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#11370770 - 01/26/16 06:20 AM Spinning Rods -- Best Use ?
Nutman Offline
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what is the best use for a 6'6"MH spinning rod ?
simple question,,,,,,,I'm sure the answers will vary.
type of lures to use, line to use, presentations ...........????
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#11370773 - 01/26/16 06:22 AM Re: Spinning Rods -- Best Use ? [Re: Nutman]
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Can't help. Have never downed one. Lol.
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#11370779 - 01/26/16 06:32 AM Re: Spinning Rods -- Best Use ? [Re: Nutman]
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It's much easier to flip boat docks and houses than with a bait caster.
Try holding your lure, put a bend in the rod, and let the lure go right before you let the bail go. You can zip it 30 ft or more under the boat house. Takes practice but works great.
I like wackys, jigs, etc...
Watch out for the hooks when doing this.
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#11370813 - 01/26/16 06:55 AM Re: Spinning Rods -- Best Use ? [Re: Nutman]
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I use mine for shakey head and drop shot I don't care what line you use simple

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#11370828 - 01/26/16 07:10 AM Re: Spinning Rods -- Best Use ? [Re: Nutman]
SAKS Offline
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You can use it like you would any other 6'6" mh. I would say your limitations would be on reel size. You put a 1000 series reel on it and you will be limited to small light weight baits. You put a 4000 on it and you can through anything you want.

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#11370928 - 01/26/16 08:04 AM Re: Spinning Rods -- Best Use ? [Re: Nutman]
ezbassin Offline
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Skipping docks
Shaky head, Tx. rig, wacky rig, weightless fluke or senko,

Throwing small crank baits, jerk baits, top water baits, spinner baits. etc.

There is a lot you can do with it.

When I began fishing we pretty much threw everything on a 5.5ft pistol grip rod because that was the rod of choice at the time for a bait caster.


Edited by ezbassin (01/26/16 08:07 AM)

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#11370959 - 01/26/16 08:16 AM Re: Spinning Rods -- Best Use ? [Re: Nutman]
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#11370962 - 01/26/16 08:17 AM Re: Spinning Rods -- Best Use ? [Re: Nutman]
kellisag Offline
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Crappie fishing

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#11370984 - 01/26/16 08:23 AM Re: Spinning Rods -- Best Use ? [Re: Nutman]
airforcefishin Offline
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I use mine for drop shot and shaky head
Have a rod for each
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#11371206 - 01/26/16 09:32 AM Re: Spinning Rods -- Best Use ? [Re: Nutman]
skeeterfan Offline
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Wacky rig. 15 lb Power Pro braid with 10lb fluorocarbon leader.

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#11371284 - 01/26/16 10:07 AM Re: Spinning Rods -- Best Use ? [Re: Nutman]
bigbass94 Offline
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Keitech Salty Core Tube

That's a great rod for skipping these baits under docks. You don't even need a weight with these, they're solid body tubes so they're heavy on their own. Great bait for fishing docks!
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#11371812 - 01/26/16 02:04 PM Re: Spinning Rods -- Best Use ? [Re: ezbassin]
Marooned Offline
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Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
Originally Posted By: ezbassin
Skipping docks
Shaky head, Tx. rig, wacky rig, weightless fluke or senko,

Throwing small crank baits, jerk baits, top water baits, spinner baits. etc.

There is a lot you can do with it.

When I began fishing we pretty much threw everything on a 5.5ft pistol grip rod because that was the rod of choice at the time for a bait caster.


Agree with this! When I started bass fishing in the mid-1950's,most people used spinning gear. Baitcasters with braid were for catfishermen!
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#11371916 - 01/26/16 02:48 PM Re: Spinning Rods -- Best Use ? [Re: Nutman]
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I use mine mostly to fill the gaps in my rod stands. . .

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#11371983 - 01/26/16 03:18 PM Re: Spinning Rods -- Best Use ? [Re: timwins31]
Nutman Offline
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Originally Posted By: timwins31
I use mine mostly to fill the gaps in my rod stands. . .


I knew I was using them in the right way !!!!!!
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#11372115 - 01/26/16 04:17 PM Re: Spinning Rods -- Best Use ? [Re: timwins31]
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Originally Posted By: timwins31
I use mine mostly to fill the gaps in my rod stands. . .
Thats right funny there!
Back in my day Mom would say "go out back and pick out a switch". If she would of had a 6'6" MH spinning rod I would not have sat down for week!
Otherwise, pretty much the answers as offered above.
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