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#10906718 - 06/09/15 07:41 PM Use for 6'6" med. with little backbone?
YAKaddict Offline
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Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 465
Loc: Plano
I have a medium quantum smoke that feels very "flimsy" and I was wondering what you guys would suggest I use it for. I used it for traps and cranks just to do it and lost very few fish but I want to get the most out of the rod because it seems very sensitive.

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#10906743 - 06/09/15 07:49 PM Re: Use for 6'6" med. with little backbone? [Re: YAKaddict]
sprigsss Offline
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Registered: 02/11/11
Posts: 321
Weightless soft plastics such as flukes and sinkos, although I typically prefer a 7' rod.

6'6 Medium would probably be my topwater rod.

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#10906794 - 06/09/15 08:02 PM Re: Use for 6'6" med. with little backbone? [Re: YAKaddict]
Peepaw on Fork Offline
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Registered: 09/22/11
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Loc: Yantis,Texas
Small crankbaits, dropshot, shakey head
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#10906806 - 06/09/15 08:04 PM Re: Use for 6'6" med. with little backbone? [Re: YAKaddict]
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Drop shot, split shot, or shakey head
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#10906862 - 06/09/15 08:25 PM Re: Use for 6'6" med. with little backbone? [Re: YAKaddict]
Brian Schuler Offline
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I use that exact same rod for jerk baits.

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#10906974 - 06/09/15 09:13 PM Re: Use for 6'6" med. with little backbone? [Re: YAKaddict]
timwins31 Offline
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Registered: 02/04/11
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I know it sounds dumb, but I don't use a rod weaker than MH. I've found that the techniques I'd normally use a M rod for can be done just as well with a MH rod with a little slower tip than usual. There's nothing worse than hooking a fish and having a wet noodle in your hands, tip bending to the reel . . .after getting overpowered buy a few fish a few summers ago, I said never again.

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#10907094 - 06/09/15 09:47 PM Re: Use for 6'6" med. with little backbone? [Re: YAKaddict]
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Registered: 06/19/11
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Loc: Mineola TX
Sounds like a good crank bait or top water rod.
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#10907201 - 06/09/15 10:19 PM Re: Use for 6'6" med. with little backbone? [Re: YAKaddict]
wormman Offline
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Loc: Caddo Mills, Texas
Buzzbait

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#10907249 - 06/09/15 10:33 PM Re: Use for 6'6" med. with little backbone? [Re: YAKaddict]
jbcarroll3000 Offline
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Registered: 09/12/12
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Loc: Denton, TX
Topwater, jerkbait, 1/4 - 3/8 oz spinnerbait, weightless fluke/worm

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#10907294 - 06/09/15 10:57 PM Re: Use for 6'6" med. with little backbone? [Re: YAKaddict]
TxFisherman03 Offline
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Registered: 04/07/10
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Loc: Arlington, Tx
Square bills, chatterbait, light spinnerbaits
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#10907435 - 06/09/15 11:58 PM Re: Use for 6'6" med. with little backbone? [Re: Brian Schuler]
SoCal Tom Offline
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Originally Posted By: Brian Schuler
I use that exact same rod for jerk baits.

Brian


Exactly

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#10907818 - 06/10/15 08:06 AM Re: Use for 6'6" med. with little backbone? [Re: Brian Schuler]
JacksonBean Offline
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Registered: 06/23/10
Posts: 3163
Loc: Greenville, TX
Originally Posted By: Brian Schuler
I use that exact same rod for jerk baits.

Brian



Great jerk bait rod. thumb

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#10908294 - 06/10/15 10:33 AM Re: Use for 6'6" med. with little backbone? [Re: YAKaddict]
jbhall1183 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/11
Posts: 232
I hate medium action rods so I don't use them. If I had to use it.. Prob drop shot only

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#10908333 - 06/10/15 10:47 AM Re: Use for 6'6" med. with little backbone? [Re: YAKaddict]
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Registered: 11/10/12
Posts: 309
Loc: Crowley
I used a rod like that for a long time for Senko's and shakey head fishing.. I lost a lot of fish because of not enough backbone on the hook set. I would suggest fishing baits that don't require a big hook set to catch fish.. anything with treble hooks on it comes to my mind. I have retired that rod.

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#10909052 - 06/10/15 03:16 PM Re: Use for 6'6" med. with little backbone? [Re: YAKaddict]
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Registered: 03/03/08
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Loc: Straight outa Johnson county.....
jerk bait... not a fluke though, I lean hard on those guys
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