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Crappie rod

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Looking for a new rod Any recomondations. Looked at the St. Croix Legacy rod anything else I should be looking at.

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I just picked up a 5'6" St. Croix premier Light/Fast this spring and married it up with a 750 Sahara and it feels fantastic. I have one spool with 4# and one with 6# and I figure this rod will do well for as a somewhat "heavy" crappie rod and a light walleye rod. I already pulled in a few decent carp and a couple smaller bass with it this spring and it feels great. In my opionion, its a nice combo for under $150. I'm comfortable with the shorter rod because I have my 7ft ML and a 6ft M for more specific purposes.

But, I was looking at some guide series rods tonight that also felt pretty good in the $50-$60 dollar range. And don't forget Thorne Bros is having their spring sale in a week!

If warranty is a factor, look into some Shimano rods as well...Compres feel pretty good in the hand and several vendors I know of participate in the "over the counter" lifetime warranty on these rods, which is decent piece of mind if you ask me.

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I recommend the 7'6" one piece St. Croix Avid, ML, Xfast action. Works great for pitching lite jigs, bobber fishing, and also a live bait rig for walleyes. I would suggest a 6'6" or longer rod for hook setting ability.

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Today I fished with Cole and we used almost every rod I had set up for Crappies. Cole was using my 6'6" Fenwick HMG Medium Light and it worked great! Cole was able to hoist the Crappies in the boat without a net. I used various 6'6" and 6' rods. Some that worked great were Berkley Series One in Medium action and Medium Light. A FFO-Tackle find-6'6" Professional Series ML (comprible to a Lightning Rod).

My suggestion would be to get a shorter rod for jigging purposes and longer rods if you are planning on casting floats.

Good luck,

Corey Bechtold

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The G-Loomis 6010 is a good option also. It's shorter, 5', but it has a nice moderate action. It's Loomis' most affordable rod also, at $105.

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All good options mentioned above. Another one to consider would be the Shimano Compre line of rods. I've been using the 6.5-foot ML for pannies this year and I've really become fond of the extra power, yet it has a very sensitive/quick tip. The light action is another good one...

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I'd recommend something in at least Light action, ML might be better, much more sensitive with a little more stiffness.

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Thanks, I have a few more to check out.

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6' lite action st croix triumph. relativly cheap and great feel and action....match it with a tica cetus and you have a great combo!!!

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I have a 7' Light Action one piece guide series and love it! Great for casting long distances and for getting those crappies and gills out of the rushes!!

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can't beat a noodle rod for casting distance and shock absorbtion.that's mainly for slip bobbulating tho".a 10 foot rod can give you the leverage and forgiveness when the big bass or norton slurps up your minnow as well...

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