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I am looking to get a rod to use for wacky worming, shakey heads, soft plastic jerkbaits, and tubes? Is a ML too flimsy? I will most likely be using this rod in fairly open waters and not throwing into pads, weeds, or timber.

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Yes a ML would more than likely be to light. A MH will with a fast tip will work best. You want the MH power so you can get a good hard hookset and get that single hook through them. Also with a heavier rod you can horse a fish into the boat or onto land.

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I am looking to get a rod to use for wacky worming, shakey heads, soft plastic jerkbaits, and tubes? Is a ML too flimsy?

No.

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Regardless of the brand, I recommend 7' MF

spinning rod with a firm tip. My dedicated rig

for all soft plastics is a St. Croix Legend Elite

ES70MF/ Shimano Stella 2500FB and Yo-Zuri

Hybrid Ultra Soft #6.

8-)

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I use a St. Croix 6'8" Medium, Extra fast.  Great rod for the money and that extra fast tip has made all the difference in increasing hookups :)

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G Loomis makes a senko rod.  I haven't had mine very long, but I like it so far.  Its a MH though.  Rated all the way down to 3/8 I think.

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I use a St. Croix 6'8" Medium, Extra fast. Great rod for the money and that extra fast tip has made all the difference in increasing hookups :)

I use the same rod in the Avid series. It's got the perfect combonation of soft tip and backbone to throw the lighter lures.

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Is a ML too flimsy?

Not necessarily.  A lot of it depends upon the manufacturer.  Each company seems to vary between what they call ML, M or MH.  

Personally, I'm buying a new rod for the exact same applications and I'm going with a Shimano Crucial 6'8" M X-Fast spinning rod.

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I use the St. Croix Legend Tournament TBC70MF.  This is a great rod for wieghtess plastics.  I use it for flukes, senkos, Fat Ikas, and light topwater.  

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Thanks for your time and input. I'll most likely go for a Medium Power just to play things safe. I can't afford a St. Croix or a G. Loomis though. I was planning on The Berkley Series One rods. They got 5 out of 5 stars on Cabelas from over a dozen reviewers, and they're only $70. I'm planning on getting a few in different models for the spring.

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I use a ML rod all the time. A BPS Pro Finesse, 6'9" ML.

Sells for $100 normally, but goes on sale regularly for $80.

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_73559_100002006_100000000_100002000_100-2-6

It's the cheapest rod in my collection, and always goes with me.

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Is it just a preference thing?  Because I see a lot of people when it comes to fishing plastics using a spinning setup over a BC setup.

Later, :)

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Huh?

Regardless of the brand, I recommend 7' MF spinning rod with a firm tip.

8-)

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Hint taken and understood. Purchasing a 7' M/F St Croix spinning rod this weekend.

Later, :)

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I think for plastics, a St Croix rated M-F and sometimes M-XF is the way to go. For what its worth, I use a M-F Legend Tournament Spinning rod for all soft plastics but that I don't know if I would say spinning setups are better than baitcasters for plastics for any specific reason, I just use it because it is my most sensitive rod and that is what is important when fishing soft plastics.

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