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Falcon Expert rods #14493179 10/01/22 02:52 PM
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If you have one of these, how true do they run in power? Is a MH like a MH or is it more of a medium? I have a couple Dobyns and their MH is definitely a M.

We don’t have any stores that stock decent rods, so I have to order everything, hence having to ask. Thanks

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I have a Expert Bayou, which is a heavy, and it’s a heavy power fast action for sure. Lightweight and strong, though.

All of my Falcons feel about right as far as power goes, unlike my Dobyns.

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Originally Posted by Lee Finlay
I have a Expert Bayou, which is a heavy, and it’s a heavy power fast action for sure. Lightweight and strong, though.

All of my Falcons feel about right as far as power goes, unlike my Dobyns.




thumb I just ordered 3 rods, hopefully I like them.

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cant go wrong with Expert amistad. one of the best rods out there. rated as an extra heavy- a lot of beef but a very forgiving tip. you wont be disappointed

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I have nothing but Falcons. I feel they are rated about a half power higher than they fish. Compared to all the previous rods I’ve owned.


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Originally Posted by SteezMacQueen
I have nothing but Falcons. I feel they are rated about a half power higher than they fish. Compared to all the previous rods I’ve owned.



I agree with that!


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Originally Posted by SteezMacQueen
I have nothing but Falcons. I feel they are rated about a half power higher than they fish. Compared to all the previous rods I’ve owned.


I’ve noticed the same. The frog rod was a bit under powered and I now use it for swim jig.

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So, you guys think a MH Falcon is more like a M? Sure hope I didn’t screw up.

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I have three Falcon rods. The power ratings are accurate. What I really like about my Falcon rods is that the action is more moderate/parabolic than average (without being whippy). They are sensitive and strong, but they load up really nicely through the distal middle of the rod for a nice forgiving hookset (instead of a stiff broomstick hookset that can rip the hook out of the fish’s mouth)

You will like the rods.


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I think the moderate fast action may make some of them feel like a lower power rod.

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Originally Posted by grout-scout
So, you guys think a MH Falcon is more like a M? Sure hope I didn’t screw up.


It’s not that big of a difference. Cara just has more backbone but both are very sensitive and light weight.

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It isn’t a huge power rating difference. It is enough that I’d power up a model vs power down if it isn’t exactly what your trying to find. I use a 7’ heavy fast for shaky heads and weightless flukes. A heavy cover jig rod for c rig. A shaky head rod for wacky rigs. Weightless worm for jerk baits. A drop shot rod for crappie


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Originally Posted by grout-scout
Originally Posted by Lee Finlay
I have a Expert Bayou, which is a heavy, and it’s a heavy power fast action for sure. Lightweight and strong, though.

All of my Falcons feel about right as far as power goes, unlike my Dobyns.




thumb I just ordered 3 rods, hopefully I like them.

Originally Posted by grout-scout
Originally Posted by Lee Finlay
I have a Expert Bayou, which is a heavy, and it’s a heavy power fast action for sure. Lightweight and strong, though.
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All of my Falcons feel about right as far as power goes, unlike my Dobyns.




thumb I just ordered 3 rods, hopefully I like them.


What models did you get? I own and have owned many Falcon rods from Lowriders Caras. I love most of them.


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Originally Posted by coachmas

What models did you get? I own and have owned many Falcon rods from Lowriders Caras. I love most of them.



I went with the Expert 7’ MH mod-fast, because I like a full cork handle and these are a dying item. I hope they are stiff enough for jackhammers, spinnerbaits and small plastic swimbaits, like the Skinny Dipper.

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Originally Posted by grout-scout
Originally Posted by coachmas

What models did you get? I own and have owned many Falcon rods from Lowriders Caras. I love most of them.



I went with the Expert 7’ MH mod-fast, because I like a full cork handle and these are a dying item. I hope they are stiff enough for jackhammers, spinnerbaits and small plastic swimbaits, like the Skinny Dipper.


I do stock the Evergreen "Jack hammer" rod along with some dobyns

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