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ExcessiveAngler posted a topic in Main ForumI recently got into throwing custom plugs! I am was curious what everybody’s favorite set up is for this! I’m usually using a spinner because I’m out at night. I can’t be experimenting with a conventional just yet at night with these plugs! So, I went out for my first outing recently with a SS darter with a 8’ 1pc Tica2 and conflict 5000 loaded with 50 pound super slick original with 50 pd flouro as leader material. I’m not gonna lie, I really didn’t like not being able to feel my plug thumping away. I know they say that there’s not a lot of action to these darters, but I basically really couldn’t feel anything while slowly retrieving it back against the current! I was even trying to work it like an underwater slash bait and still didn’t feel the side to side action! I’ve been other places during a run and I noticed that it looked like they were mostly using 10-11 ft rods! Is this technically the norm for throwing these wood swimmers, needles and darters? Are they doing that for distance or does having the longer rod affect the way the plug swims? Many thanks in advance! EA