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Rattle Trap Rod #14595427 01/13/23 01:39 AM
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What Falcon rod would y’all suggest for rattle trap fishing on Sam Rayburn !

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Re: Rattle Trap Rod [Re: sparkyorc] #14595459 01/13/23 02:04 AM
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Re: Rattle Trap Rod [Re: sparkyorc] #14595494 01/13/23 02:35 AM
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Amistad.
7’3 with a great tip. Easy to rip traps out of the grass with it.

If you feel that’s too heavy for you, try the 7’2 Swim Jig rod.

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7’2-7’3 MH fast or H fast

Re: Rattle Trap Rod [Re: sparkyorc] #14595581 01/13/23 03:52 AM
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For Rayburn I'd go 7'6 to 7'11. Lately I've been using the Shimano slx heavy composite 7'4. I know some guys that throw a trap on a cara crig rod

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Originally Posted by Jarrett Latta
For Rayburn I'd go 7'6 to 7'11. Lately I've been using the Shimano slx heavy composite 7'4. I know some guys that throw a trap on a cara crig rod


In good grass I have a 7'11" heavy swimbait rod that has the right amount of tip to handle fish on a trap and more than a enough back bone to actually rip a trap

I have that same 7'4" Shimano in the Curado model and it is a good trap rod


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They make a trap caster rod.


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Re: Rattle Trap Rod [Re: sparkyorc] #14595698 01/13/23 12:47 PM
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I'm old school but the rod I use works like a charm and I've had it for 30+ years. I use an American made All Star Zell Rowland Top Water Special to throw lipless as well as top waters and it works like a charm. It's a 6'6" medium action rod. I can probably count on one hand the number of fish that have come undone on this one in it's lifetime. You obviously can't get this rod anymore but a good medium action rod with enough back bone to set the hook solidly but yet flexible enough to keep the line loaded when the fish is dancing on the surface trying to shake the lure is what you need; that's usually how they get loose, getting enough slack in the line for the hooks to unload, especially if they short strike and are poorly hooked.


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Originally Posted by ogles824 (aka Lakewaydr50)
I'm old school but the rod I use works like a charm and I've had it for 30+ years. I use an American made All Star Zell Rowland Top Water Special to throw lipless as well as top waters and it works like a charm. It's a 6'6" medium action rod. I can probably count on one hand the number of fish that have come undone on this one in it's lifetime. You obviously can't get this rod anymore but a good medium action rod with enough back bone to set the hook solidly but yet flexible enough to keep the line loaded when the fish is dancing on the surface trying to shake the lure is what you need; that's usually how they get loose, getting enough slack in the line for the hooks to unload, especially if they short strike and are poorly hooked.


Zell Rowland Topwater Rod

Even though the All Stars are not around Zell helped design the same basic rod for Impulse. Cast-A-Way has a similar model but the tip is more lively.


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Re: Rattle Trap Rod [Re: ogles824 (aka Lakewaydr50)] #14596012 01/13/23 04:06 PM
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I also use a 6'8" Medium- it's a Lew's Tournament Pro rod for lipless(rod D/C)........................I too have lost less than you can count on one hand with this rod- just won't come unbuttoned. Thanks .

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Originally Posted by GarySHO
They make a trap caster rod.


Excellent choice for traps and mid sized cranks.


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Originally Posted by Sinkey
Amistad.
7’3 with a great tip. Easy to rip traps out of the grass with it.

If you feel that’s too heavy for you, try the 7’2 Swim Jig rod.


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I use the discontinued CARA CLC-4-17 Composite Cranker if not ripping out of grass.


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Amistad.
7’3 with a great tip. Easy to rip traps out of the grass with it.

If you feel that’s too heavy for you, try the 7’2 Swim Jig rod.


+1

I use the discontinued CARA CLC-4-17 Composite Cranker if not ripping out of grass.


Never liked the Composite version myself. But the 4-17 is bad little squarebill rod!

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Originally Posted by ogles824 (aka Lakewaydr50)
I'm old school but the rod I use works like a charm and I've had it for 30+ years. I use an American made All Star Zell Rowland Top Water Special to throw lipless as well as top waters and it works like a charm. It's a 6'6" medium action rod. I can probably count on one hand the number of fish that have come undone on this one in it's lifetime. You obviously can't get this rod anymore but a good medium action rod with enough back bone to set the hook solidly but yet flexible enough to keep the line loaded when the fish is dancing on the surface trying to shake the lure is what you need; that's usually how they get loose, getting enough slack in the line for the hooks to unload, especially if they short strike and are poorly hooked.


I just happen to have that rod in great condition. Labels not even worn off. I also have two AllStar worm rods. I'd sell all three.

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Originally Posted by ogles824 (aka Lakewaydr50)
I'm old school but the rod I use works like a charm and I've had it for 30+ years. I use an American made All Star Zell Rowland Top Water Special to throw lipless as well as top waters and it works like a charm. It's a 6'6" medium action rod. I can probably count on one hand the number of fish that have come undone on this one in it's lifetime. You obviously can't get this rod anymore but a good medium action rod with enough back bone to set the hook solidly but yet flexible enough to keep the line loaded when the fish is dancing on the surface trying to shake the lure is what you need; that's usually how they get loose, getting enough slack in the line for the hooks to unload, especially if they short strike and are poorly hooked.


I just happen to have that rod in great condition. Labels not even worn off. I also have two AllStar worm rods. I'd sell all three.
I might be in the market for them in February.


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