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Looking for a good Medium power casting rod for throwing lighter, finesse style baits.

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The current regular lightning rod 66M has a very soft tip that allows to handle light baits well.  The lightest I have thrown was 1/10 oz jighead and TRD.  The rod fishes close to a ML.   Not bad for $40.  

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2 minutes ago, BaitFinesse said:

The current regular lightning rod 66M has a very soft tip that allows to handle light baits well.  The lightest I have thrown was 1/10 oz jighead and TRD.  The rod fishes close to a ML.   Not bad for $40.  

I have a 6'6" Medium Lightning Rod Shock from the last generation (with the split cork grips). I think I might look for a little bit better rod though.

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Find a used 6'10" MF Fenwick Elite Tech Smallmouth.  New I couldn't say.

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14 minutes ago, Brett's_daddy said:

I have a 6'6" Medium Lightning Rod Shock from the last generation (with the split cork grips). I think I might look for a little bit better rod though.

I had that rod too.  The tip is way stiffer than the lighting rod 66m.  The 66m lightning rod (non shock) tip is so soft it is basically an XF despite being labeled as mod fast.  It reminds me of those higher end XF soft tip 1/8 to 5/8 M powered jerkbait rods that guys will sometimes use as finesse rods.  Its the poor version of that.

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2 hours ago, new2BC4bass said:

Find a used 6'10" MF Fenwick Elite Tech Smallmouth.  New I couldn't say.

When you gonna sell that rod to me, you already got ark sniper.

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1 minute ago, JustJames said:

When you gonna sell that rod to me, you already got ark sniper.

Since when is it possible to have too many rods?  :rofl_red:

 

I bet your arsenal puts mine to shame.  :teeth:

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BPS Tourney Special 49.99 .... Kastking Perigee II 49.98 

 

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1 hour ago, Brett's_daddy said:

around $100 but preferably less.

Are you looking for a typical M powered casting rod or are you wanting something that will cast lighter baits better than most M powered casting rods?

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2 hours ago, BaitFinesse said:

Are you looking for a typical M powered casting rod or are you wanting something that will cast lighter baits better than most M powered casting rods?

What do you have in mind?

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15 hours ago, BaitFinesse said:

I had that rod too.  The tip is way stiffer than the lighting rod 66m.  The 66m lightning rod (non shock) tip is so soft it is basically an XF despite being labeled as mod fast.  It reminds me of those higher end XF soft tip 1/8 to 5/8 M powered jerkbait rods that guys will sometimes use as finesse rods.  Its the poor version of that.

Moderate fast action is supposed to be softer than extra fast.

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13 hours ago, greentrout said:

Kastking Perigee II 49.98 

This is a great rod, period.

 

Say what you want about Kastking reels, their rods on the other hand are excellent and often overlooked.

 

I have the Perigee II casting and spinning versions for 2 years and they are still in great shape. They are 2 piece versions that I bought for travel but I find myself using them locally as well.

 

They are a nice black and silver color that go well with any reel.

 

My second choice would be a St. Croix Triumph rod. Can't go wrong with this rod.

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1 hour ago, LionHeart said:

Moderate fast action is supposed to be softer than extra fast.

XF describes where the flex point begins, not what it takes to flex it.

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1 hour ago, Heartland said:

XF describes where the flex point begins, not what it takes to flex it.

Also true

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2 hours ago, NYWayfarer said:

This is a great rod, period.

 

Say what you want about Kastking reels, their rods on the other hand are excellent and often overlooked.

 

I have the Perigee II casting and spinning versions for 2 years and they are still in great shape. They are 2 piece versions that I bought for travel but I find myself using them locally as well.

 

They are a nice black and silver color that go well with any reel.

 

My second choice would be a St. Croix Triumph rod. Can't go wrong with this rod.

 

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