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Carolina Rig Rod #13710181 09/24/20 03:51 PM
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Hey Guys
Looking to replace my rod for my C-rig set up.
What are some suggestions that are $150/less

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Re: Carolina Rig Rod [Re: Mudbone] #13710216 09/24/20 04:21 PM
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if you do not need it soon I would save a little longer to get a shimano zodias or a falcon expert/cara personally I like a 7’4-7’6 for a crig.

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I use a Dobyns Fury 735 and it gets the job done for me. Fits your price point as well.

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I use a Falcon lowrider Carolina rig II.

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I use a Falcon lowrider Carolina rig II.

Re: Carolina Rig Rod [Re: Mudbone] #13710304 09/24/20 05:34 PM
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Budget set up is a Falcon Lowrider Carolina rig II
Sweet set up is a G.Loomis BCR 875 GLX

If they both got broke/stolen today, I'd replace with a Zodias. IMHO about the best bang for the buck out there today. YMMV.


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I bought the Falcon Lowrider Lizard Dragger for C rig. But I wound up feeling like it was struggling with the weight of the rig, so I stepped it up to a Falcon Lowrider Heavy Cover Jig and REALLY like the way it casts the 1+ ounce rigs and the sensitivity is pretty good with braid main line. $129 regular price and you can find them on sale from time to time.


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I know you said around $150...but this rod has been very kind to me:

https://alxrods.com/collections/zolo/products/zolo-dragger-74-heavy-fast-casting

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Johnny Morris Carbonlite 2.0 - 7’6” MH

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No matter what rod you buy, most definitely get the HEAVY action.


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Second the ALX Zolo Dragger. It's about $65 more than your budget though. Not to start a debate on whether the reel or the rod is more important but with crigging, I think the rod might be slightly more important since you're not casting/reeling near as much. Maybe save a few $$ on the reel and apply it towards the rod?

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Third on the ALX dragger. I have a longer C rig specific rod, but I used my dragger in a pinch a month ago and that thing casted a C rigged fluke a mile paired with a Lews Tournament Pro reel

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I like the Dobyns Sierra in a 734. Also a great rod for throwing buzz baits.

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Originally Posted by Okie Poke
No matter what rod you buy, most definitely get the HEAVY action.


Heavy is a relative term when you are talking about all the rod brands out there. Some are as stiff as a broom handle and you won't get the distance out of it like you would on a rod with some tip action to it.

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Originally Posted by ezbassin
Originally Posted by Okie Poke
No matter what rod you buy, most definitely get the HEAVY action.


Heavy is a relative term when you are talking about all the rod brands out there. Some are as stiff as a broom handle and you won't get the distance out of it like you would on a rod with some tip action to it.



100%. Put your hands on whatever rod you decide on before you buy it.

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