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the best rod for buzzbaits
« on: May 20, 2010, 10:18:34 PM »

im fishing alot of buzzbaits right now and i just want to no what you guys think is the best rod for this presentation,
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Re: the best rod for buzzbaits
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2010, 03:20:47 AM »

I use the Bass Pro Shops Tourney Special IM-7 Graphite Rods Trigger 7ft MH action
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Re: the best rod for buzzbaits
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2010, 06:46:57 AM »

I really like the American Rodsmith H3 Titanium pitching stick.  It's 6' 10", heavy action and really is well suited for not only pitching, but it can really sling a lure a long ways, but has plenty of backbone to set the hook once a fish does strike!

The fact that it's quality construction and good components make is a quality rod that not only fishes well, but will stand up to a little abuse and last a long time.

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Re: the best rod for buzzbaits
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2010, 08:57:54 AM »

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If your just wondering what we use.... Well I like a medium to medium heavy 7 foot to 7-6 with a fast tip. The longer rod is better for getting a good long cast which I feel is important in fishing a buzz bait that way you can bring it by as many stumps, brush piles, grass points or what every your fishing in just one cast. The medium rod with a fast tip will help, I say help, in hook sets versus hook up ratio. A good buzz bait bite can be hard stopping and it's hard to wait to feel before setting the hook  ~roflmao

I use a 734C SH Dobyns Rod with a shimano Curado old greenie but I probably should go up to a E-7?
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Re: the best rod for buzzbaits
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2010, 08:40:44 AM »

All my rods are older than dirt, so I can't give you a brand name, but I will agree with the 7 foot or longer rod.

If I was going to get a dual or multi purpose rod, I would go with a heavy rod with a fast tip, this allows for long casts, yet allows you to use it to pitch, into heavy cover.

If it was technique specific, then I would go with a MH for very stumpy areas where you need the horse power to pull em out of the junk quickly. If I was planning on putting braid on the rod, then I probably would go with an E-glass over another composit, although I can't explain why.

In more open water situations, a medium and braid combination is nice because the extra play in the rod helps slow down the hook set and flexes enough to help keep from throwing the hook.

Just about what MIke said, hmmmm, wonder how that happens so much?  ;D
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Re: the best rod for buzzbaits
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2010, 10:29:38 AM »

that 7 foot rod is pretty key...helps cast the bait a 'ways'...and keeps some of the line off the water...allowing better 'planing' and 'steerage' when needed...

I like the MH power rods...with a fast (not X-Fast) tip...needs some flex...and truth be told, I like the same action on my buzzbait rod as I do on my Deep Cranking rod...and I fish them much the same way:  wait for the fish to 'load' before I set the hook.

Lots of great rods out there that'll fill this bill...backbone, little bit of 'tip'...and length to the rod...the rest, as they say, is up to you...

As for rods, I have my preferences...and they're all pretty much mainstream...Shimano, Cabelas, St Croix etc (not leaving anyone out on purpose...)...

Now, if you do what I do:  use this rod for pitching/flipping as well...(I don't have space or $$ to keep 12 rods on my deck...)...the choices narrow a bit...but there are a LOT of rods out there and just about any quality manufacturer will have a good option...
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Re: the best rod for buzzbaits
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2010, 09:47:24 PM »

I agree, a 7 ft MH fast tip rod is a good all around bass rod in my book. You can throw many different presentations exceptionally, and some more adequately, and a few more you can get by on.

Especially if you are limited on funds or space.

Throw a medium rod, and a heavy one in, and you can pretty much run most of the popular presentations out there.
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Re: the best rod for buzzbaits
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2010, 10:25:58 PM »

I have a rod dedicated to buzzbaiting, and it is a Rapala Xcaliber 6'6" MH. A longer rod may be a little better, but I am tall and can keep the line out of the water well enough.

As a side note, I use a Revo SX-HS 7.1:1 reel with braided line.
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