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In your personal opinion, what rod would you prefer for light weight plastic worm fishing? It's going to a spinning rod as I have a baitcaster rod I like already for heavier lures. Please be sure to include brand, action,etc... 

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Welcome to the forum.  Don't be afraid to use the search feature for general questions like this one.  Almost any fast or extra fast medium or medium light spinning rod in the 6'6-7' range will work for finesse plastics.  Everyone here is going to have preferences for brand (Loomis, St. Croix, Powell, Diawa, etc), but budget plays a big role, too.  An NRX or Legend Extreme is great, but not if you're on a $150 budget.  

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I have a 7' MH with a fast tip. It's an old BPS Viper Combo that I bought for $70 on clearance there about 12 years ago. It just never seems to wear out. Really got my $$$ worth there. I keep it spooled with 20# PowerPro braid. This combo is light enough to cast weightless worms but enough backbone to set a thick EWG hook. The braid helps a lot with that.

 

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How about the St Croix Mojo Bass rod that is actually made just for plastics? (well it says "plastics" on it but it basically just a medium fast rod that is super versatile)

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Iovino 6'9" finesse spinning rod by Master Craft $119

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I have a st croix avid 6'8" med-xfast i love for tex rigs and small jigs. I normally throw 3/16oz weights. Mine is a bc but they make it spinning too. 

For my senkos and other weightless lures i have a dobyns champion 6'8" med- fast spinning rod i love as much or more than the avid. 

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I have a BPS 7' med heav. bionic blade,one of the white ones with a Penn 4300ssg reel,15 lb. power pro. great worm rod.for using lighter worms,zoom ss tails,etc.

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I really love the Dobyns Champion 702SF. I mainly use it for Neko rigging 4" senkos, but I also use it for 3.5" tubes on a 1/4 oz head, weightless wacky rigging 5" senkos, and drop shotting. 

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Berkley Lightning M - $39

Berkley Lightning Shock M - $49

BPS Carbonlite 6'6" MLF or MF - each $99, but on sale often.

St. Croix Legend Tournament Walleye 6'3" MLXF - $250

If money no object and I were to pick another of these today....
The St. Croix would be my choice. Super crisp. Can feel so 
much of what's going on on the business end of the line.

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I have been using the Dobyns 734c. Quite impressed on sensitivity.

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Thanks guys for all the great answers! I went with the St. Croix mojo bass. Loving it so far! And happy fishing! 

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On May 25, 2016 at 7:33 PM, Lanier Sealy said:

In your personal opinion, what rod would you prefer for light weight plastic worm fishing? It's going to a spinning rod as I have a baitcaster rod I like already for heavier lures. Please be sure to include brand, action,etc... 

Spinning rods can be used as worm poles, but consider pulling slabs out of cover or Carolina rigging. You are gonna get more casting distance,hook sets, and overall more possibility of use.I think spinning setups better served being used in finese situations. Drop shotting, wacky rig etc.. As much as plastics are used I think having a setup in both will get plenty of use. 

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