Entry level swimbait rod for around $100?

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Entry level swimbait rod for around $100?

Postby jerkbait22 » Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:41 am

Hi Guys,

Looking to possibly get into swimbaiting (and glide baits for that matter) this year which would require buying a rod to throw those heavy baits. Since I live in NJ I will be throwing mostly smaller swim baits in the 1-3oz range. I don't see myself throwing any of the monster 5 and 6oz baits. I'd still like to be able to catch some of the 2-3lb bass.

So my question is what swimbait rods should I be looking at? I don't want to drop a ton of money since I'm not sure if this is for me but I think I want to give it a shot.

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Re: Entry level swimbait rod for around $100?

Postby Jdmbiggie » Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:40 pm

for around a 100 you can go to bbc and find a used one. if you perfer a new you can get a bunch of selections just about a 100 more or so.

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Re: Entry level swimbait rod for around $100?

Postby IAY » Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:11 am

Get a Okuma Guide Select. I have never used one, but it is quite popular entry model, and it will do the job well without breaking your bank.

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Re: Entry level swimbait rod for around $100?

Postby earthworm77 » Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:25 pm

you can find that Guide select for about 115.00. It is a good rod.

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Re: Entry level swimbait rod for around $100?

Postby Toadslayer72 » Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:14 pm

I have to say that the Guide Select IS a very good rod with one caveat that you might not be able to find out until you use it, like me. The rod has a split rear grip and it's a different experience tucking a rod like that under your arm vs. a full grip. It's obviously a preference thing and you'll see a lot of people don't mind it. But it's something that I learned that I couldn't stand after owning that rod. I used it however until I was able to cycle it our of my collection and it's a really good stick otherwise, I caught my PB Small on it in fact w an 8" Hudd. Aaaaaaaaand......I just realized this post is from 8 months ago, lmao.

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Re: Entry level swimbait rod for around $100?

Postby ctgalloway21 » Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:04 am

Dobyns Fury 795 is a dang nice rod for the price.

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Re: Entry level swimbait rod for around $100?

Postby kayl » Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:21 am

I really like the irod 1-4oz swimbait rod. They're $149.99, but are included in Tackle Warehouse's black Friday 20% off sale. It's a very lightweight and sensitive rod.

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Re: Entry level swimbait rod for around $100?

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:47 am

I have a Okuma 7-11 heavy swimbait rod, it to me is amazing and for the price its unbeatable...

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Re: Entry level swimbait rod for around $100?

Postby bronzebacks » Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:49 am

Powell inferno 765 or 3d 795

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Re: Entry level swimbait rod for around $100?

Postby mcfishing620 » Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:18 pm

I third on the Okuma Guide Select. I gave one to my dad and I wanna say it's like 5/8oz to 5oz lure rating, something like that. It's light, sensitive, and definitely worth it.

St Croix make some nice rods too, and you can find good used ones on eBay.
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Re: Entry level swimbait rod for around $100?

Postby freelancer27 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:26 pm

Have a look at the iRods. Wait for a sales and get one.

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Re: Entry level swimbait rod for around $100?

Postby duon0035 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:19 pm

The original Daiwa Tatula rods are awsome. You can find them around $100....with some luck, Amazon may have them for even less. Got a 6’8 M for under $69 shipped before they raised the price.


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