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#12416155 - 09/06/17 09:00 AM What Rods do you guys/girls use?
Wanna Be Profi Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/25/16
Posts: 34
Hey guys, Stijn (the belgian angler here) i wanted to buy 4-6 new rods and i was wondering what you guys are using. There is no price limit so just say what you use and why u like them. I want to use the rods mainly for throwing jigs/ flutter spoons, crankbaits and texas rig and dropshot. It may be spinning rods and baitcasters.
Try to convince me from your choise.
Kind regards,
Stijn Lens

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#12416177 - 09/06/17 09:12 AM Re: What Rods do you guys/girls use? [Re: Wanna Be Profi]
DEFMP Online   content
Angler

Registered: 10/18/13
Posts: 481
Loc: DFW
Dobyns Champion XP is my go to brand and model. If money isn't an issue, and I prefer these for dragging techniques, I use the Dobyns Extreme.

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#12416185 - 09/06/17 09:19 AM Re: What Rods do you guys/girls use? [Re: Wanna Be Profi]
collincountytx Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 15151
Loc: Dallas, TX
Hey Stijn, good to hear from you--saw some of those LMB pics from Spain.

Some brands tend to be on the more parabolic side and some brands tend to be stiffer.
For almost all presentations except finesse bottom bottom contact baits, I prefer brands on the more parabolic side.

I'm frugal, so my recommendations will be cost effective

Spinning rods--finesse bottom contact presentations (drop shot, light jigs, neko rig, etc)
Abu Garcia Vendetta Medium The Abu Garcia Vendetta series is the stiffest blank I've tried. Their Medium rods feel like a M+

Spinning rods for small cranks/small topwaters/small spoons--I like the All Star (AS and Classic series) for their parabolic actions. Medium or Medium Heavy


Bait Casting rods--I like Falcon rods (Jason Christie series and Bucoo) for their light weight and parabolic action. Their Heavy rods feel like a MH+

For a slightly stiffer feel, the Fenwick Silver Hawk series.
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#12416195 - 09/06/17 09:25 AM Re: What Rods do you guys/girls use? [Re: Wanna Be Profi]
Brent S Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/04/13
Posts: 3256
Loc: Eagle Mountain Lake
Lews custom speed stick lite and custom speed sticks. Great price, good feel, and well made. I'm not a fan of cork grips or full length grips. The lite uses the winn grip and the speed stick uses Eva foam.


Edited by Brent S (09/06/17 09:26 AM)
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#12416219 - 09/06/17 09:43 AM Re: What Rods do you guys/girls use? [Re: Wanna Be Profi]
GriddleGrizzly Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/13/17
Posts: 65
Dobyns champions for moving baits and general use. Dobyns champion extremes for bottom contact techniques.

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#12416227 - 09/06/17 09:47 AM Re: What Rods do you guys/girls use? [Re: Wanna Be Profi]
Champion 221 Elite Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/12/09
Posts: 1026
Loc: Grand Saline, Texas
G Loomis GLX or Dobyns Champion Extreme
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#12416237 - 09/06/17 09:52 AM Re: What Rods do you guys/girls use? [Re: Wanna Be Profi]
Swimbaiter Offline
Angler

Registered: 08/29/11
Posts: 406
Loc: East TX
I don't care what anyone says there is not one rod company that makes the best rod for all techniques.

That being said my rods are currently either,

Custom made
Okuma
Megabass
Power Tackle
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#12416250 - 09/06/17 10:02 AM Re: What Rods do you guys/girls use? [Re: Wanna Be Profi]
Canny Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/18/10
Posts: 64
Loc: Lufkin, TX
I keep a variety of rods on my boat depending on techniques:

BPS Cranking Sticks, TFO GLS, Skeet Reese, Kistler, ARodsmith.
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#12416258 - 09/06/17 10:08 AM Re: What Rods do you guys/girls use? [Re: Wanna Be Profi]
Bassfisher6704 Offline
Angler

Registered: 07/10/08
Posts: 499
Loc: Brenham, Texas
I use 100% dobyns rods. I love the versatility of their rods, they have done a great job on building rods that fit more than one technique. I think the price point is fair and the quality is awesome. Dobyns also have series of rods at almost every price point with a variety in each series to get the job done. I have been completely happy with their product.

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#12416358 - 09/06/17 11:32 AM Re: What Rods do you guys/girls use? [Re: Wanna Be Profi]
DaveTV Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/28/17
Posts: 65
Loc: Plano, Texas
Rod selection can definitely be a personal and individual things. Power and action vary by manufacturer. Here's a general idea of what I like and for what application:

G. Loomis GLX for jigs and worms.

G. Loomis Deep Flex for medium diving crankbaits.

Dobyns 806 CB for deep diving crankbaits.

St. Croix Avid and G. Loomis IMX spinning rods for finesse and small plastics.

I also use TFO and Fenwick rods on occasion for multiple applications.

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#12416396 - 09/06/17 12:11 PM Re: What Rods do you guys/girls use? [Re: Wanna Be Profi]
Venom 17 Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/13/08
Posts: 339
Loc: Bivins Tx.
Manley Rods!

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#12416397 - 09/06/17 12:13 PM Re: What Rods do you guys/girls use? [Re: Wanna Be Profi]
Crankalot Offline
Angler

Registered: 06/01/12
Posts: 484
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
St Croix

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#12416406 - 09/06/17 12:20 PM Re: What Rods do you guys/girls use? [Re: Crankalot]
InTheClear Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/28/12
Posts: 1501
Loc: Southwest Texas
G-Loomis IMX

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#12416415 - 09/06/17 12:30 PM Re: What Rods do you guys/girls use? [Re: Wanna Be Profi]
Sinkey Offline
Tidy Scoop

Registered: 08/04/06
Posts: 4912
Loc: Frisco, TX. and Lake Fork
Power Tackle
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#12416472 - 09/06/17 01:07 PM Re: What Rods do you guys/girls use? [Re: Wanna Be Profi]
wtf242 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/26/16
Posts: 186
Loc: Austin, TX
I mostly use Gloomis NRX and St Croix rods

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