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#12397827 - 08/23/17 12:35 PM Punching Hydrilla
D_Taylor4 Offline
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Registered: 03/05/16
Posts: 12
I am looking for opinions on a punching rod for punching thick hydrilla.. I am not wanting one too long because I have short arms. I am wanting one around a 7'6" extra heavy something with a thick base, and handle a heavy weight, something with some backbone. Please post brands series of the rod you would use.. kinda on a tight budget so something you might know for around $100 range..

Thanks.

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#12397850 - 08/23/17 12:53 PM Re: Punching Hydrilla [Re: D_Taylor4]
bigbass94 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/12
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Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Dobyns Fury 765 FLIP might be an option for you. Rated for up to 2oz and is only $109.99.


Edited by bigbass94 (08/23/17 12:54 PM)
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#12397873 - 08/23/17 01:05 PM Re: Punching Hydrilla [Re: D_Taylor4]
aggieangler03 Offline
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Registered: 01/02/09
Posts: 467
Loc: Mineral Wells, Texas
H2O Ethos 7'6" heavy. Very budget friendly.

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#12397881 - 08/23/17 01:09 PM Re: Punching Hydrilla [Re: bigbass94]
D_Taylor4 Offline
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Registered: 03/05/16
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Yeah I saw that one, I like it I am using one close to that and its also Med/hvy, I really want a heavy/extra heavy, do to having a little problem with the med hvy I was using yesterday.

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#12397922 - 08/23/17 01:36 PM Re: Punching Hydrilla [Re: aggieangler03]
SteezMacQueen Online   sleepy
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Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 4817
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Originally Posted By: aggieangler03
H2O Ethos 7'6" heavy. Very budget friendly.

The 7'6" is an Xheavy. The 7'3" is a regular heavy. (<<<<what I use for punching)

The cheaper, $69 rod is better. Fuji guides and seat and the guides are a little thicker/stronger and not so "micro".
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#12397936 - 08/23/17 01:43 PM Re: Punching Hydrilla [Re: D_Taylor4]
TEXASJIGSTER Offline
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Registered: 02/01/11
Posts: 160
Loc: CADDO LAKE
H2O Ethos 7'6". You won't find a better rod for $69

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#12397950 - 08/23/17 01:49 PM Re: Punching Hydrilla [Re: D_Taylor4]
GIG'EM AGGIES Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 2482
Loc: texas
Wish I knew where there was some hydrilla to punch. I've seen a little here and there but didn't have to punch it.
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#12397989 - 08/23/17 02:08 PM Re: Punching Hydrilla [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES]
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Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
Wish I knew where there was some hydrilla to punch. I've seen a little here and there but didn't have to punch it.


Believe it or not... there are 2 lakes in the middle of the metromess that have lots of hydrilla. More than enough to punch, from isolated clumps all the way to big ole mats with 2-4ft of water under them.
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#12398001 - 08/23/17 02:14 PM Re: Punching Hydrilla [Re: buda13]
GIG'EM AGGIES Online   content
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Registered: 05/14/14
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Loc: texas
Originally Posted By: buda13
Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
Wish I knew where there was some hydrilla to punch. I've seen a little here and there but didn't have to punch it.


Believe it or not... there are 2 lakes in the middle of the metromess that have lots of hydrilla. More than enough to punch, from isolated clumps all the way to big ole mats with 2-4ft of water under them.


I guess it's a secret huh.
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#12398027 - 08/23/17 02:30 PM Re: Punching Hydrilla [Re: D_Taylor4]
D_Taylor4 Offline
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Registered: 03/05/16
Posts: 12
SMR is LOADED with hydrilla, I was flipping 8-10ft hydrilla yesterday.


Edited by D_Taylor4 (08/23/17 02:36 PM)

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#12398375 - 08/23/17 06:49 PM Re: Punching Hydrilla [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES]
SteezMacQueen Online   sleepy
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/02/14
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Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
Originally Posted By: buda13
Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
Wish I knew where there was some hydrilla to punch. I've seen a little here and there but didn't have to punch it.


Believe it or not... there are 2 lakes in the middle of the metromess that have lots of hydrilla. More than enough to punch, from isolated clumps all the way to big ole mats with 2-4ft of water under them.


I guess it's a secret huh.


One is Clark Lake in Ennis. Don't know if it is "real Hydrilla" or some other junk we call Hydrilla, it it's thick and has fish under it. So thick I have to use a 1-1/2ounce tungsten pegged weight to bust through it. Even use a 2 ounce "bubba shot" to blow through it sometimes.
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#12398412 - 08/23/17 07:08 PM Re: Punching Hydrilla [Re: D_Taylor4]
GIG'EM AGGIES Online   content
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Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 2482
Loc: texas
I've fished Clark before and it has something similar to hydrilla and the water is super clear but all I caught was dinks. What I call hydrilla is what I USED to fish at Fork, Rayburn, TB, Welch and B. Sandlin and you could find it out to 15 FOW. I'm hearing it's back at Rayburn in places but it's a 4 1/2 hr. drive so not ready to drive that far at least until the weather cools some.
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#12398512 - 08/23/17 08:07 PM Re: Punching Hydrilla [Re: D_Taylor4]
pil,b Offline
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Registered: 05/30/11
Posts: 1420
Loc: abilene,texas
Possum Kingdom has grass

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#12398525 - 08/23/17 08:15 PM Re: Punching Hydrilla [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES]
SteezMacQueen Online   sleepy
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 4817
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
I've fished Clark before and it has something similar to hydrilla and the water is super clear but all I caught was dinks. What I call hydrilla is what I USED to fish at Fork, Rayburn, TB, Welch and B. Sandlin and you could find it out to 15 FOW. I'm hearing it's back at Rayburn in places but it's a 4 1/2 hr. drive so not ready to drive that far at least until the weather cools some.


Well....

No dinks here! At least not when punching. Fished a small tourney there a few weeks ago and thought our 19 lb sack would be good.....finished second to last! A few fish over 7 pounds were weighed....not single fish under 2 pounds was weighed.
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#12398535 - 08/23/17 08:20 PM Re: Punching Hydrilla [Re: pil,b]
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Loc: Aledo
Originally Posted By: pil,b
Possum Kingdom has grass


Yep, the locals deny it exists but I have seen it.

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