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We all know MH and H is subjective to manufacturers etc. For instance, I have a M power St Croix that goes up to 3/4. In some GLoomis models, that may be an H etc  

anyways....

i was set on buying a Shimano Zodias H to use for flipping and pitching jigs and for football jigs. Mainly use 3/8 and 1/2 ounce jig or Texas rigs. Wood cover. Sparse grass. No mats no punching. Was going to use 20 pound fluro. The rod is rated for 1/2 - 1.5 

now the MH

the MH is rated 3/8 - 1. Seems like it may fit the bill better?  Both same length. Same handle. And both fast actions. Thinking the MH could also double as a Spinnerbait or swim bait Rod. 

Guess it's just subjective to the company  

 

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I don't fish tournaments,  all just for fun.  I am beginning to move a lot of my rods to the next lighter rating.  I'll still flip grass with a flippin stick but for everything else,  I am going lighter.  The rod still needs to be able to cast the bait effectively.  The fight is more fun the lighter you go.  I am not saying fish ultralight,  just lighter than what is trending now.  If I lose fish,  I lose fish.  All part of the game.

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The heavier Rod would get by flipping and pitching but to load and cast those weights the Mh will likely work better 

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If your chunkin 1/2 football jigs and trailer, I'd go with the heavy. If just mostly pitchin lighter stuff the med/hvy would work. If pitching in heavy cover go with the heavy. The med/hvy makes a great 3/8 oz worm/jig rig. And would work well with spinnerbaits and Keitex style swimbaits. I'm thoroughly impressed with the zodias series. 

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5 hours ago, Delaware Valley Tackle said:

The heavier Rod would get by flipping and pitching but to load and cast those weights the Mh will likely work better 

As Mike has said before, normally a rod will handle weights in the middle of its rating the best.  I have zero experience with the Zodias line, so can't offer any other advice.

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