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Hey guys Im looking to purchase around 3-4 rods that i want to be technique specific for crankin wormin flippin and swimbaits. The rods need to be under 190 dollars. Please tell me what u think

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Powell rods are an option.  You can also find St Croix LT's, which are labeled as tech specific, on fleabay all the time.

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the Powell rods are going to be a good choice.  I would also suggest you take a look at the kistler magnesium ts rods.  I have fished both rods in a 7' h and feel that they are very similar.  Each has it's own feel and I would suggest you lay hands on the rods you are considering, one lenght and power could, and will, feel totally different than another in the same series of rods.

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check st.croix avids and mojos,look @ carrot sticks and id try looking at the new falcon bucoos,also cant ever go wrong with a shimano.or if you got a cabelas near you they have there topline rods on sale now the xmlti out the door for $100,thats a steal.

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I don't believe in them . I have 4 rods, both 6'6" baitcasters. 2 Med Hvy 2 Med, thats all I ever need. I do not throw swim baits, so I have no opinion on rods needed for that

MH' Jigs,T riggin, frogs & Worms

Med : wacky rigs, plugs and top water

The technique specific rods I tried, were nothing but variations of these rods anyways

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i'm with muddy on this one.technique specific rods are a gimmick.one man's opinion of what makes a good spinnerbait or shakey head rod is not the same as anothers.and who says rods can only be used for one technique?what a bunch of b.s..

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Rods listed as technique specific are, as stated, what someone or some group deem appropriate. That doesn't make them a gimmick, just makes it easier for someone less experienced to find a rod the generally works well in a certain application. What you will end up liking for any given technique may not fall into the same category. I use particular rods for specific techniques, but only 1 of my swimbait rod was designed for that technique. You will also have a much better selection if you say, for example- "I need a 7' mh, fast for my worm rod..." instead of a labeled worm rod.

Funny you listed those things, though... 3 of the 4 are about the only things that are typically different. Cranking- most like a mod or mod-fast action, power to suit your water and baits. Flippin'- for true flippin' a long, heavy and slower rod (usually 7'6" hvy, mod-fast) Swimbaits- based on which baits you throw.... since they are so heavy. Worms- assume you mean t-rig? Lots of preference here... 6'6"-7'6" med to heavy, fast to x-fast. (a 6'6" or 7' MH, fast is the most common)

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The Daiwa Light and Tough or S line have a good selection at a price that will keep you out of the poor house.

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Rods listed as technique specific are, as stated, what someone or some group deem appropriate. That doesn't make them a gimmick, just makes it easier for someone less experienced to find a rod the generally works well in a certain application.

I use most (all) of my rigs "technique specific", but none of them

were classified or marketed that way. Case in point is my favorite

spinning rod: PR844S. This rod was designed by G. Loomis as a

"popping rod" in saltwater, fishing live bait (shrimp) under a popper.

For the most part, I use the rod to fish shiners on a split shot rig.

Specific suggestions for the original question:

Crankbaits: St. Croix Avid AVC70MM

Soft Plastics: Baitcaster, Avid AVC68MXF; Spinning: AVS68MXF or

AVS70MF

Jigs: Try to find a deal (new or used) on a G. Loomis IMX MBR844C.

This can be used for flipping and medium weight swimbaits, too.

8-)

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You may want to take a look at the Falcon Cara line. I had trouble finding a jig rod which suited my needs until I tired their Head Turner. It is very hard to settle on a Technique Specific Rod. For me it took quite a few years trying different rods and unfortunately a bit of money, some folks benefited by this in the Flea Market. Keep in mind that this is a personal preference and any suggestions will be based on this. Good Luck and Godspeed!

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Powell, Falcon Cara and Kistler are VERY good manufacturers and very similar in actions as well! Powell being my 1st choice of course.

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Re: swimbait rods, depending on how heavy your swimbaits are...if your going to stay under 2 oz..then I'd recomend the Shimano Calcutta rod..even though it's rated up to 1 oz, it'll handle heavier baits.  btw, I toss my Mattlures hard bluegill, that weighs 1.65 ozs. with no problem.

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A good portion of the mass produced TS rods, are nothing more than the same blanks, guides and wraps with different handles!

Whats the difference between the MOJO TS rods and the Premiers, for instance, same goes with a lot of the ALL STAR,BPS, CABELS, SHEMANO and FENWICK offerings

Now get a custom builder to build you a rod, for a technique , to your specs that I can understand.

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I'm not buying into the who "technique specific" marketing thing....

I use 3 basic rod weights;

1) my G-Loomis SR 720's micro-lights

2) my medium-light Fenwicks

3) my heavy action Okumas.

These are all spinning rods, and they cover 95% of all of my fishing, freshwater and salt.

"Never" have I thought.... well this micro-light is pretty nice, but for X technique, it needs to be 6" longer...... Or, well this heavy action rod is nice, but for Y technique, it needs to be 6" shorter, with a slightly slower bend..... (fart sound here  ;)

I think if a guy is thinking like that, he's over concerning himself, with things that will make little, to no difference whatsoever.

I'd suggest these guys put that same brainstorming power towards, where they are going to go, when they are going to go their, and what they are going to throw at the fish :-)

Pinpointing the specifics of a rod, is just not as critical as rod making companies would have you believe. {neither is sensitivity.... if your already using braid anyway.... but that a whole other story ;-)}

Peace,

Fish

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Dobyns 734 or 704 if you like shorter rods - Great for senkos, spinnerbaits, buzzbait, t-rig plastics

Dobyns 765 - great jig / flipping rod can also be used for frogs and some smaller swimbaits under 2oz

Dobyns 705cb glass - great for jerkbaits, crankbaits.

Little over $190, but you could get 3 instead of 4.

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