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Lookin into gettin a new rod real soon. So what techniques are best suited for a 7' med hvy rod?

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I for one could throw just about anything with a rod like that.."multipurpose".. ;)

IMHO, a good all around rod..

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You can Jig Fish, T-Rig, C-Rig, some frogging, and heavy spinnerbait if it is a fast action. A pretty good general purpose rod.

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can it handle 1/2 oz jigs n rattle traps and swinbait like to 1oz?

id check rod ratings. i never like to fish baits that are heavier than the rod rating.

a lot of 7' MH rods will be rated to 1 oz baits..

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can it handle 1/2 oz jigs n rattle traps and swinbait like to 1oz?

99.99% sure re: the 1/2 oz jigs, like skunked said, look at the rod rating.. ;)

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I wouldn't throw any crankbaits with it.  It's not the weight of the bait in the case of crankbaits. It's the size of the hooks.  Take a MH action rod and pair it with small hooks = disaster.

I have to ask, why set your mind on a rod before assessing your needs?  Seems more logical to decide what you want to do (what technique), and then looking for a setup to match that need.

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I have a few mh fast action rods.  I throw jigs 3/8-1/2 oz, Tx rigged worms, senkos, buzzbaits, spinnerbaits.  I would not recommend for treble hook baits such as a lipless crankbait that you mentioned.  I would prefer a moderate or medium action rod for that.

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I have to ask, why set your mind on a rod before assessing your needs? Seems more logical to decide what you want to do (what technique), and then looking for a setup to match that need.

I have to agree with this. It's smarter to buy what you need rather than pick something up because it's a good deal, then end up never using the rod. The exception in this case, is that the rod you are looking at can do almost anything. I think if most people had to choose one rod it would be a 7' MHF. It can throw spinnerbaits, jigs, worms, frogs, soft swimbaits, and if you have to, crankbaits and topwaters.

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Each manufacturer sets there own rating, some by light, medium, med heavy and so on. Some use fast action, super fast and so on. Some use powers, 2 thru 6 or even more. Glenn is right. Pick a rod that fits the technique(s) you plan to fish and then do everything you can to put that rod in your hands or talk to someone you trust who has used that rod in that action. Having the right rod makes your fishing more efficient and a whole lot more fun. My tackle dealer has never refused me when I asked to put the reel I will match on the rod and at least run line through the guides for a pull down to check the flex characteristics. A one ounce lure on any MH scares me.

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I wouldn't throw any crankbaits with it. It's not the weight of the bait in the case of crankbaits. It's the size of the hooks. Take a MH action rod and pair it with small hooks = disaster.

I have to ask, why set your mind on a rod before assessing your needs? Seems more logical to decide what you want to do (what technique), and then looking for a setup to match that need.

I throw big cranks with a 7' MH Berkley Lightning with a Ambassedeur 5500c3 and it works great. I can huck them a mile and the rod is flexible enough to really feel that crank. I wouldn't chuck smaller cranks with it though.

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Yhis may be a bit out of the norm, but a Shimano Calcutta mxf works great for that, mine is 7'6", and will cast a Very long way with the baits you mentioned.

Now the bad news, these rods are discontinued..I'm sure there are current rods as good or better..

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