Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Hooligan

Split decision? I'm shaking over which to get...

Recommended Posts

Two rods I'm looking at right now.  I've fished neither, but own different rods in both lines.  I have my opinions on which rods I like, and they really go back and forth versus each other on technique. 

Background (in case the title didn't give it away(see it now?))  I'm looking for a finesse rod that will handle shakey heads, splitshotting, some light dropshot, and dragging light tubes as well.  I'll also be likely to throw some light jerkbaits with the rod, 2" and 3" Senko's for instance.

The two rods I'm looking at are the Cumarra CUS72MH, and the Legend Tournament LTBS68MXF.  Both are what I would deem as rods being able to do what I'd ask of them, yet maybe I'm not seeing something that someone else will. 

Thoughts, any and all, are appreciated.  (For the record what's going on the rod is a CI4, or Sustain.  Typically it will be spooled with 6lb Fluoro, occasionally 20lb Tufline.)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a CI4 on the Cumara you are looking at.

LOVE it! But, to be honest I haven't fished the other rod, others will chime in.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i have the LE version of the 68mxf (full grip) and i think you would like it for those presentations if you dont go too light on the drop shot weight. this rod would not be my choice for 2 and 3 inch senkos.

im not sure how similar the LE and LT are however.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have the LTBS68MXF and I use it primarily for tubes. It's good for shakey heads too. I wouldn't use it for drop shot tho, It has a little too much power for my taste. I love it though. The most sensitive rod I've ever fished.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I have the LTBS68MXF and I use it primarily for tubes. It's good for shakey heads too. I wouldn't use it for drop shot tho, It has a little too much power for my taste. I love it though. The most sensitive rod I've ever fished.

I have the Avid 68MXF (similar power and action); it has to much power and is way to fast to properly load with light baits : your casting distance will suffer and light line will breack on hookset. I deffinitely NOT recomand it for dropshoting, something is gonna breack (leader or fishes mouth)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Didn't end up with either of these.  Ended up with the CUS72M Cumara.  It just felt more "right" in my hand for the prospective purposes of the rod.  I went to what's known locally as "desperation hole" and dropped a shakey in and fell in love with the rod.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    bass fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing rods

    fishing rods


    fishing rods

    fishing reels
    fishing gear

    Truck Caps

    fishing reels
    fishing reels

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×