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Topwater rod........help?????

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Hello all!

I have never had a designated rod for top water lures. I throw buzz baits and poppers with my MH/F Crankin Stick. But i need a rod to throw lures like Rage Tail shads/toads, Ribbits etc through thick lily pads and grass. What do i need to look for in a rod to do this? I may be able to use one that i already have!

THANKS

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I think a seven foot heavy fast with 17 or 20 pound mono is a pretty safe bet.

Sweet deal! I might be able to use my 7' 3" Falcon Cara Amistad or my Powell 7' 705C. They both have fluor on the reels though! I need some spare spools now! Anymore suggestions?

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7 foot H Fast Action with 55lb braid will do the trick!!!

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    I would go with nothing less than a MH action rod.  For the rod lenght I would not go below a 7 footer.  As for the line, I would go with 50 lb. braid for sparse grasses and lily pads; when the veggies are more numerous I would go to 65 lb. braid, maybe even 80 lb. braid.

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Man, i need some spare reels because my rods all multi-task but most have fluoro on them!

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I would say a 7'3"-7'6" MH or H, If you plan to be on top of weeds, a heavier rod will make life a little bit easier.

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Man, i need some spare reels because my rods all multi-task but most have fluoro on them!

NOT GOOD FOR TOPWATER!

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Man, i need some spare reels because my rods all multi-task but most have fluoro on them!

the ultimate topwater braid reel...abu toro!!!!!!

Why on earth would you need a Toro on a rod for topwater applications?  I don't think there's a need for 200+ yards of braid :o

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That's what i was thinking! My bro has one for running big deep swimbaits! It is HEAVY too!

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Man, i need some spare reels because my rods all multi-task but most have fluoro on them!

the ultimate topwater braid reel...abu toro!!!!!!

Why on earth would you need a Toro on a rod for topwater applications? I don't think there's a need for 200+ yards of braid :o

woops my mistake ment to put abu revo..sorry bouts that

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I just sold a perfect rod on the flea market here.  It was a Team All Star Big Boy, MH, fast 7'2" rod.  A real bully stick.  

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I use my 7-6 XH flipping stick for this stuff.

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You guys actually use flippin' sticks for Rage Tail and Ribbit frog type lures!?! My Powell Flippin' stick has ZERO tip so that is no fun! I use it for heaver hollow frogs like the Mann's or Spro frogs!

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