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Brendan Duffy

Ultimate All Purpose Combo?!

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What I want: MB783 GLX with split grip, no foregrip and spiral wrapped TiSic guides with a Core51 and 15lb FC

What I have: Powell 683C with Curado 201E7

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If I were to be limited to only one baitcasting combo I might cry. But I would think I would want a 7' MH with a fast taper and good backbone. I have used one for just about every application at one time or another. I would spool it with 15lb 100% flourocarbon.

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I would go with dobyns 704 with a core 100 mg.....! I would go with like 30lb braid and just tie leaders depending on application.

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What would be your ideal, all-purpose baitcasting combo?!

I personally don't have an opinion on the 'ideal' all-purpose combo. I recently asked the same question after coming back from fishing with a relative while in Florida...except about all-purpose bass rods. Grew up with spinning reels, but wasn't happy with the size needed for heavier lines. My reaction was to switch to baitcasting equipment.

The resulting consensus was a 6'6" to 7' MH with a fast tip. I bought a 7 footer. (Man does it seem long after using my ultralight spinning equipment!) Didn't think to ask about an all-purpose bass reel. Just seemed to make sense to go the middle route for the retrieve ratio, and buy the best one I could afford. In my case that was the Daiwa Fuego L on closeout. A $229 reel for $145 was too good to pass up.

Only time will tell if I made the right choices. Am hoping to try the combo on water next weekend.

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I would go with dobyns 704 with a core 100 mg.....! I would go with like 30lb braid and just tie leaders depending on application.

I agree. I have a 744 and it seems like the 4 powered Dobyns can handle most anything.

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rod - 6'6" or 7' , med or MH, fast

reel - low profile, 6 or 7 gear ratio

my all purpose combo is a mbr783 with curado 201E7. my ideal combo would prob have a $500 dollar reel on it. ;)

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Mine has just become a Kistler LTX 6'9" MH.  Reel will be either a Chronarch 51Mg or Browning Midas.

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GLX MBR844C/ Core 50MG7

8-)

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6'6" MH/F or M/F graphite rod, 6.x:1 baitcast reel, 12lb line of choice

x2 except I would prefer a 7' rod

x3, but with a 6'9" to 6'10" rod.

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Shimano Curado 200e7, 7.1:1 gear ratio. Hey, I can always slow down, ;)

St. Croix Mojo Bass 6'6" Medium action rod.

12lb Stren original clear/blue mono.

This would work for anything I get myself into when it comes to bass fishing.

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Steez (JDM wiley) 7' MH rod w/ Steez 100HA reel

or

G.Loomis GLX MBR842 7' MH rod w/ Steez 100HA reel

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G.Loomis GLX MBR842 7' MH rod w/ Steez 100HA reel

Hmm...

On your recommendation, I matched my

842 with the Core 50MG7. It's a very nice

combination!

8-)

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St. Croix LTCB68MXF/Shimano Curado 200E7. This combo would work very well with just about any bait/rig except Deep cranks or pitch/flip heavy cover. The lite tip is great for weightless baits but has the backbone to handle other baits. You may want to use different lines for some baits thuogh.

jmho

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