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edwardMon Feb-14-05 08:40 PM
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#5784, "good swimbait rod"


          

im am finaly getting a swimbait rod. ye . now i have to decide what one. i am eather getting the daiwa heartland rod in eather heavy or x-heavy, or the okuma big bait rod in heavy or x- heavy. also which swimbaits would you throw on theis rods. thanks
-edward-

  

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RE: good swimbait rod, Mattlures, Feb 14th 2005, #1
RE: good swimbait rod, PHISHnutS, Feb 15th 2005, #2
RE: good swimbait rod, edward, Feb 15th 2005, #3
RE: good swimbait rod, PHISHnutS, Feb 15th 2005, #4
RE: good swimbait rod, edward, Feb 16th 2005, #5
RE: good swimbait rod, edward, Feb 28th 2005, #6

MattluresMon Feb-14-05 10:09 PM
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#5785, "RE: good swimbait rod"
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The Okuma's can handle prety mutch any swimbaits. The heartland is a decent rod but it cant handle any of the 9in baits. It also has a hard time with the heavier 7 and 8in baits.

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PHISHnutSTue Feb-15-05 06:57 PM
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#5786, "RE: good swimbait rod"
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Matt pretty much summed it up...

Both brand rods in either weights are good choices for swimbait rods. I have an Okuma GS 7'6 heavy rod,good little stiff rod. I like throwing some smaller baits on it though, 7" baits, like Stocker Trouts,3D Generics or this is probably what I'll toss Matt-Lures Bluegill on.


I also have the 7'9 XH Heartland. Even though it's extra heavy I'd say it's a lighter action than the Okuma. Good smaller bait rod and I sometimes troll with it. Great all around rod for the price.


Trev-

  

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edwardTue Feb-15-05 08:35 PM
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#5787, "RE: good swimbait rod"
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what are some weights that you could throw on the okuma, and could you throw slammers on them?

  

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PHISHnutSTue Feb-15-05 09:20 PM
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#5788, "RE: good swimbait rod"
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I think their heavy or ex-heavy can handle most big swimbaits in general, 7 or 9", not sure all the exact weights. I just prefer to throw smaller ones on mine. Slammers would not be be a problem.

Trev-



  

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edwardWed Feb-16-05 07:49 PM
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#5803, "RE: good swimbait rod"
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thank you for your help.i think ill get the okuma heavy rod at tacklewarehouse if anyone knows a cheaper place to buy it please let me know. thanks again for your help :)

  

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edwardMon Feb-28-05 07:22 PM
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#5844, "RE: good swimbait rod"
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i have ordered the okuma heavy off tackle warehouse. i also purchesed the castaic hardhead 9" trout.

  

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