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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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Registered: 04/11/05
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Loc: plano
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]
Jpurdue Offline
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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]
lipjerk Offline
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Registered: 03/04/09
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Loc: Lantana,Tx
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#10910412 - 06/11/15 07:27 AM Re: what power would you recommend for pond bass fishing rod? [Re: lipjerk]
921 Phoenix Offline
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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]
dandeeks Offline
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Registered: 04/06/14
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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]
ezbassin Offline
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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]
SteezMacQueen Offline
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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]
YAKaddict Offline
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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]
SteezMacQueen Offline
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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]
Ban-D Offline
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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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Registered: 04/11/05
Posts: 284
Loc: plano
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]
Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life) Offline
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Registered: 10/31/10
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Loc: Tyler, Tx/Arlington, Tx
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)]
Smurfs Offline
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Registered: 01/31/14
Posts: 1725
Loc: Fort Worth
Originally Posted By: Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life)
Medium for 13omen. They have more backbone than other MH rods

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