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So im thinking about getting a rod to start using medium sized a-rigs and medium sized swimbaits like a 6" huddleston or the huddgill.  I want one for a cheap price too

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Check out the Dobyns Fury 795, should be a good rod for you. It's probably even more versatile than that also. For $120 I can't think of a better one.

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I just picked up that Fury 795 on Black Friday for just this same application. It should be a perfect fit and it wont' break your budget. 

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that does look pretty good

If you sign up with American Legacy I believe they give you $25 toward a purchase. You might be able to apply this to your order if you get it from them. When I signed up that wasn't available. I keep trying to re-sign up! LOL.

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Is that rod good for a 8" hudd too? And what else could I do with the rod. I was planning on using bout 40 lb braid too

I would re-think the 40 lb braid.  Read this thread if you don't know why.

 

http://www.bassresource.com/bass-fishing-forums/topic/165922-stupid-mistake-made-me-loose-my-new-huddleston-deluxe-68/

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yeah i saw that before  i guess 15 or 20 lb mono or fluro would be better

20-25 pound mono or copoly is what a lot of guys use. 

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Rods should be compatible with the reel being used for the presentation.

Lure weight and rod length for A-rigs is generally 1-4 oz, 7'6" to 7'10", most anglers prefer using 40-50 lb braid and 200-300 size reels.

6" Hudd weighs 2 1/4 oz and can be fished with the above A-rig rod,most anglers prefer 20 lb mono line and 200-300 size reels.

Going up to a 8" Hudd changes the lure weight to 4 1/2 oz, swimbait rods are usually 7'6" to 8", with a foregrip, Xheavy power moderate action, reels 300-400 size using 25-30 lb mono line.

The 8" Hudd is too heavy for most A-rig specific rods, need a swimbait HX rod.

Price the Okuma A series Guide Select heavy works for the A-rig/ 3 oz swimmers, HX for the heavier 4 to 6 oz swimmers, $125 approx.

Daiwa DX MH swimbait rod, Irod Gen II Swimbait JR or A-rig rod, all 3 fit your needs using A-rigs and 6" Hudds.

Tom

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I use a Champion 806, but I have faith in Dobyns, the Savvy is a very good choice.

You definitely want to use 20-25lb mono. Use braid if you want to buy more A-rigs

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