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Did i make the right choice with the Veritas 2.0 7ft Medium action ?

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I have a lews tournament pro that i have been dying to buy a new rod for. I went to dicks and tried out a few rods and i decided on the veritas 2.0 7ft but i was torn between the medium and medium heavy. The Medium heavy is more versatile but i tend to throw lighter baits like soft plastics like weighless senkos or yum dingers. i usually throw anything between 1/4oz and and half an ounce, i dont even own that many lures that are heavier than that. anything lighter than 1/4oz i usually throw on my spinning gear

When i tried out the two , the medium just felt better, lighter and has more of a bend to it. i put the lew reel on it and tied a plug and cast in my backyard and it definitely felt right. I just couldn't help wondering if i made a mistake not getting the more versatile rod. The veritas didnt really feel like a regular medium, it feels a little stiffer and the medium heavy felt more on the heavy side.

I also have a black max reel and MH lighting shock rod for frogging and maybe some deep crankbaits  or heavy cover

Also my friend has a Falcon Bucoo rod 7ft medium heavy that hes not using and will be giving to me soon, so that will be another medium heavy rod for heavy cover and some other applications.

If i mostly throw soft plastics,occasional crankbaits and 3/8oz spinnerbaits, did i make the right choice with veritas medium action  ? 

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IMO, yes. I personally prefer M rods for a lot
of my fishing, but it depends on who makes 
it. I like the BPS Carbonlites a lot, they load
up well for what I throw, which is a lot of 
weightless soft plastics.

Bottom line is that it felt better in your hands
than the MH. That's what matters. Now after
you fish it a bit, you'll know better if it is the
right fit.

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I have the gen 1 veritas medium-fast and have used it for those type baits and have tossed a 3/4 oz trap on it and handled it fine. It's personal preference but I would say you made the Right choice 

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Bias opinion first, buying a veritas rod is never a good choice. Personal prference aside, you got a medium for a reel that is good with casting lightish lures, just remember worst case scenario you have another rod and reel purchase that you're happy with and one more you can eventually look forward to getting. ;)

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I don't understand the above post at all. ?

 

as for the Veritas rods, I have a Med crankbait (slower action, or a "bendier" rod) Veritas 1.0 that I bought a few years back and though it's pretty under-powered compared to say, St Croix, it's a great rod for shallow running Crankbaits, jerkbaits, and lighter lipless cranks.  I've actually grown to like it a lot for an inexpensive rod. 

 

Every manufacture has different power and action ratings.  One company's medium is another company's medium heavy.  One company's fast action is another company's extra fast action, etc. 

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I think so. I had a MH and it felt very stiff and not too sensitive. I think a M will be perfect for what you're using it for. 

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Thank you so much guys, you have no idea how much i appreciate your input. 

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2 hours ago, Turkey sandwich said:

I don't understand the above post at all. ?

 

as for the Veritas rods, I have a Med crankbait (slower action, or a "bendier" rod) Veritas 1.0 that I bought a few years back and though it's pretty under-powered compared to say, St Croix, it's a great rod for shallow running Crankbaits, jerkbaits, and lighter lipless cranks.  I've actually grown to like it a lot for an inexpensive rod. 

 

Every manufacture has different power and action ratings.  One company's medium is another company's medium heavy.  One company's fast action is another company's extra fast action, etc. 

It means I loathe abu garcia rods even the steez.

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14 minutes ago, Fishinthefish said:

It means I loathe abu garcia rods even the steez.

I appreciate your input anyway. The disclosure and everything

This verita just feels right in my hand in comparison to the limited variety i got to try.

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What is multi purpose to one person is not multi purpose to another. You stated that you like to throw baits 1/4 to 3/8 so the medium action is multi purpose giving what you are fishing with. You the right choice for the baits you are using.

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I think the M in the Veritas model is more versatile for sure.

You fish light t-rigs like myself.  I usually go with a 3/16th tungsten weight on most everything.  The Veritas M is what I use with no issues.  Also work well with cranks & spinnerbaits.  

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11 hours ago, Fishinthefish said:

It means I loathe abu garcia rods even the steez.

I understood your first post, but this one confuses me because the only Steez I am familiar with belongs to the Daiwa brand.

 

OP, Because of my experience with a couple Villains, I am loathe to buy more Abu rods.  I do like the spinning model I have even though it doesn't handle the lighter weights I had hoped it would.

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You're right I must of not been paying attention to what I was posting. I didnt even notice I posted steez.

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I have the 6'6" M Veritas 2.0 and love it. I also thought the MH was a little more towards a heavy.

I use it for 1/4 jigs with a trailer. I bought the 6'6" because I fish from a kayak most of the time and I have long arms. Feels great with a Shimano Chronarch 50E. I think you made the right choice. Enjoy!

