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C-Rig weight and action?

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I read through the C-Rig thread that was up recently and followed RW's link to the older 6 page C-Rig thread and read through all that. I'm now psych'd and have decided to pick up a dedicated C-Rig. The only thing I've run into is that different rod manufacturers that make technique specific C-Rig rods all seem to have a different idea of what the proper weight and action should be.

I'm assuming that depth and cover are the primary factors driving the disparity in C-Rig designs so.. My home lake is 1,477 acres (24.3 miles of shoreline) and its main points and humps don't really get any deeper than 20', so I'm thinking I probably won't need any more than 5/8oz weight(at most). I just don't want to end up with a heavier rod than is necessary.

I plan to go with straight Flouro(or braid) on the mainline to reduce line stretch and for increased sensitivity.

Rod versatility could be considered a factor, but it's pretty low on the list of priorities.

Here are a few I'm considering. All are around my price point.

Castaway CD7-X, http://www.***.com/descpage.html?PCODE=CXP3C (Anyone know anything about these? I've never seen them mentioned)

Falcon Lowrider LFC-7-17S

http://www.***.com/Falcon_LowRider_XG_Split-Grip_Casting_Rods/descpage-FLSGC.html (seems awfully heavy)

Powell 703C or 704C

http://www.***.com/Powell_Max_Casting_Rods/descpage-PCR.html

Fast, or XF? MH or H?

I'm assuming a high speed reel is preferable as well.

Also, if any of my conclusions are off, feel free to set me straight. ;)

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7' or longer; MH or H; Fast Action is my suggestion.

8-)

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If I had the cash to buy a new C-rig rod it would be 7'2" or 7'3" long, fast action and rated 3/8-1 1/4 oz. (more or less). Most of the time when I throw a C-rig I use a 3/4-1 oz weight.

I currently use a 7'MH fast action, rated 1/4-1 oz. It works fine for now.

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