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I need a dedicated Carolina Rig rod.  I am using a 15 year old Falcon Med-Heavy 7' 3" rod that has served me well...getting a little old though.  What are the good ones out there?  I like a little back bone too. Of course, something light is always appreciated.

Let me Know,

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If you don't mind looking at an older rod, I suggest the Falcon "Carolina Lizard Dragger". It also doubles as my frog and swim bait rod. 

Its not made anymore but you may be able to find one on line. 

Great rod made especially for Carolina rigs. 

 

 

 

Mike

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If you got the money, most say the NRX 873 CRR is one of the best 'dragging' rods ever made. 

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Falcon Lizard Dragger models

Dobyns 735 models

Loomis 894 893 874 873 models

Custom build on an NFC 807 

Lamiglas 735 models

 

Pick the rod in you budget.  I run the 807 and it's awesome.

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1 hour ago, webertime said:

Falcon Lizard Dragger models

Dobyns 735 models

Loomis 894 893 874 873 models

Custom build on an NFC 807 

Lamiglas 735 models

 

Pick the rod in you budget.  I run the 807 and it's awesome.

Didn't know Falcon still made it!

Interesting...

 

 

 

 

 

Mike

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7 hours ago, punch said:

If you got the money, most say the NRX 873 CRR is one of the best 'dragging' rods ever made. 

Ive got one and it is amazing but Imho it should of been called the 873 Trr. Its the ultimate texas rig rod. For c rigs i like a longer rod. Any sensitive rod atleast 7.5 foot in H or MH. I own several that make great c rig rods. My personal favorite is acutally a jig rod. 784 M.L. dobyns Extreme. 

5 hours ago, webertime said:

Falcon Lizard Dragger models

Dobyns 735 models

Loomis 894 893 874 873 models

Custom build on an NFC 807 

Lamiglas 735 models

 

Pick the rod in you budget.  I run the 807 and it's awesome.

Wasnt aware loomis had an 874. Interesting!

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7 hours ago, clh121787 said:

Ive got one and it is amazing but Imho it should of been called the 873 Trr. Its the ultimate texas rig rod. For c rigs i like a longer rod. Any sensitive rod atleast 7.5 foot in H or MH. I own several that make great c rig rods. My personal favorite is acutally a jig rod. 784 M.L. dobyns Extreme. 

Wasnt aware loomis had an 874. Interesting!

Meant 844, sorry 

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17 hours ago, Mike L said:

If you don't mind looking at an older rod, I suggest the Falcon "Carolina Lizard Dragger". It also doubles as my frog and swim bait rod. 

Its not made anymore but you may be able to find one on line. 

Great rod made especially for Carolina rigs. 

 

 

 

Mike

 

I have this rod and love it.

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I don't C-rig much, so I don't have a dedicated rod. A longish sensitive MH leaning more to H fast is what works best for me. When I do end up C-rigging I usually use one of my older flipping sticks.

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I don't Carolina rig very much.  The last time I had a dedicated Carolina Rig, using a bait caster , I used an older All Star  SJ2 - a collapsible 6'10" model with a Calcutta reel and 17 lb mono.

 

A co-angler buddy turned me on to using spinning gear for Carolina Rigging - Any 6'6" to 7' or so Inshore MH Salt Water Rod will work - I used a Diawa 7' Inshore rig with larger size Diawa Regal Reel and 20 lb Fireline.   I found mine on a close out rack for $30 or so.

 

I found it just as sensitive as any bait caster Carolina rig and a little easier to cast, and I think my distance was just as good, maybe a little better.  Retrieve is the same, i.e. rod tip down, drag the weight 3 or 4 feet, tighten up, repeat.  Pay attention and keep rod tip low and wind knots aren't an issue.  Hook sets are the same, when the bite is felt, go strong to the side, opposite to the direction you think the fish is swimming.

 

I was BFL fishing as a co-angler at the time, but I don't think a Carolina rig is one that you have to dedicate a bunch of money to.  I caught some fish and never felt like I was underpowered or geared up wrong fishing the spinning gear.

 

 

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Guys,

Thanks for the  info.  All good info. I will do the research and let you know what I end up with ! Thanks again !

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I just picked up a 7'6 medium heavy daiwa tatula. I couldn't be anymore pleased with it for jigs, c-rigs, and t-rigs.

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On 4/11/2019 at 2:26 PM, Mike L said:

If you don't mind looking at an older rod, I suggest the Falcon "Carolina Lizard Dragger". It also doubles as my frog and swim bait rod. 

Its not made anymore but you may be able to find one on line. 

Great rod made especially for Carolina rigs. 

 

 

 

Mike

 

Was looking at Falcon's Lowrider Liz-zard Dragger couple hours ago at Academy.

 

Falcon is still probably the best Carolina Rig rod built!

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On 4/11/2019 at 2:26 PM, Mike L said:

If you don't mind looking at an older rod, I suggest the Falcon "Carolina Lizard Dragger". It also doubles as my frog and swim bait rod. 

Its not made anymore but you may be able to find one on line. 

Great rod made especially for Carolina rigs. 

 

 

 

Mike

Like Mike said,great rods. I have one of the original lizard draggers.

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