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Looking to buy a new rod. I need a set up for spinnerbait fishing. I throw mostly throw 1/2 oz. or less.  Willing to spend up to 250.00   Thanks Ryan

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St. Croix Avid AVC70MHF its the best spinnerbait rod Ive used to date. If I was going smaller I would use the same rod just medium action. At $190 u save some cash for the bait monkey too...

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I use a Dobyns Champion 733C for what you described and would absolutely recommend it over any other rod in that price range. I prefer 7'+ rods, if that is not for you then I would recommend either the 703C or 683C depending on your preference. I feel that the added length really helps with casting distance and it is weighted beautifully so that it doesn't feel as long as it is by any means.

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St. Croix Avid AVC70MHF its the best spinnerbait rod Ive used to date. If I was going smaller I would use the same rod just medium action. At $190 u save some cash for the bait monkey too...

That's the rod I use for spinnerbaits, a tad heavy but the best action and power combination I have found.

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I really like the Loomis MBR783. You could find it in IMX for around that price range. The St. Croix 6'-6" MF is also nice. Probably find it in LT or Avid in your price range. I stick with Loomis and Croix for all my fishing rods. In general I prefer Loomis casting and Croix spinning rods.

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Dobyns 733 or 734 depending on the type of cover you're fishing. If you need a little extra power, go with the 734, if you're spinnerbaiting in open water go with the 733. Both work great!

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If anything, I'd skimp on the rod budget to upgrade on the reel. Spinnerbait fishing is tons of cranking, very, very hard on reels.

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If anything, I'd skimp on the rod budget to upgrade on the reel. Spinnerbait fishing is tons of cranking, very, very hard on reels.

My rigs:

For 1/2 oz or less,  an Avid AVC70MF/ Shimano Metanium.

For heavier lures, St. Croix Legend Elite EC70MHF/ Calais.

8-)

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I would go with the 6'9" abu garcia veritas. It's MH with an extra fast action. In my opinion, you don't need a super sensitive rod for fishing a spinnerbait. If they are going to hit a spinnerbait, then you will know it..... :D

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I would go with the 6'9" abu garcia veritas. It's MH with an extra fast action. In my opinion, you don't need a super sensitive rod for fishing a spinnerbait. If they are going to hit a spinnerbait, then you will know it..... :D

Yes, but was that grass I just ran through or cabbage? Is the bottom I just bounced off of rocks or sand? Is my tandem willow leaf blade turning at eleventeen rpm, and speaking of my willow leaf blade, is that a zebra mussel clinging to my titanium wire? If those things are important to you, then sensitivity is important. Whether or not those things are important to you, I suppose, depends on your situation.

I use an All Star Platinum, 6'6" MXF I got for a song a while back when *** was clearing them out. This handles most of my baits from 1/4 to 3/4 without much problem. I hardly ever throw a 1 oz. spinnerbait.

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I really like the Loomis MBR783. You could find it in IMX for around that price range. The St. Croix 6'-6" MF is also nice. Probably find it in LT or Avid in your price range. I stick with Loomis and Croix for all my fishing rods. In general I prefer Loomis casting and Croix spinning rods.

X2!!! I have a IMX MH and a H - MH is great for general spinner baits and the H is fantastic for messy weeds. 6'6 is a good all around size for it.

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I've been running with a St Croix Avid AVC68MXF, and its just about perfect for spinnerbaits. 

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I would go with the 6'9" abu garcia veritas. It's MH with an extra fast action. In my opinion, you don't need a super sensitive rod for fishing a spinnerbait. If they are going to hit a spinnerbait, then you will know it..... :D

Yes, but was that grass I just ran through or cabbage? Is the bottom I just bounced off of rocks or sand? Is my tandem willow leaf blade turning at eleventeen rpm, and speaking of my willow leaf blade, is that a zebra mussel clinging to my titanium wire? If those things are important to you, then sensitivity is important. Whether or not those things are important to you, I suppose, depends on your situation.

I use an All Star Platinum, 6'6" MXF I got for a song a while back when *** was clearing them out. This handles most of my baits from 1/4 to 3/4 without much problem. I hardly ever throw a 1 oz. spinnerbait.

Hahaah, I will just leave this one alone.

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I would go with the 6'9" abu garcia veritas. It's MH with an extra fast action. In my opinion, you don't need a super sensitive rod for fishing a spinnerbait. If they are going to hit a spinnerbait, then you will know it..... :D

Yes, but was that grass I just ran through or cabbage? Is the bottom I just bounced off of rocks or sand? Is my tandem willow leaf blade turning at eleventeen rpm, and speaking of my willow leaf blade, is that a zebra mussel clinging to my titanium wire? If those things are important to you, then sensitivity is important. Whether or not those things are important to you, I suppose, depends on your situation.

I use an All Star Platinum, 6'6" MXF I got for a song a while back when *** was clearing them out. This handles most of my baits from 1/4 to 3/4 without much problem. I hardly ever throw a 1 oz. spinnerbait.

Hahaah, I will just leave this one alone.

Go ahead, get after it. It was a joke, anyway.  I couldn't tell the difference in those things if was down there looking at 'em. Some people can, and want a really sensitive rod for everything. The point of that post was to say...

IT ALL DEPENDS ON PREFERENCE.

Now, how do you skin a cat?

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7' MH Fenwick HMG...It was more then half the price you are looking at, but IMO just as good of a rod...or better. Take a serious look at this rod.

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I fish open water lakes. Most of the time I just try to get a little bottom contact, so I don't need a high priced rod. But, if you are going to be using  it a lot, you should think about weight and the quality of the reel.

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The first thing I want in a spinnerbait rod is a short handle. Spinnerbaiting is, for me, a short range, target game.

I prefer to make short 'roll" casts, keeping the bait in a flat trajectory, low to the water, then stop it right before it enters the water, to make as silent any entry as possible. I like to hit lots of targets when spinnerbait fishing.

A long handle gets in the way, catching on sleeves vest pockets, etc.

It's getting harder to find a rod with a short handle. I have two Setyr rods I use for spinnerbaits. Both 6'6", one M-F, one MH-F. Both have a handle about 8" from the front of the reel seat to the end.

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I already answered this, but after some thought.....I throw spinnerbaits on a few different rods. For the sniper style short target stuff ghoti is talking about, I agree, a short handle is a must. This is probably the bulk of my spinnerbaiting. I use an Avid AVC62MXF. For long casts on shoals and flats in clear water, I go up to a AVC68MXF. For slow rolling in deep water in rocks or coontail, I'll use my LTB70MF or LTBMHF depending on the cover.

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The first thing I want in a spinnerbait rod is a short handle. Spinnerbaiting is, for me, a short range, target game.

I prefer to make short 'roll" casts, keeping the bait in a flat trajectory, low to the water, then stop it right before it enters the water, to make as silent any entry as possible. I like to hit lots of targets when spinnerbait fishing.

A long handle gets in the way, catching on sleeves vest pockets, etc.

It's getting harder to find a rod with a short handle. I have two Setyr rods I use for spinnerbaits. Both 6'6", one M-F, one MH-F. Both have a handle about 8" from the front of the reel seat to the end.

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