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Medium Or Medium Heavy For Topwater?

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Size of bait matters a lot. Most times I run medium, but a g2 shellcracker is way to heavy for that rod. Taper will also change the weight some choose.

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Bait size dictates. I prefer medium/XF, but I typically only throw spook juniors.

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In general I use a MH for topwater. 

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I have both and let the situations dictate which I go with. 

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Medium Power/ Moderate Action or MH/F with a soft tip

 

 

 

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MH if I'm throwing an oversized lure, or if I'm fishing in thick cover.   Here on the Potomac I'm usually throwing a frog in thick vegetation, so a medium action rod would put me in trouble as soon as I hooked up with anything.   BUT, in open water situations, I will throw normal to smaller size lures on a medium action rod.  Sometimes even a medium light.   Keep in mind most of these topwaters are treble set ups, so you don't need much backbone for a massive hookset. 

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I use a M for treble hooked topwaters,and a MH or H for frogs depending on the cover.

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I guess I would lean more towards a MH, in the 7' to 7'3" range.  I take some people and ask them to start throwing their spooks (super spook, repoman, vixen, river2sea rover) on their jig rod and they're typically surprised how much they like it and how the hooks in fact don't "rip out" like they're supposed to!  My personal choice is a Dobyns Champion 734c. 

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The size of the lure does play a part in rod my rod selection, 3/4 and 1 oz lures I'm using a 7' 8/17 med spinning, lighter lures it's a light or ml, I've been digging 1/4 oz on a ul, but that's open water fishing.

It isn't the size of the fish it's the water I have to pull them out of, the bigger on the lighter the better I like it.  

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For my likes, it's a 7' ML avid spinning, throwing 1/4 oz pop'r type baits, w/ 1000 size spinning. I will use a M 7' as well minnow floaters.. In Florida I use MH to H baitcasting in freshwater lakes, with heavy hydrilla and lily pads, throwing larger cedar prop baits, like snook said, it's really about bait size vs cover = rod selection and sport factor..

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I use a Medium Heavy for most of my frogging (there's not a bunch of really heavy pads up here) and a medium for all hard body topwater baits.

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The size of the weed stems RULES when a fish dives & wraps around a couple. BRUTE force can be necessary.

 

Open bare bottom ? go with 2# or 4# line. He is not going to get away.

 

Rod action to me, is very unimportant.

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Why go with 2-4lb line when you can get just as many bites with twice the strength? I could see that maybe once in a blue moon using a small test line could boat you another fish or two but on a day to day basis you don't need to waste time with 2# line... Heck a big bluegill can break you off on 2# line. If you have any, and I mean ANY kinks or nicks in your line or your knot is not perfect on line that light you can kiss that trophy bass goodbye.

And rod action is very important to me when it comes to presenting baits and getting a good hook set, different applications call for different rod actions.

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With braids.  You need almost no hook set swings. Add in that I am barbeless.  The fish is hooked easily. Keep a no slack line.. Rod vertical or bent back a little.

 

If  I lose a great jumper fish  I accept that he was lucky or better than me.  No problem & I enjoyed the contest.

 

Catching perch for food. 10# test & big barbed trebles.  Reel fast & in the boat. Cut the gill arteries to drain some blood out Into the big ziplock in ice water.

 

 

Those are my 2 styles.

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