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More than just jigs and worms for this setup

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Recently bought this setup–total impulse buy. I saw a need for casting lighter lures (Daiwa markets this rod as a finesse rod, extra fast tip for jigs and worms). Based on the specs below is it recommended casting anything else other than jigs and plastics?

 

Daiwa Alphas SV 105

Daiwa Tatula Rod M-XF 6'10" 3/32-1oz

 

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Spinnerbaits, chatterbaits, buzzbaits, too.

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I have the OG Zillion version of this rod and love it for my light underspins, or weightless plastic swimbaits. Definitely suitable for light moving jigs such as the war eagle finesse spinnerbaits or booyah pond magics. 3/8oz chatter/spinnerbaits with a trailer seem to push it's limits, and I move to a 7'3 MH/F for those.

 

 

 

 

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Neko, Ned, drop shot, wacky, Texas rig, chatterbait, poppers, etc. 

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I don't buy the wide weight range. Trial and error is only way to tell. Bait type shouldn't matter. It's all about the weight 

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Thanks for the replies! Sounds to me this setup will be quite versatile. I guess I had made the assumption that the extra fast tip would NOT be recommended for spinnerbaits, chatterbaits, buzzbaits.

 

@Delaware Valley Tackle I too am skeptical about the weight range, which is why I'll throw anything up to 3/8 oz.

 

I must admit this may be my all around favorite reel, based on looks and feel. I've been on this Japan kick lately, and I think the combo looks terrific. Palms really well, tiny, super light and nicely balanced. Glad to know that I can use it for more than just jigs and plastics.

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7 minutes ago, Vincent_Diesel said:

I guess I had made the assumption that the extra fast tip would NOT be recommended for spinnerbaits, chatterbaits, buzzbaits.

The flex is XF, but the medium power should give it a nice soft tip for light moving baits. I have the 6'10 Tatula MH/F and it is not as soft, and takes quite a bit more force to bend it to the backbone.

 

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XF i feel is good for larger single hook baits.  When you need immediate power to drive a hook home thats where XF shines.  Small hooks like dropshot can be ok depending on the power of the rod.  The line type will be a big factor on how it fishes.  I dont prefer braid on an XF as a little stretch in the formula seems good.  I never fish XF and trebles but there are people who like it.  When i tried it the fish seemed to throw the hook most of the time as there was no give, the opposite of a glass rod that a lot like for crankbaits.  Your style plays a part so you may have to play with the system and see what you like.  One tip that has helped me is when fishing XF and dropshot is to use a bigger hook.  I like # 1 or2 on a mlf but on my mlxf i like 1/0 dropshot hooks.

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I use an Avid M/XF for jerkbaits, poopers, walkers, or really anything that I want to twitch or pop.  The tip on the Avid is very soft however, combined with mono mainline I have a pretty good hit:landing ratio with treble hooked lures. 

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Totally appreciate the responses!

 

Being new to this I am learning a ton on these forums. Good to know that I have options for this setup. I think I'll try treble hooks next.

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