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#11317956 - 01/02/16 10:05 AM Rod for Small Topwaters
ben_beyer Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/03/09
Posts: 543
Loc: Bryan, TX
I have some of the Heddon Tiny Torpedos that are 1/4 ounce and 1 7/8" long. I mostly use these in tight cover and I've also used them to get finicky bass to bite.

I've been using a 6' 6" medium/fast spinning rod to throw these but I'm wondering if that's the right rod. The rod I was using broke on my last trip and I'm wondering if a 6' medium/fast or 6' 8" medium/extra fast (Wacky Style rod) would be better?

What do you guys think?

http://www.lurenet.com/heddon-tiny-torpedo

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#11318235 - 01/02/16 12:44 PM Re: Rod for Small Topwaters [Re: ben_beyer]
GROD Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/12/10
Posts: 1306
Loc: Eagle Mountain
Spinning rod for sure with 20-25 pound braid.

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#11318263 - 01/02/16 01:19 PM Re: Rod for Small Topwaters [Re: GROD]
"Old School" Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 2613
Loc: Big D
I use a 7 ft medium action baitcast rod for this type of bait.

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#11318281 - 01/02/16 01:40 PM Re: Rod for Small Topwaters [Re: ben_beyer]
SRitchey Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 10/31/13
Posts: 724
Loc: McKinney, TX
I use a 6'8" medium/moderate baitcasting rod and mono line. I prefer the moderate action over fast or extra fast. It helps if I react to a strike too quick and fighting a fish. I would have no problem using the same thing in a spinning rod.
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#11318309 - 01/02/16 02:00 PM Re: Rod for Small Topwaters [Re: ben_beyer]
96speed Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/12/10
Posts: 1250
Loc: Houston, TX
I like Powell rods for moving baits in general, but I really like this model rod for finesse cranks and jerkbaits. Find them on sale at TW for cheap. I'm not very accurate with the weenie pole (and don't enjoy people seeing me out in public with one).

http://www.powellco.com/max3d-series-rods/max3D-crankbait-rods/Max-3D-6104-CB-GC-Mod-Fast-Medium


Edited by 96speed (01/02/16 02:01 PM)
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#11318314 - 01/02/16 02:03 PM Re: Rod for Small Topwaters [Re: ben_beyer]
JIM SR. Offline
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Registered: 09/25/06
Posts: 6981
Loc: NRH/Fork ! GET THE NET
6'- 6'6" med-fast, spinning rod, shorter rod lets you work the bait better by getting the rod tip closer to you and the water. I use 20# power pro, with about a 2 feet 10# mono leader with a very small swivel to join the lines.
Mono to me is much better than straight braid because it won't bunch up in front of the lure when popped or jerked across the water.
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#11318320 - 01/02/16 02:06 PM Re: Rod for Small Topwaters [Re: ben_beyer]
Pearlandtexan Offline
Angler

Registered: 07/06/09
Posts: 430
Loc: Pearland/ Broaddus
Did the 6'6" med/fast spinning rod work well for you? If so then you had the right rod!
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#11318375 - 01/02/16 03:04 PM Re: Rod for Small Topwaters [Re: ben_beyer]
TxFisherman03 Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/07/10
Posts: 474
Loc: Arlington, Tx
I love my g-loomis 6'mh, fast tip,paired with a revo 7.1/1. 17 lb mono. I throw a lot of small top waters.
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#11318376 - 01/02/16 03:05 PM Re: Rod for Small Topwaters [Re: ben_beyer]
TxFisherman03 Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/07/10
Posts: 474
Loc: Arlington, Tx
I love my g-loomis 6'mh, fast tip,paired with a revo 7.1/1. 17 lb mono. I throw a lot of small top waters.
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#11319161 - 01/02/16 09:19 PM Re: Rod for Small Topwaters [Re: ben_beyer]
Cmack Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 10/14/04
Posts: 582
Loc: Onalaska,Tx
G.Loomis Mossyback 802 JWR works like a charm for small topwaters like a Pop-R and should shoot a Tiny Torpedo like a bullet.
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#11319529 - 01/02/16 11:12 PM Re: Rod for Small Topwaters [Re: ben_beyer]
SIR-FISH-LOT Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 10/21/12
Posts: 530
Loc: MESQUITE,TX
Falcon (Topwater) Lowrider 6'9 salt Light action pair with a Shimano Core 50Mg7 and Trilene XT 12LBS.
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