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Medium/fast action, with 8# line. I'm going to be buying a MH setup soon, so I want to make sure that I fish the right lures with the right setup. This is what I fish on this setup. 4 inch and 6 inch lizards, trick worms, speed worms, curly tail worms, and brush hogs. All weightless. What is the "proper" way to fish these baits? A brief explanation in your own words, and links to articles would be appreciated. Thank you.

Also, what other soft plastics, weightless can I fish on this setup?

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Zoom flukes or similiar would work well with your style of fishing.  Inexpensive too.

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If you haven't looked in the fishing articles area yet, there are a lot of great articles on plastics and other types of lures.

http://www.bassresource.com/fishing/bass-fishing-articles.html#lures

When you eventually have both a MF and a MHF, most likely you will find that the MF is better with crankbaits and baits with treble hooks.  The MHF will work better with heavier lures and techniques that require a harder hookset.

I'll let the experts here go into the specifics :)  Leon

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Medium/fast action, with 8# line. I'm going to be buying a MH setup soon, so I want to make sure that I fish the right lures with the right setup. This is what I fish on this setup. 4 inch and 6 inch lizards, trick worms, speed worms, curly tail worms, and brush hogs. All weightless. What is the "proper" way to fish these baits? A brief explanation in your own words, and links to articles would be appreciated. Thank you.

Also, what other soft plastics, weightless can I fish on this setup?

I'd stick with the medium, 6'6" 3000-4000 series spinning and 8-10lb. line. If you like weightless lizards, try Gamblers Loco-Lizrd. Heavier than most for weightless casting and looks and works awesome. A good topwater/ slop option.

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3000-4000 series reels are unnecessary for bass fishing.

They tend to be heavy and hold way too much line. Stick

with 2500 series, designed for bass fishermen.

8-)

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We're going to have to wait for someone else to respond.

I am not familiar with BPS rods and only recommend them

when they are matched with Shimano reels and fit a specified

pricing point. So, the first rig would meet my criteria, but I

know very little about the second.

8-)

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3000-4000 series reels are unnecessary for bass fishing.

They tend to be heavy and hold way too much line. Stick

with 2500 series, designed for bass fishermen.

8-)

You're probably right but I like the extra casting distance and muscle with heavier line when needed. I use 50-75 yards of old line for backing. I also balance all my rods using rubber chair bottoms with washers inside. BPS sells them but Home Depot has same thing for 1/2 the price. My setups feel weightless when casting.

I just feel safer with a larger reel. I fish alot of brutal cover like zebra mussel encrusted docks and weeds so thick you can walk across them.

Have 2 Spirex 4000's and love them! 300 yd. filler spool fills both.

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Check BPS clearance/ sale section. Both the Extreme reel and the Extreme rod (which is better than the Bionic Blade IMO) are on sale for less then the package price. I think BPS rods are one of the best values out there and cust. service is second to none. I stepped on a rod 6 months after buying it and they replace it no questions asked.

I also own 2 Extreme reels and have not had any problems. If you can afford the Shimano, go for it but if there is a BPS near you pick each one up and see how they feel. No question Shimanos are superior but the gap isn't what it used to be.

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