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I started fishing chatterbaits last year and didn't have much luck with them. This year however, they have become a mainstay in my arsenal and they are now one of my confidence baits. I'm currently throwing them on an Abu Veracity 7' MH-F and using 40lb. braid with a FC leader. This setup seems to really transmit the blades vibration really well for me and I think I'm getting pretty good hookup ratios as well. I was wondering what everyone else is using to throw these things? I'm wondering if I should buy a rod specifically for throwing these lures. If I were to get another rod, I'd probably be looking in the $150-250 range. Any suggestions? 

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Lew's custom speed stick 6'10 spinnerbait Rod....amazingly light and balanced...

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I use a powell 723 "swimjig" rod. It's got a good tip on it with plenty of backbone.

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Dobyns Champ 734 15# fluoro

 

that rod has a bladed swim jig tied on it more times than not.

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Denali Mark Tyler MH Multipurpose
7' 4" Med Hvy - Mod Fast
16# - 20# TORAY Superhard Upgrade fluorocarbon

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Dobyns Champ 734 15# fluoro

 

that rod has a bladed swim jig tied on it more times than not.

 

 

 

agreed

 

The Champion was the front runner of my personal consideration prior to posting this, but I wanted to hear others opinions first. 

 

Any reason why you suggest straight fluoro? I have tried using 13lb. Sniper (Japan direct) with chatterbaits and I feel that it's too stretchy and that I am not getting a solid enough hookset and I'm losing more fish that way. I also feel like the braid with a FC leader transmits better. Just curious to your thoughts. Thanks. 

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The Champion was the front runner of my personal consideration prior to posting this, but I wanted to hear others opinions first. 

 

Any reason why you suggest straight fluoro? I have tried using 13lb. Sniper (Japan direct) with chatterbaits and I feel that it's too stretchy and that I am not getting a solid enough hookset and I'm losing more fish that way. I also feel like the braid with a FC leader transmits better. Just curious to your thoughts. Thanks. 

Chatterbait style baits tend to have a better hook up ratio /w a "delayed" hook set to allow a fish to take the bait. I've tried it on a glass rod and didn't like the feeling of retrieving and felt it took too much effort to effectively rip it thorough grass. I used the 733 for a while /w fluoro and, like you mentioned, wasn't getting a solid enough hook set with the larger hooks these baits use. It worked, but wasn't ideal. I tried braid on a 3 power Dobyns and it helped the hook up ratio but with a line that lacks stretch, i felt like I was almost over working the rod with the baits I throw. Went to a 734 that is a tad faster and used fluoro. Perfect rod and line set up for how and where I fish chatterbait style baits which is around grass and wood. It has enough power to turn a fish around and the stretch in fluorocarbon allows a fish to take the bait a touch longer but also transmits better feel on slack line bites. I do use high end fluorocarbon that has quite a bit lower stretch and better abraison/handling properties than lower end line. that may or may not effect your experience. 

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I am using a 6-9 mh veracity now. I had a 734 champ. I like the veracity and have no complaints, but I would say for spinnerbaits and bladed jigs the 734 really shines. It has more of a mod-fast taper than the veracity. 

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I think if you go to a fluro or yo zuri hybrid line on the veracity it will have more of the "slower" action Iabass talks about. I have fished both rods with 30lb braid and 15lb hybrid. The hybrid dulls the feel slightly but also give stretch. Now I am running 30lb braid on the veracity because it is my multi purpose. If I did dedicate it to chatter duty only it would have yo zuri on it.

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Dobyns Champion 734 is probablly one of the best Bladed Jig rods out there. I also use 16lb Sniper on it.

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I use a 6'9' MH-Mod Fast Denali Rosewood Spinnerbait rod for chatterbaits and I love it. A little forgiveness with the MF action so I don't rip the bait away from the fish.

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I use a Daiwa Tatula 7' 2" MH/R action rod for my chatterbait/bladed jig baits.

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I use a Daiwa Tatula 7' 2" MH/R action rod for my chatterbait/bladed jig baits.

Me too, love this rod.

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I also use a Daiwa Tatula 7'2"mh/r for chatterbaits. Absolutely love this rod for chatterbaits.

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I like a similar power and action for jigs and spinner-baits and a chatter bait would fall into the same category. I don't buy into the delayed hookset / pulling the bait from the fish theory. If you're missing strikes on a moving bait there's something else at play (color, size, fish mood etc.) If a bass really wants a bait none of us has the reflexes to beat him to it.  

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I like a similar power and action for jigs and spinner-baits and a chatter bait would fall into the same category. I don't buy into the delayed hookset / pulling the bait from the fish theory. If you're missing strikes on a moving bait there's something else at play (color, size, fish mood etc.) If a bass really wants a bait none of us has the reflexes to beat him to it.  

My exact opinion. If you can feel it, he has it. Brian.

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I throw mine on a custom 7'3" heavy/moderate glass rod. I used to throw mine on a Dobyns 734 but I will never throw them on anything but a heavy/moderate glass rod again. Brett Hite knows what he's doing with chatterbaits. I throw swimbaits on heavy/moderate glass rods as well. The tip isn't as light as you think and the chatterbait has a better action when it is being ripped through grass. I have thrown a chatterbait on a medium heavy/moderate glass rod as well but I wasn't a fan. Like someone posted earlier, it didn't pull thru the grass well. But a heavy/moderate is perfect. If you are interested in a custom I can hook you up. All blanks are made by Batson (board sponsor). The glass blanks are E-Glass, not the crappy S-Glass that most production glass rods are made out of.

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I like a similar power and action for jigs and spinner-baits and a chatter bait would fall into the same category. I don't buy into the delayed hookset / pulling the bait from the fish theory. If you're missing strikes on a moving bait there's something else at play (color, size, fish mood etc.) If a bass really wants a bait none of us has the reflexes to beat him to it.  

Agreed. I fish mine on a 6' 6" MH/F/6:4.1 Speed Spool/15lb Big Game. Seems like most fish I catch have it choked, no reason for a delayed response when the bait looks like this anyways.

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I just ordered a Megabass Spinnerbait Special I'm going to try out for chatterbaits, spinnerbaits and swim jigs but I have no XP with it yet. I've been using a Duckett White Ice 7'1" Medium Heavy and It is truly great for those baits, the action of that rod is perfect.

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Been using a kistler magnesium ts crank, rattle, and roll model. It's a 7' mh moderate-moderate fast action. Perfect all around rod for chatterbaits, spinnerbaits, square bills, bigger jerkbaits, topwater, etc

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7' mh/F with 50lb braid for me.  9 times out of 10 when they are hitting it, they are hitting it like they mean it.   I don't like to give them an inch, and often times they hook themselves.

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Skeete reese spinnerbait/worm rod 7' med-fast 14lb mono

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Spinnerbait/Chattbait

7' 2" Phenix M1, JM Sig reel w/14# XPS Flouro

Mike

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I also use the same rod for chatter baits and spinner baits.  I throw them on a carbonlite 7' mh/f and 30lb suffix 832 with 15lb fluoro leader.  It's simple and inexpensive, but it works for me. 

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