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1.Clarus Spinning Rod 6'6" Med MF Taper

Lure Weight: 1/8-1/2

In Stock:

Yes Price: $69.99 Qty 

CSS66MA, Line Weight: 6-12 lbs. Moderate/Fast Action.

2.Clarus Spinning Rod 6'6" Med EF Taper

Lure Weight: 1/8-1/2

In Stock:

Yes Price: $69.99 Qty 

CSSX66MA, Line Weight: 6-12 lbs. Extra Fast Action.

i need some help and advice here  ;D.. this rod will be used for mainly lake fishing and some pond fishing. i will be using this rod mainly for weightless worm, etc. small cranks, vertical fishing and the lb line i will be using is 8-10lbs.. i cannot order both but i am clueless on which one i should go with, part of me says go with the medium action extra fast taper.

there is a 7ft rod i am eyeing as well

3.  Clarus Spinning Rod 7' Med Ft Taper

Lure Weight: 1/4-5/8

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Yes Price: $79.99 Qty 

CSS70MA, Line Weight: 6-15 lbs. Fast Action. One of the best ways of catching bass is split shotting. This rod has a very sensitive tip and can detect bites even in deep water. It also has plenty of power to set the hook and pull a fish out of cover. 

-- if i go the 7ft route it will be for lake fishing only and maybe some pond. but it maybe too long for my needs...

thanks guys!

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I have a 7' Med Fast spinning rod (not a Clarus). I really think for a shorebound angler a 6'6" or less is preferable. If your going to be throwing cranks and worms, I would definitely go with the M Fast taper. I just recently purchased a M F rod, and I really enjoy the action. I think it is a really good balance of fast and slowness. You can't go wrong either way though.

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ill be fishing mostly lakes out of a bassboat with this rod tossing weightless worms and light tackle. at times i will use it pond fishing but i have rods for that too. thanks for the reply

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ill be fishing mostly lakes out of a bassboat with this rod tossing weightless worms and light tackle. at times i will use it pond fishing but i have rods for that too. thanks for the reply

Then I would go with the 7'. I feel it gives you more control and backbone; plus you eek' out a little more casting distance.

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ive had 6' , 6'6" and 7' rods. i find the 6'6" is best for shore fishing. even then , trees and shrubs can get in the way , so the 6' still has its place. imo , i felt too clumsy with the 7'.

as for the rod itself , the clarus is one BA rod for the price and the lifetime warranty is a huge bonus. depending where youre ordering from , you may be able to get the seller to match a price. there are a few sites around that offer the clarus for $10 off suggested retail depending on length.   :)

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ive had 6' , 6'6" and 7' rods. i find the 6'6" is best for shore fishing. even then , trees and shrubs can get in the way , so the 6' still has its place. imo , i felt too clumsy with the 7'.

as for the rod itself , the clarus is one BA rod for the price and the lifetime warranty is a huge bonus. depending where youre ordering from , you may be able to get the seller to match a price. there are a few sites around that offer the clarus for $10 off suggested retail depending on length. :)

i agree on length vs where you fish. so i am now leaning more towards the 7ft since ill be in a boat fishing with it. this is gonna be my lake rod. i have shorter rods for my ponds and bank fishing.

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I'm in the exact same boat as you on the Clarus spinning rod since those two 6'6" rods are the ones I'm looking at. There is another one in between them as well, a 6'6" Medium power with Fast taper, but it's a 2 piece rod so I ruled it out.

The Extra Fast taper is the one I'm leaning towards. I fish from a boat mostly, but occasionally from the bank too for not only largemouth bass but also whitebass and hybrids.  They are in a local river here where there is plenty of current so I need a stout rod. I want a strong rod that is sensitive and stout at the same time. I probably won't throw cranks with it so I don't need it MF on the taper. I do fish some treble lures with it though such as jerkbaits and inline spinners but I like the EF taper just fine for this. I figure it helps me to work the lure. After the fish strikes it, then I'll figure out how to land it, but first I gotta get the strike and this helps me to do it I think.

I'm still looking at them all though, and also considering the 7' length as well. I probably won't get mine as fast as you get yours (Curado E7 gotta come first) so I'd appreciate any input you can provide after you fish with whatever one you end up getting.

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For the worms, I prefer the xf, for the cranks, I prefer the mod fast. So if you need a rod that needs to do both, the 7' fast (right in between) would probably be the way to go.

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For the worms, I prefer the xf, for the cranks, I prefer the mod fast. So if you need a rod that needs to do both, the 7' fast (right in between) would probably be the way to go.

That 's some good advice, if you can only have one then go for the middle one, even though fast is a little bit stiff for the cranking business you can compensate the rod stiffness to a certain point by fisihing with a lighter drag setting when cranking, the drag will slip when the rod takes the full load when the fish pulls hard.

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