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Hey guys, Lookin to get a New rod for spinnerbaits/topwater apps for under 100$. Anyone have any suggestions? Will be goin to Basspro shops in a couple  weeks. Any suggestions welcome to check out while I'm there. 

 

Thx Rick.

 

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Two different animals in my book. What's your reasoning for combining those two apps?

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I use an Abu Garcia Vendetta 7'3" H/Fast,, it was $79.  I like it so far.  Use it for hollow body frogs, heavy top waters like Ploppers, and big swimbaits. 

I don't use it for spinnerbaits, but when I go up to some musky waters this coming summer I will use it for large spinnerbaits. 

 

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I can see a topwater/jerkbait rod but topwater and spinnerbait aren't in the same power range for me. For topwaters I'm using a short rod in the 6'2" to 6'10" range with a fast or mod fast action with a somewhat soft tip section. Spinnerbaits I use a 6'6" to 7'2" in a medium heavy power with a fast action or mod fast action but the tip has to be a little on the stiff side. The only topwater rods I think would be good with spinnerbaits would be a light frog rod or a rod used for magnum topwaters that use larger trebles that you don't need to worry about ripping them out.

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I use my primary spook/popper/suspending jerk/ripbait rod for sniper style spinnerbaiting.  It's great for low angle, short to medium range targets that don't require a bomb cast.  I use a SC AVC62MXF.  Lots of fish caught on that rod with all sorts of baits.

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A 6'8" to 7'2" M or MH in just about any brand would work. I like a soft tip that transitions about 25 to 30% down the to a strong backbone.

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Really different things

 

poppers - lews custom speed stick “wart special” 7’ med

 

buzzbaits/spooks - lews custom speed stick “mag bass 2” 7’2” MH

 

spinnerbaits - lews custom speed stick “mag bass” 7’ mh

 

big prespawn Colorado spinnerbaits - lews custom speed stick “Magnum heavy cover” 7’6” H

 

All of these are close to ur price range but I don’t think there is a one rod for all top water and spinnerbait fishing

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Sorry I was being so vague. The Top water will be buzz baits .Plus larger fluke style baits and smaller swim baits . Probably fish spinner baits 75% of the time on this rod.

 

Not a huge top water guy so it will be mostly be spinner baits.

 

I fish out of a small aluminum boat. So I try to get a few more techniques out of a rod to save room.

 

Thx

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If I was going to get one rod, it would be a med./heavy. Look at the Carbon Lite rods in BPS, pretty good rods for the money.

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Now that you clarify a bit more i recommend a medium heavy also

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Thx guys

 

Definitely goin with a MH F 6'8-6'10 rod. 

 

Has anyone fished an Ark rod? Bass Pro doesn't carry them. They look very nice.

 

Gonna check out the Duckett ghost and Falcon SR.

 

Just wondering couple manufacturers I might over look to check out.

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Bass Pro should be having their Spring fishing classic soon, trade in an old rod get money towards a new rod.

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Take a look at the Daiwa Tatula 6'10 MH/F, I use it exactly for what you use it for.

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I use a 6' 10" MH/F Ethos for buzzbaits and spinnerbaits. They're on sale at Academy right now. 

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I own a 7'3 mag MH Ark Invoker. It makes a good spinnerbait rod for 3/8 or 1/2oz. Also would be ok for buzzbaits but it's a bit out of your budget.

 One of the best Buzzbait rods I've ever owned is the Denali Attax in the 7ft. heavy. It also makes a great spinnerbait rod and it's right in your budget. Great tip for throwing a buzzbait.  I wouldn't hesitate to throw the Plopper or a bigger walking bait like a spook, repo man ect. on it.

 

 

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Great suggestions guys

 

Looks like I got my work cut out for me. Some very good looking rods!

 

Thanks again

 

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