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what are the specs for a swimbait rod used for big wake baits, glide baits and hudds and the specs for a reel. thank you

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Swimbaits rods are rated by the lure weight in oz's. A good method to select a swimbait bait rod is add the low and high recommended lure weight and divide by 2 to get average and use that weight for your heavier lures plan to be used.

1 oz to 5 oz = 6 oz divide by 2 = 3 oz lures. 3 oz to 10 oz = 13 oz divide 2 = 6 1/2 oz lures. You don't want to exceed the rods max lure weights.

Select a rod within your budget that has good customer service and warranty.

Swimbait rods are longer then most bass rods, 7'10" to 8' are the most popular.

Reel that have rated line capacity of 160 to 200 yards 20 lb test mono with ratio of 5.3:1 to 6.3:1 with strong gears to handle casting heavy lures are popular.

Tom

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The dobyns swim bait rods seem to be a standard all others are compared to.  They have fury''s that are cheap and champions that are more.  I rUn several rods for sb from cheap to spendy.  My light setup is a sv103 on a 74 heavy avid.  My 806 has a luna 253 and my mb white python has a ryoga 1016.  Lots of rods and reels work and everyone has a preference.  The shimano 300 series round reels are popular.

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What baits are you specifically looking to throw? Glide baits range from an ounce to nearly a pound.

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Really depends on the baits you are planning on throwing. Personally I think a dobyns fury 806sb is a fairly versatile, budget friendly swimbait rod. The weight and bait types will really dictate what the gear should be though. what specific baits are you throwing?

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3 ounces will be the max 

 

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Look at okuma guide selects and the new savage gear bowser rods. I had a rod built off an MHX blank but for off the shelf in the weights your wanting to throw I think either of those rods will do fine. Also don't over look a reel. You need a reel that will handle big baits. I run a lexa and have been happy with it so far. 

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Look at the Guide Select A series.  The Heavy model will work well with what you want to throw.  I have one.  Very nice stick.

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12 hours ago, Angry John said:

The dobyns swim bait rods seem to be a standard all others are compared to.  They have fury''s that are cheap and champions that are more.  I rUn several rods for sb from cheap to spendy.  My light setup is a sv103 on a 74 heavy avid.  My 806 has a luna 253 and my mb white python has a ryoga 1016.  Lots of rods and reels work and everyone has a preference.  The shimano 300 series round reels are popular.

If you ever get a chance I would love a pic of the Ryoga next to the sv103.  I want to pick a Ryoga up but I dont have a good sense of how big it is. 

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5 hours ago, Lukie said:

3 ounces will be the max 

 

Hudd 68 rof 12 is 2.3 oz, 8” are over 4 oz for reference. The Okuma Guide Select A Heavy is rated 1-5 oz and underpowered for 8” Hudds IMO.

Dobyns FR 795 SB is similar to the Okuma Heavy, FR 806 SB works ok for 8” Hudds, Irod 8’ XHeavy is ideal 8” Hudd rod. If Hudd 68 is the largest swimbait the 1-5 oz rods are a good choice.

Tom

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5 hours ago, Lukie said:

3 ounces will be the max 

 

Doesn't sound to me that he'll be throwing 8" Hudds, so the heavy is a good size for these.  If he wants to throw bigger ones, there's two heavier models in the line up, XH and XXH.  I have the XH (2-10), and while it stinks at that lower range of 2-3, it throws 8" Hudd just fine.

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