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I usually just go to bass pro and pick a rod out that i think looks nice and has a decent flex to it. I never paid attention to if it was a jiggin rod or a finesse, topwater etc.. I am looking at some St. Croix rods and noticed the mojo bass rods, and each one i look at for spinning is different specification for fishing. I would like to get a rod under 6'6" spinning for generally all purpose, jigging, topwater, and soft baits. my range to spend is about $150. anyone got some suggestions?blink.gif i'd prefer split handle.

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maybe wait a week or so and tackle warehouse will have a memorial day sale. dobyns savvy (usually $159) for about $135 or so...or most of the rods they carry except shimano and maybe a few others, not sure.

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sorry, I just checked the chart and it looks like the smallest is 6-9.

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sorry, I just checked the chart and it looks like the smallest is 6-9.

i can go to 7' if thats all that is out there to suit my needs. i dont think my car will take a 1piece 7footer lol.

EDIT: that dobyns savvy is an excellent looking rod.

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Go with the Dobyns !!!!...Just got mine awesome rod....Compares very well with my St Croixs

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Go with the Dobyns !!!!...Just got mine awesome rod....Compares very well with my St Croixs

i probly will and i am gonna wait to see if there is a sale. gonna put it with my pflueger presidential.

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St Croix does have split grip Premier rods, starting with 6' medium

they dont really have an all purpose rod for spinning tho. they have more specialty rods for bait casting

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Don't be mislead by the labelling a company uses. It is merely a guideline for what the company feels the rod would excel at, or was designed for. However, handle the rod if possible, and decide for yourself as to whether the power and action would serve YOU as an all purpose rod. Personally, I would look at length, power and action in determining MY application of a particular rod. I would take the manufacturer suggestions into consideration, but would not let it dictate my decision.

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You're looking for a medium power fast action rod, rated for upto about 1/2 oz lures.

I like to have a specialized set-up for jigs and plastics though, with Daiwa Samurai as the mainline, but that's just me.

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Technique specific rod labels are marketing and purely suggestion. Concentrate on learning the available combinations of length, power and action and how each characteristic might affect a specific presentation. Only then will you be able to shop with confidence to put together a technique specific rig. There are lots of posts and articles on this site to get you pointed in the right direction. For basic bass fishing, Med Hvy/Fast baitcasting, Med/Fast spinning and Med Hvy/ Mod baitcast rods in a7' length will pretty much cover all the bases.

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Technique specific rod labels are marketing and purely suggestion. For basic bass fishing, Med Hvy/Fast baitcasting, Med/Fast spinning and Med Hvy/ Mod baitcast rods in a7' length will pretty much cover all the bases.

I went with this philosophy but stayed with baitcasters, and I have been EXTREMELY satisfied with my setups. I also added in a 7' M F baitcaster and have loved them all

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dicks sporting goods have field and stream rods with split grips and look sharp for $60 made with IM7 graphite. they are technique specific too, but that really doesn't matter just grab that rod bend it a bit and see if you like it. you could also check out denali rods they have some nice stuff in your range.

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I'd wait for the TW sale that can't be too far off.

I think you'd be much better off with a 7 foot rod if you can get away with it. If you're set on a split grip rod under 7 foot, the Powell 684 and 683 would be a good option along with the Savvy 663.

Powell Max:

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

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