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Rod action for Spinnerbaits.

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Is fast/mh what most "spinnerbait rods are?  Looking through BPS catalog, thats what alot of the specific technique rods are, as best I can tell.  Is that a good choice for a dedicated spinnerbait rod?

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Probably, unless you throw light lures.

3/8 oz and under will work better with

Medium Power.

8-)   

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generally, a 7'0" Med. Heavy, Fast Action rod is good. But it all depends on your preference. I got a 6'6" med. Heavy, Fast Action... works out great, especially for underhanded, short-range casting, which I usually do when fishing the blades. hope this helps.

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Deermaster,

I asked this same question a couple years ago when I was looking for a new spinnerbait rod. Loomis list all of their Spinnerbait specific rods with Extra-Fast tips and yet several other manufactures make theirs on the complete other end of the spectrum with Moderate or Mod-Fast tips.

I use Kistler rods so I bought their Spinnerbait Argon rod which was a 6'9" MH/Mod. It was a much too soft tip for me and I sold the rod. I ended up just splitting the difference and bought a 6'6' MH/Fast rod and have been happy with it's performance. If it's one of those days that I'm throwing Spinnerbaits as my primary bait for that day and I want 2 or 3 Spinnerbaits tied on and laying out on my boat deck I will just use a couple 7ft MH/F rods of which I have several.

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I like a 7' MHF for spinnerbaits and buzzbaits, 3/8 oz and up.

Casting 1/4 oz spinnerbaits and buzzbaits is easier and more accurate with a 6' 10" MHXF, but it doesn't handle the 1/2, 3/4, and 1 oz spinnerbaits as well as the 7' MHF because the XF tip is a little too soft for those big spinners.

My recommendation would be the St. Croix Avid AVC70MHF. Thats what I use for 90% of my spinnerbait fishing.

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I like a 7' MHF for 3/8 oz and up for both spinners and buzzbaits.

Casting 1/4 oz spinnerbaits is easier and more accurate with a 6' 10" MHXF, but it doesn't handle the 3/4 and 1 oz spinnerbaits as well as the 7' MHF because the XF tip is a little too soft for those big spinners.

My recommendation would be the St. Croix Avid AVC70MHF. Thats what I use for 90% of my spinnerbait fishing, but I use mostly 1/2 oz and up.

I guess I'm a little confused about how the XF tip is softer than the Fast tip. I'm my experience it should be just the opposite. Much less of the rod is going to flex on a XF tip!

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I like a 7' MHF for 3/8 oz and up for both spinners and buzzbaits.

Casting 1/4 oz spinnerbaits is easier and more accurate with a 6' 10" MHXF, but it doesn't handle the 3/4 and 1 oz spinnerbaits as well as the 7' MHF because the XF tip is a little too soft for those big spinners.

My recommendation would be the St. Croix Avid AVC70MHF. Thats what I use for 90% of my spinnerbait fishing, but I use mostly 1/2 oz and up.

I guess I'm a little confused about how the XF tip is softer than the Fast tip. I'm my experience it should be just the opposite. Much less of the rod is going to flex on a XF tip!

I feel you here but it is indeed the other way than we are thinking.  i get it now though

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Much less of the rod is going to flex on a XF tip!

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I use my crankbait rod for spinnerbaits too.  It is a BPS Crankin Stick, Medium action...is this okay?  I was thinking about buying a 7' medium ugly stick lite for spinnerbaits, but didn't know how that would work out...

Sorry to hijack your thread... :D

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This is a question that really depends on what size spinnerbait you're gonna throw, and what kind of line you're gonna use to do it - a lot like the "which combo for crankbaits?" question. It depends.

For compact spinnerbaits up to about 1/2 ounce (which is what I use most of the time) I like a 7' Med/Fast to Fast action, Medium Power casting rod. Seems a little soft at first, but that's O.K. because I use braid on this set-up, so I need a little "give" somewhere in there.

For bigger lures like the 3/4 ounce compact "burners" or big full 1-ounce slow rollers I like a Medium Heavy power, again with braid.

For tiny buzzers and spinnerbaits (like the "Pond Magic" ones) I like the same spinning combo I use for inline (Mepps style) spinners.

No one rod will work very well for all these different lures.

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I use a 6'10" MH/MF rod for 3/8 to 1/2 oz spinnerbaits. I use the same rod for my lipless cranks, so the mod-fast action works well for me.

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