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I am trying to figure out which types of lures can be used on the same rod... here is what i was planning on doing but want to make sure they make since to someone else before me.  i would like to have 2 uses out of each setup just because i dont think i need 100 setups since i am only able to really fish on weekends and dont fish tournaments.  just for pure enjoyment...

jig and worm together 7'3'' mh with 7 speed reel

crankbait/jerkbait not sure length but medium with moderate fast action and 5 speed reel

top water/spinnerbait heavy or medium heavy moderate fast and 6 speed reel

OR...........

spinnerbait/jig and worm together 7'3'' mh with 7 speed reel

crankbait not sure length but medium with moderate fast action and 5 speed reel

top water/jerkbait heavy or medium heavy moderate fast and 6 speed reel

I dont want a dedicated spinnerbait rod because i have never caught a fish on a spinnerbait, but want a rod that is decent with them.

Any Help?

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This is how I roll:

G. Loomis GLX BCR854/ STX: Jig

Loomis GLX MBR844C/ Shimano CTE200GT: Anaconda, spoons,

C-rig

St. Croix Legend Elite EC70MHF/ Shimano Calais: Mattlures Baby

Bass and Bluegill, Ledgebuster 3/4 oz Single Willow Blade and

1 1/2 oz Lake Fork spoons

Lamiglass SR705R/ CTE200GT: DD22, Deps Realizer

St. Croix Avid AVC66MF/ Core: Pointer 100 & 128, Husky Jerk, Sebile

Possessed Koolie Minnow, Sammy, Spook, Rage Tail Shad and

Cavitron Buzzbait

Avid AVC70MF/ Chronach: Spinnerbaits

Avid AVC70MM/ Shimano Metanium: Mostly a variety of lipless cranks,

especially XCalibur Xr50; all medium weight crank baits: Fat Free

Shad, Bagley BII, Norman Fat Boy, Bomber Square A, Rick Clunn

2.5 & 3.5 and some others!

G. Loomis GLX PR844S/ Stella 2500FB: GYCB Kreature

Legend Elite ES70MF/ Stella 2500FB: Most unweighted soft plastics:

GYCB Senko & Fat Ika, Slug-Go and Gitzit

Dobyns 803C/ Shimano CH50MG: Sworming Hornet with Lake Fork

Live Magic Shad, Shak-e2 jig head with GYCB 6 1/2" Kut-Tail or

Roboworm 6" Shakin" Zipper and Larew 7 1/2" Salty Ring Worm

Avid AVS66MLF/ Stella 1000FA: Drop Shot with 5" Kut-Tail

Fenwick Techna AV AVS70MM/ Sustain 2500: Rapala X-Rap

My standard line advice:

Spinning tackle: Yo-Zuri Hybrid Ultra Soft #6 (.010" diameter, 11.9 lb test)

Baitcasting gear: Hybrid or Hybrid Ultra Soft #12 (.013" diameter, 19.5 lb test)

Note:

When I'm fishing from a boat, I ALWAYS want to have certain

baits/ lures rigged: Jig, soft plastic, crankbait, spinnerbait and

usually a jerkbait.

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I don't know about everyone else, but I like using a higher speed reel for jerkbaits than you have listed to pick up slack line quicker, and a lower speed reel for spinnerbaits.

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All my rods are multipurpose, all are fast action but with different power rating, so for example if I want to finesse all I do is to tie my lure to my lowest power rating rod, which will have the lowest line test.

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Worm/Jig/Spinnerbait: MH XF

Crankbait: M M

Top Water/Jerkbait: M F

well from reading through RW's post i guess this is what ill go with ... seems like it should work and all of them with yo-suri hybrid 12lb

since i am not fishing for tournaments i dont mind taking off lures and tying on new ones ... just want the power and actions to match up with the lures pretty good

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This is a more general reply:

All your fishing can be done with one rod, but beyond that,

there are only three rods that you "need".

1.  7' Heavy Power/ Fast or X Fast Action Baitcaster

   Jigs, C-rig, T-rig and medium weight swimbaits

2.  6 1/2" Medium Power/ Moderat Action or Fast with a soft tip

   All medium weight treble hooks, spinnerbaits and buzzbaits

3.  7' Medium Power/ Fast or X Fast Action Spinning Rod

   All weightless soft plastics

Then the fun begins! Later you'll end up buying a rig specifically

for every technique, with overlap and duplication. You will never

have enough or too many. Oh! and along the way there's always

UPGRADE.

8-)

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1.      T-Rig/Jig/C-Rig: 7'3'' MH XF - 6 speed or higher

2.      Crankbait: 6'9'' 7' M M - 5 speed

3.      Jerkbait/Top Water/Spinnerbait:  6'6'' or 6'9'' M F - 6 speed or higher

would these setups make sence ... i know like RW said you can use application specific setups or one rod and reel for everything... but just tryin to have setups that make sence.  i think these do but just trying to have semi specific setups

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Roadwarrior....I didn't know you finally bought a BCR.  I knew you were looking for an 854 a while back, I guess I didn't know you hooked up with one.  I love me some black foam (zillions and Steez  8-)),  but the fact remains that the BCR is the pinnacle of sensitivity.  The recoils coupled with the tuned glx blank makes just a stupid sensitive rod.  Anyone who doesn't agree is kidding themselves.  Now if they will just make a split-grip version, I'll buy another one fo' sho'.

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Roadwarrior....I didn't know you finally bought a BCR. I knew you were looking for an 854 a while back, I guess I didn't know you hooked up with one. I love me some black foam (zillions and Steez 8-)), but the fact remains that the BCR is the pinnacle of sensitivity. The recoils coupled with the tuned glx blank makes just a stupid sensitive rod. Anyone who doesn't agree is kidding themselves. Now if they will just make a split-grip version, I'll buy another one fo' sho'.

I picked up the rod from one member and a CH50MG from another.

I think all parties were satisfied with the deals, I am.

8-)

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