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Rod for big swim baits? #10657809 03/01/15 11:53 AM
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I've been using a Flippin' Stik, but I'm sure there must be something better for 8" and 12" Hudds. What do you use?

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Re: Rod for big swim baits? [Re: Phototex] #10657909 03/01/15 01:36 PM
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Dobyns 806 HSB will work.

Re: Rod for big swim baits? [Re: Phototex] #10657918 03/01/15 01:41 PM
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I just bought a Duckett 7-6 extra heavy for that very reason


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Re: Rod for big swim baits? [Re: Phototex] #10657934 03/01/15 01:47 PM
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Coffee has kicked in and I noticed Im extremely happy angler! YA BABY! thumb


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Re: Rod for big swim baits? [Re: Phototex] #10658233 03/01/15 03:39 PM
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Irod Genesis, Okuma Guide Select, Phenix all have models that are great and affordable. If you want to pay a good chunk then go with Dobyns, Loomis or a custom. I haven't used one, but Huddleston has their own rods I believe.



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Re: Rod for big swim baits? [Re: Phototex] #10658318 03/01/15 04:13 PM
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White ice 7.11 a/rig-swimbait.....very comfortable to use with fast tip action! Try one out, you won't let it go.


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Re: Rod for big swim baits? [Re: Phototex] #10658578 03/01/15 05:58 PM
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Loomis 8ft Salmon rod
Falcon 7ft 9in Cara swim bait rod
Dobyns 795 swim bait rod for top water (lunker punker and glide baits) and smaller swim baits.

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Re: Rod for big swim baits? [Re: Phototex] #10658724 03/01/15 07:00 PM
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You definitely want something heavier than a flipping stick for big hudds. I would reccomend a dobyns 806, okuma guide select or the new Daiwa swimbait rods are your best bets. Even though the 795 is rated up to 5 oz, throwing 8" hudds pushes that rod too much IMO. The 806 let's em fly.
There are other rods, but the Okuma and Daiwa are the best $100-$135 swimbait rods on the market. I have 2 dobyns, 795(baits up to 3.5-4oz) and 806(baits from 4-7oz). These are my 2 favorite big bait rods.
From a personal stand point, I can't express how much of a difference there is fishing big baits with a proper rod. Sure, you can throw them on other rods, but using the correct one, greatly reduces fatigue and helps fight fish.


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Re: Rod for big swim baits? [Re: Phototex] #10658757 03/01/15 07:18 PM
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The Daiwa DXSB swimbait rods are a steal at $100. The 4 models can handle any bait you want to throw.

http://www.daiwa.com/rod/detail.aspx?id=754


I use the Megabass Orochi XX Leviathan and love it since it doubles as a great punching rod too.

Re: Rod for big swim baits? [Re: Phototex] #10658763 03/01/15 07:23 PM
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I just ordered a irod just for the Huddleston and other big swimbait I have heard lots of good things about the rod I also like the feel of it they had then at the fishing show a couple mouths ago in mesquite

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Power Tackle is without a doubt the best, yes they are expensive, but they are very good and Tim and Judy still build these rods one at a time.

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Re: Rod for big swim baits? [Re: Phototex] #10658980 03/01/15 08:49 PM
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Take a look at the phenix maxim swimbait series, I use the 8' MH model for all my line thru's and umbrella rigs.

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Re: Rod for big swim baits? [Re: Phototex] #10659211 03/01/15 10:16 PM
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Low down custom production model or go with a custom....production model is 200ish and go up with custom model....I have a 795dobys and its a great rod but not for 8in and up baits...spend a little money and your body will thank you

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Dobyns Champion Swimbait rods




Fantastic rods for swimbaits.


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