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Chatterbait rod

Postby fishingandfords » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:42 pm

Looking for ideas for a premium chatterbait rod. Combat sticks sound heavy and as of now I'm using a champion XP but I'm looking for something different. Maybe a javelin

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Re: Chatterbait rod

Postby goldrod » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:08 pm

what size chatterbaits are you throwing most or what range
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Re: Chatterbait rod

Postby Tigerbass » Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:16 pm

I would think the Javelin would make a fine chatterbait rod, among other techniques. Possibly the Daemos if you want something slightly faster.

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Re: Chatterbait rod

Postby cndbasshunter » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:34 pm

Checkout CQ843 or 903.

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Re: Chatterbait rod

Postby Cristo » Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:40 am

I will +1 on the weight involved being slung. I throw 1/2oz plus trailer on different rigs than say 1 oz plus trailers.
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Re: Chatterbait rod

Postby papabassin » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:24 am

The Javelin is awesome. It's currently my primary chatterbait stick. If you like 7'5" go for it. If you want something a little shorter, go Daemos. Although I will say, cndbasshunter's CQ843/903 idea could be fun too 8-)

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Re: Chatterbait rod

Postby Chicagoed » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:42 am

My chatterbait setup is a GLX 844MBR paired with a zillion TWS with 15lb fluoro. This rod absolutely excels at this application for me. I haven't really run into anyone else that uses an 844 for chatterbaits...so perhaps it is not a popular setup? But for me, this combo has been phenomenal.

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Re: Chatterbait rod

Postby Houndfish » Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:55 pm

I have been throwing them on a XX Tour Versatile. It casts a 1/2+trailer wonderfully and the rod wiggles enough to let me feel anything "funny", but not to the point where it shakes my arm off. I throw 1/4 ones on a CR723 and it is like holding on to a jackhammer.

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Re: Chatterbait rod

Postby fishingandfords » Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:56 pm

3/8 primarily

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Re: Chatterbait rod

Postby jwfflipper14 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:09 pm

I'm using a Daiwa Zillion 6'-6" mh and love it amd a Tatula Elite TAEL741MHRB Randy Howell both rods are very good for the price!!

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Re: Chatterbait rod

Postby Bassfan22 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:33 pm

My favorite for 3/8-1/2 oz is the combat stick mh glass. I own the heavy model and is tip heavy I don’t like it. My previous set up was a nrx mbr843c but I lost bites here and there. The mh glass is the best chatterbait rod I ever used. I throw chatterbaits sometimes all day long the hook up ratio is the best and the rod is very sensitive.

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Re: Chatterbait rod

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:32 pm

I use a NRX 843 for 3/8 up to a 1/2 and add a trailer.

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Re: Chatterbait rod

Postby Mike son » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:31 am

I use an 843 and 844. I only lose fish when I see them hit near the end of the retrieve and rip it out of their mouth ](*,) . Otherwise I just lean into it when using braid or a light pop hook set with fluoro.

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Re: Chatterbait rod

Postby Cristo » Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:44 pm

I have used alot of medium MB rods for 1/2oz plus trailer. I like throwing that weight on my main stay cyclone x4. I really liked that weight on the 4 piece Elseil 2 recently procured as well as the X7 Western Flip :big grin: Lot a folks like glass rods but I have yet to throw glass sticks in recent years. Well I did throw them on the BJ DTC which is a hybrid. That weight is very good on that stick but rated F5 I believe without looking. I have thrown that weight with other Med/heavy F5 rods like the Spinnerbait Special and it felt fine enough but I like the way most F4-4.5 MB rods feel way better for that specific weight. The only other weight I throw are 1 oz trailer combo and I throw that on my heavier megabass rods, more specifically the 30th Limited Fisto. I really dig the 1oz trailer combo on the ASL 7'11" as well. Those are my main experiences, I hope some of this helps if you go MB route and if you do please hit Mr. GW at Triple T! Boom!
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Re: Chatterbait rod

Postby fishingandfords » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:01 pm

jwfflipper14 wrote:I'm using a Daiwa Zillion 6'-6" mh and love it amd a Tatula Elite TAEL741MHRB Randy Howell both rods are very good for the price!!

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