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Any recommendations on a medium size jig and plastics rod? Not looking to spend more than $180, thanks.

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Personally id opt for a 7' MH fast action rod for this purpose.Look at the St.Croix Mojo Bass line(130$) or the Dobyns Fury line(110$) that gets alot of love around here.Right at your 180$ limit is the new Daiwa Tatula Elite rods and the G.Loomis E6X might be worth checking out too.

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Irod Crusher 733 or Genesis 2 733 or for little bigger baits 744

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Crusher's are on sale at TackleWarehouse for $142 down from $180

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If you are not in a hurry the new Daiwa Tatula Elite Series rods looks good, Ehlers MH 7'3" would be my choice in your price range.

Tom

 

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I would give you 3 suggestions and I love all 3 of these rods. Number one is my primary jig rod. It is a Powell Max 683 CEF. You can read the Tackletour review of this rod. They have upgraded these rods so the same rod is now a Max3D model which is just a tad more powerful in its backbone.  The Inferno series version of this rod is a probably closer to the original, but either will be terrific rod to fish with

 

Next look at a Dobyns Sierra SA734C. That is a great do it all rod, good for jigs, tx rigs, spinnerbaits, and even some buzzbaits or spinnerbaits. i like the Sierra over the Fury for its sensitivity. 

 

I also love the Irods Genesis II series of rods. Here I would look at the IRG704C and IRG 744C rods. Both very versatile rods.  My wife and I fish several other models of these rods and love them.

 

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4 hours ago, Finnz922 said:

Crusher's are on sale at TackleWarehouse for $142 down from $180

The bait monkey is trying really hard to get me to buy one of those.  I need another rod like a hole in the head though.

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You guys are killing me,Just feeding that monkey on my back

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Better he is on your back, then nipping at my wallet!:lol::lol:

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6 hours ago, fishnkamp said:

Better he is on your back, then nipping at my wallet!:lol::lol:

That little wretched hit me up for 300$ last week.I smiled and handed it over.

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I'm test driving Lew's Custom Speed Stick Lite HM85 

7' medium heavy fast 1/4-7/8 with Winn Grips

 

Lightweight performance with unbelievable sensitivity and power.

 

The Winn Grips are awesome!

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3 hours ago, Catt said:

I'm test driving Lew's Custom Speed Stick Lite HM85 

7' medium heavy fast 1/4-7/8 with Winn Grips

 

Lightweight performance with unbelievable sensitivity and power.

 

The Winn Grips are awesome!

My custom ALX rods have Winn's handles because premium cork wasn't available and like them, feel good, don't slip, clean easily and very durable. Let's us know how the rods fish. Rod weight?

Tom

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1 hour ago, WRB said:

Let's us know how the rods fish.

Rod weight?

Tom

 

Handles 7 lbs in grass easily!

 

Aint weighed it, ain't gonna ;)

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4 minutes ago, Catt said:

 

Handles 7 lbs in grass easily!

 

Aint weighed it, ain't gonna ;)

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Nice bass! My guess the rod weighs about 3 3/4-4 oz....just curious becuase of the lite model name.

Tom

 

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2 minutes ago, WRB said:

Nice bass! My guess the rod weighs about 3 3/4-4 oz....just curious becuase of the lite model name.

Tom

 

Horrible picture! My buddy Pat didn't wait for me to get ready, snapped it & threw my phone on the truck seat.

 

Didn't think about weighting it, threw a reed on & went fishing.

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G loomis IMX are on sale for 220 at TW.  This would be a great rod for the money.  I know you said 180, but this rod would surpass most rods in that price range.

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Daiwa zillion 7' 3" mh/f jig & worm model hands down for me. Feather light and balances really well with any bait caster. Sensitivity is awesome as well. They can be had for $183 on a couple sites right now. 

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In that price range and for that purpose I'd get a 7'H from Hammer Rods. 

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