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Old 09-26-2007, 04:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Was wondering what type of rod is best for fishing swimbaits in the 4-8" range.
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Old 09-29-2007, 11:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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St.Croix has a rod selector on there website that helps you chose the right rod for your application hope it helps you out. http://www.stcroixrods.com/rodselect...p?section=none
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Old 09-30-2007, 12:00 AM   #3 (permalink)
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7', medium to medium heavy, casting.
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I use a 7ft St Croix Avid Flipping Stick to throw my swimbaits...it works great
Its almost like casting out a shoe...
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Old 09-30-2007, 12:39 AM   #5 (permalink)
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dude buy a pole from rich g!!
u will not be upset with your buy, trust me!!!! he will walk u thourgh thr whole thing!!!!!
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Old 09-30-2007, 12:40 AM   #6 (permalink)
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dude buy a pole from rich g!!
u will not be upset with your buy, trust me!!!! he will walk u thourgh thr whole thing!!!!!
i'm saving up for one!
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Old 09-30-2007, 08:53 AM   #7 (permalink)
 
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swimbaits in the 4-8" range
I would go more by the weight of the swimbait over the size. Whatever method you use I have a couple of friends with the Shimano Swimbait rods and they have been very impressed with them. I have a G Loomis but I am ashamed to say that I don't have a reel for it yet and haven't tried it out. I've kinda switched into hunting mode right now.
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Old 09-30-2007, 08:55 AM   #8 (permalink)
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swimbaits in the 4-8" range
I've kinda switched into hunting mode right now.
I wondered where you've been...The slimers aew getting lonely. Every single one I've caught...has been asking...Where's Roth..?
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Old 09-30-2007, 01:00 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Check out the Okuma guide select swimbait series.* They are reasonable priced, and come in actions that work for small to ridiculous-sized swimbaits (ridiculous sized, 'till some massive fish climbs all over one).* Their website has an excellent rod selector and they actually designed these rods with specific swimbaits (like the Huddleston Trout, Rago baits, and MS Slammers) in mind.* I've been fishing with the GS-C-7111H and it does a great job throwing the BBZ-1, 7 and 9" Slammers, and the 9 and 10" heavy swimbaits.

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Old 09-30-2007, 03:48 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Fig rig are my favorite big bait rods as good as St.Croix Avids and a much better price.

http://figrigrods.com/rods.shtml

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