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8ft Casting Rods, 1/4oz-3/4oz rating?

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2 hours ago, Uriel918 said:

I have a St Croix mojo bass 7’11

great rod overall, thats closest to the length you want. I would recommend to take look at it.

Are you referring to the flipping stick - rated at 1/2 to 2 ounces. 
 

‘’if so it might be a bit “ heavy “ for his needs. 

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49 mins ago, NewAtIt said:

I picked up a Shimano Curado in 7 ft 2 in and really enjoy that rod. They do make the rod in a 7 ft 6 inch 1/4 to 3/4 ounce. 

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I will take a look at that.

 

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3 hours ago, Uriel918 said:

I have a St Croix mojo bass 7’11

great rod overall, thats closest to the length you want. I would recommend to take look at it.

 

I think that is the flipping stick, the length is on target though.

 

My 8ft8in Legend glass covers that weight range. I am looking for something on the lighter spectrum without going over 8ft.

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On 7/26/2020 at 6:04 PM, Flip n Dip said:

I think a steelhead rod would be the best choice for what you intend to use it for. 

No, to soft and/or too long.

 

This rod will be pulling double dity off the yak and on shore.

 

 

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I could use some recommendations on a reel to go with this rod too. A reel that does well under 1/2oz.

 

This set-up is actually going to be a baitcasting alternate to my light spinning set-up.

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1 hour ago, Beastly Backlash said:

I could use some recommendations on a reel to go with this rod too. A reel that does well under 1/2oz.

 

This set-up is actually going to be a baitcasting alternate to my light spinning set-up.

I have a Curado 200 HG that I really like.  I also have Curado DC 150 that I love. 

 

I have a Daiwa Tatula on another rod - its ok but the feel and quality of the Curado’s he head and shoulders above. 

 

Both reels are lined with PowerPro Super Slick 8 V2 - 20 # and I have no issues. 

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It looks like about the best I can do might be something close to 7ft6in.

 

Does anyone know why baitcasting rods for bass are always rates heavy to extra heavy when they are around 8ft in length?

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On 7/27/2020 at 9:37 PM, NewAtIt said:

I have a Curado 200 HG that I really like.  I also have Curado DC 150 that I love. 

 

I have a Daiwa Tatula on another rod - its ok but the feel and quality of the Curado’s he head and shoulders above. 

 

Both reels are lined with PowerPro Super Slick 8 V2 - 20 # and I have no issues. 

 

Supposedly the Tatula 100 is designed to cast light lures.

 

The smaller Okuma baitcasters seem designed more for all purpose use then finesse use. I have the Komodo 273SS, but it is definitely not built for finesse, I am half tempted to replace my channel cat spinning outfits with Komodo 273's after having used my one 273 pretty hard since I got it.

 

How do those Curados manage 1/4oz lures?

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2 mins ago, Beastly Backlash said:

 

Supposedly the Tatula 100 is designed to cast light lures.

 

The smaller Okuma baitcasters seem designed more for all purpose use then finesse use. I have the Komodo 273SS, but it is definitely not built for finesse, I am half tempted to replace my channel cat spinning outfits with Komodo 273's after having used my one 273 pretty hard since I got it.

 

How do those Curados manage 1/4oz lures?

I haven’t thrown anything that small on them. 

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