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Flipping stick for muskie?

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Would a 7'6" HF abu villain and revo rocket reel (not toro rocket) be ideal for throwing smaller muskie lures, swimbaits, mepps or jigs?

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Ideal? No, but you could do it. 

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I worry that might be hard on your reel. Fighting fish that powerful on such a high speed reel could give you problems. Throwing baits all day on a stiff rod might not be all that fun either.

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1 hour ago, sully420 said:

I worry that might be hard on your reel. Fighting fish that powerful on such a high speed reel could give you problems. Throwing baits all day on a stiff rod might not be all that fun either.

why would i have problems with the reel because its high speed ?

1 hour ago, sully420 said:

I worry that might be hard on your reel. Fighting fish that powerful on such a high speed reel could give you problems. Throwing baits all day on a stiff rod might not be all that fun either.

i was thinking just to use it for when i get tired from throwing the bigger baits on heavier muskie tackle. 

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I would go with a mh 7'6" rod with a parabolic action. I have one and use it for bass cranking but also catch tons of big pike and muskie on it no problem

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Many guys I know use flipping sticks for light muskie lures, so you'll be fine with your rod. I use a H/moderate fast rod with a Curado 300E for small bucktails, twitch baits, and jigs.

 

That Rocket's very small and fast, though, so I'd be a bit careful not to use big and/or hard-pulling baits with it. I'd imagine that even small bucktails like double 6's could do some damage to it. It'd be great for tiny, single-bladed bucktails like Mepps Musky Killers though.

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