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#10850570 - 05/17/15 11:57 AM c-rig rod preference. 7'6" 7' 7'3"? med heavy, heavy,xtra heavy?
buton Offline
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what do you guys use?

I would like to get a c rig rod. but I am confused.
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#10850603 - 05/17/15 12:27 PM Re: c-rig rod preference. 7'6" 7' 7'3"? med heavy, heavy,xtra heavy? [Re: buton]
Black Bass Blake Offline
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I found a couple of CastaWay go2 rods on clearance at Acadamy 3 years ago they are 7'2" heavy fast action. They work great. Before that I had a 7 foot heavy rod that I used.

My worm, jig , and cranking rods are all expensive and very sensative. In my opinion your C-rig rod doesn't have to be unless your using a light c-rig set up. I would buy a good 7' to 7'3" heavy fast action rod like a Halo Twilight and save your money for your other rods.
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#10850633 - 05/17/15 12:54 PM Re: c-rig rod preference. 7'6" 7' 7'3"? med heavy, heavy,xtra heavy? [Re: buton]
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I use a rod that was designed for c rigging. It has a really stiff backbone and a medium fast tip, it's 7'. The real important thing about the rod tho is it was designed TO CAST a c rig. It's got a different parabolic bend than any of my other rods. IMO that's what's important in a c rigging rod, it has to be able to cast a 3/4oz rig with a 3 or 4 ft leader. If you get a rod that can't handle the casting it's going to wear you the hell out and you won't be getting good distance on your casts.

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#10850977 - 05/17/15 04:52 PM Re: c-rig rod preference. 7'6" 7' 7'3"? med heavy, heavy,xtra heavy? [Re: buton]
buton Offline
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So heavy would be a good choice on any size I guess.
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#10851005 - 05/17/15 05:03 PM Re: c-rig rod preference. 7'6" 7' 7'3"? med heavy, heavy,xtra heavy? [Re: buton]
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I use a 7 6" it will help for a longer cast (heavy) falcon lizard dragger.low rider is the working man's the cara is the best choice.

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#10851128 - 05/17/15 06:15 PM Re: c-rig rod preference. 7'6" 7' 7'3"? med heavy, heavy,xtra heavy? [Re: buton]
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Originally Posted By: buton
So heavy would be a good choice on any size I guess.


No, unless the heavy action rod you choose has a good tip action to it. If a rod is too stiff it will not load up correctly to give you a long distance cast with a C-rig. A flipping rod does not make a good C-rig rod.

Here is a list of the ones I have used that work for C-rigging.

Falcon Lizard Dragger (low rider series) is the one I had.

Kistler Helium LTA 7ft 6in H. Even though this is a H action rod it has a soft tip action that is perfect for throwing a C-rig.

Powell Endurance 714. This is one of the most versatile rods that I have used and it works well throwing a C-rig also. It is 7ft 1in. in length. Normally I use a 7-6 rod or longer but I was surprised at the distance I got using the 714. I would choose this rod if you prefer to use a shorter rod or if it fits the deck of your boat better than a longer rod.

What I currently use is a Dobyns Extreme 784. Fantastic rod for C-rigging.

With the exception of the Kistler, most of these rods are a M/H or 4 power, although like I said, the Kistler has a soft tip action.

There are many other rods that would work well for throwing a C-rig also, just choose one with good tip action.

Powell now has combined the Max series and the Endurance series to offer what they feel is the best of the two and are calling the new rods the Max 3D. They have the Max.3D in the 714.



Edited by ezbassin (05/17/15 07:43 PM)

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#10851328 - 05/17/15 08:01 PM Re: c-rig rod preference. 7'6" 7' 7'3"? med heavy, heavy,xtra heavy? [Re: buton]
Ted Martin Offline
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Falcon Cara T7 Cast 7'6" Heavy (CC-7-176H), AKA Carolina Cara - its a heavy action rod with plenty of tip so you can load it up and throw it half a mile.

