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Spinnerbaits on a MH Avid?

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Just wondering if any of you throw spinnerbaits on either a 6'6 or 7'0 MH Avid? I find the action too fast for moving baits. This is why I have the rod of for trade. For those that have this rod, what are your uses? I really like throwing plastics with it, but this means that I have to throw spinnerbaits on my cranking setup.

Am I asking too much of a rod to handle spinnerbaits, some topwater, and occasional plastics?

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It will handle spinnerbaits perfectly. I have the 7MH and it works great. A medium might be better. Also I use it as a jig and worm and buzzbait. Well actually pretty much anything because I will walk the shore with only one rod and it will do everything.

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I use a St Croix legend 6'6 or 7'0 MH for spinnerbaits and it works great.

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"I find the action too fast for moving baits"

I'm not sure what you mean. All of my MH fast rods do very well with spinnerbaits. They cast accurate and I can feel the vibe of the bait. I can feel when a bass comes up and bumps a bait instead of strikes. Hooksets are instant and the rod doubles as a jig/worm rod.

Please explain what you mean.

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Am I asking too much of a rod to handle spinnerbaits, some topwater, and occasional plastics?
All I use are 6'6" to 7' SC2 and SC3 MHF blanks for my personal spinnerbait/buzzbait rods, mounted with 5.1:1 and 6.2:1 GR reels...

Tight Lines!!!!

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War,

I mean that the rod tip is too fast and it seems to load up rather quickly for spinnerbaits/buzzbaits.It has the action that I think (thought) most like in a soft plastics rod.

From reading each of your responses, I think it is only fair to give it a try next time I am out. I really don't have much experience comparing rods yet and I appreciate all your help.

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Yes, hmmm, I see. What you really want is the Avid medium fast, instead of the medium heavy fast. You are the one who has to fish it. But I have drooled over the different Avids enough to imagine what it is that you mean. I like the MH fast for spinners for the reasons that I mentioned. Especially if the spinnerbait is on the heavy side. But a Med fast will do 1/4-3/8 spinners easy.

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For my spinner baits I have 2 rods I use.  I have a 6' 10" MH/XF and a 7' MH/F rod.  I really like them both.  The 6' 10" MH/XF also is my rod I use for jigs.

Later, :o

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MH St Croix rods are beasts.  

Some people like very fast rods for spinnerbaits, some like mod/fast rods...I'm somewhere in the middle.

I like a MH Croix for blades, but only when I'm chucking big baits, or fishing cover.  For open water weed-work, I like a seven footer, and for beatin' the banks, I like a rod between 5'10" and 6'3".

Maybe a 6'6" rod with a softer action could be your blade/topwater rod, and then a fast/xfast for plastics.

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I think it is the big blades and buzzbaits that I need to throw with it. I will throw the lighter stuff on either a 6'3 Crucial or 7' Compre CB rod. This will allow me to still use the Avid for plastics on the occasion that I am not throwing them on spinning gear. With your help, I think I have answered my original question. Thanks again.

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That's what I use my 7'MH Avis for.  I find that it handles most spinnerbaits very well, kinda hard to cast finesse spinners on but other than that I find it suited quiet well for the job.  Personally, I like a bit stiffer rod for blades, I just don't like my rod to load up too much with larger baits.

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