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I need to get a spinning rod, but I wanted to get some opinions here first.

I know it will be a Clarus, but I'm not sure which length/power/action to get. It will be used for senkos, weightless trickworms, shakey heads, and an occasional drop-shot.

The more I think about it, the 6'6" MXF would probably be the best option, but I keep thinking I should get the 6'6" MHF to get better hooksets.

Which would you choose?

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I would go with the 6'8" MXF. The extra fast tip would be good for finesse baits, and a medium power rod is better suited for the lures you mentioned. A heavier rod doesn't always equal better hooksets.

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I do the same style and I use my Shimano reels (Sahara & Symetre) on a BPS Bionic Blades 6'6"/Med/Fast.

I have a few Sahara 2500/6'6" MHF Bionic Blade outfits, and I think they are great for the price. I fish senkos on them, but they will handle light jigs and spinnerbaits. I bought them as combos at BPS for about $80 a piece on sale. It was almost like buying the reels and getting the rods free. The rods turned out to be better than I thought they would be.

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Just got back from Bass Pro Shop and was looking for the same rod. I agree with Jake. Casting the 1/8-1/4 baits is going to require you generate alot of rod speed over a longer length of the rod. Rods that I found could do the job were:

New Berkley Lighting, 7' M

BPS Tourney, 7'M

BPS Extreme, 7'MF

St. Croix  Mojo 7'M

St. Croix Premier, 7'ML

The Premier felt great in the hand, light, but with a MF-F action at the tip to allow the light baits to load the rod for a long cast. Didnt, feel the need to handle the more expensive rods (>$120) since the last three would more than do the job.

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