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What Is The Best 7 Foot Spinning Rod For $150 Or Under

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I was thinking about getting the johnny morris carbon black, it felt nice, if any of you have one and care to give your opinion on it , that would be great. I want a 1 piece 7 foot, maybe even 7'3, or 7,6. . The vendettas were nice also, but i think im a cork handle kind of guy. I caught a 1 pound largemouth yesterday, and the medium spinning rod i was using seems like it couldnt handle much more, im sure it could but a 5 pounder, in some weeds , and im sure it wouldnt be fun, so should i go medium heavy, or heavy, but i want to use the rod for somewhat light stuff, like flukes. I would appreciate some advice,, thanks all

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What will you be using it for? I just bought a Crucial and I think I am in love.

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Reading the post it appears to me that "backbone" is the issue. Almost any med 7' spinning rod will easily handle fish in excess of 10#, you don't need to spend a $100. I've caught a countless number of fish over 20#, many larger than that on my redbone 8/17, many other good brands as well.

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For un-weighted plastics, a good starting point is a 7' Med/Fast spinning rod. This should handle baits <1/2 oz and handle any size bass you'd hook in cover where you'd throw such a bait. For fishing light contact baits I'd suggest the highest quality rod your budget can handle regardless of brand.

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^ what he said ;)

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Thought I've never fished one, Powells seem to get great reviews and they're in your price range. For a few bucks more, the St Croix Avids are also some GREAT rods.

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Thought I've never fished one, Powells seem to get great reviews and they're in your price range. For a few bucks more, the St Croix Avids are also some GREAT rods.

I have a Powell 7ft ML spinning rod. Sweet! About $140.

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I will be using it for plastics and light jigs, kind of all purpose.But i will probaly work mostly plastics. Like one gentlemen said, backbone is the issue, and i would like a medium, even a medium light, i will have 15b pound braid on it. a 5 inch senko is probaly as heaviest i will toss, It just seemed a medium wouldnt handle a descent bass burying itself in the weeds, but if you guys say it can , i trust your opionions on here, i got about a week before i buy the rod, it just seems like the medium i got doesnt have enough of a strong whip to it , to cast light stuff, but i have a low end 6 foot 6 medium , so a 7 foot well built medium, may be what i need, thanks for the opinions, and thanks in advance for more opinions

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No doubt about it...Powell 703 MEFS is what you need. It has plenty of backbone and can control most any bait you throw on it. It is a great rod for a great price at $140. If you buy by tomorrow at BTD.com you can get 20% off or 15% off at TW!!

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I started making my own rods recently using MHZ blanks from Mudhole. They are exactly like GLoomis blanks, in both specs and actual performance, and they cost a lot less. I have three rods I am working on now that I spent around $250 to do. Once you get through the initial investment in equipment like dryers or wrappers and epoxy glue and finish, you can make rods for around $85 to $100, and they are custom rods. Something to think about if you like making your own gear like I do.

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I really enjoy bps bionic blades. I think they are 79.99. Great deal

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Pony up the extra 20 bones and get a Dobyns Savvy 702. Sweet spot in that lineup in my opinion. Never mind the medium light rating, that rod is a medium. I own both the 6'9" and 7' model and I like the 6'9" a little better. Can't explain why but you said you were looking for a 7 footer.

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