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I am looking to buy a tube rod and can't seem to find one that's designed for it? It has to be baitcasting thats the only thing.

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Cumara 6'8 MH x-fast... I fish tubes ALOT and that is a killer tube rod. For spinning i use a 6'8 M fast cumara. Amazing sensitivity and really lite not to mention the best warranty on the market

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the powell is very sensitive too and has a x-fast tip on it.  It is not heavy at all too.  Also comes with a lifetme warranty.

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How will you be fishing the tube?  The ideal rod can range anywhere from a ML spinning rod to a flipping stick, depending on the application.

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I would go with a medium-heavy rod around 7' with a fast or x-fast action.  For sparse cover you could get away with a medium power rod, but I would stick with the med-hvy for versatility.  Spool up with 15lb fluoro and you're good to go.

If you go this route, you'll find that a 7'0" MH is a suitable rod for a wide variety of applications, not just tubes...

Cheers

(suggest a price range if you are looking for specific brand/model suggestions)

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I use a 7'M Daiwa Zillion for my tubes now.  I bought it last year for about $170 (eBay offer).  It's really sensitive and even though it's a M, this thing is stiff and powerful.  I would also say 703 Powell or dobyns savvy in you range.

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6' MF would be a good choice for fishing 1/16 to 1/4 oz tubejigs in relatively light weed cover, rocks and around edges. I rig it with 15 lb braid and a 8-10 lb fluoro leader.

If you plan on sometimes fishing heavier cover, light pitching with Texas rigs or throwing tubes 3/16 and up, then I'd go with a 7' MHF rigged with 20 lb braid and a 10-12 lb fluoro leader.

I fish tubes often and I use both combos about equally. They're both about as versatile as they get and can handle many lures.

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