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My next rig? Need advice

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Hi guys.  As i started to get into fishing a year or 2 ago, i got a couple of general purpose rods.  I currently have the these setups:

1. St Croix Avid 6' M spinning w/ a diawa capricorn reel

2. 6'6" MH Grandt casting w/ a shimano citica 200d

Now that i am starting to get into specific techniques that i like, etc., I am finding myself wanting a few specialized setups.

I typically fish soft plastics (75% of the time), and spinnerbaits/crankbaits the other.  I am having a difficult time selecting my next rig.  Since i am fishing plastics quite a bit, im looking for a M or MH rod with a fast tip.  My dillema is if i get a fast tip rod, what can i use my avid for? can i still use this for cranks and spinnerbaits?  I feel like this is a little too small for that...

I guess my issue is that i dont want to get a new setup and have one of these rods collecting dust, because they are both really nice setups...any guidance?

Thanks

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how much do you want to spend? do you want spinning or casting?

alot of people like XF for jigs/plastics. i have yet to try mine. why not buy a med or mh xf rod?

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I think you are missing a crankbait rod in the arsenal.  The sjpinning will let you fish a lot of plastics and smaller jigs while your mh setup should work for jigs and spinnerbaits.  Lots of guys use a baitcaster with a M rod for cranking and you don't have one YET. :)

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This might help:

http://www.bassresource.com/bass_fishing_forums/YaBB.pl?num=1196114229

It sounds like you need a rod dedicated to treble hook lures,

moderate action or fast with a soft tip.

8-)

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