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What Power/Action Do You Prefer for Your Worm/Finesse Rod?

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For me,those 2 baits usually need 2 different rods.

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I also have two different rods for those applications.

Finesse:

St. Croix Legend Tournament 6'8" MXF

Pflueger Supreme XT 30

Worms:

Fenwick HMG 6'6"

Daiwa  Black Widow II

Hope to upgrade the worm rod to a BCR803 with a Revo STX.  

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What would fall under your definition of finesse fishing? Shakey heads and wacky jigs? And worms more of big senkos and power worms?

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For finesse (shakey head, weightless, dropshotting) I use a 7'M spinning rod with and extra fast action.  For worms (T-rigs) I use a 7' Casting rod, usually Heavy, for lighter wieghts and smaller worms I will use either a MH or a M 7' Casting rod.

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Shakey heads- Powell 703 mef.  Lighter finesse techniques, (flick shake, drop shoting, split shotting)  shimano crucial 7'2" medium light fast action.

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I have 6 soft plastic rods.

1. 7ft med/hvy, fast

2. 6'6" med/hvy fast (I have 2 of these, they're the bread and butter)

3. 7ft med, xfst

4. 6'6" med, xfst

5. 6'6" med fast spinning rod

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I get away with a 7ft mh couldn't tell you the action. It has plenty of back bone for the hook set. I have lost a ton of fish on a tex rig, jig, and shakey head on a medium action rod.

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ideally, you'd have two different rods for that: a 7' medium-heavy extra-fast action for worms and a medium to medium-light fast action for finesse work.

the BPS rick clunn RCL702WD 7' M worm/dropshot rod is one rod that was designed with that application in mind. it has a fast action but a soft tip and decent backbone for a medium-rated rod.

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Small soft plastics (Grubs, Hula Grubs): St. Croix AVS66MLF/ Stella 1000FA/ Hybrid #4

Weightless soft plastics: St. Croix ES70MF/ Stella 2500FB/ Hybrid #6

Lightly weighted: G. Loomis MBR842C/ 1000 Scorpion/ Hybrid #6

Heavy weighted: Loomis MBR844C/ STX/ Hybrid #12

Some "moving" soft plastics: Loomis PR844S/ Stella 2500FB/ Hybrid #6

8-)

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Finesse for me means light line ( 4-6-8 lbs test ) and smaller weights ( 1/32, 1/16, 3/32, 1/8 oz ) and not exactly itsy bity teeny tiny microscopic baits.

Power fishing for me means heavier line and larger weights and as oppsoite of the other case not exactly huge baits.

So I have rods for one application or for the other, for finesse fishing I may use UL up to M rods and for power fishing from M up to H.

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