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So I was at my local Cabela's today looking at some rods and I came across a Loomis spinning rod that felt amazing and balanced perfectly with my saros 2500. Only thing is, I don't recall seeing a series name on it, and I was wondering if anyone could help me out. It was a brown colored 6'10" spinning rod mag. med. power with an extra-fast action. The lure weight was 1/8-5/16 and there was a picture of a weightless worm on it just next to the rod ratings. Price was $240. Anyone know what rod it was?

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Loomis Shakyhead Spinning 6'10" Mag-Med/EF

Loomis Drop Shot Spinning 822S 6'10" Med/EF

Unfortunately all of these are brown, but bold one meets the specs.

http://www.***.com/catpage-RDSGLOOMIS.html

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Thanks for the help. It was definitely the shakyhead. Anyone with experience care to comment on this rods performance? I would use this rod for weighted and unweighted soft plastics and small jigs, how would this rod handle these baits?

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It will handle them all extremely well.  Do you fish a lot of smallies?

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Nope, mostly LM. Can you comment on how this rod compares to the mossyback jig & worm? They appear similar and are at a similar price point.

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Never tested the mossy back myself, never even held one yet to be honest.  From the specs though it looks like the 6'8MH would do you a bit better if your fishing rougher cover, skipping jigs between logs etc, and would be better suited for a higher # braided line.  I don't use many spincast set ups.  The resident expert on Loomis rods is Road Warrior.  May want to give him a shout, he'd be able to tell you better how they fish and what to expect, the extent of my knowledge with them is borrowing a friends set ups, and in store feels.  From what your describing though I would think that the Mossy back 6'8" MH/EF would suit you very well.

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My thoughts exactly about the mossyback. Thanks for your help King, it is greatly appreciated. Hopefully some others with experience with these rods will offer some more insight.

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I have owned a Mossy Back jig/worm in H action and i didn't like it that much. It was a great rod but i found it a little heavy and not enough power to move a big fish IMO. It was a casting model BTW.

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