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is a med. light rod right for me?

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Hey guys its me again.  Wanted to know if a med/light rod would work well for my type of fishing(small ponds small worms/lures) found a good deal on a Kistler and wanted to know if a med/light would be ok and still work well if I get lucky and hook a big one

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For your needs Medium/fast or extra fast action better option,but if you will fishing around cover the best is MH/fast or extra fast.Most MH rods are rated 1/4-3/4 oz,and 1/8 weight+worm is more than 1/4oz. With ML you can't set the hook effectively.Just my 2cents.

Adam

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Can you land a big un with a ML rod ?

Yes you can, with good fighting technique, the proper drag settings, line in tip top condition and not much where the fish can hide, yes you can land a big un, I 've done it with a UL rod but think of it more in the level where I hooked the fish out of pure luck cuz I wasn 't fishing for bass, I was panfishing and oooops.

No I wouldn 't think about getting a ML rod unless I were to use it as a finesse rod. I do have a ML rod for the foot patrol, but just to play it safe get a more powerful rod, M/MH. I don 't agree that you can 't set the hook properly with a whippy rod, it 's a matter of rigging technique, hook sharpness and hook setting technique.  :)

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If you're fishing around weeds and heavier cover, I'd stay away from ML. If you're fishing in relatively open water, I say go for it. It will be more fun that way.

Don't forget - you can find a ML rod with a fast action, so as long as you're thinner-wire hooks, for the most part, you'll still be able to get a good hookset.

A ML fast action spinning rod is one of the next pieces of equipment on my list.

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I think everyone has helped answer your question, but to cut to the chase:

ML is a better choice for small fish: crappie, white bass

and stocker trout. Get a 6 1/2' or 7' Medium Power/ Fast

Action rod for an "all around" bass rod. Then build from

there if you want to focus on specific techniques, but nearly

everything can be done with this piece of equipment.

BTW, It doesn't really matter whether you chose spinning or baitcasting tackle.

8-)

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I agree with the others, get at least a Medium.

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The comments above are why I come here :)  You'll find MF to work well in your situation.  Have Fun!

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