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#11850570 - 09/26/16 05:00 PM punching rods
cclr Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 03/08/15
Posts: 18
Loc: Beaumont
Looking into getting a punching rod looking for any info on good brands? I currently have a 7'7 irod and the eyes are always cutting my braid so I'm very displeased with the irod. what brand do you guys use?

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#11850578 - 09/26/16 05:05 PM Re: punching rods [Re: cclr]
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Castaway Grass Rake. I have jigged grass for many years and only broke one. I have the old ones and two of the new ones.
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#11850583 - 09/26/16 05:07 PM Re: punching rods [Re: cclr]
cclr Offline
Green Horn

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Loc: Beaumont
^ now that's what I'm talking about! I cant tell you how many tungsten weights I have lost on my irod... you would puke. even after I replaced the eyes that were damaged. and I'm using 65pound braid

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#11850585 - 09/26/16 05:08 PM Re: punching rods [Re: cclr]
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Registered: 08/03/13
Posts: 553
Loc: Rowlett, TX
Falcon Cara Amistad
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#11850690 - 09/26/16 05:52 PM Re: punching rods [Re: cclr]
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Loc: Dallas, TX
Falcon Jason Christie Pitchin' stik

Extremely enjoyable to fish with this rod--at $90-$100 it's priced well also

Other Falcon rods (Bucoo line up) at the same price point for very thick vegetation
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#11850722 - 09/26/16 06:07 PM Re: punching rods [Re: cclr]
BrianFox Offline
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Registered: 03/21/15
Posts: 120
Loc: Dallas Texas
Powertackle 104.5 or the new Power R 1100

PLM1100 7’7” Dbl. XHvy/Fast, 20-40# flouro, 30-65# braid, 1-5 oz.
LPC1100


Edited by BrianFox (09/26/16 06:11 PM)

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#11850733 - 09/26/16 06:14 PM Re: punching rods [Re: cclr]
Cobra190 Offline
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Registered: 06/11/13
Posts: 73
Loc: Rusk, America
I love to flip/punch; it's hand to hand combat and nothing is more of a rush. I use 2- e6x rods, 2- gander Mt. elites, and 2- older quantum tour editions. All are great flipping rods. I do have an omen black that I find myself using more and more. My advice, my opinion only, would be to look for a flipping stick with a little bit of tip with good guides to handle 50-65lbs braid and use a high speed reel,(Tatula - R type 100xs is my favorite).

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#11850791 - 09/26/16 06:45 PM Re: punching rods [Re: cclr]
cclr Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 03/08/15
Posts: 18
Loc: Beaumont
I'm the same way! I try to pick up my flipping stick every time I go fishing. I have a abu Garcia revo rocket paired with it and it handles great with the 65# sunline bx2. rod has great back bone but the eyes are constantly breaking... eventually I will have repaired all of the eyes on the rod!

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#11850804 - 09/26/16 06:55 PM Re: punching rods [Re: cclr]
Andrew Y'Barbo Offline
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Registered: 06/25/12
Posts: 1111
Loc: Lufkin Texas
Go have a custom rod built. 7'6"-8'. Look for an im6 blank. Honestly with braid or heavy fluorocarbon you do not need that sensitive of a rod. Just something strong to get the job done.

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#11850914 - 09/26/16 07:42 PM Re: punching rods [Re: cclr]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 12216
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
Loomis IMX 904X is a beast.

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#11851019 - 09/26/16 08:17 PM Re: punching rods [Re: Donald Harper]
Big Swimbait Offline
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Registered: 02/01/14
Posts: 383
Loc: Irving
Originally Posted By: Donald Harper
Castaway Grass Rake. I have jigged grass for many years and only broke one. I have the old ones and two of the new ones.


Yep! The East Texas Grass Rake is still my go to rod for this. Castaway had it before it was called punching!

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#11851263 - 09/26/16 10:03 PM Re: punching rods [Re: BrianFox]
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Registered: 08/29/11
Posts: 619
Loc: Belton Texas
Originally Posted By: BrianFox
Powertackle 104.5 or the new Power R 1100

PLM1100 7’7” Dbl. XHvy/Fast, 20-40# flouro, 30-65# braid, 1-5 oz.
LPC1100


Brian hit the nail on the head!
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#11851284 - 09/26/16 10:14 PM Re: punching rods [Re: cclr]
Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life) Offline
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Registered: 10/31/10
Posts: 7275
Loc: Tyler, Tx/Arlington, Tx
Dobyns 765 or 806 depending on how heavy of weight your using.

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#11851321 - 09/26/16 10:37 PM Re: punching rods [Re: cclr]
cclr Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 03/08/15
Posts: 18
Loc: Beaumont
if I'm punching hay grass usually 1.125 or 1.5. do the dobyns rods have good eye's? I have looked into them before just never pulled the trigger

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#11851324 - 09/26/16 10:39 PM Re: punching rods [Re: C.J]
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Registered: 03/11/09
Posts: 1668
Loc: ft.worth
Originally Posted By: C.J
Originally Posted By: BrianFox
Powertackle 104.5 or the new Power R 1100

PLM1100 7’7” Dbl. XHvy/Fast, 20-40# flouro, 30-65# braid, 1-5 oz.
LPC1100


Brian hit the nail on the head!
yes he did beat me to it, cant find a better rod or people to deal with.
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