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#12453812 - 10/05/17 08:04 AM 5 Must have Rods
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Registered: 02/04/07
Posts: 391
Loc: Canton, Texas
What would you say are the "5" must have rods for any bass fisherman, beginner to pro? And what i mean by this is the length and action and what its used for.


Edited by FishN@Night (10/05/17 08:31 AM)
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#12453846 - 10/05/17 08:19 AM Re: 5 Must have Rods [Re: FishN@Night]
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Registered: 10/29/16
Posts: 94
Loc: Fairview, TX
Beginner to Novice? One rod. I recommend a St. Croix, med-heavy action, 7'6".

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#12453873 - 10/05/17 08:32 AM Re: 5 Must have Rods [Re: FlatBack4]
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Registered: 02/04/07
Posts: 391
Loc: Canton, Texas
I had to make an edit. Beginner to pro
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#12453886 - 10/05/17 08:39 AM Re: 5 Must have Rods [Re: FishN@Night]
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Registered: 02/24/04
Posts: 2620
Loc: Back at Palestine
Here are my choices:
1) 7’4-7’6” Heavy action- used for flipping heavy cover, grass, and c-rig
2) 7’-7’3”- MH- jigs, t-rig,
3) 6’10”-7’- MH- light t-rig, senko, fluke, heavier spinnerbaits
4) 7’-7’3”- M- Moving baits, spinnerbaits, chatterbait, squarebill, trap
5) 6’6”-7’- M- topwater, shakeyhead, wacky rig, weightless

Preferences are individual. I don’t like a long rod over 7’6”. Only have 2, c-rig and a crankbait rod(which I don’t throw enough of).

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#12453910 - 10/05/17 08:49 AM Re: 5 Must have Rods [Re: FishN@Night]
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Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 13433
Loc: Dallas, TX
One Medium power moderate action---Light treble hooked baits (jerkbaits, small topwaters, small crankbaits)

One Medium power fast action---weightless plastics on a fine wire hook, light bottom contact presentations (shaky head, ned rig, split shot, etc)

One Medium Heavy moderate action---Heavier treble hooked baits (big crankbaits, bigger topwaters, etc)

One Medium Heavy fast action--Bottom contact presentations heaver than 1/4oz

One Heavy moderate fast action--frogs, flipping jigs, heavy cover flipping Trig
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#12453923 - 10/05/17 08:57 AM Re: 5 Must have Rods [Re: FishN@Night]
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Registered: 02/07/09
Posts: 1914
Loc: Deep East Tx
7'3 Mh Fast or H (like an Amastad) for football jigs, Carolina rigs, and small swimbaits
7'6" M-Mh Fast Composite or graphite (Like dobyns 765cb) for deep cranking or heavy spinnerbaits
7' M-Mh Composite (like dobyns 705cbglass) for shallow cranking squarebills and spinnerbaits, or topwaters and jerkbaits
7' Mh (any 7'mh graphite - everyone makes one) for light tx rig, or weightless and wacky rig
7' H (like east tx grass rake) pitching rod

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#12454047 - 10/05/17 10:11 AM Re: 5 Must have Rods [Re: FishN@Night]
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Registered: 08/13/07
Posts: 2067
Loc: Downtown Tomball, Texas
Go look on Wired 2 Fish, they have a good pair of articles on the 6 rods and reels. I took a look at this earlier this year when I was reviewing my rod and reel combos. I was close but it gave me some good food for thought. Here are the links.

https://scout.com/outdoors/bass-fishing/Article/6-Rod-and-Reel-Bass-Fishing-System-Reels-105345598
https://scout.com/outdoors/bass-fishing/Article/6-Rod-and-Reel-Bass-Fishing-System-Rods-105345578
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#12454338 - 10/05/17 01:01 PM Re: 5 Must have Rods [Re: FishN@Night]
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Registered: 02/01/11
Posts: 137
Loc: CADDO LAKE
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#12454523 - 10/05/17 03:54 PM Re: 5 Must have Rods [Re: FishN@Night]
361V Online   content
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Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 4622
Loc: somervell county
Get five Dobyns 734's. They are as universal a weight/length rod there is. Will fish any bait very well.....almost:-). Huge swimbaits or tiny dropshots not so much.


Edited by 361V (10/05/17 03:56 PM)
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