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#11255282 - 11/30/15 08:53 PM Rod for Spinnerbaits
fish 'till I drop Offline
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Registered: 09/20/08
Posts: 1985
Loc: Austin, TX
Do any of you guys still use 6' rods for throwing spinnerbaits? I find that shorter and lighter rods are not as tiring, especially with relatively light weight spinnerbaits.

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#11255335 - 11/30/15 09:14 PM Re: Rod for Spinnerbaits [Re: fish 'till I drop]
Donald Harper Offline
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Registered: 01/25/08
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Loc: Justin, TX.
Only in very, very heavy tall bushes. Shorter the better with a line you can see very well so you can lay it down in the smallest of cracks.

6 1/2 footer MH light tip on most shore line heavy cover with stumps and grass with short cast most of the time.

Open shore line with rock and grass mostly throwing a 7' MH with a light tip, using both hands to make long cast.

Deep water strolling with 7 1/2 foot Crig. rod in MH. fished 20 to 30 ft. with braid so I can feel every tick.
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#11255396 - 11/30/15 09:33 PM Re: Rod for Spinnerbaits [Re: fish 'till I drop]
Trickster Offline
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Registered: 07/27/07
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Loc: Plano TX
I use 7 foot rods for spinner baits. 50% of my casts are 20 feet or less.
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#11255438 - 11/30/15 09:47 PM Re: Rod for Spinnerbaits [Re: fish 'till I drop]
fish 'till I drop Offline
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Registered: 09/20/08
Posts: 1985
Loc: Austin, TX
Thanks for the replies. Been using a 6' Medium Action for throwing little crank baits. Awesome how light and easy that thing casts. So, started thinking about buying a 6' MH for throwing 3/8 and 1/4 oz. SBs over shallow grass and around boathouses. Haven't decided, just thinking.

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#11255442 - 11/30/15 09:49 PM Re: Rod for Spinnerbaits [Re: fish 'till I drop]
bigbass94 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 3170
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
I use a 6'3" medium G .Loomis spinnerbait rod for tight spaces and in between docks. It has worked flawlessly for the 6 years I've had it. I normally don't go under 7' anymore. Mainly because I'm tall and I like the longer rods. To each his own though.
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#11255480 - 11/30/15 10:06 PM Re: Rod for Spinnerbaits [Re: fish 'till I drop]
fish 'till I drop Offline
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Registered: 09/20/08
Posts: 1985
Loc: Austin, TX
Thanks for the reply. A 6'3" might still have the advantage of a short rod, with the extra three inches helping with the hook set. Interesting.

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#11255511 - 11/30/15 10:21 PM Re: Rod for Spinnerbaits [Re: fish 'till I drop]
Billy Blazer 300 HPDI Online   content
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Registered: 08/16/08
Posts: 2119
Loc: Pearland Texas/Rayburn Country...
I prefer a 7 ft, but for somebody that does, I bet I have 9 or 10, maybe more 6'9" spinner bait rods. I don't know why I have so many spinner bait rods. I dont throw a spinner bait anymore than I do anything else.
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