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Hey, I'm just starting to really get into bass fishing seriously and I'm wanting to expand my arsenal.  Untill recently I would just buy whatever combo felt the smoothest to me and ignore all the specs on it. No I really am trying to pick the rod that is best for what I want. I'm wanting to pickup a few rods and I was wondering what power action and length you guys suggest. I use crank baits jigs senkos ribbon tail worms and flip creature baits the most. I already have a good finesse set-up and a 6'6 mh fast action rod with a 7.1.1 ratio reel. What do you guys suggest?

 

*THE ROD CAN'T BE LONGER THAN 7FT OR IT WON'T FIT IN THE ROD LOCKER*

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Okay you left out your budget for each rod and reel combo. But the most cost effective quality equipment run in the $150 price for a reel and the same for a rod.  Let's start with a reel.If you want a quality long lasting workhorse of a reel look at several Diawas.  First is the Exceler which is sorta the Tatula's little brother. It retails for $100 but can easily found for around $70.  Next above that is the Diawa Tatula and Tatula CT Both of these can be found for around $130 or less. For most techniques get a 6.3 to one ratio. For techniques that you decide you want a faster reel go for a 7.3 to one or even 8-1.

 Now rods.  You need a rod for cranks, traps, and some spinnerbaits. Consider a Dobyns Fury  FR705CB.  That is a 7FT medium moderate action rod.  

Next for all of your jigs, carolina rigs, texas rigs consider a Dobyns FR704C,  Another rod would be a Powell Max3D 683 CEF. Read the Tackletour report on the original Powell Max 683 CEF.  I own one it is my most versatile rod. Also in the same price range look at the Irod Genesis II IRG704C. It is a 7 ft Heavy action rod rating 1/4 to 1 1/4 ounce lures. Lastly look at an Abu Garcia Veritas 2 7 foot MH in either the standard or micro series.  These run $100 but can often be found for like $75.00

Now if your budget is bigger than rods costing more than $100 to $150 then move up in the Dobyns series to the exact rod in a Sierra series which will be a bit lighter but the Fury series is really great for that price range. I fish rods from all of these rod companies in these series so I can confidently suggest them. I also fish some $350 rods as well. 

 

 

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4 hours ago, fishnkamp said:

Okay you left out your budget for each rod and reel combo. But the most cost effective quality equipment run in the $150 price for a reel and the same for a rod.  Let's start with a reel.If you want a quality long lasting workhorse of a reel look at several Diawas.  First is the Exceler which is sorta the Tatula's little brother. It retails for $100 but can easily found for around $70.  Next above that is the Diawa Tatula and Tatula CT Both of these can be found for around $130 or less. For most techniques get a 6.3 to one ratio. For techniques that you decide you want a faster reel go for a 7.3 to one or even 8-1.

 Now rods.  You need a rod for cranks, traps, and some spinnerbaits. Consider a Dobyns Fury  FR705CB.  That is a 7FT medium moderate action rod.  

Next for all of your jigs, carolina rigs, texas rigs consider a Dobyns FR704C,  Another rod would be a Powell Max3D 683 CEF. Read the Tackletour report on the original Powell Max 683 CEF.  I own one it is my most versatile rod. Also in the same price range look at the Irod Genesis II IRG704C. It is a 7 ft Heavy action rod rating 1/4 to 1 1/4 ounce lures. Lastly look at an Abu Garcia Veritas 2 7 foot MH in either the standard or micro series.  These run $100 but can often be found for like $75.00

Now if your budget is bigger than rods costing more than $100 to $150 then move up in the Dobyns series to the exact rod in a Sierra series which will be a bit lighter but the Fury series is really great for that price range. I fish rods from all of these rod companies in these series so I can confidently suggest them. I also fish some $350 rods as well. 

 

 

You right I did forget a price, I d on nt want to break the bank but I don't want to get crap. So like middle of the road. Thanks for all the info and advice it really helped 

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