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Rod selection
« on: May 30, 2015, 02:47:38 PM »
I think the time has come for me to do some upgrading. It's been several years since I bought any rods with the exception of a custom I had made 2 years ago for throwing those 10XD. I broke one of my Falcon Caras Wednesday eve and that was when I realized my rod choices were really not very good.

Here's my question :  Will the rod I had made for throwing the really deep cranks double as a swimbait rod ? 

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Re: Rod selection
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2015, 04:26:15 PM »

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Re: Rod selection
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2015, 09:43:51 PM »
I might be way off on this one, but from what I know about swimbait rods they are a bit beefier than deep cranking rods because most swimbaits tend to be on the hefty side.

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Re: Rod selection
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2015, 11:59:06 PM »
Get, I bought an Abu Garcia Veritas 2.0 a week or so ago that i haven't used yet. It's 7'9" rod with a fast tip (and alot of handle)made for bait rigs. The weight range is 5/8 oz. to 3oz. Feels pretty good. It's going to double as a flipping stick also. ...In fact, i was going to use it tomorrow for the first time, but both my batteries are dead and both chargers are bad (ol) I have a tournament soon so i'll re-post when time comes
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Re: Rod selection
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2015, 08:48:04 AM »
Thanks for the feedback guys. Curt It sounds like you and I are thinking along the same track. I don't throw deep cranks a whole lot or swimbaits. I was pretty much thinking the same as you though. My deep crank rod is designed with more of a parabolic pattern to it I think and I also think the swimbait rod may need to be more beefier. Does the swimbait rod need a faster tip ?

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Re: Rod selection
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2015, 10:43:22 AM »
again, I'm not an expert at this part of fishing, but from what I've read and what I've seen and heard in videos, I believe swimbait rods should have less of a parabolic bend and a faster tip than the deep cranking rods.

@Jimmy RodandReel would definitely be the guy to answer this, in my opinion, unless we have some swimbait guys who might know.

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