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Megabass Orochi Xx Ronin, Anyone?

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Who's using this stick? What are you using it for? Does it fish within its ratings? 8-14 lb test seems pretty broad, and I haven't come across many short spinning rods rated to 3/4 oz. I find it intriguing.

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I just bought one for jerkbaits. Haven't caught a fish with it yet but love the action. Currently using a reel borrowed from another rod with 15# braid but I'm planning on using 10# tatsu

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I have one, it's a great rod.  It fishes lighter than it's rating IMO.  I thought it could pull double duty as a dock skipping rod based on its description but I found it a little too light for my liking on that technique.  Not saying it wouldn't be a good choice for that, just not for for the way I fish.  By the rating you would think it's almost a MH power spinning rod (I did) or at least between a Medium and MH, but its definitely a Medium power all the way.  Action wise, I'd call it closer to a MF than F.  

 

I use mine nearly exclusively for smaller jerkbaits and it's awesome in that role.  I keep it spooled with 6 lb flouro and use it when throwing the small stuff like Pointer65's or when I want to get a little more depth and/or action out of a 110JR or X-80.  I really like how the action is more of a MF, seems to keep the tiny trebles of small jerkbaits pinned.  It seems like I've lost a lot less fish compared to the old rod I used, which was the same length but an XF action. 

 

I think you could probably use the Ronin for any spinning technique, but it's REALLY good at fishing smaller jerkbaits.  I know MB says it can fish the full size jerkbaits too, but to me it seems just a little too light for that...But that could just be because I'm so used to fishing them with casting gear.  Great rod, highly recommended by me ;).   

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Thanks guys. I was toying with the idea of having a spinning set up to fish 3 and 4 inch paddle tails with 3/16 Oz weighted heads. I already have a dedicated casting set up for this, but like the idea of having both. It doesn't sound like this rod has enough power for solid hook sets with these baits, but the tip sounds about right. Oh well, saves me 300 bucks I guess.

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Thanks guys. I was toying with the idea of having a spinning set up to fish 3 and 4 inch paddle tails with 3/16 Oz weighted heads. I already have a dedicated casting set up for this, but like the idea of having both. It doesn't sound like this rod has enough power for solid hook sets with these baits, but the tip sounds about right. Oh well, saves me 300 bucks I guess.

I don't think it would be too bad a choice with what you described, but I guess it depends on your own scenario...I think in open water it would be a good performer for that technique.

 

When I said it was too light for my tastes it was in regards to dock fishing and has more to do with pulling a fish out from deep under a dock.  It just didn't seem like it would turn the head head of fish, especially a 3-4 lber, as well as the 6'10" M/XF LTB that I currently use for docks...If you want to have that quick head turn power instead of more traditional finesse spinning rod, this isn't the right choice IMO.  

 

Either way, I think any angler could find a good spot for this rod...I didn't originally buy it with the intention of it being primarily a small jerkabait rod since I had what I thought was a good rod for that already, but it fit in there and now I can't imagine not having it.  

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