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I want to pick up a newst croix legend tournament rod for light Texas rigs.  I have been looking at the TBC71MF and the TBC71MHF and I am not sure which one would be best for what I am using it for.

I normally throw 6 inch ribbon tails or the Zoom Z-Craw with a ¼-5/16 oz bullet weight.  I will also be using a 50 size curado for the reel.

I broke a rage rod that I had for frogs and decided I would upgrade and pick up a dedicated rad for something that  I throw all the time.

 

Any advise guys?

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I own a few different St Croixs in M, MH and H.  If I were fishing any weighted trigs, I would also choose a MH.  I have a MXF (SCIII) rod that I use for small weightless plastics, jerks and topwaters that works well but I wouldn't throw jigs or worms on it.  

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I use a M/F for my lighter T-rigs and weightless senko style baits. I'll throw a weighted ribbon tail or lizard on there as well. I think the M/F would be the best option for what you're throwing as well. 

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It depends on the type of cover you fish in.  St Croix rods fish a little on the heavier side.  In light cover I'd go with the medium and moderate cover I'd go with mh.

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I have both in the avid line.

I have a 6'8" m-xf i use for small worm and jigs up to 3/8. My normal rig on it is a 3/16 weight and 7" worm or 1/4oz or smaller jig. 

I have a 7' m-f i use for 3/8 and up jigs mainly but i also use it for throwing 10" worms and anytime i have a weight over 3/8oz with a worm, like carolina rigs. 

When i go weightless its on a dobyns champion 6'8" m-f spinning rod.

According to st croix they reccomend 3/8-1oz on the mh and 1/4-5/8oz on the med. So with your normal 1/4-5/16 plus worm would put you in around the middle of the med and bottom end of the mh ratings. So this is where it becomes your choice on if you want one you can go lighter (med) or heavier (mh) with lure/weight combinations. The med will let you throw smaller weights like shakeys or some weightless, but the mh will also double as a fine jig rod. 

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  I own the mhf ltb  and I would rate that rod as closer to a heavy then a med-heavy. 3/8.s is the lightest I would throw with this rod. I own five  stcroix ,s and  think they are great rods but that rod is closer to my 4 power loomis then my threes?

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I'd go MF, personally.

I use MLXF for a lot of wacky, drop, and mojo
rigging and it's got plenty of backbone.

I think the MF or even a MXF would be plenty
for a TX rig. I us MXF Shimanos and Carbonates
and fish TX rigs in heavy cover, light cover, and
no cover.

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I'd go with the M/F.  IMO, there are gaps between ML & M and M & MH in St. Croix's powers.  Like said above, their MH is like everyone else's H.

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M/F is perfect for what you plan on doing with it

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Thanks guys  I am going to select the m/f   I was able to get my hands on the MH/f at Field and stream and It actually feels almost as heavy as my Phoenix M1 7'2" Heavy rod that i use for frogs and heavier jigs.

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Another vote for MF

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