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Looking to purchase some new rattle trap rods I broke three rods this weekend and they don't make the rods I had any more any suggestion I had team diawa samurai. Rod they were great but now there gone

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Its according to how heavy the cover you are fishing. Powell makes a great trap rod. Its a TW special. I also like the 703CB Glass in a little more open water. My Dobyns Savvy 734 works great rippin em out of thick grass and has a soft enough tip to cast em a mile.

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I use a 7' M/F for an all around trap rod.

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Here is a review on a rod & reel you should consider:

Two months ago I acquired the new Pinnacle reel, the Optimus XLT.

I selected a matching rod, the DHC5-701CAMCB which is primarily

designed for jerkbaits and light crankbaits. However, this combination

is much more versatile than that! I would definitely include topwater,

spinnerbaits and any "moving" application, especially small to medium

weight swimbaits.

The Optimus XLT is a work of art. X-Bone metal frame with gold titanium

side covers complimented by gunmetal grey, silver and black. Sporting a

gear ration of 7.3:1, the reel is smooth and fast. Inside we have 11

double-shielded stainless steel bearings. The drive gear is comprised

of duralumin alloy which is 70% lighter and 20% stronger than brass.

Braking consists of tandem cast control, both magnetic and centrifugal

anti-backlash systems with external dial settings. Casting is a dream

and the retreive is exceptional. As an added bonus, the Optimkus XLT

features a "quick Flip" button that allows the spool to be engaged

instantly.

The reel balances perfectly with the DHC5-701CAMCB. This is a match

made in heaven. The beauty of the rod simply completes the

package. The rod is built with a proprietary blank featuring

a beautiful heavy epoxy finish. The rod is split-grip with AAA

grade cork, Fuji real seats and Alconite guides. The guides feature

diamond polished stainless steel frames.

On the water you will find the casting distance superb. The rod is

forgiving yet powerful. My personal comparison of this rig is to

the G.Loomis GLX MBR842C/ Core 50MG. That's been my favorite

for some time, now I have two!

I hope you consider giving the new top end Pinnacle

a try. This is a great rod and reel and a very

reasonable price. I intend to fish this combination

extensively in the months to come and will update

this review later.

Good luck!

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6'-6" or 7' FIBERGLASS, Medium with Parabolic action.

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It really depends on where I'm throwing the traps. For snapping off weeds or deep yo-yo retrieves, I like a M/F rod, and use a St. Croix LTB70MF "Teaser" with 12# P-Line CXX and a high speed Zillion. For rocks, I prefer a more traditional cranking setup that has a slower taper and more forgiveness when rebounding off rocks. I use a St. Croix Avid AVC70MHM with 12# fluoro and a high speed Zillion. If I am skipping a trap under docks, I go with a shorter, X-fast rod, either an AVC62MXF or AVC68MXF with 12# P-line CXX. Reel doesn't make much difference, just that you are capable of skipping a bait with it.

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I use a 7'6" loomis cbr. It works great for traps and dd22's.

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It really depends on where I'm throwing the traps. For snapping off weeds or deep yo-yo retrieves, I like a M/F rod, and use a St. Croix LTB70MF "Teaser" with 12# P-Line CXX and a high speed Zillion. For rocks, I prefer a more traditional cranking setup that has a slower taper and more forgiveness when rebounding off rocks. I use a St. Croix Avid AVC70MHM with 12# fluoro and a high speed Zillion. If I am skipping a trap under docks, I go with a shorter, X-fast rod, either an AVC62MXF or AVC68MXF with 12# P-line CXX. Reel doesn't make much difference, just that you are capable of skipping a bait with it.

x2 Good advice. Just out of curiosity, how did you break 3 rods in a weekend?

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Big gville bass in 8 foot water on 1oz one knockers awesome weekend even with broke rods still put 26 pounds in the boat its also amazing how fast a broke rod will shear 20lb floracarbon.

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Big gville bass in 8 foot water on 1oz one knockers awesome weekend even with broke rods still put 26 pounds in the boat its also amazing how fast a broke rod will shear 20lb floracarbon.

You might want to set your drag a little differently. I fished all weekend for trout and salmon with bass gear - a five fish limit would have been about 65 lbs. I didn't break a single rod, LOL.

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Truth be told rods were probably a little over due for replacement but now I have no choice they were great now there gone

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If you like to really horse'em in, take a look at the Lamiglass xcf705R. It's a glass rod but designed for rippin'.

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Ive used all glass david fritts rods before but they don't work well in the grass I thought I mite try a medium action graphite rod but a little scared of it being to soft but I don't want to be to stiff either what ever just right is what I want i'll try some of your suggestions thanks for the input

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My two dedicated trap setups are a 7M Steez Flexlite/IS73 for lighter baits/cover and a 7'2 Flexlite/Zillion Type R for ripping traps out of grass and busting them through brush and timber.

if you are looking for the most wicked sweet trap stick out there the 7'2MH Flexlite is it, both are awesome sticks but the 7'2 gets far more use for what I use them for and I will be buying another 7'2 shortly. However if they are more then you want to spend my Dad loves his

Phenix X10 I can not speak for that stick as I have never used it however I can say this he is avery good tourney guy as am I and I assure you if it didnt do its job well he wouldnt use it.

But if you dont mind putting up the cash the Flexlite CAN NOT be beat, they stick them well and hold them tight, they feel awesome in hand and are uber sensitive cranking sticks the only bad this is that once you own one you will "need" more... as of right now I own 6 of them and need one more 7'2 lol 90% of my cranking (Lipless or Lipped) duties are done with a Flexlite.

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My two dedicated trap setups are a 7M Steez Flexlite/IS73 for lighter baits/cover and a 7'2 Flexlite/Zillion Type R for ripping traps out of grass and busting them through brush and timber.

if you are looking for the most wicked sweet trap stick out there the 7'2MH Flexlite is it, both are awesome sticks but the 7'2 gets far more use for what I use them for and I will be buying another 7'2 shortly. However if they are more then you want to spend my Dad loves his

Phenix X10 I can not speak for that stick as I have never used it however I can say this he is avery good tourney guy as am I and I assure you if it didnt do its job well he wouldnt use it.

But if you dont mind putting up the cash the Flexlite CAN NOT be beat, they stick them well and hold them tight, they feel awesome in hand and are uber sensitive cranking sticks the only bad this is that once you own one you will "need" more... as of right now I own 6 of them and need one more 7'2 lol 90% of my cranking (Lipless or Lipped) duties are done with a Flexlite. I'll get one in my hands an giver a try

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Thats what I hope I need something that fits my hand an feels like a ride in a big caddy when I use it

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Before I would buy any expensive rods after breaking three in one weekend I would want to be sure I knew how I broke those three rods. Rods just don't break themselves, and when used properly, fish don't break them either. IMHO

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he said they were old, but yea 3 in a weekend even if all old that is beyond quirky.. i would croak roll over and croak again and pull an IKE that ike has never seen himself, if I broke 3 rods in one outing. poor kids across the lake woudl be asking,,,,, mommy what %$%$ word mean lol

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7' MH Veritas.

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