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Technique specific rods #13627519 07/12/20 05:29 AM
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About a year ago I made a post on here asking about the best all around combo. Now I want to start getting technique specific. I’m not real versed on what action/power is best for what though.
Please Can someone either
1. Make a general list of best power/action/gear ratios per technique
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2. List a rod manufacturer that sells labeled technique specific rods in the $100 or less range.

Thank you!

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Originally Posted by wh2004
About a year ago I made a post on here asking about the best all around combo. Now I want to start getting technique specific. I’m not real versed on what action/power is best for what though.
Please Can someone either
1. Make a general list of best power/action/gear ratios per technique
Or
2. List a rod manufacturer that sells labeled technique specific rods in the $100 or less range.

Thank you!


these are labeled and accurate, that said the mh can do most anything for texas sized bass. I use the 7 1 moderate for all my cranking and a 7 6 moderate for larger cranks, spinner baits etc.

A little over your price range but great rods with great warranty, anything happens you cut the split w part number send it in and pay 60 plus shipping for the replacement. I stack up my broke splits and send them in once a year or so. 5 this last time.

https://www.fxcustomrods.com/


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You'll be better off reading some articles on rod selection and then you'll know what power and action you need for a given specific purpose, and which rods can do several things. This will prevent you from being limited to shopping only rods labeled for a specific purpose. Many catalogs have a column with such an application list. As an example, the Dobyn's Rods catalogs list the best matched purposes for each rod they sell. You could use their catalog (download) to learn about what rod does what for a baseline starting point. Each angler will realize over time he/she has particular preferences regardless of the "rules".

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Originally Posted by wh2004
About a year ago I made a post on here asking about the best all around combo. Now I want to start getting technique specific. I’m not real versed on what action/power is best for what though.
Please Can someone either
1. Make a general list of best power/action/gear ratios per technique
Or
2. List a rod manufacturer that sells labeled technique specific rods in the $100 or less range.

Thank you!


You are going to be very limited on rod companies at $100 or less. I understand if you are on a budget and need to stay in a specific price range on your equipment but you may want to look at the Academy H20 rods or similar. I select rods based on how they feel to me. I am less concerned about the technique label on the rod. Pick up the rod, flex it against the floor or wall. If it feels good buy it.

As far as reels & gear ratios go, I like a fast ratio for baits I move with the rod like soft plastics & jigs because at times the fish picks up the bait & comes at you before you set the hook and you have to play catch up. A 7:1 or 8:1 comes in handy for this. For small cranks, bladed jigs & spinnerbaits I like a 6:1. For big deepdivers I like a 5.5 or 6:1.

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As far as reels & gear ratios go, I like a fast ratio for baits I move with the rod like soft plastics & jigs because at times the fish picks up the bait & comes at you before you set the hook and you have to play catch up. A 7:1 or 8:1 comes in handy for this. For small cranks, bladed jigs & spinnerbaits I like a 6:1. For big deepdivers I like a 5.5 or 6:1.

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Technique specific rod for under $100. Spinning rod for crappie. If you are looking at a rod that is $100 or less do not ask what is the best out there. The best out there is way over $100. If that is your limit, that is fine, so I would suggest either looking at what Academy has to offer or buy used rods. There are plenty of them for sale on fishing forums. Technique specific also would depend on what "technique" you are wanting to fish so start there and let us know what exact technique you are talking about. There are many different techniques to use fishing for bass.

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Originally Posted by wh2004
About a year ago I made a post on here asking about the best all around combo. Now I want to start getting technique specific. I’m not real versed on what action/power is best for what though.
Please Can someone either
1. Make a general list of best power/action/gear ratios per technique
Or
2. List a rod manufacturer that sells labeled technique specific rods in the $100 or less range.

Thank you!


these are labeled and accurate, that said the mh can do most anything for texas sized bass. I use the 7 1 moderate for all my cranking and a 7 6 moderate for larger cranks, spinner baits etc.

A little over your price range but great rods with great warranty, anything happens you cut the split w part number send it in and pay 60 plus shipping for the replacement. I stack up my broke splits and send them in once a year or so. 5 this last time.

https://www.fxcustomrods.com/



WOW you must be very hard on your rods if you broke at least 5 of these rods. I have several of them and really like them, very durable and they have great flex as well as backbone. Awesome rods. I have 12 of them and never had an issue with a single one.

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Originally Posted by Fordntriton
As far as reels & gear ratios go, I like a fast ratio for baits I move with the rod like soft plastics & jigs because at times the fish picks up the bait & comes at you before you set the hook and you have to play catch up. A 7:1 or 8:1 comes in handy for this. For small cranks, bladed jigs & spinnerbaits I like a 6:1. For big deepdivers I like a 5.5 or 6:1.

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Thank you. This helps alot.

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I’ve got about about 30 Shimano zodias rods in like new condition I’m about to sell. $100 each

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Originally Posted by ezbassin
Technique specific rod for under $100. Spinning rod for crappie. If you are looking at a rod that is $100 or less do not ask what is the best out there. The best out there is way over $100. If that is your limit, that is fine, so I would suggest either looking at what Academy has to offer or buy used rods. There are plenty of them for sale on fishing forums. Technique specific also would depend on what "technique" you are wanting to fish so start there and let us know what exact technique you are talking about. There are many different techniques to use fishing for bass.


Sorry For the confusion. I didn’t ask for the best rod. I asked for the best action/power per technique. OR a brand that lists techniques on their rods (there may not be any in that price range).

To answer your question, I find that my go tos are mostly drop shot, shallow to about 12 ft crankbaits, rattletrap, weightless fluke.
I’ve tried Texas rig and Carolina rig some but not confident in them so don’t use often. I want to try football jigs.

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H2O Express makes rods that have technique labels on them but I will tell you a secret. A rod per technique is totally opinion based. Most of my Falcons have a technique on them and the only one that I think fits is the crankbait rod. Not that they wont perform for what they say but I like what I like and you will too. Point is, dont put much thought into anything but the rod action and the length. If you want to step up your budget to about 140-150 you will expand your selection a ton. The h2o rods arent bad though and neither are the all stars that academy carries

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That makes sense. Thank you.
In general, what do y’all like for action and length for the few things I throw that I put in my last post.

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What technique are you wanting a combo for first? I’d recommend upping your price range maybe $30 to get a falcon lowrider. They’re pretty straight forward, and list the technique for each rod on their website.


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Originally Posted by wh2004
That makes sense. Thank you.
In general, what do y’all like for action and length for the few things I throw that I put in my last post.

Football jig/Carolina rig= 7'3" heavy (will also use for a big worm)
Lighter texas rigs=7' heavy
Fluke/trap/spinnerbait/just all around rod=7'mh
Drop shot=6'10" shakey head jig lowrider falcon(not sure of the action)

Keep in mind different manufacturers actions wont be the same. Falcons seem lighter compared to other rods of the same action

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That makes sense. Thank you.
In general, what do y’all like for action and length for the few things I throw that I put in my last post.

Football jig/Carolina rig= 7'3" heavy (will also use for a big worm)
Lighter texas rigs=7' heavy
Fluke/trap/spinnerbait/just all around rod=7'mh
Drop shot=6'10" shakey head jig lowrider falcon(not sure of the action)

Keep in mind different manufacturers actions wont be the same. Falcons seem lighter compared to other rods of the same action


Thank you sir. That gives me a place to start.

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