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Ideas for more quality combos like the ones I own

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I have 4 combos and I'm looking to add a couple I have 

Abu Garcia veracity rod with shimano curado 7'3 mh fast

daiwa tatula xt fiberglass crankbait rod with lew's lfs speed spool 7ft medium 

Fen wick silver hawk lew's laser pro discontinued reel 130$ 7ft mod fast mh

ml 6'6 spinning combo

what are some more rods I should get thank you for any replies

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This depends on how you like to fish. Do you have the opportunity to flip and pitch   Do you fish waters that a frog comes in handy.  How about a rod for topwaters or jerkbaits. Tell me what type of fishing opportunities do you see on your favorite fishing waters. Have you bypassed any structure and said no I am not equipped to go there. Maybe you do not need something different in terms of a rod, maybe you want a duplicate rod and reel but have a different line on it to fish different lures.  A good example might be like this. Maybe you have a rod you like to throw hollow body frogs and pitch with. Maybe it has braid on it. Maybe another rod like it might be helpful if it had mono to throw some topwater bait like a spok or buzzbait. Think about how your equipment "fits: your waters and then you can come back with some ideas. We can probably help better than.

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add a 7'3" Heavy with at least 50 pound braid for frogs, and flipping

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The funny thing is I fished mostly lakes and rivers for over 30 years before I fished a place where a frog was an option. 

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I would add a 7'-7'6" H/F to fish heavy t-rigs, c-rigs, jigs, frogs and whatever heavy cover you have.  If you don't fish those baits much make it a MH for a more versatile set up.    Add a 7:1 or higher reel and you're good to go.

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I'd say for such a youngster that you have covered a lot of bases without overlapping.  As fishnkamp said, knowing more about the water you fish and lures you'd like to use would help a lot.  I like fishing squarebills, jerkbaits and topwater.  The best rod for these lures depends on who you ask.  Some like a Fast tip that is soft, some a Med-Fast or Mod-Fast, some an XF and all 4 actions are used with all 3 lures by different fishermen.  I guess it is a matter of finding out what works best for you.  There are no hard and fast rules although I would hazard a guess that there is a certain action for a specific technique that would work better for most of us.

I have to let others make more qualified suggestions as to which is the best rod for each technique.  Fishing in my area sucks, so I seldom bother anymore.  When I go out, I go to practice with different setups.  I like using my Fenwick Smallmouth 6'9" M-XF for topwater, but I couldn't say whether or not that is the best.  I normally use a MF for the other 2 lures, but a MH Med-Fast for larger squarebils.  I'm probably way off base tho.

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You don't necessarily NEED to add anything just to add it.  Spend the time to discover where your current equipment is holding YOU back, not us, and then ask for recommendations.  I like fishnkamps idea of duplicate setups for different approaches, but again, you need to figure out where you are lacking.  And while you have some nice rods, there is something to be said about a really nice rod in the same length and action.  

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I would add a quality bottom contact rod. With the Tacklewarehouse sale going on right now you could add a St Croix Avid X rod of your choice for $160. That or a Dobyns Champion for $199. 

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I'd suggest getting over to Walmart Online and picking up an Okuma Helios 7' M for $107.90...a $72.09 savings.  I'm sure you can find plenty to use it for.  TT gave it a "Great" rating.  Rod is very light at 3.4 oz.  Love mine and tempted to pick up another.

EDIT:  Took my own advice and ordered another one.  Couldn't pass this deal up.  Might be the first time I was able to take advantage of Black Friday sales.  Have 2 new rods coming.  :toothy9:

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