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    Question for Fisherboy (and anybody else who cares to answer)
from Backseat Driver #12199 #12199  
7/22/2012 10:27:22 PM

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 Which Avid rod would you recommend for topwaters and jerk baits? (Mostly Sammies and Pop-Rs) Had a Compre Topwater rod and after 4 casts and one 8" smallie the tip broke off, so decided to move up to the Avid. Thanks


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   3s68mxf from Fisherboy #10852 #10852  7/23/2012 6:27:09 AM
 
A MLXF is really good, but most folks like the backbone of the medium better. A Lamiglas 844 is the best of both worlds ... tip and power, but I dont think ey make a factory rod on that blank.


   Thanks.. from Backseat Driver #12199 #12199  7/23/2012 7:48:55 AM
 I wasn't sure if the fast or XF tip was better on the Avid. Alot of other rod companies seem to use a MF tip for their topwater rods so I wasn't sure which was the better tip on the Avid.


   personally I would like a heavier action from MikeF  7/23/2012 9:23:09 AM
 For the size jerkbaits you're throwing I would prefer a MH rod. The M or ML is great for super flukes and Pop-R's but IMHO not enough rod for a Sammy.


   Thanks for your input MikeF... from Backseat Driver #12199 #12199  7/23/2012 1:59:47 PM
 After searching the web for opinions, there really is no consensus. If I could I'd have different rods for each application but since I can only afford one it has to be able to be used for a couple different applications. I'm hoping the 6'8" M will be sufficient for Pop-Rs, Sammie's, and Pointers but maybe I'm hoping for too much.


   I would agree from MikeF  7/23/2012 2:24:59 PM
 If you're only going to use one rod I would go with the MXF. It will feel a little overloaded with the heavier lures but should be fine.


   If you are near Southern MD from Fisherboy #10852 #10852  7/23/2012 3:41:16 PM
 
You are welcome to try mine. It's a bit different from factory, but it's the same blank. Won't cost you a dime to try out, unless to shut it in a truck door or rod locker. It's not for sale either, but I can live without it for a weekend.


   Fisherboy from Backseat Driver #12199 #12199  7/23/2012 5:12:55 PM
 I may take you up on that if I get down that way. How far are you from Smallwood? My buddy that I fish with lives about 5 minutes from the park, but he is leaving for Sturgis in the next week so I may not get down there until he gets back. Thanks.


   Smallwood from Fisherboy #10852 #10852  7/24/2012 6:01:00 AM
 
I'm roughly 12 miles NNE of Smallwood on 301.


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