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Title: Good All Around Rod
Post by: James77 on September 19, 2020, 04:02:53 PM
I have a 6 ft 6 Abu Garcia Blackmax rod and a Ugly Stick GX2 7ft. Which one would be the best all around rod? the 6ft 6 feels good to me. What do ya'll think?
Title: Re: Good All Around Rod
Post by: James77 on September 19, 2020, 04:10:38 PM
Sorry..... their both medium/heavy
Title: Re: Good All Around Rod
Post by: Bassinlou on September 19, 2020, 05:13:10 PM
7ft rods are my minimum lengths.
Title: Re: Good All Around Rod
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on September 19, 2020, 05:50:09 PM
Whatever feels best to YOU. That's always my recommendation.

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Title: Re: Good All Around Rod
Post by: Fun4me on September 19, 2020, 08:11:24 PM
Which one feels better for more techniques ? That's the one I would pick. JMO
Title: Re: Good All Around Rod
Post by: Pferox on September 19, 2020, 08:16:38 PM
It used to be the MH/f was the all around rod to get because it had quite a few presentations.

Length depended on the user, what would be more comfortable and easier to cast with.  I like 7.6 footers myself, but find it easier to get 7 footers, 6 and a half are a little short for me usually, although I do have a couple of heavier rods in that length for bulls and sharks.
Title: Re: Good All Around Rod
Post by: bigjim5589 on September 20, 2020, 10:43:39 AM
 I agree with what's been said, it's what feels right to you. My preference for length is 7' or longer, but I also have 6'6" rods that I like to use. Everyone has there preferences.

Many rods now are made for specific applications, but that doesn't mean they can't be used for other techniques. As far as general purpose, that may depend a lot on what techniques you'll use them for, as either rod might work well, or neither. Just as an example, I like flipping jigs with a longer rod, 7 1/2' long, and even have one rod, which was marketed as a Steelhead/Salmon jig rod, that's 8'6" long, and works great for flipping light jigs. For me, a 7' might work too, but likely not as well, for me.

I feel that both those lengths are good for casting, like for spinnerbaits, crankbaits, jerkbaits, etc, but may not be ideal for other purposes. That's something that you'll need to figure out, and much of that will be based on how they feel to you.
Title: Re: Good All Around Rod
Post by: James77 on September 27, 2020, 04:34:59 PM
Got a medium fast 7 footer coming in the mail.


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Title: Re: Good All Around Rod
Post by: 1ReelFanatik on September 28, 2020, 08:34:48 AM
Got a medium fast 7 footer coming in the mail.


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What rod?
Title: Re: Good All Around Rod
Post by: James77 on September 28, 2020, 09:25:37 AM
What rod?
Kastking Royal Select.


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