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You have purchased the correct rod action.  Yes Abu Garcia Veritas 1 and 2 run on the heavier side in actions. Thier medium is closer to other's mh.  That 7 ft medium is about 70 percent backbone and about 30 percent tip.  This is a great rod for small to mid size crankbaits, it can handle some jerkbaits ( suspending minnow body baits) and I own two just for throwing rattle trap type baits for stripers.  It actually is the most versatile rod in the Veritas line up.  Do not miss understand me, I fish twelve different rods (9 are baitcasters) 3 of which are Veritas rods.  I do not use them for plastics because I want the sensitivity I get with my 3 G Loomis rods, but they cost around $300 each.  My Veritas handle moving baits mostly, like the traps and Reaction Innovations Skinny Dippers and Dippers ( plastic swim baits).  You will find the Veritas tips give enough that the fish will have time to inhale the bait without you pulling the bait and hooks away too fast.  This will help your hookup ratio on these baits..  For the money these rods really take a beating.  Here on the Chesapeake Bay we fish for both bass and stripers, but will catch big blue and channel cats, so you better be ready.  The biggest striper I landed on a Veritas was  25 inches (around 5 pounds) and the biggest cat was a blue cat that weighed 19 pounds. That was like hooking a freight train!  By the way, my other Veritas is a 7 foot MH.  Its sole purpose for me was frogging.  I purchased that rod before they brought out a frog version.  The worst thing I have seen with the Veritas rods is sometimes the guides are not installed perfectly, no big deal.   If one gives you trouble just find yourself a rod repair guy and have him redo all of the guides.  I have a friend that fishes a bunch of these for the same situations up here on the bay. He buys them and when needed he has a guy remove all of the guides, replace them with high end stuff aand custom wrap em. Go to BayBass.com and check out the pics they are works of art. 

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10 hours ago, fishnkamp said:

You have purchased the correct rod action.  Yes Abu Garcia Veritas 1 and 2 run on the heavier side in actions. Thier medium is closer to other's mh.  That 7 ft medium is about 70 percent backbone and about 30 percent tip.  This is a great rod for small to mid size crankbaits, it can handle some jerkbaits ( suspending minnow body baits) and I own two just for throwing rattle trap type baits for stripers.  It actually is the most versatile rod in the Veritas line up.  Do not miss understand me, I fish twelve different rods (9 are baitcasters) 3 of which are Veritas rods.  I do not use them for plastics because I want the sensitivity I get with my 3 G Loomis rods, but they cost around $300 each.  My Veritas handle moving baits mostly, like the traps and Reaction Innovations Skinny Dippers and Dippers ( plastic swim baits).  You will find the Veritas tips give enough that the fish will have time to inhale the bait without you pulling the bait and hooks away too fast.  This will help your hookup ratio on these baits..  For the money these rods really take a beating.  Here on the Chesapeake Bay we fish for both bass and stripers, but will catch big blue and channel cats, so you better be ready.  The biggest striper I landed on a Veritas was  25 inches (around 5 pounds) and the biggest cat was a blue cat that weighed 19 pounds. That was like hooking a freight train!  By the way, my other Veritas is a 7 foot MH.  Its sole purpose for me was frogging.  I purchased that rod before they brought out a frog version.  The worst thing I have seen with the Veritas rods is sometimes the guides are not installed perfectly, no big deal.   If one gives you trouble just find yourself a rod repair guy and have him redo all of the guides.  I have a friend that fishes a bunch of these for the same situations up here on the bay. He buys them and when needed he has a guy remove all of the guides, replace them with high end stuff aand custom wrap em. Go to BayBass.com and check out the pics they are works of art. 

I'm sorry to disagree with you but the medium Veritas  would be fine for soft plastics, spinnerbaits, chatterbaits,buzzbaits, and swim jigs. There is no way I'd use any Veritas not called a Winch for reation baits with treble hooks like crankbaits, they are just too stiff. The winch series is what they made for fishing cranks, and if I was in a pinch and needed to throw a crank on a rod not made for it, then yes, in the Veritas series the medium would be the one.

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Simply put, you answered your question yourself: "...definitely felt right."

I own three Veritas, a 6'6" M/F (2-piece), 7' MF, and 6'10" MH/F.  The 7' and 6'10" get the most use in my arsenal.  I throw mostly soft plastics and Rapalas in the 1/4 to 3/8 oz. range with the 7' and find it loads up very well.  My 6'10" tosses 1/2 oz spinner baits and jigs like a dream too.  They both 'feel' right.  

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If it feels right to you then I doubt you could have went wrong! I fish soft plastics on a m/f as well. It's slightly stiffer than others since it's a St. Croix, so it sounds a lot like the rod you bought. Should work well. 

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The good thing about buying from Dicks is that you can always return it for the MH if you don't like it after you try it out on the water.

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Depends on type of cover really.. 

I wouldn't second guess it much, unless your going to punch & or flip with it.

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On Wednesday, January 06, 2016 at 7:06 PM, Missourifishin said:

I think you made the right choice. My brother has a MH Veritas and it seems like a heavy to me.

^^This^^ ... While the 2.0 is slightly lighter within each action - they still tend to run closer to the next stiffer action than other similar rods . This is why I believe the 2.0 M is closer to a MH than it is to a M or ML .

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