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I'm looking to purchase a rod for my topwater needs. This rod will be used with 1/4oz poppers all the way up to sammy 100's.  Does anyone have any ideas on which rod and what length?

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I like a medium or medium heavy 7'. It is a tough one because a medium is good to allow them to take the lure through any cover on top. On the other hand, the stiffer rod may be better for pulling them out of that cover.

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I like a medium or medium heavy 7'. It is a tough one because a medium is good to allow them to take the lure through any cover on top. On the other hand, the stiffer rod may be better for pulling them out of that cover.

Ditto.  Medium also reduces the chance of ripping hooks out.

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I'm generally a big fan of 7' rods, but I really like the way I can work topwater and jerkbaits with a 6 1/2' stick! My dedicated rod is a St. Croix Avid AC66MF which has a soft tip.

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I'm generally a big fan of 7' rods, but I really like the way I can work topwater and jerkbaits with a 6 1/2' stick! My dedicated rod is a St. Croix Avid AC66MF which has a soft tip.

8-)

So you have no problems with the Avid Med with Sammy 100s as well?

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The Pointer 100 weighs 1/2 oz. The AC66MF is rated for 1/4 - 5/8 oz lures.

No problemo!

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I'm generally a big fan of 7' rods, but I really like the way I can work topwater and jerkbaits with a 6 1/2' stick! My dedicated rod is a St. Croix Avid AC66MF which has a soft tip.

8-)

I agree, I am going back to a 6'6 rod for topwater and jerkbaits. All of my other rods are 7'.

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An expert I'm not, but I do like Daiwa's L&T topwater rod, TL-661-3RB, at 6'6" and handles 1/8 - 1 oz. I think the L&T series is a good rod for the money.

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Don't you guys find the 7' too long for topwater though, esp cigar style baits?

I walk the dog with a 9" Lunker Punker bait and an 8ft rod. No problem.

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