Now This Stick Is Legit : The Wild Side WSC72H+

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Now This Stick Is Legit : The Wild Side WSC72H+

Post by Cal » Sun Aug 08, 2021 11:07 pm

Now This Stick Is Legit : The Wild Side WSC72H+

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Introduction: In the JDM spectrum of bass rods, there exists one spec that is seemingly as dominant over there as the "medium heavy" is here. I call it the JDM wonder-spec. It is that stick measuring seven foot (plus or minus a few inches) that's able to handle two to three ounces or more in lure weight. Evergreen International, Megabass, Gan Craft all have contenders in this spec, and from what I can tell, all are wildly popular. Here in the States, to have a chance at being properly appreciated, a similarly rated stick from one of our established rod manufacturers needs to be at least seven foot, four inches (7'-4") in length, but preferably somewhere in the seven foot, eight inch (7'-8") range or more. US anglers, just prefer longer fishing rods.

I used to be in this camp, but past experience with rods like Evergreen's Super Stallion, Megabass's X4 Destruction, and more recently Evergreen's Black Rose and Gan Craft's Dead Sword turned my thinking around. The convenience of having a shorter stick that can handle long rod duties is increasingly appealing. Today, we look at a stick from yet another Japanese manufacturer that does not actually come with that specification, but to my surprise, slides right in comfortably. Here's Legit Design's Wild Side WSC72H+.

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Re: Now This Stick Is Legit : The Wild Side WSC72H+

Post by goldrod » Mon Aug 09, 2021 5:03 am

Good Morning,

What a great read this morning. I always amazed at how you guys write so detailed on every piece of gear you test.
I had considered this stick as my first LD purchase but opted instead for the 6'10" which I like very much.
As you mentioned the backbone on these rods is the real deal. While I dont have the stick you reviewed reading that
it will make a good swim bait stick is something to consider because that would mean that it would be a ultra good
swim jig rod?

I used to be opposed to the two piece design sticks and thats because all I knew them to be were the ones from my childhood that
separated in the middle of the rod which i didn't like. But after taking a leap in getting one that the rod separates at the handle and never having an issue I am much more confortable with such rods.
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Re: Now This Stick Is Legit : The Wild Side WSC72H+

Post by Cal » Mon Aug 09, 2021 7:35 am

goldrod wrote:
Mon Aug 09, 2021 5:03 am
While I dont have the stick you reviewed reading that
it will make a good swim bait stick is something to consider because that would mean that it would be a ultra good
swim jig rod?
Not sure about "ultra-good" but the WSC72H+ but I can't think of a reason why the WSC72H+ couldn't perform well as a swim jig rod. Just depends on the total weight of your bait setup.
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Re: Now This Stick Is Legit : The Wild Side WSC72H+

Post by goldrod » Mon Aug 09, 2021 8:04 am

Cal wrote:
Mon Aug 09, 2021 7:35 am
goldrod wrote:
Mon Aug 09, 2021 5:03 am
While I dont have the stick you reviewed reading that
it will make a good swim bait stick is something to consider because that would mean that it would be a ultra good
swim jig rod?
Not sure about "ultra-good" but the WSC72H+ but I can't think of a reason why the WSC72H+ couldn't perform well as a swim jig rod. Just depends on the total weight of your bait setup.
I understand completely what your saying.
Based off the description I was thinking 3/8 swim jig plus trailer and whatever that comes to weigh. I am not the best swim jig guy but from my experience on the St. John’s and fishing pads with a swim jig
3/8 has been my most productive but when you get bit he’s going straight down to the heart of the pads. If you don’t have the muscle stick you can forget about it.

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Re: Now This Stick Is Legit : The Wild Side WSC72H+

Post by Cal » Mon Aug 09, 2021 8:47 am

goldrod wrote:
Mon Aug 09, 2021 8:04 am
I was thinking 3/8 swim jig plus trailer and whatever that comes to weigh. I am not the best swim jig guy but from my experience on the St. John’s and fishing pads with a swim jig
3/8 has been my most productive but when you get bit he’s going straight down to the heart of the pads. If you don’t have the muscle stick you can forget about it.
That'll probably put you around 5/8 - 3/4oz in total lure weight... It's been a few weeks since I used that rod, but I'm pretty sure that's within the wheelhouse.
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