Looking for a rod that I can use for medium swim and glide baits and heavy flipping

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Looking for a rod that I can use for medium swim and glide baits and heavy flipping

Postby freelancer27 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:32 am

Hi all,

Looking for a rod that I can use for medium swim and glide baits and heavy flipping.

I am currently using a Okuma Scott Martin TCS Casting Rod 7'3" Heavy that is rated for 1/4 -2 oz but it is a bit underpowered for the swimbaits that I am throwing and also is a bit too short in length.

Baits that I looking to throw:

Swim-Glide baits
* Huds 68
* Duel Hardcore Twitch'n Ninja Glider
* Team Leader Baits Bad Boy Glide Bait 7"
* Mattlures Ultimate Bluegill Series Swimbait

Punching/Flipping
* 1-1.5oz Jigs / Weighted plastic


The rod needs to be relatively light (for the flipping part) and I would prefer a longer handle.


Here are some options that I am considering:

*  Phenix M1 Swimbait Casting Rod 8' Med Hvy
* Phenix M1 Swimbait Casting Rod 8' Heavy
* Genesis II Cast Rod 7'8" Jr. Swimbait Med Hvy
* Dobyns Fury Casting Rod 7'9" Med Hvy Swimbait
* Okuma Guide Select "a" Series Swimbait Rod 7'11" Heavy
* other options?

Price point should be under 200 USD.


Thanks for your help!

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Re: Looking for a rod that I can use for medium swim and glide baits and heavy flipping

Postby capt1fish » Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:47 pm

Simple. Kistler MAD 8’

This is the Mark Daniels signature rod. Mark was a local here at the CA Delta prior to moving to AL to chase the BASS tour. It’s designed with a mod fast action which keeps fish buttoned in heavy cover and also aids in casting the baits you listed. If it wasn’t for Mark’s design/signature, I wouldn’t own any Kistlers.

From my understanding, iRod’s Bub Tosh punch rod has similar characteristics. I’m not familiar with the rod but sharing what I’ve heard.
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Re: Looking for a rod that I can use for medium swim and glide baits and heavy flipping

Postby GOOD YEAR 71 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:01 pm

Given criteria, I'd suggest the Dobyns and drop extra coin on more baits or something. You'll be happy with it.
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Re: Looking for a rod that I can use for medium swim and glide baits and heavy flipping

Postby TommyG » Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:27 am

My buddy has the Okuma, for a 7-11 it is very light.

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Re: Looking for a rod that I can use for medium swim and glide baits and heavy flipping

Postby freelancer27 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:35 am

capt1fish wrote:Simple. Kistler MAD 8’

This is the Mark Daniels signature rod. Mark was a local here at the CA Delta prior to moving to AL to chase the BASS tour. It’s designed with a mod fast action which keeps fish buttoned in heavy cover and also aids in casting the baits you listed. If it wasn’t for Mark’s design/signature, I wouldn’t own any Kistlers.

From my understanding, iRod’s Bub Tosh punch rod has similar characteristics. I’m not familiar with the rod but sharing what I’ve heard.


Interesting. I was not aware of this telescopic rod. 300 USD is a bit over my price limit though.

GOOD YEAR 71 wrote:Given criteria, I'd suggest the Dobyns and drop extra coin on more baits or something. You'll be happy with it.


I handled the Dobyns yesterday in a store. The guy there said that the guides on the Dobyns were too cheap and he recommended me the Daiwa DX Swimbait Casting Rod 8' Med Hvy instead.


TommyG wrote:My buddy has the Okuma, for a 7-11 it is very light.
Yeah - will have a closer look at this one too!

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Re: Looking for a rod that I can use for medium swim and glide baits and heavy flipping

Postby Mothra » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:48 am

ALX - powerbolt

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Re: Looking for a rod that I can use for medium swim and glide baits and heavy flipping

Postby GOOD YEAR 71 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:06 pm

freelancer27 wrote:I handled the Dobyns yesterday in a store. The guy there said that the guides on the Dobyns were too cheap and he recommended me the Daiwa DX Swimbait Casting Rod 8' Med Hvy instead.


Okay. I didn't see that as a listed option. Daiwa is good, too. Just trying to help. Good luck.
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Re: Looking for a rod that I can use for medium swim and glide baits and heavy flipping

Postby capt1fish » Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:49 pm

freelancer27 wrote:
capt1fish wrote:Simple. Kistler MAD 8’

This is the Mark Daniels signature rod. Mark was a local here at the CA Delta prior to moving to AL to chase the BASS tour. It’s designed with a mod fast action which keeps fish buttoned in heavy cover and also aids in casting the baits you listed. If it wasn’t for Mark’s design/signature, I wouldn’t own any Kistlers.

From my understanding, iRod’s Bub Tosh punch rod has similar characteristics. I’m not familiar with the rod but sharing what I’ve heard.


Interesting. I was not aware of this telescopic rod. 300 USD is a bit over my price limit though.


The rod os one piece, non telescopic.

I was able to find one through classified for $200. Perhaps upcoming Veterans Day sale will save you some money.
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Re: Looking for a rod that I can use for medium swim and glide baits and heavy flipping

Postby freelancer27 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:49 am

capt1fish wrote:
freelancer27 wrote:
capt1fish wrote:Simple. Kistler MAD 8’

This is the Mark Daniels signature rod. Mark was a local here at the CA Delta prior to moving to AL to chase the BASS tour. It’s designed with a mod fast action which keeps fish buttoned in heavy cover and also aids in casting the baits you listed. If it wasn’t for Mark’s design/signature, I wouldn’t own any Kistlers.

From my understanding, iRod’s Bub Tosh punch rod has similar characteristics. I’m not familiar with the rod but sharing what I’ve heard.


Interesting. I was not aware of this telescopic rod. 300 USD is a bit over my price limit though.


The rod os one piece, non telescopic.

I was able to find one through classified for $200. Perhaps upcoming Veterans Day sale will save you some money.


Where exactly? ;)


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