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what would be your ideal t-rig rod?  i am not talking brand here, just power and action.  also i am talking about t-rigging just your ordinary 7" worm or so.  not big 10" worms or creatures and stuff.  just a good rod for t-riggin worms.  please specify length, power and action, and why??

thanks

Cliff

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Red,

For me it is a 7' mh fast action spinning rod.  Something with backbone,  and length to help set the hook on longer casts.

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I fish shorter rods than most on this forum. For me its a 6' medium fast action. I prefer the short rod for both pitching and casting accuracy. I like the medium fast action because of the lighter tip and the fast action for better sensitivity and quicker backbone for turning their head fast. In thick weeds I go with a medium heavy fast action. It's a personal preferance thing and each fisherman should experiment untill they hit the combo that works for them.

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Depends on the cover I am fishing, if I'm just throwing around laydowns and sparse grass or pads then I'll go with a 6'6" Medium Heavy fast action casting rod. But if I'm around some thick wood cover or matted grass then I'll upgrade to a 7' Medium Heavy Fast action to get a little extra leverage on a hooked fish and get him comin towards the boat and out of the cover quicker.

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I like a 6'8" to 7' MH action, with a fast or extra-fast tip.  I usually use a longer rod when I can.  I use the shorter ones when I have to make tighter casts.

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I use a 6'10" MH/XF. I like the longer rod so i can cast a little further and keep the bait down longer. Medium heavy power because all but 1 of my rods are medium heavy. The extra fast tip for good hooksets.

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For about 15 years the (Loomis) MBR784 IMX was my dedicated t-rig rod.  (6'6" H, F)  Has great sensitivity, a delicate enough tip to cast any t-rigged worms and enough backbone to handle big fish in cover.  Perfect for everything except deep water... then I moved to Belton!  ....lol

Down here I began to prefer 7' rods and gave up the 784.  The 844 (IMX version) felt so different that I didn't like it for t-rigs.  I use 7' rods mostly for t-rigs in MH or hvy and fast but prefer a heavier tip. (it's a subtle difference in brands and actions)

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I prefer spinning tackle for all soft plastics.

My dedicated rod is a St. Croix ES70MF,

but a more general recommendation is

Medium Power/ Fast Action with a firm tip.

p.s.  

Hey Keith!

Is that a picture of your soon-to-be baby?

8-)

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p.s.

Hey Keith!

Is that a picture of your soon-to-be baby?

Yes, thanks for the reminder!  Just posted in "everything else" to avoid a hijack.

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looks like  a MH/Fast or x-fast is preferred more out of the folks who replied, thanks and keep em comin guys!!

Cliff

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I've always used shorter rods and IMHO if you're gonna stay with 3/8 weight and under go for Med. Just bought 6'6" Crucial M with XF tip for T-rigging and jigs. If you are gonna go with more weight, MH with F or XF tip :)...

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looks like  a MH/Fast or x-fast is preferred more out of the folks who replied, thanks and keep em comin guys!!

Cliff

You have to take into consideration that since most people didn't list the brand of rod they use that MH may be H in another brand. For instance a MH St Croix is comparable to a H G Loomis MBR.

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You need to take cover into account when making this selection.

I use a medium power fast action 7' Setyr rod most of the time for T-rigging. It loads better than a MH with the light weights ( 1/16, 1/8, 3/16 ) I use. I also don't normally fish really heavy cover. Sparse weeds and small brush for the most part. A five pounder is a rare beast in my neck of the woods. A heavy power rod is a serious case of overkill for most of my fishing.

If I fished in heavy weeds and thick wood a lot, with a real shot at fish over ten pounds, like some of you Texas guys, I'd have my 6'10" heavy, mod-fast Setyr rod in my hand most of the time.

So it depends. Match your gear to your conditions. If you're only able to take one rod, make sure it will handle what you're going to encounter.

One of my favorite rods is a BPS Pro Finesse; 6'9" medium-light power, fast action. It's great for small tubes, flukes, etc. But, I wouldn't dare take it to Lake Fork or Stick Marsh.

Cheers,

GK

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thanks ghoti, i have considered this.  i tend to fish a bit of kinda heavy stuff.  its not visable but it is surely there under the water.  i am leaning towards a 6'6" or 7' MH for this.

i appreciate all the help guys!!  i can always count on this place for quick and accurate info!!

Cliff

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