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Building a limited arsenal on a budget...

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Guys, I'd like to build a three rig casting arsenal for bass. I realize that some folks have a rod for every concievable situation, but I don't have the means to do that. I use a St. Croix spinning rod for my senkos, shakey heads, and the like. I currently own a Revo STX and a Shimano Citica and I will probably buy another Citica to round out my reels. What is the best way to cover most of the common techniques with three rods? I realize that a crankbait rod is probably a must, but please weigh in and give me some direction. I'd like to build the most versatile setups that I can. I'll take all the details and advice I can get.... Thanks,    NRA

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I would go with a 7'M for trebles (shallow-mid cranks, jerkbaits, and topwater), 7'MH for spinnerbaits, jigs, and t-rigs, and then a 7'-7'6''H for larger jigs, heavier cover, and carolina rig.

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(1) 7' Medium -- Moderate-Fast Action crankbait rod

(1) 6'8" to 7' Medium-Heavy -- Fast Action all around rod

(1) 7' to 7'3" Heavy -- Fast Action jig rod

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(1) 7' Medium -- Moderate-Fast Action crankbait rod

(1) 6'8" to 7' Medium-Heavy -- Fast Action all around rod

(1) 7' to 7'3" Heavy -- Fast Action jig rod

Can any of these pull double duty for spinnerbaits or topwaters?

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(1) 7' Medium -- Moderate-Fast Action crankbait rod

(1) 6'8" to 7' Medium-Heavy -- Fast Action all around rod

(1) 7' to 7'3" Heavy -- Fast Action jig rod

Can any of these pull double duty for spinnerbaits or topwaters?

Either of those will do for spinners, the med rod would probably be better for topwater.

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Technique specific rods are for "enthusiasts".

Almost all your fishing can be done with just

one rod. Beyond that, you only "need" three rods:

Spinning: 6 1/2' or 7', M or MH, Fast Action

(soft plastics and light lures)

Baitcasting: MH or H, Fast Action

(jigs, spinnerbaits, buzzbaits and all single hooks)

Baitcasting: MH, Moderate Action

(all treble hook lures)

8-)

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Technique specific rods are for "enthusiasts".

Almost all your fishing can be done with just

one rod. Beyond that, you only "need" three rods:

Spinning: 6 1/2' or 7', M or MH, Fast Action

(soft plastics and light lures)

Baitcasting: MH or H, Fast Action

(jigs, spinnerbaits, buzzbaits and all single hooks)

Baitcasting: MH, Moderate Action

(all treble hook lures)

8-)

Are you inferring that I am not enthusiastic?! Just kidding:) It is a relief that I can pull it all off with three casting rods, cuz that is all I can afford...

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a well rounded rod in my eyes is a MHF action, a very good rod also can be an XF tip, the XF is a great for spinnerbaits, and will double as a top water rod if you cant swing the cash for every application.  Look into the Loomis Spinnerbait rod, they can be found here and on the bay for a decent price.

Also there's a fellow member "bcody" selling a G.Loomis Mossyback rod in here, worth a look. Its a great rod that will fit in well with some the techniques your looking for. It be on its way to my house but I have a couple XF tips and need a new froggin rod.

Take a look.

http://www.bassresource.com/bass_fishing_forums/YaBB.pl?num=1264477115

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Technique specific rods are for "enthusiasts".

Almost all your fishing can be done with just

one rod. Beyond that, you only "need" three rods:

Spinning: 6 1/2' or 7', M or MH, Fast Action

(soft plastics and light lures)

Baitcasting: MH or H, Fast Action

(jigs, spinnerbaits, buzzbaits and all single hooks)

Baitcasting: MH, Moderate Action

(all treble hook lures)

8-)

Are you inferring that I am not enthusiastic?! Just kidding:) It is a relief that I can pull it all off with three casting rods, cuz that is all I can afford...

Ok, the sheriff didn 't word it right, let me rephrase that song:

Technique specific rods are for TACKLE"enthusiasts".

Almost all your fishing can be done with just

one rod. Beyond that, you only "need" three rods:

Spinning: 6 1/2' or 7', M or MH, Fast Action

(soft plastics and light lures)

Baitcasting: MH or H, Fast Action

(jigs, spinnerbaits, buzzbaits and all single hooks)

Baitcasting: MH, Moderate Action

(all treble hook lures)

8-)

If I were on a very tight budget that 's what I would get, 3 rods and 3 reels: 1 spinning, 2 baitcasting.

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7'MH mod-fast, braid + leader==spinnerbaits, crankbaits, topwater, buzzbaits. 

7' MH fast or x-fast=pitching, jigs, c-rigs, t-rigs

And then there's another rod to play with, maybe a flipping stick/frog rod, maybe a swimbait stick, maybe a 7'M for jerkbaits? 

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