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#10852043 - 05/18/15 07:28 AM Re: c-rig rod preference. 7'6" 7' 7'3"? med heavy, heavy,xtra heavy? [Re: buton]
buton Offline
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so the goal will be to have a good backbone and a fast tip to throw that c- rig very far...good info thanks.
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#10852083 - 05/18/15 07:51 AM Re: c-rig rod preference. 7'6" 7' 7'3"? med heavy, heavy,xtra heavy? [Re: buton]
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Yes

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#10852103 - 05/18/15 08:01 AM Re: c-rig rod preference. 7'6" 7' 7'3"? med heavy, heavy,xtra heavy? [Re: buton]
Marlin Frederick Offline
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I don't recommend the Carolina Cara. It is horribly heavy for a $200 rod. If it were $75 it might be reasonable. It weighs around 5.25oz. I own around 25 Cara rods and I really like them, so I don't have anything against Falcon and Cara rods. I fish almost exclusively Falcon rods as a matter of fact.

The truth is Falcon doesn't make a good Carolina rig rod. They never have. All the ones that have the proper action are too short. I could never recommend a rod shorter than 7'6". People saying to find a rod with a med-fast taper and a lighter tip are correct. You want the rod to load fairly deep when casting. The length will take up the line on the hook set. Having a soft tip will help you detect light bites and you will get a lot of them C-rigging.

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#10852179 - 05/18/15 08:25 AM Re: c-rig rod preference. 7'6" 7' 7'3"? med heavy, heavy,xtra heavy? [Re: Ted Martin]
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Originally Posted By: Ted Martin
Falcon Cara T7 Cast 7'6" Heavy (CC-7-176H), AKA Carolina Cara - its a heavy action rod with plenty of tip so you can load it up and throw it half a mile.


this rod is the brand of your choice... I want a lot of tip in a long rod that shuts down after the first 1/3rd to me that is more a medium heavy but I go off feel more than rating


Edited by catslayer (05/18/15 08:25 AM)
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#10852187 - 05/18/15 08:28 AM Re: c-rig rod preference. 7'6" 7' 7'3"? med heavy, heavy,xtra heavy? [Re: buton]
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Like Marlin, I am a Falcon guy and have a boatload of Cara's. I love the lizard Dragger but it is a little short. The best one in the Falcon lineup that I have used is the Mike McClellan Heavy Cover Jig Rod. CCB-6-174. Rod loads pretty well and has plenty of backbone. The Amistad works pretty well too at 7'3"


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#10852224 - 05/18/15 08:43 AM Re: c-rig rod preference. 7'6" 7' 7'3"? med heavy, heavy,xtra heavy? [Re: buton]
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I use a 7'3" Heavy fast action Powell Max, its awesome and doubles as a great swimbait/spinnerbait/football jig rod
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#10852256 - 05/18/15 08:54 AM Re: c-rig rod preference. 7'6" 7' 7'3"? med heavy, heavy,xtra heavy? [Re: Rhaider]
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Building off of Rhaider's comment-I am also looking for a multi-purpose rod, so medium swimbait (1-2oz)-CR-football jig (1oz plus trailer)-frog. Budget is $150 max. Thinking 7'3 or 7'6. Frog fishing will probably be used the least with CR and jig being used the most. Never held an Omen 13 but in doing research they are definitely affordable and look like a solid rod. (specifically the 7'3H which is $99 at Academy) The Dobyns 735C sure looks sweet but is well outside my budget. I also looked up the Powell Max but it's too expensive. Recommendations??

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#10852538 - 05/18/15 10:30 AM Re: c-rig rod preference. 7'6" 7' 7'3"? med heavy, heavy,xtra heavy? [Re: rkd]
buton Offline
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Originally Posted By: rkd
Building off of Rhaider's comment-I am also looking for a multi-purpose rod, so medium swimbait (1-2oz)-CR-football jig (1oz plus trailer)-frog. Budget is $150 max. Thinking 7'3 or 7'6. Frog fishing will probably be used the least with CR and jig being used the most. Never held an Omen 13 but in doing research they are definitely affordable and look like a solid rod. (specifically the 7'3H which is $99 at Academy) The Dobyns 735C sure looks sweet but is well outside my budget. I also looked up the Powell Max but it's too expensive. Recommendations??


i am on the same boat... looking on around 100 to 150 budget.... those omen 13 does not look bad.
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