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Not taking into account the extremes such as a big 3 oz swimbaits or a 1/32 oz tube; is there anything you would NOT throw with a 7 foot mh/f rod. (I have a Dobyns colt so it does run closer to moderate fast IMO)

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If I could only have one rod that would be what I'd use, so no......

Except the extremes as you mentioned. 

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5 minutes ago, KentuckyBlueBass said:

Not taking into account the extremes such as a big 3 oz swimbaits or a 1/32 oz tube; is there anything you would  throw with a 7 foot mh/f rod. (I have a Dobyns colt so it does run closer to moderate fast IMO)

  I think you meant:

 

6 minutes ago, KentuckyBlueBass said:

Not taking into account the extremes such as a big 3 oz swimbaits or a 1/32 oz tube; is there anything you would NOT throw with a 7 foot mh/f rod. (I have a Dobyns colt so it does run closer to moderate fast IMO)

  And my answer is:

 

   1) on mono? No.

   2) on braid? Yes. 1/4 to 3/8 shallow divers.    jj

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65163.jpg:smiley:

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Are you asking if there is some kind of presentation you "absolutely" need to get an additional rod for?  I'd say probably not.  
 

 

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1 minute ago, MIbassyaker said:

Are you asking if there is some kind of presentation you "absolutely" need to get an additional rod for?  I'd say probably not.  
 

 

Thanks. Basically I bought a 7 mh/f rod and am having a little buyer's remorse because I already have 3 and am thinking I should have gone with something different.

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Spec wise strictly speaking,

deep cranking, most all light line finesse presentations. 

 

However, I don't choose what to use for what based solely on what a manufacturer says I should. 

I own a MH/F "rated" rod that I wouldn't hesitate to use for DD cranks. 

 

Use thier ratings solely as a recommendation to help guide you to make a decision. 

Thats all they are.  

 

Choose based on your waters and line. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike

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26 minutes ago, A-Jay said:

65163.jpg:smiley:

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   That's one heckuva nice swimbait ..... and the lure looks interesting, too!    🤣🤣   jj

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Well, I'm not a pro like some of the guys here but my 7' MH/F is my all around rod. I fish from the bank and if I can park my car where I fish I also bring a heavy rod and spinning gear. But if I'm going to be on foot or on my bike hopping from lagoon to lagoon I bring only the 7' MH/F and will throw everything on it except S-Waver sized swimbaits.

 

It's my Swiss army knife of rods.

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I have more MHF casting rods than anything else.  Make for good all around rods.  But I am not that great with a baitcast reel.  I doubt I could cast my #5 Shad Raps on one.  Maybe with a Phenix?  Like Mike L said...not all MHF rods are equal.  I have two 6'6" MHF rods from the same line, but different generations.  Newest model is rated to 1 oz.  Older model to 2 oz.  A quick look at the rod tips will tell you which rod is which.  Old model is definitely stouter.

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Except for very rare instances where I’m using 1 to 1.5oz. I throw nothing with a medium heavy fast.

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2 hours ago, KentuckyBlueBass said:

Not taking into account the extremes such as a big 3 oz swimbaits or a 1/32 oz tube; is there anything you would NOT throw with a 7 foot mh/f rod. (I have a Dobyns colt so it does run closer to moderate fast IMO)

So a 3 power Dobyns?  Jigs over 3/8 oz or hook bigger than 3/0.  Other than that, go get em'.

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A-Rig. 

Frog in dense mats. 

Punching. 

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7' MH/F defines the all around bass baitcasting rod. Oddly of my 15 rods that I use on a regularly only 1 is a MH/F and that is a spinning rod used for split shot, dart jigs, nail weight worms and wacky rigged Senko's.

I prefer 6'10" casting rods for everyday use for bait casting jigs and worms in 5 and 6 power fast action, 3 or M power fast for jerk baits and top water, 5 power moderate for spoons, crank baits, 6'8" medium fast spinning for drop shot and other finesse presentations, 7' 6" MH/F for frogs and some swimbaits, 7'10" H/MF for some treble hook rats, wake baits, A-rig and medium size swimbaits and big deep diving crankbaits, 8' XH/MF for most swimbaits. 

So the 7' MH/F baitcaster doesn't see any use by me.

Tom

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4 minutes ago, WRB said:

7' MH/F defines the all around bass baitcasting rod. Oddly of my 15 rods that I use on a regularly only 1 is a MH/F and that is a spinning rod used for split shot, dart jigs, nail weight worms and wacky rigged Senko's.

I prefer 6'10" casting rods for everyday use for bait casting jigs and worms in 5 and 6 power fast action, 3 or M power fast for jerk baits and top water, 5 power moderate for spoons, crank baits, 6'8" medium fast spinning for drop shot and other finesse presentations, 7' 6" MH/F for frogs and some swimbaits, 7'10" H/MF for some treble hook rats, wake baits, A-rig and medium size swimbaits and big deep diving crankbaits, 8' XH/MF for most swimbaits. 

So the 7' MH/F baitcaster doesn't see any use by me.

Tom

Very helpful. Out of curiosity, what do you use for your chatterbaits and spinnerbaits?

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18 minutes ago, KentuckyBlueBass said:

Very helpful. Out of curiosity, what do you use for your chatterbaits and spinnerbaits?

6'10" 5/F JWR.

Tom

PS, back in the 80's when 6'6" rods were the norm I started using 6'10" rods that fit my boats front deck, longer rods were a problem with the trolling motor mount. I got use to 6'10" rods and prefer them over longer rods.

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Too much of a generalization to me at this point. Would depend on the specific specs and characteristics of the rod in question. For example my St Croix LTB 6’6” MH/F is not a “search for the one” or all purpose rod to me, but is a great jig and worm rod in close quarters. My Megabass Diablo Spec R, also a MH/F, also carrying a 3/8-1oz lure weight rating is much more all purpose or “search for the one” candidate to me. 

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9 hours ago, KentuckyBlueBass said:

Not taking into account the extremes such as a big 3 oz swimbaits or a 1/32 oz tube; is there anything you would NOT throw with a 7 foot mh/f rod. (I have a Dobyns colt so it does run closer to moderate fast IMO)

 

Growing up in Southwest Louisiana marshes I carried two rod-n-reels that I used for everything. Both rods were either 5' 6" or 6' fiberglass & I caught Bass, Speckled Trout, & Redfish.

 

So yes I could use a Dobyns Colt for anything!

 

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I would not use it to throw a frisbee or baseball 

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Treble hook baits. 

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Outside of punching 1.25 weights through heavy mats, or frogging in heavy vegetation, nope. 

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