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Hey all,

 

I am looking for a recommendation for a rod for my wife.  It mostly be used for targeting largemouth around cover.  So I want something that she can horse them out if needed, but isn't too big that she gets tired using it

 

Her most used bait is a weightless senko

 

Needs to be spinning rod

Budget is around $100

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Check with DVT.  I had him build a MHF Senko rod for my daughter....except in casting.  She wanted a short rod (6') and in pink.  Senkos was all she would fish.  Unfortunately she hasn't been out in several years.  :(

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Okay is that budget $100 for a rod or a combo?

If that is about what you want to spend on a rod/reel combo then I would suggest a Pflueger President 30 series reel. It is a battle tested and moderately priced reel. You should easily find it for less than $55.

For a rod to complement that, I would look at Bass Pro Shops or online to find a Berkley Lightning Shock rod  6 foot medium action rod. It is a very good all purpose rod that handles baits from 1/8 to 3/4.

My wife and I fish rods that cost up to $300 and yet we both fish with a Lightning Shock rod.

 

If that budget was for just a rod, then I would look at a place like Tackle Warehouse and order a Dobyns Fury 6'6 medium 3/16 to 5/8 spinning rod (it is referred to by Dobyns as a FR 663SF). That rod fishes as well as many of the $250 rods others sell.  It would be very versatile for her. My wife has fished with me for decades and she is only 5 foot tall, this rod would work out for both of them.

I suggest in addition to the Sencos get her throwing grubs. My wife loves to catch fish on them, and she is successful with them all over the country. I like the 5 inch Kalin Lunker grubs and the easiest way to rig them is to use a Bass Pro Shops Perfect Finesse Worm Hook.  It is like one piece texas rig. here is a pic of that hook.  In addition she would also fish a Skinny Dipper from Reaction Innovations on that rod. They also catch us a lot of fish everywhere we fish. Rig them on a belly weighted swimbait hook.  If you add these to her arsenal I bet she loves fishing all 3 baits.

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Thanks for the response.

 

I should say my wife is already a good stick, she has caught plenty of 4+ lb bass (impressive for MN).  We are signed up to fish a club series next year.  the reason I want a rod for her is because my gear is a bit big for her, and would like her to have a rod that is hers.

 

I already picked her up a 2500 Daiwa RG-AB Spinning Reel to pair it with.

 

I will check out the Dobyns, anyone else have any suggestions?

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7 hours ago, DropShotHotShot said:

Thanks for the response.

 

I should say my wife is already a good stick, she has caught plenty of 4+ lb bass (impressive for MN).  We are signed up to fish a club series next year.  the reason I want a rod for her is because my gear is a bit big for her, and would like her to have a rod that is hers.

 

I already picked her up a 2500 Daiwa RG-AB Spinning Reel to pair it with.

 

I will check out the Dobyns, anyone else have any suggestions?

I like St. Croix Premier ML rods - fine for bass as their brand

is a tad stiffer in ML than other brands. Will be closer to the 

$120 range, though, but still "in range" of $100 :) 

 

I'd have recommended BPS Carbonlite, as they were right at

the $100 mark and often on sale. The new ones are $120 and

I've not used or felt them yet.

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https://www.amazon.com/Daiwa-Tatula-Spinning-7-Feet-Medium/dp/B00FPQU02M/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1514376033&sr=8-2&keywords=daiwa%2Btatula%2Brod&th=1&psc=1

 

That rod will fish right along side my Dobyns Sierra (703) as far as sensitivity and will be a good bit better than the Fury line. The only thing I don't care for is the really fast action as I like a bit more of a moderate action to my rods.

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St Croix mojo wacky 6'8 m-xf.

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I’ll toss a 7’ M/F Abu Garcia Veritas into the fray.  Abus tend to fish a little heavier than their rating.  My Kistlers and Fenwicks agree...

 

My Veritas get the most use of all my rods.

 

Their customer service is top notch.

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23 hours ago, Luke G. said:

St Croix mojo wacky 6'8 m-xf.

I agree ....mojo bass are nice rods and what better rod for wacky senkos then a rod made specific for that application...and the fact it's extra fast will allow nice hooksets

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