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burleytog

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Picked up a W&M Tessera yesterday, impulse buy.  Had looked at them a few times over the last month.  Ended up buying the 7' Spinnerbait/Worm rod. 

One thing the rod isn't is a worm rod.  Might make a decent spinnerbait rod, but still a little too soft.  It shines, however, as a crankbait rod.

Combined with a Citica E and 12 lb. CXX, it is a Bandit 200 slinging machine.  I was accustomed to having trouble casting the Bandit 100's and 200's.  Usually throw them on a 6'6 Fenwick HMG M with decent results.

Action is listed as Med. Fast, but it is closer to a straight Mod.  Very light with a good amount of backbone.

There are a few cons.  Hook hanger is in the wrong place (always put the d**n thing in front of the reel seat).  The cutout on the reel seat is a little rough.  Some of the smaller guides have quite a bit too much epoxy at the base.

Didn't think I would like it, but after one day of throwing nothing but crankbaits, I have to say it may be one of the best cranking rods I've ever used, even it that wasn't their intended purpose.

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i really like that rod as a shaky head rod. i assume a Curado 200 E7 would be a perfect match.

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played with the spinnerbait/worm rod the other day and thought the same thing...way too moderate for spinnerbaits and worms.

felt more like a cbr.

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Burley, glad you posted this.  Bought the same rod with plans to use it as a cbr for mid runners/lipless but haven't had the chance to use it yet.  Now I'm sure I made the right choice.  Shop near me sells the rods for $76.95.  Might pick up another one.

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The whole line feels like cranking sticks.

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Actually, the crankin' stick feels more like a piece of wet spaghetti........

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The whole line feels like cranking sticks.

I've not handled one that didn't feel far too whippy.  Wouldn't mind to have the jig rod to give it a shot, but it is just too wimpy.

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My buddy picked up that rod the other day. I was messing with right before I read this post and was thinking it was too whippy for anything but trebles. Take the spinnerbait/worm writing off and it really does seem like a solid crankbait rod. Maybe topwater/jerkbait too.

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If your looking for the sho nuff pup wood stick, the senko toad rod is a little stiffer with a light tip. My partner has that rod and complains about it being to stiff. I got the flippin rod wich is great and i got the jerkbait rod. The jerkbait rod is whimpy but thats what i bought it for.

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