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carolina and texas rig rod??

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Generally speaking, I would think that no one rod would be optimal for both.  Usually a Carolina Rig will weigh much more than a Texas Rig.  Opinions vary,  take that into account.

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Personally i wouldn't use 1 rod for both applications, i would get a rod for each. For a C-rig i would get a long rod 7'-7'6 Heavy/Fast action. For T-rigging i would get a 6'6-7' Medium Heavy/Fast action. For 100$ you have some choices. I have a Bionic Blade that was part of a combo i bought from BPS that i use for t rigs and its a good rod. It all depends on you and how you like the rod. If i was you i would go to a store (Bass Pro Shops, Cabelas etc.) and get your hands on some rods and see how you like them. Good luck with whatever you choose!

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I agree with Jake on most points. I would go to two rods because to change to a C-rig and then to a T-rig would be a pain.But I would go with a 7' MH and a fast tip.Gander Mouintain has there guide series on sale for $ 59.99 they have a great feel, ( 62 million modulus ). ;):) ;D

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i'd agree with a 7ft. MH fast ..it's an all around choice, and like said above you could probably get a combo for that money at BPS

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If I were you, and money is tight, and I know how that feels, and you really only want to get one rod for about $100, I would get a 7' MH. You can find a really nice rod for $100. You may not get the best rod, but you'll get a real good one.

My other suggestion would be, instead of getting a 100-120 dolalr rod, get a two 50-60 dollar rods. You will be able to get a decent mid range rod for the money, and you can get a 6'6" M power for T rigs and jigs in the medium weight range, and then get a 7'6" H power rod for working a C-Rig. This way you have two good rods and you don;t have to fiddle around retying. Plus you can use the H power rod for flipping/pitching and using frogs/toads.

In the end the choice is yours, but like others said, it's always better to have a rod that is best for any application if you have the means for it. If I were you, and you don't want to 'down grade in order to get two rods, just get a C_Rig rod for now. You'll be able to use that rig, which is a great search tool for

'feeling" bottom structure and finding bottom hugging fish, plus you can use the same rod to flip/pitch up close cover/structure and use it as a frog/toad rod. I'd opt for a 7'6" H fast tip.

You can always use an old M power spinning rod with braid or XT for texas rigging especially with bullets ranging from 1/8-3/8. Anything heavier I'd opt for a biatcaster and maybe a MH.

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i have a bunch of 6.5ft rods so i really need a 7-7.5ft rod. so what brand would be good in a 7ft rod?

Thanks, Jared

For a 7' 3" or bigger I would look at=

If you want two rods for $59.99 look at Gander's Guide Series. I just bought two of them last week great rod for the money! Or you could to Bass Pro and there Bionic, it will be on sale at the classic or there Tourney special. A Browning Medallion GT $59.99 and many more!

 Now if you want just one rod for $100.00 the list gets bigger.

Bass Pro Extreme

Browning Citori

Shimano Crucial

Falcon Lowrider

Falcon Cara

Fenwick HMG

All Star

Gander Guide series just to name a few.

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thanks a lot

i like falcon and all star a lot so i think ill go with one of those.

which one do you prefer?

There's nothing wrong with using the same rod for both T rigging and C rigging if you're on a budget.  If you're looking at All Stars you'll probably want to go with a Team All Star, model TAS 846C.  It's a MHVY/Fast  7' rod.  

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If you like Allstar and are looking for a rod for each application the Allstar Classic Series are awesome rods and they have them at academy for 50$.

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