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I have a cheap meadium light lightning rod that I got for a creek rod. Turns out , I really love the action of this little $15 rod, and I use it at the lake often. I use it for soft plastics w/a 1/0 hook and for shadraps,ect. I have much more expensive rods, but this is the only ML I have ever used. I'm looking for a higher quality rod, w/a comparable action. Looking to spend around 100-150

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Anyone use a ml rod for bass?

I do - I use it for small cranks and in-line spinners, sometimes small soft plastics.

My rod is below your price range so I didn't mention it earlier - it's a BPS Extreme ML-F with a BPS ProLite reel w/8lb mono.

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Have you used this rod RW? If so , what techniques do you use it for?

This was my first smallmouth rod. Now I use it

for crappie, white bass and stocker trout. It would

be fun for smallmouth, but on the Tennessee

River we catch a lot of HUGE trash fish. I need

a rod that handles everything, big and small.

I like the rod a lot! Mine is matched up

with a Stella 1000FA.

8-)

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Have you used this rod RW? If so , what techniques do you use it for?

This was my first smallmouth rod. Now I use it

for crappie, white bass and stocker trout. It would

be fun for smallmouth, but on the Tennessee

River we catch a lot of HUGE trash fish. I need

a rod that handles everything, big and small.

I like the rod a lot! Mine is matched up

with a Stella 1000FA.

8-)

RW, thats a sweet light weight combo, but not cheap!

That Stella 1000 is like a little slice of spinning heaven.

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Anyone use a ml rod for bass?

I just got one mostly for shaky heads but will also use it for drop shots, tubes, or anything light.

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Anyone use a ml rod for bass?

I just got one mostly for shaky heads but will also use it for drop shots, tubes, or anything light.

weightless plastics, small shallow cranks & small spinnerbaits

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i use an avid 6'9" mlxf for 3" craws on small jig heads, small weightless plastics, 1/8oz bitsy bugs

you could use your other more moderate rod for cranks...

if you want another fast action, id go with the avid mentioned above, AVS66MLF. I use the LES version for light tubes, grubs, cranks, small spinners and inline spinners .

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I use a light Hurricane Redbone with a supreme 8025 spinning reel, handles bass with ease, my favorite bass outfit.

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I just picked up a Dobyn's DX742SF Chamion Extreme rod which is 7'4" to primarily use to throw open hook baits like jighead tube & grub combo's, flickshake worms and wacky rig Senko's on 6lb florocarbon. The last couple of years prior to that I was using a 6'9" Loomis bronzeback that performed well for this application, the reason I got the 7'4" Dobyn's is I wanted a longer rod to increase casting distance and Loomis didn't offer a 7'4" ML rod. No matter the brand you choose a ML rod is a terrific choice for finnesse fishing.

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Anyone use a ml rod for bass?

i use a light power rod for bass fishing. i throw some weightless worms , light shaky heads and cranks with it. fun stuff.

before that , i used a two piece UL rod for bass. super fluke jr's and size 3-7 rapalas were thrown. now its a panfish/crappie rod.

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I use that exact rod RW listed and I absolutely love it as well. It's actually my primary rod with a Daiwa Exceler 2500 because I'm a poor college kid fishing in NJ where the bass don't get huge lol. I'm planning on buying a 6'6" MH Avid casting rod because I love the spinning one so much and I need something to match to my brand new Daiwa Viento ;D

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Oh baby ! :-*

Yabba, dabba, dooh !  :D

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I have the StCroix Avid 7 spin MLF . Very nice and sensitive set up on either the 1000 or 2500 Shimano reels. I use it for drop shot and small finesse baits weights 1/4 and less. T rig light worms baby craws with light sharp hooks 6# test line. Excellent trout rod set up.

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I love St. Croix' ML power spinning rods!

They're perfect for a "crossover" rod when I want to handle finesse bass baits, small cranks/jerks, and river smallies - as well as other species like marbleyes, crappie, trout...

I only have one right now, a PS70MLF, but I am looking into picking up a new AVS63MLXF within the next week or so...That particular rod is hard to find, but I think it will fit the bill perfectly for me - unless I convince myself to get a SR782 IMX.

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I have an ALL Star Titanium 6'6" MLF spinning rod.  It's fantastic for topwaters.  However, last year I lost my biggest of the season (still pretty small :D ) fishing from the end of a boat dock.  It didn't have enough backbone to steer this guy away from a boat on the side...  He ended up getting caught up and breaking the line after a couple minutes of teasing me :)

(and I actually did go in the water to free him, but she got away on her own...)

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ML is very handy for throwing smaller grubs, or even smaller cranks for bass. My favorite river Smallmouth rod is a 7' ML. Enough backbone for bigger fish, but still fun to catch "pounders" on.

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Anyone use a ml rod for bass?

I use a 7' ML Avid paired with 6lb fluorocarbon line. It's my favorite spinning rod. I use it for dropshotting, small jigs, small weightless plastics, light shaky heads, dragging tubes, split shot rigs, small jerkbaits and crankbaits. A pretty versatile rod, I would not recommend using it around heavy cover, but it has plenty of power for big fish in open water. 

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All my casting rods are MH and above, and all my hooks are 4/0 and above. If I feel the need to go lighter it is with a spinning setup.

That rod is just too light for the stuff I fish.

Good luck.

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