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#12278096 - 06/04/17 12:38 PM pitching rod
captain-kilroy Offline

Registered: 06/02/13
Posts: 298
Loc: laird hill, texas
What do you guys use. I have a tfo 7'6 heavy. It was recommended by a salesman. I have used it and caught fish. But the tip seems way to stiff.

#12278184 - 06/04/17 01:58 PM Re: pitching rod [Re: captain-kilroy]
aggieangler03 Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/02/09
Posts: 528
Loc: Mineral Wells, Texas
Falcon Cara T7 7' heavy and an H2O 7' heavy. If it's heavy cover like matted grass or timber I sometimes pull out a 7-6" H2O XH and braid.

#12278190 - 06/04/17 02:03 PM Re: pitching rod [Re: captain-kilroy]
Thad Rains Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 10/09/01
Posts: 3195
Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
I have a Dobyns 736 Champion for HEAVY cover and a 735 for regular cover, both Champions. Works well for me. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

Thad Rains
Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

Thad Rains

#12278259 - 06/04/17 03:01 PM Re: pitching rod [Re: captain-kilroy]
thirtysixit Offline

Registered: 01/11/16
Posts: 149
Loc: San Antonio, TX
7'6" is too much for me pitching. I use the Cara Amistad. It's 7'3" and very light.
"Show me a man who will jump out of an airplane, and I'll show you a man who'll fight."
- Lt. Gen. James M. Gavin

#12278264 - 06/04/17 03:04 PM Re: pitching rod [Re: captain-kilroy]
bigbass94 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 4479
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
G. Loomis GLX 894C JWR is what I use. Probably my favorite pitchin' rod. I use the 895 too but it's a little stiffer and I like a little bit of tip when I pitch a bait.
"If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles." - Doug Larson

#12278276 - 06/04/17 03:12 PM Re: pitching rod [Re: thirtysixit]
SteezMacQueen Offline
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Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 6167
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
I just "retired" my Cara T7 Amistad and replaced it with a Academy Ethos 7'6" XH/Fast. IMO, it is better balanced, lighter, has a more comfortable handle (I have really large hands), and fishs really well. It is ugly though...I'm not a fan of blue paint and fake carbon fiber accents. It was also less than half the price.

A great rod for flipping and pitching and the micro guides seem to have no problem passing 20lb Fluorocarbon.

For $99, you should try one.
Eat. Sleep. Fish.

#12278472 - 06/04/17 06:32 PM Re: pitching rod [Re: captain-kilroy]
TX Rigged Senko Offline

Registered: 01/21/17
Posts: 161
Loc: McKinney, TX
The problem I have with 7'6" is they all seem so unbalanced/tip heavy. My preference is for a 7'2 or 7'3


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