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Rod choice #14549226 11/29/22 04:26 AM
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Does anyone use a medium light for trout or eater size reds? I just built 2 medium light rods and am going to Venice next week. Just some thoughts.


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Re: Rod choice [Re: littlewheel] #14549261 11/29/22 06:15 AM
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Yes I do.
The ML gets the work for swim tail plastics. The softer rod allows a trout to suck down the plastic easier, and it won't pull the hook out as easy.


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Originally Posted by Pat Goff
Yes I do.
The ML gets the work for swim tail plastics. The softer rod allows a trout to suck down the plastic easier, and it won't pull the hook out as easy.

Thanks. I just wonder if I could handle a big red if one happened to get on


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You're not bass fishing, there's no obstructions for them to get snarled up in. Let 'em pull drag, that's why it's there.

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That sounds like a plan ! Thanks


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7' ML BC Long handle is what I use on both.....


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Originally Posted by V-Bottom

7' ML BC Long handle is what I use on both.....

That is great to know. Just don’t want to be “underpowered” so to speak. I just recently built an MHX L842 and SJ 842 baitcaster.


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I prefer a 7' Medium Light or Medium Fast for Trout - Depending on the size Reds you are chasing you might want to move up a notch - or if you hook into any bulls it will be an extended fight - although FUN !


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Re: Rod choice [Re: littlewheel] #14590676 01/09/23 02:14 AM
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Although I fly fish 99% of the time, I have several 6 1/2’ to 7 1/2’ light and mediul light rigs, both spinning and levelwind, rigged with 4, 6, and 8 lb, line. I use them when I fish with folks who don’t throw flies. Learn to fight fish with the butt of the rod and you’ll be able to handle whatever you hook inshore. I won’t use the 4 lb. line in the summer, but in cooler water you won’t be killing fish if you use the rod butt to fight them.

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