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7' Medium power, fast action spinning rod: Weightless soft plastics, small t-rigs and jigs.

7' Medium light power, fast action spinning rod: Drop shot, split shot, and finesse

6'6" Medium/fast casting: Jerkbaits, shallow-mid depth crank baits, topwater, spinnerbaits, buzzbaits

7' Medium heavy/fast casting: T-rig, C-rig, Jigs

7'6" Heavy/fast casting: Flipping, pitching, frogs, swimbaits.

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For my money only need :

6'6" and 7' ( I have 2 of the 7 ft) Med/fast

Tin just reminded me i also have a 7 ft med/fast spinning rod

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7'6" Heavy Power, Fast Action (flippin'/pitchin)

7' Heavy Power, Fast Action (pitchin'/plastics)

7' Medium Heavy Power, Fast Action (spinnerbaits/chatterbaits/all-purpose)

7' Medium Heavy Power, Moderate Action (Crankbaits)

6'6" Medium power, fast action (jerkbaits/topwaters)

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7'11 Swimbait EXHEAVY

7'11 Swimbait HEAVY

7'11 Swimbait MHEAVY

7'3" Heavy worm/jig

7' ML spinning

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I don't need 5

6'8" casting M/H Fast for jigs

6'6" casting M/H Mod for traps

6'8" spinning M Fast for a shakey heads and small t-rigged grubs

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1. 7' heavy/graphite: for flippen, heavy cover, and swimbaits

2 and 3. 7' med. with a fast tip but a lot of backbone graphite: for drop shotting and a lot of other finesse presentations.

4. 7' fast fiberglass: Cranks, jerkbaits, topwaters or any technique where i need a delayed hookset.

5. 6'6" med graphite: good all around rod

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1.  (2) 7' MH/fast casting -  jigs, frogs, carolina or t-rigged plastics

2.  (2) 6'9" M/fast casting -  Everything 1 and 3 doesn't cover

3.  7' M/mod-fast spinning -  small cranks, d-shot, jigheads, spoons

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i will be using 5 this year .....

LTB teaser 7ft med fast

LTB sweeper spinnerbait 7ft med-hev fast

LTB big cranker 7ft med-hev mod

LTB slop n frog 7ft hev fast

LTB big gulp 7ft11 hev mod fast ( flipping stick )

i will alternate in 2 other rods depending on conditions .... 1 spinnig rod and my swimbait set up .....  ;D

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I wouldnt need 5 either.

Baitcast:

7" H/F - c-rigs, topwaters

6'6 MH/F- T-rigs, spinner/ buzzbaits, crankbaits

Spinning:

7" M/F- Shaky head, light fishing.

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My choices are all St Croix rods.

Casting:

LTB 6' 8" MXF Topwater

LTB 7' 0" MHM Big Cranker

LTB 6' 3" MF Sniper Spinnerbait

Spinning:

Legend Elite ES60MF (for small cranks)

LTB 6' 6" MLF Split Shot (plastics)

LTB 6' 3" MXF Shakin' (plastics)

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6'8" Med ex-fast  (Flukes, Jighead worms, spinnerbaits)

7'  Med ex-fast  (Leadhead flukes, Lipless Cranks, Topwater)

7'6" MH Fast (Jigs, Carolina Rig)

7' ML Spinning (Dropshot, Mojo Rig)

7' M Mod (Crankbaits down to 8ft)

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1. 7' 0 Jigs-Heavy-Lure Weight: ¼-1 oz

2. 6' 10 Texas Rig-Medium Heavy-Lure Weight: 3/8-3/4

3. 6' 8 Light Texas Rig-Medium Heavy-Lure Weight: 5/16 to ¾ oz.

4. 6' 6 Medium Heavy-Lure Weight: ¼ oz to 5/8 oz.

5. 6' 0 Medium Heavy-Lure Weight: ¼ to 5/8 oz.

#s 1-3 stay on the deck; #s 4 & 5 stay in the rod box for various baits & situations that shall remain unlisted.

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6'8" Med ex-fast (Flukes, Jighead worms, spinnerbaits)

7' Med ex-fast (Leadhead flukes, Lipless Cranks, Topwater)

7'6" MH Fast (Jigs, Carolina Rig)

7' ML Spinning (Dropshot, Mojo Rig)

7' M Mod (Crankbaits down to 8ft)

HEY FLUKEY WHICH OF THESE RIGS WOULD YOU USE TO THROW A WEIGHTLESS T RIGGED SALTY TRIK STICK?

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Spinning

1. 6'8'' M extra fast> Softplastic, spinnerbaits, and some topwater

2. 6'6'' MH Fast> Heavier rod for crankbaits and cover when the weather and wind are bad

Casting

1. 7' H Fast> Jerkbaits, heavy jigs, and topwater

2. 6'6'' MH Fast> General Purpose, cranks and softplastic

3. 7' M Moderate Fast to Fast> light to medium crank baits

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7'11 Swimbait EXHEAVY

7'11 Swimbait HEAVY

7'11 Swimbait MHEAVY

7'3" Heavy worm/jig

7' ML spinning

Would it be safe to assume you live in California?  ;D  8-)

7 ML Action rod (drop shot/finesse)

7 M Action rod (crank/jerk/spinner bait)

6'6" M rod for (overall)

6'10" MH (Jigs/Trigs)

7' H Heavier Cover

With the conditions I normally face, the 5th rod will proably see the least amount of action.

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7'11 Swimbait EXHEAVY

7'11 Swimbait HEAVY

7'11 Swimbait MHEAVY

7'3" Heavy worm/jig

7' ML spinning

Would it be safe to assume you live in California? ;D 8-)

7 ML Action rod (drop shot/finesse)

7 M Action rod (crank/jerk/spinner bait)

6'6" M rod for (overall)

6'10" MH (Jigs/Trigs)

7' H Heavier Cover

With the conditions I normally face, the 5th rod will proably see the least amount of action.

Nope, it 's just that the man fishes for big fish no matter where they are.  ;)

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Ahh, Raul. Thanks again for helping "see" things in the right light. One more step toward the dark side I go. The rest of the journey I am assured under the tutelage of Raul.;D

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