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Re: Top Water rod for 1ozers

Post by BigG » Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:48 am

Winstondry wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:46 pm
I pointed that out as the Extreme Mission is a much nicer rod, quite the gem from the X7 line!
Shorter rod in the X7 line that would shine for topwater would be the Super Rekkai. The X7's are gold.

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Re: Top Water rod for 1ozers

Post by goldrod » Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:16 pm

BigG wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:48 am
Winstondry wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:46 pm
I pointed that out as the Extreme Mission is a much nicer rod, quite the gem from the X7 line!
Shorter rod in the X7 line that would shine for topwater would be the Super Rekkai. The X7's are gold.
I use the super rakkai for frogs but not topwater treble baits
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Re: Top Water rod for 1ozers

Post by spencerinstl » Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:22 pm

If you could find one, hard to find, the Deps Constrictor is a very nice shorter rod for 1 oz topwater baits.
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Re: Top Water rod for 1ozers

Post by goldrod » Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:00 am

spencerinstl wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:22 pm
If you could find one, hard to find, the Deps Constrictor is a very nice shorter rod for 1 oz topwater baits.
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With a name like Constrictor, that seems like the rod I should have had
a long time ago. But I like the thrill of the search no matter how futile it maybe sometimes you just find the gems.
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Re: Top Water rod for 1ozers

Post by BigG » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:26 pm

goldrod wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:16 pm
BigG wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:48 am
Winstondry wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:46 pm
I pointed that out as the Extreme Mission is a much nicer rod, quite the gem from the X7 line!
Shorter rod in the X7 line that would shine for topwater would be the Super Rekkai. The X7's are gold.
I use the super rakkai for frogs but not topwater treble baits
Larger top water.

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Re: Top Water rod for 1ozers

Post by Tokugawa » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:44 pm

White Python is what you want. :big grin:

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Re: Top Water rod for 1ozers

Post by lape0019 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:26 am

I use the original Dobyns Champion 706CB for the I-loud and I-jack. works well for it.

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Re: Top Water rod for 1ozers

Post by goldrod » Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:38 pm

With the review of the I-Jack and me finally finishing up with school I went to the rod rack. Seems like i had something that I was looking for all along. The Valkyrie 7’1” spiral wrapped rod is much more versatile than I first thought. I’ve seen people use this rod for jigs and spinnerbaits but I never thought about large topwater baits.
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Re: Top Water rod for 1ozers

Post by Polkfish1 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:06 pm

goldrod wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:38 pm
With the review of the I-Jack and me finally finishing up with school I went to the rod rack. Seems like i had something that I was looking for all along. The Valkyrie 7’1” spiral wrapped rod is much more versatile than I first thought. I’ve seen people use this rod for jigs and spinnerbaits but I never thought about large topwater baits.
Yes; I agree. It should work great with that bait.

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Re: Top Water rod for 1ozers

Post by Cristo » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:53 am

Some goofy a** suggestions here even with subjectivity thrown in :lol:
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Re: Top Water rod for 1ozers

Post by bronzefly » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:20 am

Cristo wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:53 am
Some goofy a** suggestions here even with subjectivity thrown in :lol:
:lol:

I've been throwing the I-Jack on the new Megabass Destroyer Wild Bunch Carbon Head, among other things. It handles 1 oz range top water baits very nicely. That Valkyrie 71H is an interesting option too... I know how much I enjoy the 71MH version in general.
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Re: Top Water rod for 1ozers

Post by goldrod » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:17 am

bronzefly wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:20 am
Cristo wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:53 am
Some goofy a** suggestions here even with subjectivity thrown in :lol:
:lol:

I've been throwing the I-Jack on the new Megabass Destroyer Wild Bunch Carbon Head, among other things. It handles 1 oz range top water baits very nicely. That Valkyrie 71H is an interesting option too... I know how much I enjoy the 71MH version in general.

I saw people using the Valkyrie for spinnerbaits one second and pitching the next. It’s a very interesting rod indeed
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Re: Top Water rod for 1ozers

Post by Cristo » Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:58 pm

Well egg all on my face :lol:
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Re: Top Water rod for 1ozers

Post by goldrod » Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:46 pm

The St. Croix 7,4” glass rod is a heck of a rod.
Mine is paired with a TDZ-M with a zillion hlc spool and 12 or 14lb floro
I think twelve and I’ve done everything but crank on this setup.
The ILoud is great with this rod. I’ve thrown 3/4 Oz traps and compared to
My original laminglas rod this one is a standout stick
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Re: Top Water rod for 1ozers

Post by Cristo » Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:30 pm

I always had a thing for glass. When you absolutely need a do all treble hook rod IMHO
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