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I bought a rod-reel combo, Shakespeare tiger, 7 foot, medium action, line rating of 8-15 lb, but I can't seem to find the lure rating for the rod. Can anyone help me out because I want try my hand at muskie/pike fishing and don't want to break my rod or use to heavy of a lure. 

thanks in advance

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you should be ok with lures up to 3/4oz, maybe even 1oz on that rod. you can always just try it out yourself. keep throwing heavier stuff until it feels uncomfortable

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ok, thanks I thought about using some bank weight to see the amount of flex in the rod tip and see if I was comfortable with the amount of flex. 

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I'd guess you'd be pretty safe with a range of lures between 1/8 - 3/4 oz. weights. Do a Google search on that particular rod. I'm sure it will give the manufacturers web site. On there you should find similar recommendations.

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I tried to google but all that came up was places to buy another one without any lure weight spec.

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The ratings are arbitrary so there's no formula or anything. Line weights like that I'd guess 1/4-3/4. You might be able to stretch it on either end. Probably a little light powered for pike and Muskie unless you're targeting smaller fish. 

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Frankly I know nothing about the Shakespeare Tiger Rod.

However, based on generic Blank Specifications:

8 to 15-lb line suggests a 'Medium' power blank with an 1/8 to 3/8 oz lure weight range. 

In the absence of an industry standard though, these are only ballpark specifications.

 

Roger

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tiger rods are indestructable . Cast larger and larger lures until you find the sweet spot.

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Looked at BPS for the Ugly Stik Tiger Spinning rods and depending on the model Lure weight is rated between 1/2 up to 6 OZ.   

 

"With actions designed for jetty and plug fishing, these rods make a great live bait choice for large catfish, stripers, and bigwater game fish."

 

Dug

 

 

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I have a tiger combo but I just use it when fishing for cats. It's going to be pretty hard to break that rod. It's similar to an ugly stik so there probably isn't a lure that's too heavy for it so just be reasonable.

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