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glx mossyback or st croix tournament: advise me

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looking at these two rods. can i get some help? for the most part, the rod will be used for jigs/plastic and occasional spinner. i guess overall. let me know your opinion. itll also be casting.

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I dont think the Mossyback comes in a GLX, does it?

Are you thinking about the MBR series?  (Mag Bass Rod)

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It would help if you told people which models you were looking at.  That way people who have those rods could offer you some thoughts.

I love my LTB but I couldn't compare it to my Loomis as I use them for two totally different things (dropshot v. spinnerbaits)

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"Mossyback" is a series (GLX, IMX, GL2, GL3, etc.)

If you want a 7' rod, the two to focus on are the MBR844C

and BCR854, both GLX.

8-)

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okay sorry for not being clear. im looking at these two rods:

LTBC70MHF: St. Tournament Cast Rod 7' Med Hvy

BCR853: GL MossyBack Jig & Worm Cast 7'1" MH

can someone help me clear something up? they have very simular settings, but the loomis is for jig/worm, and the st croix is for spinners. why is that?

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Its just a suggestion.  Both will work with both, but I think you will find that the LTB is a little heavier than the G. Loomis in the power department, despite them both being rated "MH."

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okay sorry for not being clear. im looking at these two rods:

LTBC70MHF: St. Tournament Cast Rod 7' Med Hvy

BCR853: GL MossyBack Jig & Worm Cast 7'1" MH

can someone help me clear something up? they have very simular settings, but the loomis is for jig/worm, and the st croix is for spinners. why is that?

If you read the descriptions the St. Croix states it is "Great for big spinnerbaits and versatile in heavy cover for soft plastics."

The Mossyback states " A really well balanced worm rod for deep-water applications. Designed more for open-water situations where the cover isn't too thick"

The st croix is recommended for lures 3/8-1oz

the mossy back is 3/16-5/8.

Don't know about you but I like spinner baits in the 1/2 to 3/4 range.  For this the st croix would be better suited.  

The mossy back by its rating looks more like a finesse jig / worm rod.

Spinners and worms are really 2 different set ups, I would recommend looking into a gen purpose rod if this is what your looking for.

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So if im flippn jigs most the time, you would recommend the LTB?

How thick is the cover you flip?

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i guess it varies, sometimes im flippn into open structure, sometimes into punching into mats.

maybe i should go with the loomis but in a heavy instead?

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i guess it varies, sometimes im flippn into open structure, sometimes into punching into mats.

maybe i should go with the loomis but in a heavy instead?

If you're looking for something to punch into mats - even occasionally, you should be looking at the "5" power Loomis rods... You can still pitch a 1/2 oz jig to cover, throw a 10" worm in deep water, etc and it will be fine for "larger" spinnerbaits as well. http://products.gloomis.com/gl/products/alltackle/detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524441768916&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302032711&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=1408474395181201&bmUID=1252087874007

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i guess it varies, sometimes im flippn into open structure, sometimes into punching into mats.

maybe i should go with the loomis but in a heavy instead?

Get a flipping stick if you're flipping heavy cover.  The rods listed above aren't even close.  You want a longer, XH, moderate-fast to fast rod for this.

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