mhood wrote:Actually, I have a TwinPower 1000 on my SJR 720 IMX and a Laguna 500 on my SJR 6400 IMX. Where I live, you never know when a decent bass will hit and the SJR rods do give you a bit of backbone for those moments. The 500 sized reel on the 6400 IMX is really a sweetly balanced combo and is wonderful to fish with.
I've had a big hybrid take a Rapala when I was fishing for trout in a tailwater years ago. It got in the main current and must have taken 80 yards of line out....it did not end well.