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#10910251 - 06/11/15 02:11 AM what power would you recommend for pond bass fishing rod?
ckcrew Offline
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im getting my first baitcaster setup for fathers day. bass pro pro qualifier reel 7.1.1 gear ratio with 7'1" 13 fishing omen black rod. but im not sure which power i should go with for the rod. medium or medium/heavy? i want to be able to cast alot of lighter lures (especially weightless senko type baits) but want enough backbone to set the hook properly if i hook into a big bass. any thoughts or recommendations would be appreciated.

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#10910318 - 06/11/15 06:24 AM Re: what power would you recommend for pond bass fishing rod? [Re: ckcrew]
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If you want to be able to cast light lures, I'd go with the medium. It'll still have plenty of backbone to drive a hook home on bigger fish.
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#10910395 - 06/11/15 07:18 AM Re: what power would you recommend for pond bass fishing rod? [Re: ckcrew]
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#10910412 - 06/11/15 07:27 AM Re: what power would you recommend for pond bass fishing rod? [Re: lipjerk]
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Originally Posted By: lipjerk
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+1

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#10910416 - 06/11/15 07:29 AM Re: what power would you recommend for pond bass fishing rod? [Re: 921 Phoenix]
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MH. Depending on the foliage around the ponds you fish... you may want to consider a shorter rod. It's never fun getting it stuck in the branches/trees.

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#10910440 - 06/11/15 07:44 AM Re: what power would you recommend for pond bass fishing rod? [Re: ckcrew]
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3 or 4 power M/H


Edited by ezbassin (06/11/15 07:44 AM)

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#10910447 - 06/11/15 07:46 AM Re: what power would you recommend for pond bass fishing rod? [Re: ckcrew]
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I use a medium heavy Falcon for weightless Senkos. Works really well.
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#10910487 - 06/11/15 08:03 AM Re: what power would you recommend for pond bass fishing rod? [Re: ckcrew]
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As a owner of a couple omens you definitely want to go with a medium...the medium heavy has way too much backbone in my opinion for a pond. I used my medium heavy yesterday and I damn near literally ripped the trebles out of the lips of some of the fish. Great rods!

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#10910517 - 06/11/15 08:13 AM Re: what power would you recommend for pond bass fishing rod? [Re: YAKaddict]
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Originally Posted By: NtxBassMan
As a owner of a couple omens you definitely want to go with a medium...the medium heavy has way too much backbone in my opinion for a pond. I used my medium heavy yesterday and I damn near literally ripped the trebles out of the lips of some of the fish. Great rods!


There ya go. I don't have personal experience with Omen. I do know that Falcons tend to fish softer than the power rating. They do measure close to power averages based on the G Loomis "standard". But just fish lighter than they are.
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#10910609 - 06/11/15 08:51 AM Re: what power would you recommend for pond bass fishing rod? [Re: ckcrew]
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Medium heavy for all around but 13 omens med fast is a pretty stiff rod for a med and you could use it for a lot lighter stuff.

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#10910804 - 06/11/15 10:12 AM Re: what power would you recommend for pond bass fishing rod? [Re: ckcrew]
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#10911229 - 06/11/15 01:54 PM Re: what power would you recommend for pond bass fishing rod? [Re: catslayer]
ckcrew Offline
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several omen owners have commented that the med rod is stiffer than average so i think ill go with the m versus mh. thanks for all the input guys.

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#10911423 - 06/11/15 03:27 PM Re: what power would you recommend for pond bass fishing rod? [Re: ckcrew]
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Medium for 13omen. They have more backbone than other MH rods

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#10911451 - 06/11/15 03:38 PM Re: what power would you recommend for pond bass fishing rod? [Re: Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life)]
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Originally Posted By: Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life)
Medium for 13omen. They have more backbone than other MH rods

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