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Punching Hydrilla #12397827
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I am looking for opinions on a punching rod for punching thick hydrilla.. I am not wanting one too long because I have short arms. I am wanting one around a 7'6" extra heavy something with a thick base, and handle a heavy weight, something with some backbone. Please post brands series of the rod you would use.. kinda on a tight budget so something you might know for around $100 range..

Thanks.

Re: Punching Hydrilla [Re: D_Taylor4] #12397850
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Dobyns Fury 765 FLIP might be an option for you. Rated for up to 2oz and is only $109.99.

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Re: Punching Hydrilla [Re: D_Taylor4] #12397873
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H2O Ethos 7'6" heavy. Very budget friendly.

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Yeah I saw that one, I like it I am using one close to that and its also Med/hvy, I really want a heavy/extra heavy, do to having a little problem with the med hvy I was using yesterday.

Re: Punching Hydrilla [Re: aggieangler03] #12397922
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Originally Posted By: aggieangler03
H2O Ethos 7'6" heavy. Very budget friendly.

The 7'6" is an Xheavy. The 7'3" is a regular heavy. (<<<<what I use for punching)

The cheaper, $69 rod is better. Fuji guides and seat and the guides are a little thicker/stronger and not so "micro".


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Re: Punching Hydrilla [Re: D_Taylor4] #12397936
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H2O Ethos 7'6". You won't find a better rod for $69

Re: Punching Hydrilla [Re: D_Taylor4] #12397950
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Wish I knew where there was some hydrilla to punch. I've seen a little here and there but didn't have to punch it.


I am a Senager. (Senior teenager) I have everything that I wanted as a teenager, only 50 years later. I don't have to go to school or work. I get an allowance every month. I don't have a curfew, I have a drivers license,a PU truck and I have a bass boat.


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Re: Punching Hydrilla [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES] #12397989
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Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
Wish I knew where there was some hydrilla to punch. I've seen a little here and there but didn't have to punch it.


Believe it or not... there are 2 lakes in the middle of the metromess that have lots of hydrilla. More than enough to punch, from isolated clumps all the way to big ole mats with 2-4ft of water under them.





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Originally Posted By: buda13
Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
Wish I knew where there was some hydrilla to punch. I've seen a little here and there but didn't have to punch it.


Believe it or not... there are 2 lakes in the middle of the metromess that have lots of hydrilla. More than enough to punch, from isolated clumps all the way to big ole mats with 2-4ft of water under them.


I guess it's a secret huh.


I am a Senager. (Senior teenager) I have everything that I wanted as a teenager, only 50 years later. I don't have to go to school or work. I get an allowance every month. I don't have a curfew, I have a drivers license,a PU truck and I have a bass boat.


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Re: Punching Hydrilla [Re: D_Taylor4] #12398027
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SMR is LOADED with hydrilla, I was flipping 8-10ft hydrilla yesterday.

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Re: Punching Hydrilla [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES] #12398375
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Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
Originally Posted By: buda13
Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
Wish I knew where there was some hydrilla to punch. I've seen a little here and there but didn't have to punch it.


Believe it or not... there are 2 lakes in the middle of the metromess that have lots of hydrilla. More than enough to punch, from isolated clumps all the way to big ole mats with 2-4ft of water under them.


I guess it's a secret huh.


One is Clark Lake in Ennis. Don't know if it is "real Hydrilla" or some other junk we call Hydrilla, it it's thick and has fish under it. So thick I have to use a 1-1/2ounce tungsten pegged weight to bust through it. Even use a 2 ounce "bubba shot" to blow through it sometimes.


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Re: Punching Hydrilla [Re: D_Taylor4] #12398412
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I've fished Clark before and it has something similar to hydrilla and the water is super clear but all I caught was dinks. What I call hydrilla is what I USED to fish at Fork, Rayburn, TB, Welch and B. Sandlin and you could find it out to 15 FOW. I'm hearing it's back at Rayburn in places but it's a 4 1/2 hr. drive so not ready to drive that far at least until the weather cools some.


I am a Senager. (Senior teenager) I have everything that I wanted as a teenager, only 50 years later. I don't have to go to school or work. I get an allowance every month. I don't have a curfew, I have a drivers license,a PU truck and I have a bass boat.


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Re: Punching Hydrilla [Re: D_Taylor4] #12398512
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Possum Kingdom has grass

Re: Punching Hydrilla [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES] #12398525
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Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
I've fished Clark before and it has something similar to hydrilla and the water is super clear but all I caught was dinks. What I call hydrilla is what I USED to fish at Fork, Rayburn, TB, Welch and B. Sandlin and you could find it out to 15 FOW. I'm hearing it's back at Rayburn in places but it's a 4 1/2 hr. drive so not ready to drive that far at least until the weather cools some.


Well....

No dinks here! At least not when punching. Fished a small tourney there a few weeks ago and thought our 19 lb sack would be good.....finished second to last! A few fish over 7 pounds were weighed....not single fish under 2 pounds was weighed.


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Possum Kingdom has grass


Yep, the locals deny it exists but I have seen it.

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