I recently picked up a Valkyrie VKC-78H-4 for an all around rod. It’s very impressive rod being able to cast a good distance with a 4” diezel minnow and a 3/8oz head but I need a little bit more sensitive/crisp rod for the bottom contact stuff. The VKC-78H-4 is now going to be used for my 4-6” paddle tails in the bay.
I’m looking at the Triza Dragoon and using the fast tip for bottom contact applications in the bay for spotted bay bass. The issue is I like to use lighter weight baits but still need a rod that has the power to stop and get the fish away from cover asap before they cornhole you in the rocks.
How does the dragoon do with baits at the lower limits of its lure range mainly 3/8oz t-rigs with say a geecrak bellows craw?
I have the Triza Hibali and an Orochi XXX Slend. I swear the rods are made in the same factory (guide wraps and blanks look the same) as my Daiwa Arditos. For what you're looking for with the Dragoon, I'd pick up the Ardito M and MH and still come out about $200 ahead. I have 3 Arditos (7'6 MH Casting & Spinning and the 7'6 MLXF...to this day my favorite rod) and will probably end up with both spinning and casting 7'0 Mediums as well.