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Best rod type for lipless cranks, spinnerbaits, and t- rigs?


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I’m getting a dobyns fury rod for light spinnerbaits, lipless cranks, jerkbait  and t rigs. I think medium rods are too noodly for me. What action and power would you choose? I’m not looking for “that won’t effectively fish all of them” answers, because I know. Thank you all

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I have to agree with IB.  the 733 actually does jerk baits awesome.  I can't catch a cold with a spinnerbait, so moot point. 

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Personally, I fish lipless on a MH/MF (Dobyns 705CB) paired with braid-to-leader. This is a little out of the norm for how many people like to fish them, but the rod loads super deep to keep jumping fish pinned, but the braid-to-leader still lets me rip grass pretty effectively and get solid hooksets. Losing fish is still part of the game, but I lose way fewer fish than I did when I was throwing them on a stiffer rod, even when I had it paired with mono.

 

I would not personally fish the other techniques (aside from maybe light spinnerbaits) on that rod, though. I would think a 703 or 733 would do well for you all around.

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yes.  lipless needs a heavier rod, cuz when it hits grass you have to have the backbone to haul it thru with enthusiasm. 

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33 minutes ago, Darth-Baiter said:

yes.  lipless needs a heavier rod, cuz when it hits grass you have to have the backbone to haul it thru with enthusiasm. 

 

I get it, but I have no issue so far ripping grass with the current setup. The lack of stretch on the braid really helps offset the softer rod in that instance, while still loading really deep on the fish. It's not conventional for how a lipless is traditionally fished, but it works....

 

 

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9 hours ago, Darth-Baiter said:

I was agreeing with your 705. :)

 

Me no read so good sometimes 😉 I thought you were saying the 705 was too spongy to rip grass.

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St Croix Legend Tournament

7'2" Finesse Carbon Cranker, Medium Heavy, Moderate Fast 

https://stcroixrods.com/collections/freshwater/products/legend-tournament-bass-2022-new-models

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On 8/13/2023 at 6:10 PM, ironbjorn said:

703c or 733c. 

I have both. They’re solid. Caught more fish on the 703 than any other rod this year. 

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Dobyns 734 series are good all around Rods, except  1/4 lipless 3 power is better suited.

Tom 

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On 9/13/2023 at 8:15 AM, greentrout said:

I use the BPS Bionic Blade Med. Fast 7" 12 lb. test mono BPS Pro Qualifier B/C. Ratllin' Rapala 3/8 oz. I'm totally satisfied with the rod.

I have this rod but in the m/f 6'6" length.  It works great with small spinnerbaits, jerkbaits, and lipless crankbaits from about 3/8 down to 1/4 ounce.  For t-rigs I use a mh/f for more muscle.

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16 hours ago, ironbjorn said:

Who would have guess that? Especially starting with an E in your acronym lol. Unless of course it's actually labeled that way...

 

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Just now, Bandersnatch said:

 

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Anybody that knows Megabass rods 

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