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Over the holidays, Im lookin to add several more technique-specific set-ups to get ready for a busy spring.  Im not necessarilly looking for a specific brand but feel free to throw that in as well. Heres what Im looking for.

Spinnerbait

Shallow-Medium Cranks

Deeper Cranks

Topwater

Flippin/pitchin/frog

Id really appreciate it if someone would tell me what power and action they prefer for each of these setups and if you prefer a slower, medium, or faster gear ratio.  Right now I have a medium/x fast rod and Im not exactly sure as to what it is best suited for either.  If anyone could shed a little light on what your preferences are for any of this and why I would greatly appreciate it. 

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The specs are what's important and they are available

at every pricing point from nearly every

manufacturer.

This is how I roll:

Spinnerbait: For 1/2 oz and less: Medium power/ fast

action, fast reel, Avid AVC70MF, Shimano Metanium.

For heavier spinnerbaits, St. Croix EC70MHF, Shimano

Calais.

Shallow-medium cranks: Medium power/ moderate action,

fast reel: Avid AVC70MM, Chronarch

Deeper cranks: Heavy power/ slow action, slow reel:

Lamiglas SR705R, Shimano CTE200GT

Topwater, jerkbaits and buzzbaits:

Medium power/moderate action or fast with

a soft tip, fast reel: Avid AVC66MF, Shimano

Core 100MG

Jigs: Heavy power/ fast action, fast reel:

G. Loomis BCR854, CU200E7.

Weighted soft plastics: Heavy Power/ Fast Action, fast reel:

MBR844C, STX

Weightless soft plastics: Spinning tackle,

medium power/ fast action, fast reel:

St. Croix ES70MF, Stella 2500FD

http://www.bassresource.com/bass_fishing_forums/YaBB.pl?num=1141187546

8-)

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RW, what do you think about a Med-Light 7' rod and a lightweight 7.x BC reel using 10# line for weaightless soft plastics?

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Mine is a new rig I just put together for drop

shoting and split shot rigging, but would also

be great for weightless presentations:

G. Loomis GLX MBR842C/ Shimano Scorpion/

Yo-Zuri Hybrid #6.

The tip is flexible, but not wimpy. More importantly,

even with light weights (<1/4 oz), this rig loads up

and launches a mile!

8-)

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Mine is a new rig I just put together for drop

shoting and split shot rigging, but would also

be great for weightless presentations:

G. Loomis GLX MBR842C/ Shimano Scorpion/

Yo-Zuri Hybrid #6.

The tip is flexible, but not wimpy. More importantly,

even with light weights (<1/4 oz), this rig loads up

and launches a mile!

8-)

The Shimano Scorpion is rated for 12# line, do you have any problem going so far outside the specs with the Yo-Zuri Hybrid #6 ?

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The specs are what's important and they are available

at every pricing point from nearly every

manufacturer.

This is how I roll:

Spinnerbait: For 1/2 oz and less: Medium power/ fast

action, fast reel, Avid AVC 70MHF, Shimano Metanium.

8-)

Did you mean the AVC70MF?

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Spinnerbait

7'MH-F St. Croix Avid / Pflueger Supreme

Shallow-Medium Cranks

6'10''MH-F e21 Carrot Gold Stix / Daiwa Sol

Deeper Cranks

7'MH-F Lucky Craft Cranking Rod / Shimano Curado 200e5

Topwater

7'MH-F Kistler Magnesium / Pflueger Patriarch 64LP

Flippin/pitchin/frog

7'6''Mag-H-XF Powell Max 766 / Shimano Curado 200e7 (Heavy Cover)

7'H-F Kistler Magnesium / Pflueger Patriarch 71LP (Sparse Cover)

Other Set-Ups

Finesse

7'M-XF Damiki Dark Angel / Shimano Stradic CI4 2500

7'M-XF Daiwa Zillion / Daiwa Alphas 103

Larger T-Rigs/Jigs

7'Mag-H-XF Powell Max 705 / Quantum Energy PT VI 100H "Burner"

7'H Kistler above

Smaller T-Rigs/Jigs

6'9''MH Carrot Stix LTX / Daiwa Zillion 100SHA

7'MH Kistler above

Swimbaits

7'9''MH-F Dobyns Mike Long 795 / Revo Toro 50-HS

I think that's al of them  :-/

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The Shimano Scorpion is rated for 12# line, do you have any problem going so far outside the specs with the Yo-Zuri Hybrid #6 ?

Yo-Zuri #6 is 11.9 lb breaking strength, .010" diameter.

12 pound test in a thinner diameter.

8-)

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The specs are what's important and they are available

at every pricing point from nearly every

manufacturer.

This is how I roll:

Spinnerbait: For 1/2 oz and less: Medium power/ fast

action, fast reel, Avid AVC 70MHF, Shimano Metanium.

8-)

Did you mean the AVC70MF?

Yes, I edited my post.

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Thanks to both RW and BigRick.

Hey Rick, do you just prefer a faster tip on all of your rods? Or do those simply run a little softer? Thanks again.

The actions on the 6'10''MH Carrot Stix Gold and 7'MH Lucky Craft run slower than stated.  The Gold acts as a M with a M-F action and the Lucky Craft is Fiberglass, the action on it is tricky, it's rather soft at the tip but transitions faster than a moderate action.  All Powell Max rods, with the exception of their two cranking series rods, come in a XF action so there's not really a choice there but I like it with co-poly to get a better hookset for flipping since I don't use braid.  I like faster actions for contact and single hook baits. 

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Spinnerbait

6'6"-6'10" MH XFast Baitcasting w/ 7:1 reel

Shallow-Medium Cranks

7' Medium Moderate Baitcasting w/ 6:1 reel

Deeper Cranks

7'2"+ M to MH Moderate w/ 5:1 reel

Topwater

6'-6'6" MH Fast w/ 6:1 reel

Flippin/pitchin/frog

7'-7'6" H rod Fast w/ 7:1 reel

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