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Yesterday I bought a 7' med-heavy XPS extreme spinning rod and paired it with my older Pro Qualifier pq50 spinning reel. What are some applications for this combo and what would it excell at?

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 Not completely familiar with that model, but generally a MH spinning rod is rated something like 3/8 oz - 3/4 oz. 

That covers a fairly wide range of baits, presentation & techniques - right off the top of my head I'd use that one for fishing soft plastics including Senko-style baits; Ideal for tubes, grubs, worms, light jigs, small spinnerbaits and even buzzbaits.

May be quite suitable for low trajectory casts under docks and overhanging trees and brush as well.

I also use a similar action stick for Swim jigs & small swim baits where a lighter line & a long cast (especially into the wind) is the preferred presentation.

And if you do it - fishing a blade bait would work on that as well.

Finally, may anglers who use spinning gear exclusively, would use a comparable stick to fish also anything the gear will handle including cranks & topwater.

A-Jay

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T rigs, jigs, skipping, paddle tail swim baits maybe rattle traps. Should be pretty versatile and multi purpose. 

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I have a few Extreme MH spinning rods from about 8 years ago.

If they're anything like mine, they're definitely more powerful than the 1/4 - 5/8 lure rating would have you believe.  Mine was paired with 2500-sizes spinning reels and I used it for t-rigs in grass and wood, as well as some hard jerkbait fishing.  Eventually I repurposed the rod for inshore shark fishing -- yes, you read that correctly :)  Not monsters but smaller bonnnethead sharks in the ~20 lb range.  Talk about FUN!...  Now they're loaner rods.

For the record, the reel you have on there is pretty large so it may be worth considering a smaller reel to make the combo a bit more comfortable to fish.

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On December 30, 2015 at 10:47 AM, Chris at Tech said:

I have a few Extreme MH spinning rods from about 8 years ago.

If they're anything like mine, they're definitely more powerful than the 1/4 - 5/8 lure rating would have you believe.  Mine was paired with 2500-sizes spinning reels and I used it for t-rigs in grass and wood, as well as some hard jerkbait fishing.  Eventually I repurposed the rod for inshore shark fishing -- yes, you read that correctly :)  Not monsters but smaller bonnnethead sharks in the ~20 lb range.  Talk about FUN!...  Now they're loaner rods.

For the record, the reel you have on there is pretty large so it may be worth considering a smaller reel to make the combo a bit more comfortable to fish.

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