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What power/action do you prefere for your spinnerbait rod?

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I've purchased a couple Kistler Argon Spinnerbait rods and have been pretty happy with their performance so far this season. They are both Med action with Mod-fast tips. The reason for my question is that I've noticed some upper end rod manufactures ( Loomis) list all of their dedicated spinnerbait rods with an extra-fast tip. This of course is just the opposite way of thinking from the manufactures that offer theirs in a Mod-Fast or at least a much slower tip.

What do those of you that have dedicated spinnerbait rods prefer? My Kistler's having a slower tip kind of goes against the idea of slow tip for anything with treble hooks and fast/ex-fast for baits with a single hook.

Just wondering what you guys prefer....

Thanks

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I like a stiff rod for my spinnerbaits since I believe it helps me drive those heavy stiff hooks into the bony bass' mouth.  But I've read from some people on here that they actually prefer as soft a rod as a crankbait rod for them.  I guess it depends on how much tendency you have to swing for the fence when you set a hook.  If you're that way then you might want a softer rod.  If you can control it, or even set the hook half heartedly instead of really meaning it then you might want a stiffer rod to help.  That's my take on it anyway and it's by no means an expert opinion.

The one I personally use is a 6'6" medium heavy rod with a fast tip.  The Shimano Compre CPC66MHB.  I'd have probably went extra fast on the tip (the CPCX66MHB) but I wanted it to be able to throw a lot of different weights of spinnerbaits as well as jigs and T-rigs or maybe even an extra large jerkbait from time to time (I like my rods to multi task).  I felt that the slightly slower tip would help it load better on lighter weight baits.  That might be wrong but I had to start somewhere.  It was either fast or extra fast and I thought the extra fast would narrow down its usable range (that is...the range that "I" operate in anyway) more than I would otherwise want.

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MH/H Fast

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MH/F to MH/XF

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It looks like so far the F/XF tip rods are the most popular spinnerbait rods going. It's just interesting that some rod manufactures offer their whole line of spinnerbait rods in Mod-Fast action and then others are just the opposite...

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I caught a fish on a spinnerbait using a medium/fast rod tonight, a 6'6" Shimano Convergence, specifically. I have it paired with a Citica D and it works well enough, but I really dont fish spinnerbaits that often. But, i have to say, the tip on that rod is more moderate fast, to me at least. Didn't have any problems setting the hook, though.

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It really depends on the weight of the spinnerbait, and what I'm doing with it.

For casting to small targets in shallowish water or under docks with light baits, I use my shorter AVC62MXF.

For long casts, and slow rolling, nothing beats my AVC70MHM.

For ledge busting, stroking, or jigging a single blade, I like my AVC70MHF.

For burning/bulging a double willow, I like my LTB70MF.

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My dedicated rig is an Avid AVC70MF/ Shimano Metanium.

For 3/4 oz Ledgebusters and Mattlures Baby Bass, Legend

Elite EC70MHF/ CTE200GT.

8-)

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7 foot medium/heavy fast for me. I especially like this rod when throwing the 3/4 ounce spinnerbaits that Glenn turned me on to in the spinnerbait video. I am fishing waters I had hard time reaching with 1/2 or 3/8 ounce spinnerbaits.

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