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#12421564 - 09/10/17 06:49 PM Best Rod Action for Whopper Plopper
Mo_Cat Offline
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Registered: 01/12/15
Posts: 134
Loc: LOZ
Early fall top water bite getting ready to start @ LOZ. Got a half dozen new 130 Whopper Ploppers from TW on Labor Day sale. What is best rod action for the 130 Whopper Plopper?

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#12421610 - 09/10/17 07:14 PM Re: Best Rod Action for Whopper Plopper [Re: Mo_Cat]
Ted Martin Offline
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Registered: 07/26/05
Posts: 1661
Loc: Dallas, TX
i throw it on a 7' MH rod that has good power in the butt but a soft tip section

you can throw it approximately a football field, lol

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#12422157 - 09/11/17 08:01 AM Re: Best Rod Action for Whopper Plopper [Re: Mo_Cat]
Jig-N-Spoon Offline
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Registered: 04/27/04
Posts: 294
Loc: Canyon, TX
I am throwing them on crankbait action rods. The 90 series on a Dobyns 704 CB with 12 Lb mono and a 6.2:1 reel and the 130 on the 8' Dobyns 805 CBRM with 30-50 lb braid with a 7:1 reel. In my mind these are still treble hook baits and need some forgiveness in the fight. The braid allows for good hook sets on 80-90 yard casts which are possible with that 8 ft rod and a good reel. 'spoon

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#12422206 - 09/11/17 08:39 AM Re: Best Rod Action for Whopper Plopper [Re: Ted Martin]
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Originally Posted By: Ted Martin
i throw it on a 7' MH rod that has good power in the butt but a soft tip section

you can throw it approximately a football field, lol


I throw them on a 7ft MH Ugly Stik--The guides aren't very good, but that rod has just about the ideal action for a 130 whopper plopper.
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#12422258 - 09/11/17 09:16 AM Re: Best Rod Action for Whopper Plopper [Re: Mo_Cat]
the skipper Offline
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Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 2989
Loc: nederland, TX
I use my frog rod. The 130 is heavy

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#12422334 - 09/11/17 10:18 AM Re: Best Rod Action for Whopper Plopper [Re: Mo_Cat]
Canny Offline
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Registered: 04/18/10
Posts: 64
Loc: Lufkin, TX
Normally throw them on a 7' Lews Speed Stick MH. Same rod I throw all my topwaters on including frogs. With braid I add a 3' length of 17' flourocarbon to give a little stretch.
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#12422413 - 09/11/17 11:13 AM Re: Best Rod Action for Whopper Plopper [Re: Mo_Cat]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 12911
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
A 7ft to 7ft6in crank bait rod should work just fine.

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#12422429 - 09/11/17 11:26 AM Re: Best Rod Action for Whopper Plopper [Re: Mo_Cat]
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Registered: 05/27/12
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I like a MH, fast.


Edited by bigbass94 (09/11/17 11:26 AM)
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#12422502 - 09/11/17 12:30 PM Re: Best Rod Action for Whopper Plopper [Re: Mo_Cat]
daddystog Offline
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Registered: 09/27/09
Posts: 999
Loc: Cisco,Tx
MH Crankbait Rod
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#12422652 - 09/11/17 02:04 PM Re: Best Rod Action for Whopper Plopper [Re: Mo_Cat]
RJACK81 Offline
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Registered: 04/26/17
Posts: 44
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
7' 6" MH crank bait rod. 130 is very heavy.

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#12423083 - 09/11/17 07:08 PM Re: Best Rod Action for Whopper Plopper [Re: Mo_Cat]
Mo_Cat Offline
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Registered: 01/12/15
Posts: 134
Loc: LOZ
UPS truck brought WP's today. They are pretty heavy. My Crank Bait rods are Crucials 7'6" medium. Got a couple Crucial 7'2" MH Spinnerbait rods, tips are some what soft. Think I will try the Spinnerbait rods. Might have to buy a couple MH crank bait rods next TW sale if the Spinnerbait rods are to tip stiff.

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#12423103 - 09/11/17 07:24 PM Re: Best Rod Action for Whopper Plopper [Re: Mo_Cat]
AvidOutdoors7 Offline
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Registered: 04/18/16
Posts: 100
I feel a MH is too heavy for trebles because I rip the hooks out (I also set the hook very hard lol probably my problem) but I like to use a M moderate action rod.
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#12423479 - 09/12/17 06:26 AM Re: Best Rod Action for Whopper Plopper [Re: Mo_Cat]
Puma Jim Offline
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Registered: 02/27/09
Posts: 675
Loc: Nebraska
I am a dobyns fan so when I was looking for the perfect rod for the WP 130 I called them. They highly recommended the champion 764c which was a rod I never even considered. Well I bought it and never looked back. Awesome rod!


Edited by Puma Jim (09/13/17 05:03 AM)

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#12423489 - 09/12/17 06:38 AM Re: Best Rod Action for Whopper Plopper [Re: Mo_Cat]
Fish2222 Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/28/15
Posts: 251
Loc: East Texas
MH, with a fast tip.
I fish it on braid. Most fish for me come on a slow, steady retrieve and always seem to be explosive, like the bass is trying to hurt the bait.
It's just plain fun when they're hittin' it.
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#12424320 - 09/12/17 06:05 PM Re: Best Rod Action for Whopper Plopper [Re: Ted Martin]
toddfish Offline
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Registered: 02/13/10
Posts: 1323
Loc: East Montgomery County
Originally Posted By: Ted Martin
i throw it on a 7' MH rod that has good power in the butt but a soft tip section

you can throw it approximately a football field, lol
+1

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