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Looking for suggestions on your favorite rod for throwing whopper ploppers, specifically the 110 (95% of the time) and 130 sizes. 

 

I’d like something with more of a parabolic bend. Would a dobyns 705cb be able to handle the 110? Or would you rather opt for the 736cb or a different brand altogether?

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I haven't thrown a plopper yet, but if I was I'd be using my 7'5 mh cabelas zx crankshaft. Rated 3/8-1 1/2 ounces for the 110 and 130

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705 is pushing it /w the 110 and not even close to being enough for the 130

 

764 would work great for both the 110 and 130. Not a stiff rod and not a super fast rod either. 734 isn't enough rod. 736 glass would probably work but I haven't used it to say much about it. 

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 MHX CB906, or CB928.

 

Both blend, moderate action. The 906 will also put a DT10, 5-6XD into the next lake. Good gear for the $$$

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This doesn't help but I throw mine on a 734C with braid.  It works fine.

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7'7" Daiwa Tatula medium power and moderate action.  I use this setup with top water baits like Whopper Ploppers and Jitterbugs.  For Chug Bugs, Pop Rs, Spooks etc. I like to use a 6'8" medium power, extra fast action St. Croix Mojo. 

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Powell 765MMH.  It's rated 1/4 to 2oz and I can absolutely hurl a WP130 with it.  It casts a mile.   

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My buddy has the fury 734 and it works good for the 90 and 110 size. Wouldn’t do so hot on the 130 though. 

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E6x swimbait rod

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Last year I used a 7' Heavy/Fast Daiwa Aird with 65 lb braid (my frog rod) and I lost two of probably what would have been the biggest bass I caught all year because the trebles ripped out. A more parabolic rod is definitely a good idea.

 

I purchased a 7'10" Cabela's Crankshaft ZX (rated 5/8 oz to 2-1/4 oz) specifically to throw the larger size ploppers in hopes that the rod will be more forgiving. I would use mono to gain some stretch but I am afraid that with the size of the plopper I would snap it off and send it across the lake or deep into the bank with a fouled cast.

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I fish them a lot with a 7' M/F Ethos Micro and 20lb braid. Cast a mile and I can just reel into a strike. I use a 7' 3" H/F Ethos Micro with 50lb braid for the 130.

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I was initially throwing my 110s on a St Croix AXC74HF which was my frog rod but now I throw it on a St Croix BXC74MHMF. 

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Thanks for all the great advice. I’m still intrigued about the dobyns 736cb Glass rod as it has great reviews online. Has anyone used it for ploppers? I like the fact that it can also throw Chatterbaits, large spinnerbaits, and deep cranks if needed.

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2 minutes ago, 5by3 said:

Thanks for all the great advice. I’m still intrigued about the dobyns 736cb Glass rod as it has great reviews online. Has anyone used it for ploppers? I like the fact that it can also throw Chatterbaits, large spinnerbaits, and deep cranks if needed.

@iabass8 ^^  thoughts? I haven’t fished the 2 chatterbait Rods

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3 hours ago, 5by3 said:

Thanks for all the great advice. I’m still intrigued about the dobyns 736cb Glass rod as it has great reviews online. Has anyone used it for ploppers? I like the fact that it can also throw Chatterbaits, large spinnerbaits, and deep cranks if needed.

I have a couple of them.  It would work fine for 110's.  I wouldn't go any larger than that.

 

It is excellent for chatterbaits and spinnerbaits.  And as you mentioned I'll use it for 5xd's and 6xd's also.

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Irod Genesis II 723C

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The 110's I throw on a Denali Attax 7ft. Heavy..Just a great action for the plopper. It will handle the 130 size also.

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I’ve actually found that the Kistler KLX MH worked out really well for me when throwing ploppers. 

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Berkley Lightning Rod Shock. Since it is designed for braid, it has the perfect action for ploppers & cranks. And it is very budget friendly.

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Mine are thrown on a Carbonlite MH fast tip on 14 lb mono and it works for other top waters also.

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