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#10776934 - 04/18/15 07:54 AM Rod Help Needed for U/L Worm Rod
phototex Offline
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I have finally managed to destroy 2 of my favorite rods. They were both fiberglass spinning rods: 5'3" Eagle Claw model LWLW "ultralight worm rods." Now I need to replace them with graphite substitutes, and I have absolutely no idea where to start. I want rods no longer than 5'6". Suggestions, please.
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#10779129 - 04/19/15 01:01 PM Re: Rod Help Needed for U/L Worm Rod [Re: phototex]
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I'm not familiar with that model but recently bought a Eagle Claw 6' Power Light and so far I like it very well but it's longer than what you were looking for. When you say worm rod are you talking about live worms or plastic?

I've been looking at a Gander Mountain Vortex 5'6" ultra light that I may try.
Gander Mountain Vortex Rod
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#10780634 - 04/20/15 06:46 AM Re: Rod Help Needed for U/L Worm Rod [Re: phototex]
phototex Offline
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Thanks for your reply, Wade. I mean plastic. The little rods I broke were light in weight, but strong in backbone. I have emailed Eagle Claw the same question I posted here, but they haven't responded yet. Unfortunately, all of the ultralight rods I see are "fairy wands" with not enough backbone to set a worm hook. I'll check out the Vortex - Thanks again.

Tom
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#10781038 - 04/20/15 09:38 AM Re: Rod Help Needed for U/L Worm Rod [Re: phototex]
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Well I don't know if the Vortex will have enough backbone to set a worm hook. I looked at it in the store near me about a month ago but wasn't really thinking about it from that stand point and from what I can remember it was a fairly typical ultra light action. I'd be interested in knowing what you find that would suit that purpose.
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#10781878 - 04/20/15 01:47 PM Re: Rod Help Needed for U/L Worm Rod [Re: phototex]
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The Bass Pro Shops 5'6" Micro Lite medium-fast rod with fast action is made from a blank that's about right. I might have to buy one, strip it down, replace the handle, and re-wrap it with spinning guides. I sure hate to do that with a $50 rod, but I'll have to if I can't find the right rod or blank elsewhere.
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