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#11573591 - 04/29/16 01:41 PM Good topwater rod?
Bassbruiser12 Offline
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Registered: 02/16/13
Posts: 22
Loc: Forney, Tx
Hey guys I'm looking at getting a new rod for topwater and not sure really what to get since I'm going back and forth between several. If anyone has had some good luck with a rod the love to fish topwater with let me know. I really appreciate it. Looking to spend in the 100-150 range. Thanks!
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#11573659 - 04/29/16 02:15 PM Re: Good topwater rod? [Re: Bassbruiser12]
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Registered: 02/29/08
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Loc: fort worth,texas
6.6m or 7.0m Daiwa airx....best topwater rod for the price 45.00. Moderate tip with plenty of back bone. Very light and balanced out.
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#11573662 - 04/29/16 02:16 PM Re: Good topwater rod? [Re: Bassbruiser12]
Nutman Offline
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Registered: 11/01/13
Posts: 2634
Loc: Athens, TX
St Croix Premier MH 6-6 or 7ft.
$139 @ Cabellas
Excellent Top Water rod.
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#11573716 - 04/29/16 02:39 PM Re: Good topwater rod? [Re: Bassbruiser12]
Doug R. Offline
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Registered: 06/11/12
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Loc: back in the day
castaway 6'6" M rod at academy - like $30-40
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#11573721 - 04/29/16 02:42 PM Re: Good topwater rod? [Re: Bassbruiser12]
FMJag64 Offline
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Registered: 04/30/15
Posts: 93
Loc: Texas
Duckett Terex

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#11573989 - 04/29/16 04:45 PM Re: Good topwater rod? [Re: Bassbruiser12]
bigbass94 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 4339
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Falcon Bucoo

Take a look at the Bucoo BMC-72MH. This rod is absolutely built for topwaters! It has the perfect amount of balance and sensitivity that you need in a topwater rod. It's super lightweight so you won't be beat up throw a heavy bait all day. I'm telling you, these rods are freakishly light! With a good tip and a solid backbone, you'll have nothing to worry about when topwater fishing.
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#11574395 - 04/29/16 08:19 PM Re: Good topwater rod? [Re: Bassbruiser12]
jippedgenes Offline
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Registered: 08/12/11
Posts: 781
I bought a falcon lowrider topwater special many years ago. bought another because a month later I liked it so much

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#11574703 - 04/29/16 10:05 PM Re: Good topwater rod? [Re: Bassbruiser12]
ChrisPowellFishing Offline
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Registered: 09/16/11
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For walking Baits such as a Spook or StrikeKing sexy dawg, I like a Shorter glass rod 6' 6" Medium action/slow taper similar to a jerk bait rod; that way your rod tip doesn't hit the water as your walking along. also the Medium action has enough give to keep those treble hooks pined in his mouth while fighting and landing your bass!
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#11575236 - 04/30/16 11:18 AM Re: Good topwater rod? [Re: Bassbruiser12]
SIR-FISH-LOT Offline
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Registered: 10/21/12
Posts: 541
Loc: MESQUITE,TX
I have a Falcon Lowrider Salt 6'9 Light paired w/shimano core 50MG 7.0:1, likely some far. Also cast 1/4 yellow magic pretty good.
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#11576166 - 05/01/16 07:19 AM Re: Good topwater rod? [Re: bigbass94]
"Old School" Offline
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Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 2643
Loc: Big D
Originally Posted By: bigbass94
Falcon Bucoo

Take a look at the Bucoo BMC-72MH. This rod is absolutely built for topwaters! It has the perfect amount of balance and sensitivity that you need in a topwater rod. It's super lightweight so you won't be beat up throw a heavy bait all day. I'm telling you, these rods are freakishly light! With a good tip and a solid backbone, you'll have nothing to worry about when topwater fishing.


+1 on this model of Falcon Bucco!!! I'm a bankfishing guy who uses the same rod for multiple types of lures. I use this rod also for shallow crankbaits, swim jigs, finesse worms, wacky rigs,1/4 oz liplessbaits and flukes. It's just a great rod!!!

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#11576697 - 05/01/16 03:19 PM Re: Good topwater rod? [Re: jippedgenes]
Puma Jim Offline
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Registered: 02/27/09
Posts: 691
Loc: Nebraska
Originally Posted By: jippedgenes
I bought a falcon lowrider topwater special many years ago. bought another because a month later I liked it so much
love that rod and I too bought two of them. Can't believe they no longer make it. Makes a perfect Jerkbait rod too.


Edited by Puma Jim (05/01/16 03:20 PM)

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#11577508 - 05/02/16 01:23 AM Re: Good topwater rod? [Re: Bassbruiser12]
Evan O'Brien Offline
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Registered: 03/14/08
Posts: 9387
Loc: Lake Fork, TX
I'll throw in a vote for the Dobyns 705CB Glass rod. I also use it to throw smaller cranks like squarebills, jerkbaits (suspending and floating) along with bladed baits on it. A medium action - 6'6 to 7' graphite rod built for topwaters are also good, but I prefer glass or a composite rod

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#11577752 - 05/02/16 08:49 AM Re: Good topwater rod? [Re: Bassbruiser12]
Andrew Y'Barbo Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/25/12
Posts: 1390
Loc: Lufkin Texas
I'll throw a yellow magic on a medium 7'3". But for my spooks and other walkers I like a 7'6" heavy. That's just me tho.

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#11579518 - 05/02/16 08:37 PM Re: Good topwater rod? [Re: Bassbruiser12]
Skeetererun Offline
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Registered: 02/28/12
Posts: 513
Loc: Longview,tx
Impulse rods Zell Rowland signature series top water
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#11580374 - 05/03/16 10:38 AM Re: Good topwater rod? [Re: Bassbruiser12]
mitchmoore01 Offline
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Registered: 02/09/16
Posts: 139
Loc: North Texas
I like the shimano rods for top waters, specifically the ones that are 6'8" medium action with a fast tip, not an extra fast tip.
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