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Which Rod Has Best Parabolic Bend With Enough Backbone To Set Hook?

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Title says it all. Looking for a Jack of all trades baitcaster rod. Cost is not a concern. I want an optimal parabolic bend

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The only parabolic rod I have is a Castaway HG40 Flippin stick.  Heavy power, slow action.

 

I don't believe that parabolic is what you need for a jack of all trades rod.  A parabolic rod bends all the way down the blank.

 

6'6" - 7'  M-MH  Fast or Moderate Fast,  should cover you.

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I just pinned this thread to provide members with an opportunity to read everyones suggestions.

My recommendation is the Lamiglas SR705R. 

 

http://www.tackletour.com/reviewlamiglas705.html

 

 

Note: If you would be interested in a custom build, the blank is also available in black.

 

 

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I just pinned this thread to provide members with an opportunity to read everyones suggestions.

My recommendation is the Lamiglas SR705R. 

 

http://www.tackletour.com/reviewlamiglas705.html

 

 

Note: If you would be interested in a custom build, the blank is also available in black.

 

 

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As an, "All around rod for flipping and pitching?"  I don't think the op knows what he wants but I doubt a glass rod is it.  

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They don't make the one I use anymore (Quantum Tour Tactical Greg Hackney model 7'11"), but Irod makes one in the Irod II...believe it's the Bub's Punch Rod.

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They don't make the one I use anymore (Quantum Tour Tactical Greg Hackney model 7'11"), but Irod makes one in the Irod II...believe it's the Bub's Punch Rod.

 

X2 ~

 

My favorite flippin' stik by far.

 

Love the Bend

 

A-Jay

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Do parabolic rods ever *shut off*? I.E. Should an ideal parabolic rod even have a backbone?

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Do parabolic rods ever *shut off*? I.E. Should an ideal parabolic rod even have a backbone?

 

I'll take a shot at this one ~ and say that each angler's ideal of both Idea & parabolic is probably different.

 

For me, and in the case of the Quantum Tour Tactical Greg Hackney model 7'11, the beauty is in the bend.

 

The "Parabolic" characteristics are in the middle third of the blank.  This allows for more than enough back end to drive even an oversize gauge wire jig hook all the way home.

And once hooked up, the smooth consistent bend absorbs the fast, hard, give & take that almost always occur during the close quarters battles while fishing heavy cover.  A real confidence builder for me in the "Keeping her pinned" category.

btw - I always fish braid here.

 

Additionally,  this rod has the right tip to present the baits the way I like and a handle length that suits my frame & style.

 

I haven't tried them all and frankly I found this one pretty early in my search.  With no need to look further.  I stopped right here.

 

A-Jay

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That rod A-Jay and I have is a beast, but no longer available.  If I ever have to replace it, I'm gonna have to get that Irod blank and have it custom made for the handle length or find another blank similar and have it made.  Not a fan of long butt sections.

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I'll take a shot at this one ~ and say that each angler's ideal of both Idea & parabolic is probably different.

 

For me, and in the case of the Quantum Tour Tactical Greg Hackney model 7'11, the beauty is in the bend.

 

The "Parabolic" characteristics are in the middle third of the blank.  This allows for more than enough back end to drive even an oversize gauge wire jig hook all the way home.

And once hooked up, the smooth consistent bend absorbs the fast, hard, give & take that almost always occur during the close quarters battles while fishing heavy cover.  A real confidence builder for me in the "Keeping her pinned" category.

btw - I always fish braid here.

 

Additionally,  this rod has the right tip to present the baits the way I like and a handle length that suits my frame & style.

 

I haven't tried them all and frankly I found this one pretty early in my search.  With no need to look further.  I stopped right here.

 

A-Jay

 

Thanks Andy, yeah that's probably it.

 

Did a little googling, and apparently Gary Dobyns seems to confirm that a parabolic rod never shuts off.

 

**I asked him what the true definition of a parabolic bending rod was. "It's a rod that has a slow bend or action throughout the rod. When you load a true parabolic rod, the whole rod bends back close to the handle and even into the handle. Parabolic rods are not very popular today and Dobyns Rods doesn’t make any.** (from Ultimate Bass).

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If you're looking for a rod that has a little deeper flex and will handle a multitude of things, look at a Phenix Recon. Kistler klx is another option, but doesn't flex quite as deep. Some folks are also converting to lighter powers rather than moderate fast actions for treble hook moving baits.

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Thanks Andy, yeah that's probably it.

Did a little googling, and apparently Gary Dobyns seems to confirm that a parabolic rod never shuts off.

**I asked him what the true definition of a parabolic bending rod was. "It's a rod that has a slow bend or action throughout the rod. When you load a true parabolic rod, the whole rod bends back close to the handle and even into the handle. Parabolic rods are not very popular today and Dobyns Rods doesn’t make any.** (from Ultimate Bass).

I like that definition. The problem as already stated is what is perfect for me may be quite different than perfect for someone else. I have a 7'3" heavy power, moderate action Carrot Stik that is labeled as a deep diving crankbait rod. It is great flipping/pitching rod. When loaded it bends over nearly the entire rod. The amount of weight/pressure required to do so is far too much for cranking but fine for pitching or flipping IMO.

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