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7’6” Heavy Action Rod #13990132 05/08/21 03:57 PM
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My kids got me a Abu Garcia Vengence 7’6” heavy action rod for my birthday. Never had a heavy action rod before. Always used medium heavy. What is it good for and what gear ratio reel would be the best for it? Thanks.


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Re: 7’6” Heavy Action Rod [Re: racing75] #13990415 05/08/21 11:22 PM
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It’ll be good for flipping around wood with heavier weights. With the moderate fast action you can use it for Alabama rigs as well as lighter punching(1oz). I’d pair it with a 7:1:1 or 8:1:1 with a good drag since you’ll likely be fishing it around thicker cover.

Re: 7’6” Heavy Action Rod [Re: CharlieMac] #13997108 05/14/21 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by CharlieMac
It’ll be good for flipping around wood with heavier weights. With the moderate fast action you can use it for Alabama rigs as well as lighter punching(1oz). I’d pair it with a 7:1:1 or 8:1:1 with a good drag since you’ll likely be fishing it around thicker cover.

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Other uses: 3/4 oz jig, Carolina Rig

I typically use Med Heavy but for big fish in tight cover or grass I switch to a Heavy. Hauling up a 5 lber with 20 lbs of salad requires some horsepower!


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Re: 7’6” Heavy Action Rod [Re: racing75] #14037030 06/19/21 11:47 AM
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I use mine for stripers

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Frog rod

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Heavy cover jig rod, frogs and C-Rig


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Re: 7’6” Heavy Action Rod [Re: racing75] #14054180 07/06/21 11:08 PM
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Flippin with an 8.1 gear ratio.

Re: 7’6” Heavy Action Rod [Re: racing75] #14057768 07/10/21 02:34 PM
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Flippin rod, frogs, maybe big swimbait

Re: 7’6” Heavy Action Rod [Re: racing75] #14087024 08/07/21 01:47 PM
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I use mine as a dedicated frog rod. I am not into jig fishing all that much. Heavy is the power, not the action. Even experienced fishermen have a tendency to say the same thing. Pretty sure I've heard professionals on youtube make the same mistake. So not trying to bash you. Just point out a common mistake made by many.


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