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« on: December 14, 2008, 07:53:16 PM »

OK as some of you might know I won a 6'6" med action LTX Carrot Stix from BIGBASSTOUR here recently on UB. My question is what would you guys use this for?? I was thinking cranks and topwaters with trebels. Would you use it for spinnerbaits? Or shakey heads? Thanks.
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Re: rod question
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2008, 08:50:38 PM »

Medium action should be good for all the smaller CBs, smaller spinnerbaits, and shakeys too.  Good all purpose rod.  Congrats - great win!! ~c~
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Re: rod question
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2008, 08:14:37 AM »

Medium action should be good for all the smaller CBs, smaller spinnerbaits, and shakeys too.  Good all purpose rod.  Congrats - great win!! ~c~
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Re: rod question
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2008, 05:27:57 PM »

It should be medium power, so what is the action/tip speed. If it is a fast, you could also throw weightless plastics like flukes, or wacky rigged senko's.
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Re: rod question
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2008, 10:03:35 AM »

The tip is fast. The issue I felt like I was having throwing a spinnerbait is not getting a solid hookset. I hooked up with a good fish and got him next to the boat and he pulled off. I know if I would have had a MH he would have been stuck better. Is this legit or just me?? Thanks for your input guys.
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Re: rod question
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2008, 02:10:03 PM »

Do you feel like you were a little tentative with the hook set because it was a medium rod?  If so, maybe next time slam it in a little harder, set your drag a little better.  You should be able to get a solid hook set with that rod.

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Re: rod question
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2008, 11:00:27 PM »

You have to keep an eye on those spinner baits. With the tip already loaded, as it is with a spinner, you need to stay on your toes. Personally, I wouldn't fish a spinner, unless small, on a medium rod. MH/Fast at minimum. If it is a big 3/4 or better, most likely a Heavy/Fast. Just not enough back bone in a medium power to get a "solid" hookset. That's just my opinion.
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