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I'm looking to get a new topwater rod that can also possibly pull double duty on another technique if needed. I haven't done too much looking around but I got recommended to the Powell Max glass spook-trap rod.. Looks like a decent rod but does anyone else have any recommendations for me? Thanks for any input  :)

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For all treble hooks you should us either

Moderate Action or Fast Action with a soft

tip. I prefer Medium Power for topwater.

My main rod is an Avid AVC66MF. This is a

versatile rod for everything except jigs and

soft plastics fished on the bottom.

8-)

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I use a G Loomis SMR 814C-CB for both topwater and jerkbaits.  I like a moderate fast action for treble hook type lures and this rod really does well at techniques that requires rapid jerks (like a Zara Spook or jerkbait).  I don't know what your price range is, but that is what I use and could recommend to another.

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I finally dove into custom rod building. I have been using the MHX blanks from mudhole and they rock. Amazingly light and sensitive, but still strong. I like a moderate fast tip as well, but sometimes I will use my spinnerbait rod, which is slightly stiffer, so I can work the bait better after a long cast, its also easier to maintain a good cadence with a slightly stiffer rod.

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I had the rod you speak of but sold it. It was too soft for my liking. I am against the majority for treble hook lures. I use a Daiwa graphite rod in 7ft MH/F and 17lb Trilene big game line. The line is stretchy but strong and cushions the hooks from pulling out. I need the stiffer backbone because i fish around a lot of vegetation. It is perfect for me(also good for spinnerbaits).

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All my TW fishing is done with an old AllStar Zell Rowland Topwater Special.  I've had that rod for almost 20 years and I can't count the number of bass it's pulled in.  Topwater, jerkbaits and shallow crankbaits, it's outstanding.  They may make the same rod these days, but the name/model will be different.

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A medium weight fast is best. Length doesn't matter. I like 7'.

I have a Berkeley MH-fast 7' that will work. I have All-star heavy fast that will not cast top water baits. Works for weighted worms though .

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