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Looking to get a new topwater/jerkbait rod if one is good for both styles. I'm considering a St croix mojo that is a 6'8 M XF or the Skeet 6'8 mf. Which action and power is better suited?

Same question for a flippen/pitchin rod, Mojo 7'6 mh mf or a vendetta rod with 7'6 mh f. Also could I use a pitchin rod for frogs too? trying to get some input on action and power, feel free to suggest other rods say $150.00 or less. The $90.00 price is better though ;)

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Go with the vendetta. Much better rod than the mojo. The M/XF mojo would actually be alright for topwaters and jerkbaits, but I would go with the vendetta flipping rod

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I just read a little on the Lamiglass excel, anyone thought on those. Seems to be so many moderately priced rods now that deliver great performance. We needed that, but now which do you try. Ah heck lets buy 3 of all........

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I use the exact same rod for both topwater and jerkbaits (G Loomis SMR814C-CB).  I like this rod, because it is moderate-fast in action, medium heavy in power, and 6'9" on length (not too long or too short). 

For topwater and jerkbait rods, I think most people like fast action, because of the jerks you impart on the lure, a moderate rod wouldn't give you enough rigidity to get the right action in the lure,  But for treble hook lures, you want a moderate action rod so it can act as a shock absorber and not tear a hole larger in the fishes mouth.  Therefore, I think the best of both worlds is a moderate-fast action rod.  Disclaimer: This is just my personal preference and is not meant to bash any other opinion or rod manufacturer.

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IMHO the best top water & jerkbait rod is the Avid AVC66MF. It's a fast action but it has a soft, forgiving tip. At least that's what I am using and I don't plan on ever using another brand/model for these baits.

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Here's a few:

Shimano Compre~110 dollars; Excellent flipping rod; MH power XF or F action

Falcon Lowrider~120 dollars; very sensitive and awesome reviews; MH or M; F or M action; use this for jerkbaits and possibly topwater but my topwater rod is the one above

Lamiglas Excel- not many reviews yet, but you could be the first; follow the powers and actions given above

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I use the exact same rod for both topwater and jerkbaits (G Loomis SMR814C-CB). I like this rod, because it is moderate-fast in action, medium heavy in power, and 6'9" on length (not too long or too short).

For topwater and jerkbait rods, I think most people like fast action, because of the jerks you impart on the lure, a moderate rod wouldn't give you enough rigidity to get the right action in the lure, But for treble hook lures, you want a moderate action rod so it can act as a shock absorber and not tear a hole larger in the fishes mouth. Therefore, I think the best of both worlds is a moderate-fast action rod. Disclaimer: This is just my personal preference and is not meant to bash any other opinion or rod manufacturer.

Agree...For all treble hook lures.

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I use an Extra Fast, medium pwer rod for topwaters and jerkbaits, specifically an Avid AVC62MXF.  The rod is underpowered, if you look at the lure specs, but this works to your advantage when fishing treble hook lure.  Yes, it has an EXTREMELY fast tip, but it doesn't take much to dip into the backbone of the blank.  The SCIII does a nice job of fully distributing the load across the blank, giving you quite a bit of cushion to protect those "outside the mouth" hookups.

Also, keep in mind that the longer jerkbaits and topwaters have a greater tendency to get both hooks into the fish when the fish shakes.  Unlike more compact cranks, where there is more leverage and closely spaced hooks.

The main thing I find with treble hooked baits, is once you have the hooks in the fish, don't whale on the rod.  The fish only pulls back harder.  Its a different ball game than when you are fishing a MH or H rod, and literally moving them out of cover.  You generally don't need a ton of pressure to get them to the boat.  Some of my biggest fish were landed without much fuss at all.

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I have 5 mojo's including the two you mentioned. Thet are both quality rod that I would reccomend.

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