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#12291739 - 06/13/17 10:36 AM ROD HELP !!!!
Isaiah Bock Offline
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I have been throwing a 7 ft MH foot that is rated for 3/8 or bigger. I have been throwing a ton of 1/4 oz swim jigs in thick cover and I seem to be back lashing a lot. Is the stiffness of the rod affecting my casting. If I change to a lighter rod will I be able to pull fish out of cover? Suggestions?


Edited by Isaiah Bock (06/13/17 12:07 PM)
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#12291905 - 06/13/17 12:29 PM Re: ROD HELP !!!! [Re: Isaiah Bock]
Thad Rains Offline
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I would go to a MH rod that is rated for 1/4 oz baits. Lots of them out there. That way you keep your stiffer rod back, but have a fast tip to be able to set the hook.I use Dobyns, but you can probably find a rod in your lineup of rods that can handle it. Here is a link to the Dobynd Chamion XP rod I would use, a 704.

http://dobynsrods.com/rod/704sf/

OR a Dobyns Fury rod if your on a budget.

http://dobynsrods.com/rod/fr-703c/

Hope this helps. Look around, there are quite a few MH rods that are rated for 1/4 oz lures. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

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#12291910 - 06/13/17 12:31 PM Re: ROD HELP !!!! [Re: Thad Rains]
Isaiah Bock Offline
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Thanks
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#12291938 - 06/13/17 12:42 PM Re: ROD HELP !!!! [Re: Isaiah Bock]
Brad R Offline
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Good advice, already.

One other consideration is going to a rod that has a moderate action instead of fast or extra fast.

A rod like this sized for a 1/4 will cast better, less issues with backlashes.

And, since a moderate action rod bends closer back toward your hand, its lifting point in other words, you'll have much more leverage (really less bad leverage) over your fish and should be able to haul it out effectively.

7 footer, okay, MH as long as it is rated down to 1/4 oz., okay, moderate action.

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#12292155 - 06/13/17 02:38 PM Re: ROD HELP !!!! [Re: Isaiah Bock]
ezbassin Offline
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Get you a 3 or 4 power rod depending on the manufacturer and a Daiwa Tatula SV TW. I would also choose a rod that is 6-8 to 6-10 in length if you are also skipping that swim jig.

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#12292182 - 06/13/17 02:55 PM Re: ROD HELP !!!! [Re: Brad R]
Isaiah Bock Offline
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So I need a HM moderate action rod
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#12292261 - 06/13/17 03:33 PM Re: ROD HELP !!!! [Re: Isaiah Bock]
lipjerk Offline
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A lighter action rod will help, also is your reel adjusted properly?

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#12292369 - 06/13/17 04:30 PM Re: ROD HELP !!!! [Re: Isaiah Bock]
Isaiah Bock Offline
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I think so. How should it be adjusted?
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#12292687 - 06/13/17 07:54 PM Re: ROD HELP !!!! [Re: Isaiah Bock]
Rippinlips817 Offline
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Loc: Fort Worth, TX
Rod for sure can play a big part of your cast but don't forget your size/type of line and reel.
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#12292904 - 06/13/17 09:26 PM Re: ROD HELP !!!! [Re: Isaiah Bock]
TX Rigged Senko Offline
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Registered: 01/21/17
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Are you back lashing while the lure is in mid air? 1/4 ounce is still on the lighter side, so I would definitely be fine tuning your spool tension

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#12292932 - 06/13/17 09:40 PM Re: ROD HELP !!!! [Re: Isaiah Bock]
ezbassin Offline
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You need a rod with good tip action for the lighter weight and your reel set up is very important. Start out with the jig barely dropping from the rod tip when you press the thumb bar. If the reel has magnets on the left side start out with the magnets full on, or at the highest number. As you get better you can adjust it lighter.

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