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I'm looking for a rattlebait rod for rippin through grass. i was thinking a powell 704 and using braid but i didnt know if the parabolic bend will allow me to rip free from the grass. i was also looking at the new powell glass "spook and trap" rod. i guess my big question here is do i go with a slower action or fast action rod?

thanks in advance

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I use a Mod action rod for deep cranks but for lip-less cranks but you want the faster action for lip-less cranks MF or F with some sensitivity to feel the bait ticking the grass.

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Yes, fast action with medium to medium-hvy power to rip the lure.  Also, go with a low stretch line like braid or fluoro.  You will lose a little of the rod's action at the end of the line with mono.

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I use an St. Croix LTB70MF "teaser" to fish vibration baits in weeds.  The fast tip really helps detecting and snapping off weeds.

For deflecting vibration baits off rocks and wood, I use A St. Croix AVC70MM for baits under 1/2 oz, and AVC70MHM for bigger baits.

Line choice is very subjective, I've had good results with 12 lb. Fluoro, or 10 lb. CXX for weeds.

For rocks and wood, I use 8 or 10 lb. CXX.

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