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Old 01-25-2012, 11:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Thank you to all who contributed on the other swimbait thread I started - unfortunately it was deleted...

Anways, George was kind enough to hook up a Cardiff 400A for me, and I was just looking for some input on a rod pairing.

I plan on throwing baits from 1-4oz typically - and budget is around $250 at the max.

Some rods I've considered are;

G.Loomis GL2, Shimano Crucial, St Croix Mojo Bass, BPS Muskie rod

Thoughts or suggestions are certainly appreciated!
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Thank you to all who contributed on the other swimbait thread I started - unfortunately it was deleted...

Anways, Hogmaster was kind enough to hook up a Cardiff 400A for me, and I was just looking for some input on a rod pairing.

I plan on throwing baits from 1-4oz typically - and budget is around $250 at the max.

Some rods I've considered are;

G.Loomis GL2, Shimano Crucial, St Croix Mojo Bass, BPS Muskie rod

Thoughts or suggestions are certainly appreciated!
Stay away from BPS the Mojo or G.Loois will out preform the others.
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Hey George, I'm going to kick your ass







































at fishing the next time I fish against you.
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Thank you to all who contributed on the other swimbait thread I started - unfortunately it was deleted...

Anways, Hogmaster was kind enough to hook up a Cardiff 400A for me, and I was just looking for some input on a rod pairing.

I plan on throwing baits from 1-4oz typically - and budget is around $250 at the max.

Some rods I've considered are;

G.Loomis GL2, Shimano Crucial, St Croix Mojo Bass, BPS Muskie rod

Thoughts or suggestions are certainly appreciated!
Stay away from BPS the Mojo or G.Loois will out preform the others.
Noted - thoughts on the Crucial?
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Hey Slimer, no more picking fights with the Hogmaster! That last guy got the thread deleted (and made himself look like a fool)

I know you're kidding though
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Hey Slimer, no more picking fights with the Hogmaster! That last guy got the thread deleted (and made himself look like a fool)

I know you're kidding though
But I'm not.


As for swimbait rods, I have no input. I own one that I bought from Kenny and made about 50 casts on it at the end of last season before it backlashed. I think it's still messed up...
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Old 01-25-2012, 11:36 AM   #7 (permalink)
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For that budget I would go to TW, order a kick a$$ $69 rod and spend the rest on GOODIES !!
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Avoid the musky rod and at ur budget, everything is open even the fame 795ML
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:12 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Out of that list cruical for sure!
Better guides, better blank, more aesthetically appealing.
Gl2 uses alum oxide guides (cheap), also the acs seat (not sure on the swimbait rod) which is love or hate
Mojo is a low end croix made in Mexico.
Bps can be a good value but get a swimbait rod made for swimbaits.
Check out the phenix 7'11mh 1-5
South is talking about a dobyns btw. I have no experience with them.
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:59 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Here's what I throw, custom made light and schweeeeet! Got a spiral guide, I reel lefty. This thing rocks. I've busted up Shimanos, haven't used a St Croix, threw my elbow out usin it, it can send a SB along ways. 2oz. That's Kurtis's former rod in the pic too, my seats a little longer, they were both built same time.


Blank: Phenix USB-711ML-B $139.00 tip 5.5

Tip top: TMNST6(5.5) 13.99
Stripper guide: TLCSG8 13.29
Transition guide 1: TLSG7j 5.04
Transition guide 2: TLSG6j 4.54
Running guides: TLSG5.5j running guides 4.54 x8 $36.32

Cork rings: 2.50 per 1/2 inch x 18 $45

reel seat: Fuji ECSM 3.34

Winding checks, hook keeper, adhesive, thread, guide finish, consumables....etc $25
split shipping cost $10

labor $85 ($75 standard, $10 for custom seat and handle work)

$380.52 for the total.

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