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Swimbait Rod For 5"-6" (1-2 oz) Swimbaits #10622112 02/16/15 03:55 PM
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Going to fish small swimbaits - the solid soft plastic ones that are up to 6" long and weigh less than 2 oz. Not going to expand to larger swimbaits. Want to find a casting rod that is 7'2"-7'6" with some flex in the tip (no pool cues) for better control in casting to use for these baits. Don't want any telescopic handles. Solid cork or split grip OK. Have a budget of $150 or less and great if I could find a used one in excellent condition.

Please provide your suggestions.

Thanks for your help!
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Re: Swimbait Rod For 5"-6" (1-2 oz) Swimbaits [Re: befuddled] #10622229 02/16/15 04:41 PM
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Lots of good ones on the market for that price. I bought a Halo for that money and really like it.

Re: Swimbait Rod For 5"-6" (1-2 oz) Swimbaits [Re: befuddled] #10622244 02/16/15 04:46 PM
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Which Halo rod did you purchase?

Re: Swimbait Rod For 5"-6" (1-2 oz) Swimbaits [Re: befuddled] #10622317 02/16/15 05:14 PM
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If you want slightly longer I have an Okuma Guide Select 7'11" MH rated for 1-4oz that has been used 2 trips I'm willing to sale. Pm if interested. Good rod just don't use it ever.


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Re: Swimbait Rod For 5"-6" (1-2 oz) Swimbaits [Re: befuddled] #10622379 02/16/15 05:34 PM
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For that price range a MH Daiwa DXSB swimbait rid is oerfect. Under $100 and has great features.

Re: Swimbait Rod For 5"-6" (1-2 oz) Swimbaits [Re: ChanceHuiet] #10622470 02/16/15 06:06 PM
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Hi ChanceHuiet;

7'11 is too long but thanks for asking.

Re: Swimbait Rod For 5"-6" (1-2 oz) Swimbaits [Re: Mark Perry] #10622476 02/16/15 06:08 PM
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Hi Mark;

Looked them up and the shortest I saw was 8' - too long.

Re: Swimbait Rod For 5"-6" (1-2 oz) Swimbaits [Re: befuddled] #10622480 02/16/15 06:12 PM
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Falcon Cara Amistad Special or Finesse Jig

Re: Swimbait Rod For 5"-6" (1-2 oz) Swimbaits [Re: befuddled] #10622510 02/16/15 06:26 PM
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Would a flipping stick with a 1 1/2-2 oz weight limit work for these lighter swimbaits?

Re: Swimbait Rod For 5"-6" (1-2 oz) Swimbaits [Re: Lake Fork Guide] #10622514 02/16/15 06:28 PM
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Cody;

Aren't new Falcon Caras all in the $200 and up price range? This exceeds my budget....

Re: Swimbait Rod For 5"-6" (1-2 oz) Swimbaits [Re: befuddled] #10622520 02/16/15 06:30 PM
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try one of these 2 fornthe tip action you need...the Daiwa TAT741HFB or Duckett Terex 7.4H...both are frog rods built to have the tip action you need. Both priced where you need it. thanks!


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Re: Swimbait Rod For 5"-6" (1-2 oz) Swimbaits [Re: RiveraTackleCo.] #10622747 02/16/15 07:39 PM
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Thanks Carlos!

I'll check them out.

Re: Swimbait Rod For 5"-6" (1-2 oz) Swimbaits [Re: befuddled] #10623096 02/16/15 09:42 PM
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Find a used Dobyns 764C rod and stay under your budget. It'll be perfect.

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