Finesse rod recomendations ML 6'7"-7' casting

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Finesse rod recomendations ML 6'7"-7' casting

Post by Westbankcougar » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:01 am

I want to give finesse fishing a try with casting gear looking for recommendations more interested in JDM equipment.

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Re: Finesse rod recomendations ML 6'7"-7' casting

Post by LowRange » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:51 am

What baits do you want to throw and are you sure you want a ML? I ask because a find that a L JDM BFS is similar to a ML USD spinning rod in the types of baits they throw.

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Re: Finesse rod recomendations ML 6'7"-7' casting

Post by DirtyD64 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:17 am

My first finesse casting rod is/was a 6'9" ML Tfo GTS dropshot rod with an SV105hs and 7lb FC Sniper. Been one hell of a rod, caught thousands dropshotting mainly, but it also excels for fishing tiny swimbaits, darter heads, little grubs, 1/8oz crappie jigs, etc. I know you are looking for JDM tackle though, so I'm not much help there. My TFO is a true ML though and actually feels like a ML spinning rod as opposed to most ML casting rods feel like Medium powered spinning rods.

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Re: Finesse rod recomendations ML 6'7"-7' casting

Post by Westbankcougar » Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:51 am

I was thinking of using it for smaller finesse worms light tackle 8lb line probably as light as i would go. Maybe small spinnerbaits and crankbaits if it will excel at that as well

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Re: Finesse rod recomendations ML 6'7"-7' casting

Post by Houndfish » Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:57 am

Majorcraft makes a ton of L and ML rods at a few different price points between like $100 and $250. I have a ML Go Emotion GEC-63ML casting rod and really like it. I feel it is a little more on the "regular" side of "regular fast" but it will handle thin t-rigged plastics well enough. It really shines with small cranks and inline spinners. It seems to top out with a 1/2oz RES, it will fish it fine in open water but does not have the power to rip it through much grass.

I really like it, but I am thinking of selling it as my main BFS rod, a Phenix Recon2 L/F, is very very close to it in action and power. But the Recon is a bit more to the "fast" side of "regular fast" and I fish small plastics more often than small cranks, so it gets picked up far more often.

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Re: Finesse rod recomendations ML 6'7"-7' casting

Post by bronzefly » Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:59 am

This would be a pretty easy choice for me based on what's currently available new, with warranty. The 2016 JDM Destroyer Hein F3-610X It's exactly what you need to accomplish the tasks you've listed.
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Re: Finesse rod recomendations ML 6'7"-7' casting

Post by papabassin » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:37 am

Current Production - Megabass F3-610X Hein
Unicorn - Megabass F3-69X7 Super Eiger

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Re: Finesse rod recomendations ML 6'7"-7' casting

Post by Cristo » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:30 am

For what's available the Hien is super rad! I also like the 6'4" 2 piece Hyuga that gets lots of attention. I have others but those are currently available ask Mr. GW :big grin:
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Re: Finesse rod recomendations ML 6'7"-7' casting

Post by Farnorth » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:13 am

I didn’t see a price range or mention of availability in the US so here are a few places to look at lineups from quality makers that have bfs type rods that fall within your specs.

Evergreen
http://www.evergreen-fishing.com/goods_ ... =2&s_no=53

Shimano/Jackall
http://fishing.shimano.co.jp/product/rod/4381

Palms
http://www.palms.co.jp/rod/palms-elua/en/molla/

Tailwalk
http://tailwalk.jp/english/bass/fullrange/

Majorcraft
http://www.majorcraft.co.jp/rodtop_fresh

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Re: Finesse rod recomendations ML 6'7"-7' casting

Post by ayo8 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:40 am

Im really not a BFS guy, but have a few in my arsenal for local pond fun.

Ultima 162
C40 - themis
MB- Super Eiger
EG- Stingray SS
Diawa - harrier F spec.

Not sure what your price range is, OP? but the ones above is hard to obtain for less than $200, but not impossible.

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Re: Finesse rod recomendations ML 6'7"-7' casting

Post by Cracker » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:50 am

Look up 2016-2017 Shimano Poison Glorious rod series, definitely better IMO than 2016 Destroyer series.

http://fishing.shimano.co.jp/product/rod/4381

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Re: Finesse rod recomendations ML 6'7"-7' casting

Post by fffishing » Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:20 pm

This one is good! And cost a bit less then MB :mrgreen:
YAMAGA BLANKS BLUE CURRENT BAIT MODEL
63 model -up to 5gr,and 71-up to 8gr.
I'm using 63,-nice weightless sensitive rod...

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Re: Finesse rod recomendations ML 6'7"-7' casting

Post by Jrob » Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:27 pm

Cracker wrote:Look up 2016-2017 Shimano Poison Glorious rod series, definitely better IMO than 2016 Destroyer series.

http://fishing.shimano.co.jp/product/rod/4381
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Re: Finesse rod recomendations ML 6'7"-7' casting

Post by bumpererx » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:23 am

Daiwa Steez Harrier f-spec.

Even though it's primarily a bottom contact rod and very sensitive, I have thrown mini traps, cranks and topwater just fine. Perfect little bfs shore fishing rod. I have it paired right now with an Ian tuned alphas air. 5 or 6 lb fluoro. Super fun rod.

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Re: Finesse rod recomendations ML 6'7"-7' casting

Post by Westbankcougar » Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:49 am

There are so many options from so many different companies hard to choose.

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