hungry_cow wrote:Very true, my post was assuming the use of Flourocarbin line. Braid with a graphite rod leads to allot of missed bites as there isn't enough give for them to get the bait deep. But braid with a fiberglass deep cranking type rod can be a good option as you have similar overall give to a moderate fast action graphite rod with flourocarbon. You can also pick the rod you prefer for casting and working the bait and pick the line with appropriate stretch or lack there of to give the setup the ideal stretch / flex for your natural hookset.
Braid plus a moderate rod will most likely give you the most distance. The softer rod helps absorb shock next the the boat better than stretchy line on a stiff rod, because there is not much line to help you out.
I'm going to try out the Orochi XX Tour Versatile I picked up from The Tackle Trap for chatterbaits, frogs and, everything else one would use for MH/H stuff. I plan on using it for a do-all rod for heavier moving baits/frogs/jigs.
Should be a good candidate.
I've also used glass rods with FC. I've missed a few on the hookset but, when I got them pinned, I would wish for no better setup for finishing the fight.