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I think I already know the answer to this question but, when you talk about a worm rod does that include soft plastics in general or do people like having a worm specific set up for some reason?

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Plastics in general.

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Not everyone.  I've always had a dedicated t-rig rod...  well for the last 20 years anyway.  For that matter, I have a dedicated fluke rod, c-rig rod and a specific rod I like for senkos (although it's not dedicated)

Reason being is that my t-rig rod is heavier than I would use for a fluke, senko, etc.

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I don't think you "need" technique specific rods, but like

flechero, I like to use different rigs, too! However, my main

rig is a St. Croix ES70MF.

8-)

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I use one rod for weightless plastics, a different one for c-rigs, and a different one for pretty much everything soft plastic /jigs.

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for what its worth.. i just cant throw worms on my jig rod. i dont throw super heavy jigs (3/8s mostly, 1/2oz+ in the winter as needed)

so my comfort is a texas rigged worm on a spinning rod. it could also be here in california there is so much pressure that 3"-5" worms get bit

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I'm looking to upgrade my set up for next year, I mostly fish soft plastics and right now I'm using an Abu Garcia Silver Max and a Berkely Lightning Rod. I'm pretty decided on a Revo STX but I'm still undecided on the rod. My main question is what do you prefer as far as power goes for a jig/worm rod? It seems a lot of people use MH. I like to throw heavy jigs, but as far as plastics go I hardly use anything over 1/8 oz bullet weight and on a 6" worm I don't think that falls into the lower range of lure ratings on a MH.

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I'm looking to upgrade my set up for next year, I mostly fish soft plastics and right now I'm using an Abu Garcia Silver Max and a Berkely Lightning Rod. I'm pretty decided on a Revo STX but I'm still undecided on the rod. My main question is what do you prefer as far as power goes for a jig/worm rod? It seems a lot of people use MH. I like to throw heavy jigs, but as far as plastics go I hardly use anything over 1/8 oz bullet weight and on a 6" worm I don't think that falls into the lower range of lure ratings on a MH.

For weightless soft plastics get a Medium Power/ Fast

Action spinning rod/ Shimano Symetre or Stradic.

8-)

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I'm looking to upgrade my set up for next year, I mostly fish soft plastics and right now I'm using an Abu Garcia Silver Max and a Berkely Lightning Rod. I'm pretty decided on a Revo STX but I'm still undecided on the rod. My main question is what do you prefer as far as power goes for a jig/worm rod? It seems a lot of people use MH. I like to throw heavy jigs, but as far as plastics go I hardly use anything over 1/8 oz bullet weight and on a 6" worm I don't think that falls into the lower range of lure ratings on a MH.

For weightless soft plastics get a Medium Power/ Fast

Action spinning rod/ Shimano Symetre or Stradic.

8-)

Yeah if you're only throwing lighter worms you should go with a Med Power with a Fast or Extra Fast Action.  I use a Falcon Cara "Weightless Worm" Rod.  It's rated as a MH with extra fast action, but it's not as stiff as most MH's would be.  I absolutely love it.  Check that one out as well.

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Not everyone. I've always had a dedicated t-rig rod... well for the last 20 years anyway. For that matter, I have a dedicated fluke rod, c-rig rod and a specific rod I like for senkos (although it's not dedicated)

Reason being is that my t-rig rod is heavier than I would use for a fluke, senko, etc.

Me too.

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