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Abu Garcia Veritas 2.0 For Texas Rigs?

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  I have one bait caster, Shimano Chronarch, with 14 pound Trilene XT on it.  I have that on an Abu Garcia Veritas 2.0 Winch seven foot crank bait rod.  After three years of owning this bait caster I think I've finally got a rod and lure set up that lets me cast it with no back lashes and casts really really nice. 

 

 Now I want to get a rod for Texas rigging worms and soft stick baits. I mostly cast five inch Yum-Dingers and seven inch Power worms on 3/0, 2/0, and 1/0 wide gap and regular round bend off set hooks.  I also like using smaller worms and five inch lizards.  The bullet weights I like to us are 1/16, 1/8, and 3/16 and some times a little larger and smaller.  

 

 So would a seven foot Veritas 2.0 be good for Texas rigged using 14 pound line?  I plan on getting another bait caster in the future that I will put 10 to 12 pound mono on.  

 

 Also, which one would be best, medium, medium heavy or heavy?  I really like my Veritas 2.0 Winch because it's seven foot long and I can cast crank baits a good distance.  So now I want a seven foot rod that will let me cast my Texas rigged lures a good distance.  

 

Thanks! 

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I'd honestly look at an *** Black or the new Dobyns Fury. I think you will find them to be a little more sensitive. I'd you do go with a Veritas think about a medium or medium heavy. They tend to run a little more powerful then other rods.

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I just got a 7' veritas2.0 mh. I like it a lot for Texas rigging. I don't know if it's the length of the rod or the action, but the hook set is great . Anything under 2lbs seems to want to fly to me or skip the top of the water.

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I have a 7' M Veracity. It's quite alright with 5" Senko-style baits and Texas rigs including the weights you stated. I would certainly agree with your idea of dropping down to 12 or even 10 lb. line, depending on the situation. A MH Abu Garcia will likely be too much rod for the lighter weights.

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You'll want a medium for that. The MH is built like a heavy flippin stick. You'll want the fast action, not the moderate, so pay attention to that.

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Get the mh it's not that bulky I have 3 they are great rods. It won't be to much for lighter weights as stated above, load your Rod up it will cast . I throw weightless pit bosses like a buzz-bait with mine all the time, and 1/8th oz buzzbaits and spinnerbaits. I use 15lb fluro, and by the way a 5" stick bait cast like a rock they probably come in at 1/4oz.

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I use my MH Veritas for frogging. Great tip, lots of backbone. Too much rod though for light worms or weightless senkos. It definitely leans toward the higher end of the suggested lure rating.

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The 7'm/f veritas I have is the most versitile stick I own. It will do all those things and have plenty of backbone. It is good for t-rigging up to medium cover. If you're going to be around thick grass or pitching to bushes, then step up to the mh.

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I caught 7 lmb in 2 hours on Saturday fishing a weightless senko. The mh veritas 2.0 was the perfect amount of rod for it. The senko is a little heavier than most other worm style baits, so maybe it is for smaller worms, but to say the mh is too much rod for a bait that gets 90% of its hits once it hits/or on the fall seems wrong to me. I also like to throw around a lot of cover and my local fishing area is infested with pads and hydrilla, so I like the stronger rod to pull them out of the mess. I am not saying a mh is better than a medium, but they are both useful tools depending on the environment you are in.

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I just got the 2.0 Veritas in M 8-17lb 7ft running 12b mono and its my go to rod for everything. +1 for the 2.0

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I have a 7ft. MH veritas 2.0 and yes it's closer to a heavy so I would look at the Med. action for what you want. Sensativity is fine for the 3/8 and 1/2 oz. jigs and texas rigs  I toss on it but I have not tried one for lighter weights as I usually use a spinning rod for that.

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  What if I get a Dobyns Fury for light Texas rods?  I've been reading more and more good things about that rod.  I noticed all of their casting Fury rods are medium heavy or heavy.  Would a Fury Medium Heavy Fast 7 foot cast OK with 1/16, 1/8, and 3/16 bullet weights?  

 

 Also, what Shimano rods would be good too for light Texas rigs?  

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