Im thinking I have finally came up with these 2 which I dont own yet, but this is what I'm going with for this year.
MB Black Jungle SFMS for the treble hook things, paired with Met MGL.
MB Destroyer FMJ paired with Steez SV for jiggs and stuff. (I may change my mind and go for the 2016 Destroyer Super Destroyer)
Last season I was mainly using MB XX Spinnerbait Special for my treble hook apps and NRX852s for lighter jiggs and dropshots.
I know this post is kind of pointless, but hey it's winter here still and I keep thinking about fishing.
The other is certainly going to be my Orochi XX EMTF paired with a Metanium MGL 7.4:1. That's jigs, t-rigs, and any other bottom baits.
If I could throw a third runner-up it'd be the G.Loomis GLX 842 MBR with a Daiwa SV105 7.1:1. I love throwing a wacky rig when it gets hot in the summer and that rod will throw them way out there and has plenty of sensitivity.
Right now, I think I will use these two combos the most:
Megabass Destroyer X7 Super Eiger w/Daiwa TD-Z 103ML (7:1 Gears)
Megabass Orochi XX EMTF w/Daiwa Steez SV103XSL
Honorable Mention would be my froggin' setup, since I almost ALWAYS give the froggin' bite a try
NRX 852 with Met MGL is going to be my main I think.
NRX 843 with Calcutta Conquest
K2 765 w/ either TD-Z 103H or Steez LTD
XX EMTF W/ Zillion Type R
Last year, it turned out to be..
Custom MBR844 w/ TD-Ito
Custom K2 764 w/ TD-Ito
IS73 Galaxy Red paired with an X7 Diablo Fast Move
*My Met MGL HG paired with a Shimano/Jackal Poison Glorious HyperWolf may get as much use as the IS Galaxy Red/X7 DFM combo
1. 7' M Steez Fle-X-Lite paired with Steez SV TW 7.1
2. Custom punch rod (Phenix K2 765, extended to 8'9") with a Zillion TWS 9.1. If the rod doesn't have the power to punch than I will most likely either build another custom or I will just get the 8' Archangel.
Last year, top combos were:
7' M Steez Fle-X-Lite with a T31016 (SV Spool) for spring and fall.
Archangel 7'2" MH with a T3 AIR (SV custom) 8.6.
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F7-76X Valdiva will be my go to big jig/deep water jig rod for a while, and I'll frog with it when the stuff gets thick later in the year.
It's a toss up on the second one Daemos, Javelin, FMJ, and OneTen will all be getting a lot of water time, but I'll be fishing them all at some point.
Hopfully I can get to the mail before she does...
One of the 2017 Destroyer rods when they come out.
stingray23 wrote:This is a really tough question to answer as I'm sure, everyone here has a lot of setups, but I find myself mostly reaching for my NRX 842S and Stella 3000HGM as I fish a weedless fluke A LOT and I also use my MB Orochi XX spinnerbait special with Shimano Calcutta Conquest 100HG for spinnerbaits.
Similar to my last year's duo. NRX852s and MB XX spinnerbait special, except I wasnt a high roller and I had a Stradic ci4+ on the NRX and I had a Met MGL on my MB XX