What’s your Finesse spinning rod?

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Re: What’s your Finesse spinning rod?

Postby Poisson » Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:46 am

Received a Kistler Helium 3 7'0" ML Fast spinning rod this morning. Looks great paired up with a Stradic FK, can't wait to get some time with it on the water once we thaw out here in Iowa.

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Re: What’s your Finesse spinning rod?

Postby dhottle » Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:40 pm

St Croix legend elite 7'6" MLXF for hair jigs.

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Re: What’s your Finesse spinning rod?

Postby BASSLAYER » Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:57 pm

NRX 852S
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Re: What’s your Finesse spinning rod?

Postby mthao105 » Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:27 pm

Dobyns dx 742sf. Very versatile spinning rod for a wide variety of finesse baits.

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Re: What’s your Finesse spinning rod?

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:04 pm

Dobyns extreme 742 SF, this is the rod I use for ned rig.

Megabass addremine for drop shot.

Gloomis NRX 852s for shakeyhead.

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Re: What’s your Finesse spinning rod?

Postby Strewth » Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:22 pm

Daiwa Heartland Saegake.

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Re: What’s your Finesse spinning rod?

Postby Big-Bass » Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:25 pm

DavidSA wrote:
Big-Bass wrote:Fenwick ET Smallmouth 6'9" ML


I went and checked. appears mine a Fenwich ET Smallmouth 6'9 ML- F as well. Has lower weight limit of 1/6th oz and weights in at about 3.4oz on my scale. I sold off a far more expensive rod when I happened along this rod. Could well be that one of the 2 prior gentleman put me onto this rod. Certainly someone did because it is the only Fenwich rod I've ever held. I recollect thinking a 1/16oz lower lure rating was what I wanted in a finesse spinning bass rod; though I have no idea how I arrived at that.


I have the one I use and the other is the exact same rod still with tags and in plastic. They are HARD to find so when I came across the backup, I jumped at the chance. It's a great rod!

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Re: What’s your Finesse spinning rod?

Postby spencerinstl » Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:08 pm

My finesse spinning rods are a Megabass X4 Hyena F1-70X4S, Megabass Phase III Aaron Martens Limited and Gloomis NRX 842 S SJR.
If you want a slightly stouter rod for t-rigs and finesse jigs the Gloomis GLX or NRX 802S or St Croix Legend Tournament Bass 6'8" M XF are good choices.
Thanks for the epiphany captain obvious

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Re: What’s your Finesse spinning rod?

Postby jmd_143 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:03 am

I am using a Megabass destroyer addermine with a 2500 Stradic ci4+. Awesome all around finess rod. 10-15 lb braid w/ 6-8 lb floro leader gets it done day in and day out.

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Re: What’s your Finesse spinning rod?

Postby Winstondry » Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:08 am

Edge BWS DS 6100-1 Black Widow Drop Shot paired with a Daiwa Exist.

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Re: What’s your Finesse spinning rod?

Postby Houndfish » Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:32 am

Mine is a inexpensive custom build on a MHX Shooter CS722 blank. I had it built for Midwest Finesse stuff, but it gets used for all my general "rough and tumble" finesse fishing. I like the rod a lot and I like even more that I can take it rock-hopping without having to worry too much.
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It's a bit of an ugly duckling but with a 1000 Ci4+ on it, it's nice and light for lugging around and at 6' is a breeze to bushwack with. I keep thinking about upgrading it but I really like the little guy too much too.

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Re: What’s your Finesse spinning rod?

Postby AlgonquinFan » Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:33 am

Daiwa 2016 Generation Black Short Bite Special 603LFS. Have it paired with a 09 Caldia 2004. Find the 3 piece configuration useful for travelling and it's a blast to fish with.

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Re: What’s your Finesse spinning rod?

Postby DavidSA » Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:50 am

Houndfish wrote:Mine is a inexpensive custom build on a MHX Shooter CS722 blank. I had it built for Midwest Finesse stuff, but it gets used for all my general "rough and tumble" finesse fishing. I like the rod a lot and I like even more that I can take it rock-hopping without having to worry too much.
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It's a bit of an ugly duckling but with a 1000 Ci4+ on it, it's nice and light for lugging around and at 6' is a breeze to bushwack with. I keep thinking about upgrading it but I really like the little guy too much too.



Looks very nice. I have found only moderate correlation of price to performance in light powered spinning rods. If it works for you stick with it.

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Re: What’s your Finesse spinning rod?

Postby Tokugawa » Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:44 am

My spinning rods are very specialized. Any finesse stuff other than DS is BFS duty.

MB XX stinger tip
Daiwa Cielo with the titanium tip

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Re: What’s your Finesse spinning rod?

Postby Pen3 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:00 am

Evergreen Kaleido Designo Mach 1 is my favorite finesse spin rod. 6'3", Light, Fast, 1/64-1/8, 2-6 lbs line rating. I usually spool it with 4lb Abrazx or Shooter. The biggest fight was an 18 lb carp foul hooked on the dorsal fin :doh:
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