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#10989363 - 07/20/15 05:15 PM New rod
Aggie34 Offline
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Just got a 7'3" abu Garcia villian for $70. Ordered the new shimano citica to pair it up with. Trying to decide what to use this rig for, any suggestions? Fish lots of docks, wood, and rocks
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#10989367 - 07/20/15 05:17 PM Re: New rod [Re: Aggie34]
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i would use a flippen jig with a rage tail.
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#10989370 - 07/20/15 05:19 PM Re: New rod [Re: Aggie34]
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That's what I was leaning towards. I've been throwing a lot of finese jigs and didn't want to overlap too much.
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#10989376 - 07/20/15 05:22 PM Re: New rod [Re: Aggie34]
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does it have a sensitive tip?


Edited by Lake-Nasworthy-Kid (07/20/15 05:23 PM)
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#10989389 - 07/20/15 05:27 PM Re: New rod [Re: Aggie34]
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what action and gear ratio?

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#10989420 - 07/20/15 05:37 PM Re: New rod [Re: Aggie34]
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Oops my bad, 7'3" heavy fast action. 7.1.1
As of now I have a 7'mh I use for trig and finese jigs, 7'6" hf I've been using for jigs, football jigs, and Crig. I was thinking using that as a Crig and using new rod as a jig rod for footballs and flipping jigs? Ya'll use a heavy trig very much? 3/8oz up?
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#10989425 - 07/20/15 05:39 PM Re: New rod [Re: Aggie34]
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I like it for a jig rod

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#10989447 - 07/20/15 05:52 PM Re: New rod [Re: Aggie34]
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Frog

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#10989460 - 07/20/15 05:58 PM Re: New rod [Re: Aggie34]
Aggie34 Offline
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Haha got a topwater rod, I'm thinking a deep trig rod. For points and Ledges?
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#10989480 - 07/20/15 06:07 PM Re: New rod [Re: Ban-D]
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Originally Posted By: Ban-D
Frog


It would not be a good frog rod. Frog rods should be heavy with a moderate tip. It walks better and doesn't rip the frog too fast when setting a hook. A fast tip would make walking less easy to control and would make the chances of pulling the frog away from the bass easier with a fast tip. You don't need sensativity on a top water bite. You see and hear a bite.
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#10989525 - 07/20/15 06:29 PM Re: New rod [Re: Aggie34]
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You can use that on any technique thats heavy for deep structure. I would even flip with it but I prefer shorter flippin rods.

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#10989569 - 07/20/15 06:43 PM Re: New rod [Re: Aggie34]
Aggie34 Offline
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I think that's what I'm going to do. Use it as a trig for Ledges and points and when I go to a lake with grass I can Punch with it and the 7'6" Loomis. Being 6'4" I prefer 7'+ rods
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