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#12328708 - 07/07/17 04:54 PM Worm rod
hurricanecraig Offline
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Registered: 04/17/17
Posts: 21
Loc: Dallas, TX
Looking at getting a casting rod for fishing plastic worms, etc. Suggestions?

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#12329070 - 07/07/17 09:17 PM Re: Worm rod [Re: hurricanecraig]
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How heavy of line and weight do you intend on throwing? What is your budget? As a general worm rod, I like something 7'-7'3" medium heavy. Bottom contact presentations, like worms, really benefit from a sensitive rod, so I would not skimp on that one.
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#12332632 - 07/10/17 02:59 PM Re: Worm rod [Re: Cajun Bass Buster]
hurricanecraig Offline
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Registered: 04/17/17
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Loc: Dallas, TX
I usually use 15 or 20lb big game with 1/4 oz-1/2 oz weight. I've been using a medium heavy 6 ft 9 Abu Garcia Veritas 2.0 but I'm not feeling the bites very well. Looking to upgrade from that.


Edited by hurricanecraig (07/10/17 03:00 PM)

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#12345467 - 07/18/17 08:05 AM Re: Worm rod [Re: hurricanecraig]
jdk1985 Offline
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Registered: 10/30/11
Posts: 185
Falcon Cara Amistad.

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#12346747 - 07/18/17 07:17 PM Re: Worm rod [Re: hurricanecraig]
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Loc: Lantana,Tx
Depending on how much you want to upgrade, hard to beat a NRX 893 or 894. Dobyns has great rods as well, lots of good options.

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#12351049 - 07/21/17 06:28 AM Re: Worm rod [Re: hurricanecraig]
Rickmb Offline
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I use a Kistler Magnesium 2 7' MH.
By far my favorite worm rod.
Winn grips are great.
Rod has just enough tip where I can flip 3/16 weight with a 7" worm around docks and brush easily.
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#12352013 - 07/21/17 03:34 PM Re: Worm rod [Re: hurricanecraig]
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Registered: 07/04/11
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Loc: Big D
Originally Posted By: hurricanecraig
I usually use 15 or 20lb big game with 1/4 oz-1/2 oz weight. I've been using a medium heavy 6 ft 9 Abu Garcia Veritas 2.0 but I'm not feeling the bites very well. Looking to upgrade from that.


Get rid of the Big Game for fishing any soft plastics, go with a fluorocarbon line and tungsten weights. Sure it costs more but the benefits are better. I switched from Big Game 4 years ago and I haven't looked back. The only thing I use Big Game for now is moving baits.

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#12352872 - 07/22/17 07:42 AM Re: Worm rod [Re: hurricanecraig]
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Registered: 04/15/13
Posts: 148
Loc: Springtown, Texas
In my opinion, the best bang for your buck would have to be the Wright and McGill Skeet Micro Honeycomb 7'2" Med Hvy Jig/Worm rod paired with and Abu Garcia Orra SX 7.1:1 (on sale right now at TWH). Im telling you its an all around great rod. You can do almost anything with it. Ive got five of them and I'll throw a spinner bait, swim jig in the docks/grass, big worms in deep brush piles, buzzbait... man, its a great all around, do anything set-up. But for what you are asking, go buy some Seaguar 15lb InvizX 100% florocarbon and you will have a perfect set-up to throw a worm in any depth zone. Hope this helps.

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#12352957 - 07/22/17 08:54 AM Re: Worm rod [Re: hurricanecraig]
Sunbae Offline
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Registered: 04/12/16
Posts: 105
Loc: Coppell, TX
I own an NRX 853 and 893, and they are my favorite rods in my collection; however your wallet sure isn't going to like it. I would go with a 7'1" to 7'3" MH rod (personal preference, as I do not like shorter rods). If you want actual rod suggestions, "budget" ones would be the Dobyns Fury line or Daiwa Tatulas (can be found for $70 to $80 used and should be in the familiar price range of the Veritas); you could also look here for used Dobyns Champions for under 200. If going to fluorocarbon is a little hard to swallow, try braid. I use 20 to 30 lb braid for my typical t-rigs and all purpose setups. Braid won't fray or kink or go bad like fluoro eventually does; I have braid on my reels that's been there for over a year. Maybe buy some fluoro or copolymer (P-Line is great) for a leader if water clarity is an issue. Cajun Bass is right though. Don't skimp on a bottom contact rod.


Edited by Sunbae (07/22/17 08:56 AM)
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#12353050 - 07/22/17 10:11 AM Re: Worm rod [Re: "Old School"]
forkduc Offline
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Registered: 03/28/07
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Loc: Plano,Texas
I just did the opposite. Tired of fluorocarbon breaking in the reel. Going forward,Big Game and braid!

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#12363538 - 07/29/17 01:10 AM Re: Worm rod [Re: hurricanecraig]
Thad Rains Offline
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Registered: 10/09/01
Posts: 2823
Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
You do not say what your budget is, but I am a Dobyns guy. I like the FURY rod for that, the 735. Here is the link, hard to beat for $110 rod.

http://dobynsrods.com/rod/fr-735c/

Hope this helps. I prefer the champion rods, but those are at $260. But the 735 is my favorite for their, too. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

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#12365014 - 07/30/17 05:05 PM Re: Worm rod [Re: hurricanecraig]
dk2429 Offline
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Registered: 03/28/16
Posts: 231
Loc: Pearland, TX
I use a Waterloo Phantom 6'6" medium light for a worm rod paired up with a Curado 70HG.. I'm one of the few that like a really sensitive light rod for plastics....
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#12371140 - 08/03/17 01:23 PM Re: Worm rod [Re: hurricanecraig]
hurricanecraig Offline
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Registered: 04/17/17
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Loc: Dallas, TX
I ended up getting the Dobyns Fury FR 704C. It's been great so far.

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#12383919 - 08/12/17 09:38 PM Re: Worm rod [Re: hurricanecraig]
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#12398720 - 08/23/17 09:59 PM Re: Worm rod [Re: hurricanecraig]
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