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RayJ

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Swimbait rod?
« on: May 20, 2018, 06:29:47 PM »

I have bought and returned 4 different swimbait rods in the past week or two and haven’t used any of them. Crazy, right? I just can’t make up my mind. I want a rod for 1-3 oz soft body, paddle tail swimbaits. I ordered a St Croix BassX that is a 7’10”’Heavy. It is rated for baits from
1-4 oz. The thing is that this rod seems like it is too beefy. I couldn’t imagine a rod rated for a 8-10oz bait. Right now, the heaviest bait I have is a 2oz, 6” Hollow Body with an 8/0 weighted hook. I probably wouldn’t throw anything much more than that. I guess that could change though. I can return this rod now because I haven’t used it but I’ll be fishing Lake Fork the weekend of June 1-3.
   Is there any other rod out there in the 100.00-120.00 price range that would be good. I bought a couple others that I returned because they were rated to 1.5-2 oz max. A 3oz max would be perfect. The BassX is 1-4 oz so it might actually be a good rod. It just seems like it is a lot of rod for a 2oz bait. Has anyone used this particular rod?


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Re: Swimbait rod?
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2018, 06:44:07 PM »

I have bought and returned 4 different swimbait rods in the past week or two and haven’t used any of them. Crazy, right? I just can’t make up my mind. I want a rod for 1-3 oz soft body, paddle tail swimbaits. I ordered a St Croix BassX that is a 7’10”’Heavy. It is rated for baits from
1-4 oz. The thing is that this rod seems like it is too beefy. I couldn’t imagine a rod rated for a 8-10oz bait. Right now, the heaviest bait I have is a 2oz, 6” Hollow Body with an 8/0 weighted hook. I probably wouldn’t throw anything much more than that. I guess that could change though. I can return this rod now because I haven’t used it but I’ll be fishing Lake Fork the weekend of June 1-3.
   Is there any other rod out there in the 100.00-120.00 price range that would be good. I bought a couple others that I returned because they were rated to 1.5-2 oz max. A 3oz max would be perfect. The BassX is 1-4 oz so it might actually be a good rod. It just seems like it is a lot of rod for a 2oz bait. Has anyone used this particular rod?


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The St Croix rods are notorious for fishing heavier than their ratings. Try the Bass X 7'4" MH rod.

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Re: Swimbait rod?
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2018, 06:20:06 AM »

You may want to call Denali and ask about the Attax X heavy.I use the heavy for the the 130 W.P. and it handles it fine.
 It's in your price range and that model has a great action for moving baits.
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