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What are the all around best rods for the following two lure selections.

A rod for Treble hook lures?(topwater, crankbaits, jerkbaits, rattle traps)

A rod for single hook lures?(jigs and spinnerbaits)

i would just like to know what is the best rod for each of these applications.

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would the 7 foot medium medium be alot different then my loomis 6 foot 6 medium fast? and also could you name brands.

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would the 7 foot medium medium be alot different then my loomis 6 foot 6 medium fast? and also could you name brands.

The 6' 6" MF would be fine for jerks and topwater because you generally want to have the rod tip near the water when you impart action, especially for topwater.  The extra length and mod action will suit the crankbait better.

What's the price range you looking into?

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$250 or less, i usually buy super expensive rods only for finese applications.  for moving lure rods i try not to go over 250.

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What are the all around best rods for the following two lure selections.

A rod for Treble hook lures?(topwater, crankbaits, jerkbaits, rattle traps)

A rod for single hook lures?(jigs and spinnerbaits)

i would just like to know what is the best rod for each of these applications.

Treble hooks -- 7' medium. Moderate tip. Softer tip makes treble hooks not pull out as easily.

Single hooks -- 7' medium/heavy. Fast tip or Xtra Fast tip. Need a fast tip and good backbone to set the hook with single hook lures.

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now, another question about the single hook rod, does it need to be super sensitive or would say an avid work just as well as a loomis imx because i believe the imx is more sensitive but i dont know if that matters a whole lot for these aspects since i dont fish them aton but would like to start.

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Specific suggestions:

Treble hooks: Avid AVC66MF

This rod has a soft tip,is easily

maneuvered for working topwater

and jerkbaits, well made and as

sensitive as you need for "moving"

lures.

Single hooks: IMX MBR844C

Be patient and you should be able to

find this rod for $175-$200. This is a

great rod!

8-)

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Treble hook baits 7ft MM is fine.

Jig rod and spinnerbaits, I like to at least use a 7'4 Heavy and most of the time I like a 7'6 flipping stick for my jigs and spinnerbaits. You can cast further, and move more line on the hook set.

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"Best" is a matter of interpretation, some will say moderate action for treble hooks, could be true, but that would mean for me having a specialized/technique/lure specific rod and I don 't like that, I like my rods to be multipurpose so what turns a bait into a crankbait rod or a light lure rod is not determined by the action but by the power rating and the selection of rod power depends greatly upon the cover density and type of the place I 'm going to fish, if there 's little or no cover I will fish crankbaits with the lightest power I can get away with as long as it can stand the weight of the lure, so for those places I would use a L/ML fast action rod, if I 'm going to fish denser cover then a ML/M would become the crankbait rod and so on.

That system has worked fine for me for years.

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"Best" is a matter of interpretation, some will say moderate action for treble hooks, could be true, but that would mean for me having a specialized/technique/lure specific rod and I don 't like that, I like my rods to be multipurpose so what turns a bait into a crankbait rod or a light lure rod is not determined by the action but by the power rating and the selection of rod power depends greatly upon the cover density and type of the place I 'm going to fish, if there 's little or no cover I will fish crankbaits with the lightest power I can get away with as long as it can stand the weight of the lure, so for those places I would use a L/ML fast action rod, if I 'm going to fish denser cover then a ML/M would become the crankbait rod and so on.

That system has worked fine for me for years.

IMO, that's a wise response.

I too avoid technique-specific outfits, and do so out of necessity.

I have to buy equipment for two separate anglers that must serve every aspect of bass fishing.

If I thought it were necessary to buy technique-specific outfits,

I'd have to tote about 30 fishing outfits, and that wouldn't leave much room for the motor ;D

Roger

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Between me, my compadre, the battery, TM, outboard, coooler, seats, anchors, tackle bags and rods, hell, it 's pretty crowded in the 12 ft tub to carry a lot of rods  ;).

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I agree with Raul, I use different lure types and techniques on the same rods and select my rods according to water conditions and size of fish.  I'll use the same 1/4 or 1/2 oz bait on my 6/12m bass rod and use that same bait on 10/20 tarpon rod.

I hate confusion, guess that's why I keep it simple and basic.

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I'm surprised. I thought you two (Roger & Raul)

would be particularly fond of technique specific

gear. I get goose bumps just thinking about it!

:;)

Don 't be surprised my friend, we don 't need them technique specific gear, we just too darn good with what we got. ;)

Actually, and leave this just between us, I don 't need fishfinder, just got it cuz it adds wow factor to the rig, all I need to do is to extend my hand and that 's how I locate them basses.  ;)

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I'm surprised. I thought you two (Roger & Raul)

would be particularly fond of technique specific

gear. I get goose bumps just thinking about it!

:;)

DARN...does this mean I have to turn in my "Bass Card"? :'(

Seriously Kent, I really don't have much choice.

I never know in advance which technique will be the "Technique Du Jour",

and since I must buy "2" outfits for every technique, we need to stay 'versatile'.

Roger

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thank yall for the help, when i get a chance im going to go to a tackle shop and try out different rods in the actions and powers yall said and see what feels best.

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