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Best Topwater rod? #13932261 03/22/21 07:09 PM
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I was wondering what everyone is using for topwater, rod, rod power, action and length, along with reel, reel ratio and should I run braid or mono??? In the past I have just used a 7ft medium moderate, with 15lb mono on a 7.5:1 reel... this would be for spooks, pop-r’s, soft plastic frogs, whopper ploppers........TIA

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Re: Best Topwater rod? [Re: TheHaydonSmith] #13932639 03/23/21 12:23 AM
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A post already exists asking about a topwater rod with good information in it.

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Ok, I finally found it... so thank you.

Re: Best Topwater rod? [Re: TheHaydonSmith] #13933217 03/23/21 03:00 PM
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St Croix hard to beat

Re: Best Topwater rod? [Re: ezbassin] #13933402 03/23/21 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by ezbassin
A post already exists asking about a topwater rod with good information in it.


Took you longer to type that than it would have taken to type your favorite topwater rod and just answer the OP's question


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Re: Best Topwater rod? [Re: dk2429] #13933520 03/23/21 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by dk2429
Originally Posted by ezbassin
A post already exists asking about a topwater rod with good information in it.


Took you longer to type that than it would have taken to type your favorite topwater rod and just answer the OP's question

I’ve got 6 favorite top water rods. It would take a while to explain each ones setup and purpose.


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Re: Best Topwater rod? [Re: dk2429] #13933768 03/23/21 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by dk2429
Originally Posted by ezbassin
A post already exists asking about a topwater rod with good information in it.


Took you longer to type that than it would have taken to type your favorite topwater rod and just answer the OP's question


If you take a look at my answer in the other post you would see that I use several different ones depending on the technique, therefore it was faster to direct him to all the information given by myself and others. Maybe next time you will read a little more before you decide to post a negative comment.

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Re: Best Topwater rod? [Re: TheHaydonSmith] #13933936 03/23/21 11:48 PM
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I have a 6’8” st. Croix for poppers
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A 7’ M for buzzbaits


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Re: Best Topwater rod? [Re: SteezMacQueen] #13933939 03/23/21 11:49 PM
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Originally Posted by ezbassin
A post already exists asking about a topwater rod with good information in it.


Took you longer to type that than it would have taken to type your favorite topwater rod and just answer the OP's question

I’ve got 6 favorite top water rods. It would take a while to explain each ones setup and purpose.


Thank you.

Re: Best Topwater rod? [Re: TheHaydonSmith] #13933972 03/24/21 12:20 AM
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Small top water go with Shimano Expride 6'10" M
Bigger - walking bait go with Shimano Zodias 7'5" MH

I have both those rods and they are the real deal at a middle of the road price.

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