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So, I just received my Daiwa SV TWS reel yesterday.  I am using this exclusively for dock skipping.  My question is which rod to pair this with for best results.  Here is what I currently have.  Which one would be best for this application?  I am leaning towards the Tatula.

 

SLX 6'10' M/XF

Exage 6'10 MH/F

Tatula XT 7' ML/F

Carbon Lite 2.0 7' M/F

Fury 7' H/F (this is the 704C model - really MH/F)

SLX 7'2" M/XF

Exage 7'2" H/F

 

 

 

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What are you going to be skipping? A ML seems light for traditional jig skipping and such. I would think the MH Exage or the Fury would be more suited to the baits I would skip but you will have to experiment and match your baits up accordingly.

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I would be skipping Keitechs, Senkos, Cut Rs and the like.

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Just now, Choporoz said:

Weightless?

Yes or weighted.  I would also include smaller jigs and Ned rigs.

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3 minutes ago, Tizi said:

I would be skipping Keitechs, Senkos, Cut Rs and the like.

Big difference between a Keitech SI 6.8 on a 1/2 oz belly weighted hook and a weightless senko

Then follow @Jrob78's advice and try different rods for different weights and shapes. 

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Have you tried skipping weightless plastics of a baitcaster? It's difficult to get any momentum. They're better suited on medium-heavy or heavy-power spinning tackle.

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Never tried it.  I have tried skipping heavier lures.  I got the Tatula to help solve backlash issues.

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Sounds like you're wanting to go too broad of baits for one rod. 

 

3/8 jig, t rig, or any of your bigger weightless plastics I'd be using a mh rod. 

 

Everything else I'd use a medium.  A ml would feel way too wimpy in my hands for skipping.

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What would be a good all-around rod to use for this application?  Something that does 1/4 ounce minimum?  Seems like weightless plastics with medium to heavy wire hook would weigh 1/4 ounce or more?

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I am going to purchase a new rod for this purpose:  Either Daiwa Tatula 6'10" MH or 7'1" MH.  Thoughts on rod length?  Shorter easier to skip or longer?

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I may be in the minority,  but nothing you have written above says 'MH' to me.

 

Shorter might be 'easier' if all else is identical...which it probably isn't. 

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15 minutes ago, Choporoz said:

I may be in the minority,  but nothing you have written above says 'MH' to me.

 

Shorter might be 'easier' if all else is identical...which it probably isn't. 

1/4 minimum, the rod is rated 1/4 to 1 ounce.

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