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~7' M/M or MH/M for 1/2 oz Lipless? POLL

~7' M/M or MH/M Glass composite rod for 1/2 oz Lipless?   

27 members have voted

  1. 1. Open Water

    • Medium/Moderate
      16
    • Medium Heavy/Moderate
      11
  2. 2. Grass

    • Medium/Moderate
      4
    • Medium Heavy/Moderate
      23


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Hey guys, wanted to do a poll to see what people prefer for the question raised in the title: ~7' M/M or MH/M (can be glass composite or graphite) for 1/2 oz Lipless? 

 

I voted medium for both as it does well with lower weights and 1/2 oz sits right in the middle of the lure rating; also I use braid, so the medium will allow for bass to inhale the bait while the stretch free braid still allows me to rip through grass - with stretching mono or fluoro I think MH makes more sense; finally, I am not a fan of the stiffness of the MH - it is not as sensitive, doesn't cast as well, and is less accurate (in comparison to a M; however, the MH will outshine the M for higher lure weights and when more backbone is needed).  

 

Please add why you voted the way you did (if you want to) so people can have more informed decisions on their choices! :fishing:

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Interesting results so far, let's see if we can get 100 more in there! 

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I voted for M/M for open and MH/M for weeds, but you'll be fine with either. If you aren't worried about depth, you can use some heavy mono and then go with MH.

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I prefer MH to even H power, and fast action, especially for ripping out of grass. Graphite. Think jig rod.

 

Braid is ok I guess. I prefer fluoro for most baits, not including topwaters/ punching.

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7 hours ago, deep said:

I prefer MH to even H power, and fast action, especially for ripping out of grass. Graphite. Think jig rod.

 

Braid is ok I guess. I prefer fluoro for most baits, not including topwaters/ punching.

I've currently got a mh/f setup that I'm dedicating for thick vegetation and mainly frogging over slop, but I might end up going heavy with that one.  Outside of slop, I prefer to have more give in the rod.  And while I'm kind of in-between in terms of how a m/m feels vs a mh/m when ripping (I prefer medium for general retrieve), I'm certain I prefer the medium over mh on the cast (apart from heavier lures like 3/4 +)

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Hey guys, please weigh in if you can - this question seems to be a big tossup for people (you can tell by the data already shown).  This doesn't have to be limited to glass composite rods as the same specs work for graphite for this application.  

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11 hours ago, Riazuli said:

Hey guys, please weigh in if you can - this question seems to be a big tossup for people (you can tell by the data already shown).  This doesn't have to be limited to glass composite rods as the same specs work for graphite for this application.  

 

Can not reply to your poll because I use one rod in both open water & grass.

 

Don't change rods, I might be throwing around grass & the next 50 yds will not have any grass!

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You have to compare the same companies M to their MH.

To many factors to answer your question, but can tell you that you need a rod with a broad range......as an example loomis MBR 

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I fish lippless baits quite a bit; especially early & late season.

I 'voted' Medium Heavy/Moderate for both categories.

 

However there's 2 factors that I have to add.

1. I fish glass/ graphite composite stick almost exclusively for lippless baits.

2. I'll use fluorocarbon in less cover and braid mainline in grass.

 

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A-Jay

 

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3 hours ago, Catt said:

 

Can not reply to your poll because I use one rod in both open water & grass.

 

Don't change rods, I might be throwing around grass & the next 50 yds will not have any grass!

Thanks for your reply. I'm gonna stick to one rod for both - mine is a medium/moderate glass composite with a wide range for lure rating (1/4to 7/8).  It's a Shimano expride that I'm receiving tomorrow!  Very excited for that and while researching for the rod I realized people were almost split between m and mh, with a stronger lean toward mh for grass as the poll data suggests.  It makes sense and it's nice the have the data to back it up for interested viewers.  Personally, I'm happy to go with m/m for both conditions for reasons mentioned earlier and I'm glad I've got a small squad with me wielding m/m in grass too.  As I mentioned before, I think braid evens it out vs stretchy fluoro or mono.  

3 hours ago, NHBull said:

You have to compare the same companies M to their MH.

To many factors to answer your question, but can tell you that you need a rod with a broad range......as an example loomis MBR 

This was part of the reason I went with a Shimano expride which the m/m is rated for 1/4 to 7/8 oz.  The shimano tech I spoke to before ordering also leaned me toward the m/m even with grass and up to 3/4.  Based on my comments he said I wouldn't like the stiffness of the mh and he's right.  I've got a mh for another setup just in case it works better for a certain situation so overall I'm very happy with my decision. 

3 hours ago, A-Jay said:

I fish lippless baits quite a bit; especially early & late season.

I 'voted' Medium Heavy/Moderate for both categories.

 

However there's 2 factors that I have to add.

1. I fish glass/ graphite composite stick almost exclusively for lippless baits.

2. I'll use fluorocarbon in less cover and braid mainline in grass.

 

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A-Jay

 

Good to know!  Thank you for your input 

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