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What rods do you use for these baits?

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Mainly talking medium, medium heavy and heavy.   Put the line as well.

1.  Wake Jr

2.  DD22

3.  Mattlures slow sinking bluegill

4.  Spro 4 inch swimbait

5.  Rattle Traps like red eye shads

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For the DD22 and lipless crankbaits I use a St. Croix glass crankin rod 7 foot med. with a mod. fast action.

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DD22, lipless crank, and spro 4" can all be fished on a medium or medium heavy rod.

for the two larger swimbaits you'll want a heavy rod.

50lb braid for all of the above ;)

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For the wake jr, mattlures bluegill, and spro shad I use a Dobyns Gen 1 795ML swimbait rod. The best small to medium swimbait rod on the market IMO. I throw swimbaits with 20-30lb mono or copolymer. Now for the DD22 and redeye shad, I don't fish DD22's but a 7'-7'6" mh moderate action rod would be good. And 12 lb flouro would be about right for deep diver. I fish lipless cranks on a 7' mh fast action rod with 30 lb braid so I can rip it out of the grass. Hope this helps ;)

DD22, lipless crank, and spro 4" can all be fished on a medium or medium heavy rod.

for the two larger swimbaits you'll want a heavy rod.

50lb braid for all of the above ;)

Just curious but why do you throw swimbaits with braid? :-?

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Spro, DD22 and traps all on a BPS crankin' stick - MH/F in 7'. Mattlures gill on a 7' 6" Powell Max flippin stick and 65lb braid.

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for the wake jr. , u want to go with an actual swimbait rod rated for ATLEAST 3 oz. , preferrably up to 4-5 oz. the mojo 7'9'' heavy rod would be very good , in reveiws and owners on this forum , that it can handle up 5 oz. the Mattlures bluegill can be thrown on a heavy action flippping stick with a fast or extra fast tip , that goes for the spro bbz1 shad also . as for line , i wouyld use 20-25 # mono or co-poly for the wake jr. , 15-20# for the spro and mattlures bluegill ...

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