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A-rig/6-7" swimbait 'combo rod' #14577199 12/27/22 05:15 PM
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First off I generally fish from the bank and I'm only 5'7" (if any of that makes a difference). i've got a couple of neighborhood ponds with some 5-7# bass in them. I'm wanting to play around with an A-rig and some 6-7ish inch swimbaits this coming year. I'm looking for advice on a rod that can do both, somewhere in the 150 dollar range. With my height, I'm not sure I want a super long rod but you all know more about this than I do. Can you all please provide me some recommendations on what you have experience with that might work well for me?

In addition throw in some reel ideas (I'm a Shimano guy) and line ideas.

Thanks Folks

Re: A-rig/6-7" swimbait 'combo rod' [Re: gt2003] #14577353 12/27/22 07:59 PM
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If it were me, Iโ€™d get a 7โ€™3โ€ - 7โ€™6โ€ heavy rod, like a Falcon Amistad or Dobyns Sierra.

You canโ€™t beat a Curado reel. Iโ€™d use 20-25lb flouro.

Re: A-rig/6-7" swimbait 'combo rod' [Re: gt2003] #14632378 02/16/23 02:42 PM
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IMO the longer rod will help you cast. Its more of a lob with those heavier baits when casting. I use a Dobyns Fury 795 for Arigs and smaller swimbaits. As long as your swmibaits don't weight more than 3 oz you should be good. Its rated up to 4 oz. I use a wide spool Lews on mine loaded with 20 # floro.


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Re: A-rig/6-7" swimbait 'combo rod' [Re: gt2003] #14632594 02/16/23 05:07 PM
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Irod Genesis III Jr. Swim

With the Arig, especially from the bank, use a smaller lighter model such as the Flash Mob Jr. and keep the individual swimbait hooks at 1/8th of an oz or lighter.

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Re: A-rig/6-7" swimbait 'combo rod' [Re: gt2003] #14632661 02/16/23 06:02 PM
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Got a 795sb Iโ€™d sell you for $75

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