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Combo for smaller swimbaits...and other stuff

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Hey guys,

I think I may have asked this a while back, but I couldn't find it.  I'm looking to possibly put together a combo to throw smaller swimbaits, but also be versatile enough for other applications.

The swimbaits I plan to throw are Sebiles, BBZ Shad, 4.5 - 6.5 inch paddletails up through the Mattlure soft bluegill.

I fish out of a jonboat, so the rod must by 7ft or less, or telescoping.

Anyone have any suggestions?  And what other appliocations would a good small swimbait rod lend itself to?

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Chris,

Don't know 'bout the Mattlure, I was throwing the BBZ Shad on an ole BPS Extreme M/H 7' w extreme B/C and it was OK. And I tried it on one of my Powell's paired with a Curado D, that was better but then I put it on a 7' Crucial M/H Spinning paired with a Symetre 2500 spooled w/ power pro 20#. This I like a lot better, & it's a bit more versatile for me.

Just my $.02

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Any MH set up should be good. I have a rod that handles up to 1 1/4oz and it handles the 1oz shad very well. I don't know what your willing to spend but I've heard plenty of good things about the avid and they sell a heavy action rated up to 1 1/2. Or you could get the less expensive mojo the 7' MH which is rated up to an oz and that would probably work as well.

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Hmmm...I was just looking at the Falcon site and I came across this:

LR Carolina Lizard Dragger II

H power, M action, rated for 3/8 to 1-1/4 oz.

Anyone have any experience with that one?

I hear so many different things about the desired action for a swimbait rig.  But this rod intrigues me...if it's made for C-rigging, it would seem to have solid backbone.  But the moderate action would help by not pulling the hook out of the fish's mouth.

Does anyone have different preferences for power/action of a swimbait rod for a bait w/ single hook (like paddletail, or Mattlures bluegill) vs hardbaits w/ trebles?

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I was told for single hook lures you want fast action to set the hook and for trebles a medium to moderate action as to not pull the trebles out.

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