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can a parabolic rod be used as a worm rod or even fish some jigs. I have a rod and it's a carrot stix cranking stick and I don't use it much. Just wanted to know if any other way to fish with it

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Try it out and see for yourself. Parabolic rods are normally just catagerized as "crankbaits and topwater" rods, but a heavier rod with a moderate action can be a great jig rod and/or T-Rig rod. Some even like them for spinnerbaits.

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You may have trouble with a hook set fishing plastics on a whippy rod. Generally plastics are fished on a graphite medium heavy rod with a fast action.

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Best used with treble baits like jerk baits & cranks. Use braid with it & you might have success with other applications as well if it has some stiffness/backbone.

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It has some pretty solid backbone and it is rated for weights up to 3/4. I do have braid spooled up on it so that should help. The only step now is go out and fish it.

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Parabolic is the action. What is the power? I have an older Castaway HG40 Flppin stick, slow, parabolic action, heavy power. I know that Gary Klein's Signature flippin stick is a parabolic action.

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Two of my medium weight worm rods have parabolic bends. Both are loaded with braid, one has a 5-6 foot mono leader. I have no problems getting complete hook penetration with either rod. However, if I increase my hook diameter to a Superwire, I will then sometimes have issues with good penetration on larger bass with the rod that has the 5'-6' mono leader. I never have hookset issues with the %100 braid setup, regardless of wire diameter.

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Two of my medium weight worm rods have parabolic bends. Both are loaded with braid, one has a 5-6 foot mono leader. I have no problems getting complete hook penetration with either rod. However, if I increase my hook diameter to a Superwire, I will then sometimes have issues with good penetration on larger bass with the rod that has the 5'-6' mono leader. I never have hookset issues with the %100 braid setup, regardless of wire diameter.

I have been using my E21 Cranking rod as a spinner/Buzzbait rod. This rod has more power than your typical cranking rod and I also have it spooled with braid so far hook sets have been no issue. I like the parabolic action to help with keeping the fish buttoned up once hooked. I think for light texas rigging with a standard diameter hook you would be fine. For Flipping or Jig fishing with a heavy wire hook I would opt for Braid plus a Heavier power rod with a fast action to drive that heavy hook home. JMO

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My XH flipping stick is moderate to slow action, maybe not parabolic, but close. It really helps with sling the fish up and out of cover on the hook set.

I also know a few guys that use a parabolic MH spinning rod for fishing tubes deep, using heavy, open hook tube jigs. I tried it, and it worked well, but I don't use tubes enough to say 100%.

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My XH flipping stick is moderate to slow action, maybe not parabolic, but close. It really helps with sling the fish up and out of cover on the hook set.

I also know a few guys that use a parabolic MH spinning rod for fishing tubes deep, using heavy, open hook tube jigs. I tried it, and it worked well, but I don't use tubes enough to say 100%.

Once hook set is acheived a slower action or parabolic rod will benefit you in fighting the fish almost always. My personal preference for flipping heavy cover is less bend in the rod to yank the fish out faster as this is a close range situation and there is not much fight invloved other than pulling the fish up through the thick stuff. With Flouro lines and braids helping with hook penetration a lot of the pros are using slower action rods these days for pitching around modereate cover.

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For some reason, Parabolic rods always get labeled as whippy or wimpy. Parabolic really only means that the rod bends through the entire blank. Lots of people that flip into very heavy cover are starting to use parabolic rods now to help keep fish pinned when setting the hook.

I've got a couple of parabolic trolling rods that I use offshore for billfish. I wouldn't exactly call those wimpy or whippy. :D

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For some reason, Parabolic rods always get labeled as whippy or wimpy. Parabolic really only means that the rod bends through the entire blank. Lots of people that flip into very heavy cover are starting to use parabolic rods now to help keep fish pinned when setting the hook.

I've got a couple of parabolic trolling rods that I use offshore for billfish. I wouldn't exactly call those wimpy or whippy. :D

Agree with the advancement in no strecth lines and sharper hooks you no longer need a super fast tip to set the hook. You kind of get the best of both worlds. Maybe Skeet knew what he was doing with his whippy worm rods..

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