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Have a couple rods, 6' GL3 MedHeavy Fast action and a 6'6" GL3 MedHeavy Fast action I've used for all around uses. spinner baits, crank baits, and sometimes jigs and worms depending on where I'm fishing. I was wondering what the general consensus was on purpose for these size rods and what others use them for. working on having all my rods designated for one use so Im not wasting time on the boat switching lures. More time in the strike zone = more hookups.... 

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I use a 6ft med heavy fast action for texas rigs. But it's a great all around rod, will handle just about everything alright. 6ft is probably a bit small for most people, but I'm a pretty short guy, most of my rods are 6' or 6'6".

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Most of my rods are 6' and 6'6", I don't care what's the "general consensus" I dare anybody to come and prove me that I'm fishing with the "wrong" rod, if the lure is between the weight specs of the rod I will use it, I use them for everything except for the largest baits ( like 1.5 + oz swimbaits ) those baits have a heavier, more powerful rod ( Ex H ).

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They are both general purpose rods.  But if they were mine, I would use the 6' for spinnerbaits and jerkbaits.  The 6'6'' for cranks.

 

Soft plastic would be on a different, longer rod with an xtra fast action. 

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I had that 6' GL3 rod but I sold it a while back on ebay. I sold it because I also have the IMX version. The Loomis 6 footers are great rods IMHO. I like using my CR723IMX for top water. It works really well with a full sized Spook. In fact, my first top water fish was caught using a CR723IMX.

 

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The 6'6" MH-F GL3 is a mag bass rod, those are perfect all purpose rods and the most versatile as there action is a little slower than most fast action rods. If I was going to designate a specific use for them I'd use the 6' classic for spinnerbaits, I have a custom rod that is 6' I had made  just for spinnerbaits, it is great for making pin point casts to cover. The 6'6" MBR would be a jerkbait / topwater rod, I know a lot of guys like longer rods nowadays but my topwater is done with a 6'6" rod and I feel I have more control on my walking baits and poppers with it. I know the 6'6" is a medium heavy but the mag bass taper makes it a good fit for the topwater deal or even jerkbaits.

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I have several gl3's gl2's and glx's  none any longer than 6'6"  the  6'' are hvy and I use them for worms and jigs close in , you can cast more accurate, In my opinion..... 

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I'd use the 6' as a Spinnerbait for close quarter pin point accuracy rod and the 6'6" as a jerkbait rod. 

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Right on everyone. Thank you for the info. Definitely think I'll use the 6' for spinner baits. And see how the 6'6" works with poppers in the spring, may use it for Texas rig for now!

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