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What would you use a 6' Med Rod for?

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I was at a sportsman's show and came across a very nice looking Tica rod.

It is a 6' moderate fast action casting rod and the first thing that popped into my mind was a great small crank, jerk bait, and topwater rod. I think that it would be a kind of neat rod for some finesse applications.

Its lure range of 1/8 - 3/8 oz.

Not too many casting rods go this low and for the price of $15, I thought it couldn't hurt. It feels great in hand.

So let me know what you would use it for if not for what my first guess thinks it would be good for.

I think its length will make it feel like a light saber working cranks and jerk baits. ;D

Thanks!

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A Medium action rod is pretty versatile IMO. I use one (6' M) for spinnerbaits.  You could use it for worms, top water, cranks. I prefer fiberglass for treble hooks, but lately I've been using the Medium action graphite and kind of like it.

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If you are talking of the SCLA, mine cost about $17. Matched with my stella has landed bonito, GT, snappers, mullet, barracudas, skipjack tuna... Etc. And 2 potential IGFA World record!

It will land bass no problem and has used mine with 2.5kg drag under the tip. The reel seat is balanced and you can throw 13g a fair distance, I've powercasted 18g jigs over 80m single handed on this rod.

A good rod at a cheap price.

However, the blank get softish with use.

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I was at a sportsman's show and came across a very nice looking Tica rod.

It is a 6' moderate fast action casting rod and the first thing that popped into my mind was a great small crank, jerk bait, and topwater rod. I think that it would be a kind of neat rod for some finesse applications.

Its lure range of 1/8 - 3/8 oz.

Not too many casting rods go this low and for the price of $15, I thought it couldn't hurt. It feels great in hand.

So let me know what you would use it for if not for what my first guess thinks it would be good for.

I think its length will make it feel like a light saber working cranks and jerk baits. ;D

Thanks!

Looks perfect for throwing #1 and #3 Rapala Countdowns and Floaters.

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Sounds like a great light topwater rod.

Ronnie

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Skipping docks

yup this is exactly what i use for tossing a shallow crank bait under docks....  6ft. medium st.croix

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Islandbass,

 Maybe I missed something here??? I read the rod specs as a 6 foot, moderate-fast action rod, with a lure rating from 1/8-3/8??? So that would make is a "light" rod, not medium as implyed in the title??

 Don't want to mislead on what a rod can be used for, so if it is actually a medium power rod, then my suggestion of small #01 and #03 Rapala's would be a little small for the rod. If the above specs are correct, then I stand by my first suggestion. IMO, moderate actions rods are too soft and inaccurate for skipping, but, I'm no expert on it either. To date, I have only done skipping with a 6'6" medium power/fast action spinning combo. I want more accuracy, that is why I am going to try my much stiffer 6' casting rod this year.

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Skipping docks

My thoughts exactly.  And fishing from banks with low overhanging trees.

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I was at a sportsman's show and came across a very nice looking Tica rod.

It is a 6' moderate fast action casting rod and the first thing that popped into my mind was a great small crank, jerk bait, and topwater rod.  I think that it would be a kind of neat rod for some finesse applications.

Its lure range of 1/8 - 3/8 oz.

Not too many casting rods go this low and for the price of $15, I thought it couldn't hurt.  It feels great in hand.

So let me know what you would use it for if not for what my first guess thinks it would be good for.

I think its length will make it feel like a light saber working cranks and jerk baits.  ;D

Thanks!

Don't know that rod, but from what you have posted, I would use it mostly for weightless tops; (Zulu's), then for Chugbug's and Pop-R's etc., last but not least 1/4 to 3/8oz buzzbait.

Like Ronnie said sounds like a great light topwater rod!

Tight Lines In 08!!!

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Islandbass,

Maybe I missed something here??? I read the rod specs as a 6 foot, moderate-fast action rod, with a lure rating from 1/8-3/8??? So that would make is a "light" rod, not medium as implyed in the title??

Don't want to mislead on what a rod can be used for, so if it is actually a medium power rod, then my suggestion of small #01 and #03 Rapala's would be a little small for the rod. If the above specs are correct, then I stand by my first suggestion. IMO, moderate actions rods are too soft and inaccurate for skipping, but, I'm no expert on it either. To date, I have only done skipping with a 6'6" medium power/fast action spinning combo. I want more accuracy, that is why I am going to try my much stiffer 6' casting rod this year.

Ooops! I made a mistake!!!!! I wrote the piece away from home and when I looked on the rod, the lure range is actually 1/4 - 5/8 oz.  

The specs are:

Length = 6'

Action = Moderate Fast

Power = Medium

Lure Range = 1/4 - 5/8 oz

Line Range = 8-15

Sorry for the confusion, guys! I guess I'm getting too old.  :'(  I do recall though that when I was typing the thought of a Pixy came to mind. So maybe my fingers did the walking and typed in the 1/8 - 3/8 subconsciously.

Thanks. So skipping docks;  I guess I will need to buy a boat first.  :)

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i use a 6-6 m spinning rod for senkos and thats it, but that sounds like it would work great also.

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 A lot of people post that they like the 6' for fishing tight quarter from the bank. It helps keep it out of the trees etc.

 I use 6' ML spinning for a combo crappie / bass rod. I've caught crappie and have caught several 4lb bass with the same lure on same day with the same rod. Very versatile for a bank angler.

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I actually have an old Garcia rod that is a 6' classic action (definitely moderate to slow) that is rated for 1/8 to 3/8 oz lures.  The rod is rated as a medium power rod and bends all the way down to about an inch or two above the foregrip cork.  Oh, and it's a spinning rod.  I love using this rod for crankbaits and topwater when going after smallies.  I found I have a better percentage of landing those scrappy 1 and 2 pounders.  It's good for open water LM too, but not so good if they manage to get into some weeds.  I also use it for shad because it has a lot of cushion for helping prevent the jig from tearing out of their mouth.

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