Casting rod for long casts light weights?

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Casting rod for long casts light weights?

Postby big tom » Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:07 am

I fish Smallies on Lake Superior and Green Bay...These are big strong prespawn fish in crystal clear shallow water. They are holding on lots of wood and buckweed... susceptible to long casts with unweighted 4" finesse worms and light 3-3.5" swimbaits. I can hook them with a 7 1/2' spin rod but have little control on these bass up to 6 lbs... I'd like to try a long casting rod... Anyone have an opinion? I am considering an ALX Zolo 7'5" MFast SpeedFury, but havent found many longer MedFast or MedXFast sticks. PS...One cannot get a boat close to these fish...they can see it 60-70 feet away and are gone... :cry:
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Re: Casting rod for long casts light weights?

Postby Cracker » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:40 am

G. Loomis 893C NRX

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Re: Casting rod for long casts light weights?

Postby Hogsticker2 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:22 pm

If you're not opposed to looking overseas.......

http://www.majorcraft.co.jp/english/cat ... genre/bass

There are some over 7 series with the ratings and tapers you need. Some are 2 piece models. The other option is to have a rod custom built. Lots of rod blanks available in different price ranges for what you're after. ALX / Hydra also does custom orders. You could use one of their spinning blanks built into a casting rod.

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Re: Casting rod for long casts light weights?

Postby Zimbass » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:22 pm

Cracker wrote:G. Loomis 893C NRX


Could not agree more. Best casting and most sensitive rod you could ever wish for.

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Re: Casting rod for long casts light weights?

Postby Giqqo » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:50 am

Cracker wrote:G. Loomis 893C NRX

this is correct

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Re: Casting rod for long casts light weights?

Postby Blacktail 8541 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:35 am

I'll tag on to this with a question of what reel to pair up with the rod?

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Re: Casting rod for long casts light weights?

Postby slipperybob » Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:00 pm

Salmon rods...8.5' to 9.5' typical.
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Re: Casting rod for long casts light weights?

Postby hoohoorjoo » Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:04 pm

The rod is important when casting light weights, but the reel you use is even more important. A finesse baitcaster will be your best friend in the situation you are describing. I have a Pixy with all the Zilla upgrades, and I can easily cast an unweighted 4" senko 90-100 ft, and likely further if I backed down on the cast control a bit. And the rod is a 6'7" ML Majorcraft Go Emotion. Also, try a braid-to-leader setup on your spinning reel. That would give you a better chance of landing those big brown missiles, because you could snug that drag down more than with straight flouro or mono.
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Re: Casting rod for long casts light weights?

Postby Tim Kelly » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:56 am

A casting rod using the same strength leader isn't going to give you any more power. Hard to belive a St Croix 7 or 7'6" Medium power SCV spinning rod wouldn't get the job done for you. Some of the legend inshore rods might help you with a bit more length, if that's important. The idea that you have more power in a casting rod designed to cast the same baits is just wrong in my experience.

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