from 2oz to 8oz without any issues.

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Just started getting into them got a 7'6" Jupiter gonna put a Cardiff on it with 50 lb power pro

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Just started getting into them got a 7'6" Jupiter gonna put a Cardiff on it with 50 lb power pro

Don't cast too hard and backlash with that braid, you can kiss your swimbait goodbye if you do. 

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Don't cast too hard and backlash with that braid, you can kiss your swimbait goodbye if you do.

dang well I don't wanna do that what line would be best

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dang well I don't wanna do that what line would be best

There's plenty of guys that use braid and prefer it, just offering that caution if you do go with braid. Personally, I prefer 20-25 pound copolymer. 

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I am also a fan of the Oluma Giude swimbait rod, 7'11" heavy and Shimano Cardiff 300 series reel for swimbait 1-5 oz. Sunline 25 # Defier Nylon line, 1 spool fills the Cardiff 300 and is close to your budget.

Tom

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I am also a fan of the Oluma Giude swimbait rod, 7'11" heavy and Shimano Cardiff 300 series reel for swimbait 1-5 oz. Sunline 25 # Defier Nylon line, 1 spool fills the Cardiff 300 and is close to your budget.

Tom

I hope that line is as good as I've heard, a spool of it should be in a box waiting for me when I get off work in a couple hours :) 

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I hope that line is as good as I've heard, a spool of it should be in a box waiting for me when I get off work in a couple hours :)

It's small dia 25# is only .016 and casts great, haven't had any issues to date. When Sunline decides to make 30# it would better for 6-8 oz swimbaits.

Tom

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The Daiwa DX swimbait rod looks good, 8' heavy, at TW is $109. Don't have any experience with this rod, it has cork handle and fore grip that I prefer in a swimbait rod, should good at that price point.

Tom

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The Daiwa DX swimbait rod looks good, 8' heavy, at TW is $109. Don't have any experience with this rod, it has cork handle and fore grip that I prefer in a swimbait rod, should good at that price point.

Tom

thanks tom gonna get more frog fishing gear first but should be swimbait fishing by the end of next summer

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