XX PP for small swimbaits?

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Re: XX PP for small swimbaits?

Postby Houndfish » Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:54 pm

Bronzefly, you will have a PM in a sec. I am right on the edge here but don't want to hijack this thread anymore.

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Re: XX PP for small swimbaits?

Postby blw » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:07 am

Bronzefly, What would be your top choice in Megabass or others to handle up to 2 oz hard body swimbaits and be in the 7'6" range ?

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Re: XX PP for small swimbaits?

Postby bronzefly » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:41 am

Houndfish wrote:Bronzefly, you will have a PM in a sec. I am right on the edge here but don't want to hijack this thread anymore.


PM replied, thank you.

blw wrote:Bronzefly, What would be your top choice in Megabass or others to handle up to 2 oz hard body swimbaits and be in the 7'6" range ?


I really enjoy using the Black Jungle Power Versatile for hard baits in the 1 to 3 oz range. It's 7'4".
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Re: XX PP for small swimbaits?

Postby blw » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:42 am

For the same application how would you compare the Power Versatile and the Faust ?

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Re: XX PP for small swimbaits?

Postby bronzefly » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:02 pm

blw wrote:For the same application how would you compare the Power Versatile and the Faust ?


The Faust feels like a jig rod in hand despite the "regular" action. The F8 is prominent and the rod is very powerful. The Power Versatile is F6.5 and while rated to 4 oz, is much more comfortable with larger treble baits in the 1 to 3 oz range. Even fishing the same 2.5 oz Bull Shad, I'd still pick the Power Versatile over the Faust for those kinds of applications. Pitching a jig into heavy cover or even for punching duties, I'd pick the Faust over the Power Versatile. Fishing a hollow body frog in extremely heavy cover, both work well, but I still prefer the Power Versatile. Hope that helps, feel free to shoot me a PM anytime.
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Re: XX PP for small swimbaits?

Postby bigfruits » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:21 am

Houndfish wrote:Bronzefly, you will have a PM in a sec. I am right on the edge here but don't want to hijack this thread anymore.


hijack all you want, any talk about MB rods is worth it!

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Re: XX PP for small swimbaits?

Postby MediumHeavy » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:35 am

I’ve fished 6” Magdrafts and Ganterel Jrs with the PP and it handled them well. That’s 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 oz range. Wouldn’t go much heavier though.

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Re: XX PP for small swimbaits?

Postby blw » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:38 am

Bronzefly you have a PM.

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Re: XX PP for small swimbaits?

Postby ibobpeb » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:24 pm

I have the Hyuga 72H... I bought it specifically for Ganterel Jrs, G2 Shellcrackers, and 6" Line Thru Trout.

It sucks for that.

After 1 whole year of fishing it I did not like it for that. The Hyuga is too tip heavy and too short for my liking. I hated how casting distance is limited because it's so short. It became my frogging rod for heavy cover. Dobyns DC 794 SB is a much better rod for 1.5 oz swimbaits and that's what I use now.

In the beginning, the idea of a long rod turned me off too, but firsthand experience changed my tune on that. Now I prefer longer rods for swimbaits.

Everyone is different so you just have to try it for yourself. You may like it for small swimbaits, but I didn't. Personal preference. Also, I would never throw anything over 2 oz with the Hyuga... feels way overloaded. Megabass was being too generous with their rod rating.

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Re: XX PP for small swimbaits?

Postby Houndfish » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:53 am

ibobpeb wrote:I have the Hyuga 72H... I bought it specifically for Ganterel Jrs, G2 Shellcrackers, and 6" Line Thru Trout.

It sucks for that.

After 1 whole year of fishing it I did not like it for that. The Hyuga is too tip heavy and too short for my liking. I hated how casting distance is limited because it's so short. It became my frogging rod for heavy cover. Dobyns DC 794 SB is a much better rod for 1.5 oz swimbaits and that's what I use now.

In the beginning, the idea of a long rod turned me off too, but firsthand experience changed my tune on that. Now I prefer longer rods for swimbaits.

Everyone is different so you just have to try it for yourself. You may like it for small swimbaits, but I didn't. Personal preference. Also, I would never throw anything over 2 oz with the Hyuga... feels way overloaded. Megabass was being too generous with their rod rating.


Interesting, thanks for the input. I am pretty sure I want a shorter rod, just the transport logistics alone would mean a rod closer to 7' then 8' would see the water far far more often.

I am still worried about the high-end weight rating. I really loved fishing the BBZ Rat and have a ton of spots I want to try one on. I am starting to think that I will just try to pick up a Doyben's Fury SB rod this Black Friday, fish that for a while, then see what direction I want to go from there. I know my current Irod is too light for what I want, I think I would rather err on the side of a "maybe too heavy but cheap" rod and see how they compare to each other. If I can figure out the exact power/action I am looking for, I think that will be a better starting point then looking at length foremost. If the Hyuga doesn't end up being what I am looking for in a swimbait/wakebait rod, then I think I will end up loosing a greater % of my money trying to sell it vs a cheaper and less "weird" rod.

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Re: XX PP for small swimbaits?

Postby Cracker » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:59 pm

How OROCHI XXX DESTRUCTION 70 would be good for those purposes?
http://www.megabass.co.jp/site/products/f7-70k/
Length 7'0"
Weight 158 g
Sub name DESTRUCTION 70
Lure capa 3/8 - 2oz.
Line capa 12 - 30lb.


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