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Desperate for help.... #13192860 06/22/19 01:23 AM
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...this is more important to me than my own marriage! Please give me your thoughts on a top water rod. Expecting
1.3 to 4.1 pound bass in 78.4 to 87.7 degree water on poppers or buzz baits. Do I set the hook immediately or wait .3 seconds or .48 seconds? Thanks, my life depends on this!

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Re: Desperate for help.... [Re: P_102] #13192865 06/22/19 01:26 AM
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Yeh. I got nuthiní. RIP


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Re: Desperate for help.... [Re: P_102] #13192866 06/22/19 01:26 AM
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Re: Desperate for help.... [Re: P_102] #13192874 06/22/19 01:31 AM
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Well. Ok. Since itís life or death....

Bass donít grab baits with their fins. They grab it with their mouths. As soon as your bait wiggles, reelset the hook. As for rods, a medium to medium/heavy rod (depends on lure weight) with a moderate to slow action. You want to rod to give a little while still maintaining control of the fight.

Most importantly, use mono or braid. Never use braid on a ďfastĒ action rod, youíll clear the basses mouth before the rod bends and no stretch in the line. Youíll miss too many. Mono stretches. Itís more forgiving. They both float. Fluorocarbon is not good for top water. It sinks and will mess with the lures action.


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Re: Desperate for help.... [Re: P_102] #13192918 06/22/19 02:08 AM
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Buzzbaits, frogs; braid and make sure they take it under. Buzzbaits they usually hook up pretty easy as long as they actually eat the damm thing. Frogs gotta wait a sec then set the hook like your trting to break your rod.


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It may be easier to fix your marriage than to get this group to agree on a rod.


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If your rod is not right your marriage is probably not also.

Re: Desperate for help.... [Re: P_102] #13193432 06/22/19 07:24 PM
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My first rod was the end section or limber end of my Great Grandpa's triple jointed 20 ft. cane pole. One of the joining sections was split and the pole was split. That end section was in perfect shape. I took the old drill with the hand turned wheel and drilled a couple of holes so I could attach my reel to that metal joint. I carved an extended handle to fit into the joint; then drilled the holes. I used bailing wire to attach the reel then finished it off with electrical tape to cover the wire twist. Made about 8 wire loops for eyes for the line to pass through. Grandpa had already put an eye on the end of the pole so he could use it for Doodle Socking the bushes at the river for Crappie. It cast very well, chugged all the big bugs for top water and drug numerous huge Bass out of all the farm ponds within bicycle range. I made do with what I could come up with and was glad I had it.


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whats the barometer,and windage. fish

Re: Desperate for help.... [Re: P_102] #13193555 06/22/19 11:18 PM
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Man just use your favorite rod, and donít jerk too hard when the fish hits, just lean into him, reel up the slack and keepem pinned, itíll be alright...

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Originally Posted by H B
Man just use your favorite rod, and donít jerk too hard when the fish hits, just lean into him, reel up the slack and keepem pinned, itíll be alright...


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Re: Desperate for help.... [Re: P_102] #13194084 06/23/19 07:46 PM
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Thoughts on a top water rod. Well lets see, yep I like using them.

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