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Im currently using a 6'6" berkley cherrywood medium heavy with 14 lb trilene xl. Is this a good setup for spinner baits and chatter baits? If not what would you recommend.

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What's the action on it?

 

I use a medium heavy fast for chatterbaits and spinnerbait. 7 foot though.

I was using a medium heavy moderate but didn't like it. 

 

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1 minute ago, Dens228 said:

What's the action on it?

 

I use a medium heavy fast for chatterbaits and spinnerbait. 7 foot though.

I was using a medium heavy moderate but didn't like it. 

 

I actually have no idea what action it is it doesn't say but it appears to be moderate

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I would think it would be fine for those baits. I say take it out and try it and see how it works. That way you will know for sure.

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Is the model # CWD661MHC?  That's a fast action rod.  The recommended lure range is 1/4-1oz.  Fast action is also my preference for spinners and all of those lures should fall into that weight range.  As far as bladed jigs, it would be possible to get beyond 1oz with a large jig and big trailer, but you are most likely going to run 3/8 or 1/2oz bladed jigs so even with a big trailer you are well inside the rated range.  Do you fish from bank or boat?  And are you a tall or short person?  I'm with @Dens228 as far as rod length.  I throw spinners on a 7ft and when I'm on the boat I actually prefer my 7'6" Powell for bladed jigs, but I'm 6'4" tall and on the bank the 7'6" is cumbersome even for me.  Mono is perfectly acceptable for spinners and bladed jigs.  If you have the opportunity you might give Yo-Zuri Hybrid a try.  It is just as cheap as mono and has some additional benefits.  If you really want to "feel" the spinner blades turning or the bladed jig thumping you could give braid a try.  I throw spinners with both hybrid and braid and I throw bladed jigs with braid.  Personal preference.  

 

There are a lot of people with more experience than me on here.  I bet they will chime in with some tips for you also.  You are on the right track.  Go throw those lures and try some different things out and find what works best for you.  

 

By the way, welcome to the forums!  You are going to find some truly amazing fisherman on here on a daily basis.  Absolute wealth of knowledge.  I would be way, way behind the curve without BassResource.com  

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I use a Falcon Cara Headturner. It’s a 6’10 heavy fast. But Falcons heavy is a standard medium heavy. 30 lb braid with 12 lb mono leader. I use this setup primarily for spinnerbaits, chatterbaits, and swim jigs 

 

If I’m throwing larger baits I use a Fury 734 with 40lb braid and 12 lb mono leader. 

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1 hour ago, GReb said:

I use a Falcon Cara Headturner. It’s a 6’10 heavy fast. But Falcons heavy is a standard medium heavy. 30 lb braid with 12 lb mono leader. I use this setup primarily for spinnerbaits, chatterbaits, and swim jigs 

 

If I’m throwing larger baits I use a Fury 734 with 40lb braid and 12 lb mono leader. 

What else Do you use the 734 for? It may be my next rod If I can see what people are using it for

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That will work. I prefer something a touch longer and stouter to help steer fish around cover and make longer cast if needed but I've used a 6.5' rod before and it worked fine. 

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With Chatterbaits and Spinnerbaits, I use a Veritas 6ft6 and 7ft1 Medium Heavy Moderate Fast with 14 or 17lb mono....I always use a mono with more abrasion resistant qualities like Berkley XT, Cajun Red Lightning or PLine CXX. As for the Berkley Cherrywood rod and XL combination....it will work just fine but maybe consider the Berkley XL Armour Coated Line if you like standard XL, the Armour coated version of XL will give you more abrasion resistance !

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It should work fine. 

I use a 7' Phenix heavy composite rod but I throw in a lot of cover 90% of the time. 

 

 

 

Mike

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8 hours ago, CroakHunter said:

What else Do you use the 734 for? It may be my next rod If I can see what people are using it for

I use it for t-rigs, jigs, buzzbaits, whoppers, etc too. It’s a jack of all trades rod. 

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That setup will be fine, though I prefer an extra fast taper for spinnerbaits.  14# Trilene was my go to line for decades, and is very versatile.

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It’s odd to me how big the devide is between guys who like an XFast rod vs a ModFast rod for spinnerbaits. 

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5 minutes ago, fishwizzard said:

It’s odd to me how big the devide is between guys who like an XFast rod vs a ModFast rod for spinnerbaits. 

Throwing the bait vs. setting the hook.  

 

If I'm using a slower rod, I put a wollup of a hookset on them.  Extra fast, you usually just have to sweep set.

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Hah, well, the “ideal” rod would be a Moderate on the cast, XFast on the hookset, and ModFast for the fight, but I don’t think graphite tech/magic is there yet. 

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I rifle cast spinnerbaits, so I get enough force going to load a medium power rod just fine.  I think guys that use the gentle roll cast probably prefer the slower rod.  They both work. 

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12 minutes ago, J Francho said:

I rifle cast spinnerbaits, so I get enough force going to load a medium power rod just fine.  I think guys that use the gentle roll cast probably prefer the slower rod.  They both work. 

Yep

With the composite rod I don't need to make a bomb cast. With the slower action I can get almost the same distance but with much greater accuracy especially with fairly hard underhand roll cast. Another advantage is a better, more consistent set regardless of how they hit it. 

 

 

 

 

Mike

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At around 4:00 you can see my spinnerbait hookset using a mod fast Okuma TCS spinnerbait rod:

 

 

 

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You can throw a spinner bait and chatter bait on just about any rod that isn't super stout or super noodly.   Anything in between comes down to pure preference.  IMO 6'6" would be a great length.  

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