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i bought a lews mach speed stick 7 foot medium power moderate action rod. I heard that isnt a good rod for around fishing. since im on a budget i cant buy every rod for every type of style so i need your help and opinion. Which type of rod is a good alround rod for like weightless plastic baits, texas rigs and other things. please help!!!!

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Are you planning to add to the rod you already have? Or are you switching out?

 

A 6'9"-7' MH fast rod is a good all around rod, but its a jack of all trades, master(baiter) of none situation.

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Don't worry about what you have heard.  How does that rod work for you?  Different people will have different opinions of what is best of all around use.  Use it for various applications and see how it does.  Then you will know if you need more or less power and what type of action. 

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Since you already own it and you're on a limited budget, your Lews is a good all around rod.  I owned one fishing rod until I was in my 40s and the fish I caught never complained about the type of rod I caught them on.  Go fishing and enjoy your rod.  

 

You've got plenty of time to save up and expand your arsenal.

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The MHAPC?

https://www.lews.com/rods/mach

 

If so, their web site lists it as MF vice M.  Its rated up to 1/2oz, so you should be fine with the presentations you mention.  In fact, Lews lists it as an All-Purpose. 

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I used to fish T-rigged and wacky rigged senkos on a 5' Ultralight Ugly Stick spinning rod and had a blast before I knew any better. You're rod should be adequate for most things.

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7' medium heavy extra fast 😉

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There is no perfect rod for anything, even specific techniques. The perfect rod is one you're comfortable with.

 

For me, for the longest time, I had one rod. A MH/F

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10 minutes ago, Catt said:

7' medium heavy extra fast 😉

I take a medium xfast or mhf.

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At the moment I don't really have one rod that I use for all around use. I swap between a Lew's 6'6" MF spinning rod and a Lew's 6'10" MHF baitcaster for all of my fishing needs. However I've got my eye on a Lew's 6'6" MHF baitcaster at work that I believe I can make an all around rod out of. 😎

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Between a m/f and a mh/f, and just in general, I prefer a medium fast rod for all around applications.  Medium moderate rods are better suited for crankbaits; however, it can function just fine as an all around rod too, depending on what you're generally using.  I use mostly crankbaits as it is, but the medium moderate I just ordered has the widest lure weight rating out of any of my rods.  

 

Since you've already got a medium power rod, I would recommend you go mh/f or mh/mf (the mh/mf is more suited for spinnerbaits) so you have that for heavier lures, more backbone when needed, and just for when you feel that it feels better for you for certain lures and conditions.  

 

Later down the line, I'd consider a medium fast to keep worms on, with the m/m pulling cranks, and the mh/f or mh/mf doing spinnerbaits and topwater (with fast action more for topwater).  These are my personal  opinions along with direction from guides provided by rod companies. 

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If you plan to keep your current rod, I would add a medium heavy rod with fast action. Your rod will be good for crankbaits and other baits with treble hooks.

 

If you plan to sell your current rod, a medium heavy rod with a fast action would also be a good choice, but you may want to consider a medium fast rod if you do not have a lot of weeds.

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If your Lew's rod is like mine, they seem to run a bit on the stiffer tip side. What you have is certainly workable for what are wanting to do, but it may not be the greatest for weightless rigs, unless the lures you are using are on the heavier side. You can always use a heavier gauge wire for the hooks to add a bit of weight without actually adding a weight to the lure or line, like a superline EWG or similar. A pole I liked for light weightless rigs was a Waterloo Phantom I saw at Cabela's not too long ago, but idk what your budget is here. It was about $109 iirc. But the tip on it was so nice I may end up getting one myself. Something like that in addition to have you have would be a fair arsenal to accomplish most things if you are wanting more sensitivity.

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