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Recently purchased a Tatula Ct need a good "everything" rod for under $150. New user sorry if this has already been posted.

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Welcome aboard!

 

There's a LOT of rod discussion on the forum. Some links below will help.

 

Pinned at the top of the Rod, Reels and Line forum are these:

 

 

 

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150 is a decent budget, and will give you a bunch of options.  It's going to be tough to recommend a do "everything" rod but easy to recommend a do 'most things well' rod.  

 

What kind of baits/lures and weights will you spend most of your time throwing?

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1 hour ago, LionHeart said:

150 is a decent budget, and will give you a bunch of options.  It's going to be tough to recommend a do "everything" rod but easy to recommend a do 'most things well' rod.  

 

What kind of baits/lures and weights will you spend most of your time throwing?

Spinner baits (3/8 oz), jigs (3/8oz), and t-rigs (1/4 / 3/16oz). 

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2 hours ago, Darren. said:

Welcome aboard!

 

There's a LOT of rod discussion on the forum. Some links below will help.

 

Pinned at the top of the Rod, Reels and Line forum are these:

 

 

 

thanks!

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IMO a 7 foot rod med to medium heavy with a softish tip would be about right.  You need something short enough to easily work a top water, but long enough to move some line for bottom contact.

 

Honestly I'd have a tough time not recommending a Falcon Bucoo SR.  The 7 foot med heavy Trapcaster model is a rod that I originally bought for treble hook lures <1/2 oz, but I have found it to be a versatile rod for alot of stuff.  

 

It is light, well balanced, and more sensitive than I expected, nice handle length.  Makes a great rod for 3/16 and 1/4 Texas rig weights.  

 

It is closer to a medium power than a medium heavy IMO, which lends hand to how well it can cast lighter Texas rigs.  

 

Not a fan of the grey foam handles, but they are comfortable and kind of a nit picky complaint. 

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5 hours ago, adnan123 said:

need a good "everything" rod for under $150

Get a Tatula rod to go along with you new reel. They are excellent rods and right in your budget.

Check on Ebay too, you can find one for around $120.00.

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2 hours ago, LionHeart said:

IMO a 7 foot rod med to medium heavy with a softish tip would be about right.  You need something short enough to easily work a top water, but long enough to move some line for bottom contact.

 

Honestly I'd have a tough time not recommending a Falcon Bucoo SR.  The 7 foot med heavy Trapcaster model is a rod that I originally bought for treble hook lures <1/2 oz, but I have found it to be a versatile rod for alot of stuff.  

 

It is light, well balanced, and more sensitive than I expected, nice handle length.  Makes a great rod for 3/16 and 1/4 Texas rig weights.  

 

It is closer to a medium power than a medium heavy IMO, which lends hand to how well it can cast lighter Texas rigs.  

 

Not a fan of the grey foam handles, but they are comfortable and kind of a nit picky complaint. 

Alright i'll take a look at that rod for sure! thanks for the advice 

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6'6" - 7' Medium Heavy Power / Moderate Fast Action

 

The Okuma EVX 6'8" MH/MF would be the only rod I own if I could only have one rod, or the only rod I would take if I wanted a "do everything" rod for the day. $50 left over to line it up and buy some lures.

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Falcon Bucoo was the first rod I thought of as that is what I use as my pond hopping all around rod. I don't have the new model, it is the black eva model. It is a 6'10" MH and I use it for a variety of baits and it performs well.

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4 minutes ago, jbsoonerfan said:

Falcon Bucoo was the first rod I thought of as that is what I use as my pond hopping all around rod. I don't have the new model, it is the black eva model. It is a 6'10" MH and I use it for a variety of baits and it performs well.

What about the Lowrider line? American Legacy has them on sale for $90 currently. 

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Just now, kenmitch said:

What about the Lowrider line? American Legacy has them on sale for $90 currently. 

Never used one, but I would assume they are quality rods as well. If I were looking for cork, I wouldn't hesitate at all to get one.

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Check out the Dobyn's Fury and Sierra Series.

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3 hours ago, ike8120 said:

Check out the Dobyn's Fury and Sierra Series.

I agree. The Dobyn’s Fury is a good choice.

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Never used an IKOS, but maybe the Buzz 7?  Don't know if the Sniper 6' 10" MF has enough power for 3/8 jigs plus trailer.  Haven't used mine yet.  It's a $200 rod on closeout for $130 at TW.  My favorite way to buy rods.  :D

 

The BuCoo and EVX seem like good options.  I am a fan of the original Tatula rods.  I hear the new ones are as good and some prefer its reel seat over the old model.  Dobyns are well liked by many.

 

The $100-$150 rods of today offer a lot of good choices.  Good luck narrowing the field to just one.  :teeth:

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