Jump to content

Recommended Posts

I just can't get comfortable  with an extra fast rod. I'm I at a huge disadvantage by not using one?  Texas rigs or senkos just feel better on a fast action to me. Opinions please. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't think so.  I have an Endurance MH-XF that I really like.  Otherwise I all my MH rods are Fast or Med-Fast or Moderate.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not in the least.  For me, an XF taper is more important with medium and medium light powers.  I want to get into the "power section" of rod quicker on the hookset, to drive the hook home.  Baits with big hooks like spinnerbaits come to mind.  As you creep up in power to MH and heavier, that fastness isn't as important since the rod is that much stiffer.  My heaviest rods for punching are actually moderate-fast.  This means even the slightest tug and you're fully against all the rod.  So, in short, you totally fine with a fast action.  Even better if that's what you prefer.  You'll be more confident with gear you like, and not worrying about whether it's fast/extra-fast/slow/whatever.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, bassheel said:

Texas rigs or senkos just feel better on a fast action to me

 

Confidence is extremely important 😉

 

Personally I prefer extra fast because I comfortable with it which leads to being confident!

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 minutes ago, Catt said:

 

Confidence is extremely important 😉

 

Personally I prefer extra fast because I comfortable with it which leads to being confident!

Everyone has different experiences. Myself - I'm more comfortable with a Fast action rod, no matter the power.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dude don't try to force yourself into an extra fast rod.  You are at no disadvantage for not using one. 😊

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's like everything else when talking equipment. 

Use what feels good and gives you the confidence to use it. 

That said useing what gives you the best advantage needs to be considered to. 

 

I wouldnt use a 8+ gear ratio reel for deep diving cranks, 

or a ML rod with mono for frogs..extreme examples I know, but you get my point. 

 

Personally I like an XF for all bottom contact baits, from weightless to punching. 

Some on here will tell me that I'm wrong but that's ok. 

I've been told that before. 😝

 

 

 

 

Mike

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I, similar to a few who have replied, also like an extra fast for just a couple of my lighter set ups. Mostly just lighter jigs ML/XF as well as vertical jigging(m/xf) all with lighter wire hooks for a quick easy hook set. These are spinning rods I use for walleye which often bite lightly and spit the lure out quickly. As far as bass fishing I don't think it is as important, but I haven't done nearly as much bass fishing.

If you really liked the ned rig i'd recommend something like this as I would imagine it would work great with an extra fast rod. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nope, you're at no disadvantage. I don't mess with M or XF actions. They feel terrible. All MF and F. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Again, the terms are subjective so different labels may in fact be seen similar. In use it’s a matter of fine tuning and not a dealbreaker either way in most cases. You need to go with your gut and let on the water performance decide. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing forum

    fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing poles

    fishing

    fishing reels

    fishing poles

    fishing reels

    fishing

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×