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Your most versatile rod?

Post by djd » Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:33 am

This has probably been asked before, but what is the most versatile rod in your current rod line-up and what have you used with it?

I'll start... Megabass XX Gen 1 EMTF - Its the best rod I've owned for swim jigs (1/4-3/8), swimbaits (keitech style) on a jighead (1/4-3/8), weightless senkos and flukes, small buzzbaits (1/4), small topwater poppers, (3/16-3/8) tube jigs. It also does well with T-rigs (3/16-3/8) in light to moderate grass, spinnerbaits (1/4-1/2), buzzbaits (3/8), chatterbaits (3/8), topwater poppers (3/8), the smaller whopper plopper type baits, football jigs (1/2 or less) in sparse cover, and probably some things I've forgot. I prefer it over the MB Destroyer Daemos and MB XX DSR for most of the previously mentioned applications.

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Re: Your most versatile rod?

Post by HobeyBaker » Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:50 am

Spinning - Steez AGS 7'6 MML

Casting - Loomis 843C MBR GLX

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Re: Your most versatile rod?

Post by njbasscat » Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:02 am

Phenix K2 C713ML for light stuff. NRX 852C for 1/4 to 3/8. MB Destroyer X4 Destruction for 1/2 oz and up.

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Re: Your most versatile rod?

Post by BoatBuggy » Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:12 am

MB XX DS-R either gen. About the only thing I haven't used them for it for is chucking frogs in heavy cover.

But I would probably change that to the Daemos if I could ever get the feel of it to skip a 3/8 oz swimjig or chatterbait.

And when I get the inevitable collection of P5's, I might change that again..... :lol:

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Re: Your most versatile rod?

Post by evilcatfish » Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:16 am

Megabass XX Gen 1 Diablo Spec R-I can do pretty much all but the heaviest and lightest stuff with this rod. Its primarily my spinnerbait/chatterbait/underspin/swim jig rod but I've used it for many other applications with success.

I also have the Gen 1 EMTF, which is quite versatile, but I find the slightly shorter DSR fits my needs better

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Re: Your most versatile rod?

Post by mark poulson » Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:02 am

Older Powell Max 733 casting rod. With the right light spool reel, I can throw anything from 1/4oz to 1 1/2oz, and with accuracy.

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Re: Your most versatile rod?

Post by Black Haze » Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:29 am

Tour Versatile, 734 champion

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Re: Your most versatile rod?

Post by casterus » Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:41 am

HobeyBaker wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:50 am
Spinning - Steez AGS 7'6 MML

Casting - Loomis 843C MBR GLX
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Re: Your most versatile rod?

Post by rando » Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:23 am

spinning - 76mml steez ags
casting - 611 m+ adrena

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Re: Your most versatile rod?

Post by Finnz922 » Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:46 am

Irod Air 754

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Re: Your most versatile rod?

Post by Drakestar » Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:13 pm

My answer might have been different a couple months ago, but a few weeks into this winter season: Phenix K2 714, hands down. It's ridiculous how versatile this rod is, particularly for winter fishing. It's pretty much a "NRX 852.5" in my mind (don't let the power rating fool you), but with a more moderate - and thus versatile - taper with a crisp tip. Ridiculously sensitive for bottom contact, great bite detection for moving baits, perfect tip for jerkbaits. I'm somebody who has a dedicated rod for almost every technique (I have a dedicated spybait rod FFS :lol:), but this rod is a one-stop shop for bank-fishing that rarely makes me miss my dedicated rods.

Baits I've thrown on this so far: Ned rigs, tubes, smaller Keitechs (swimbait and underspin), Jerkbaits (this rod doesn't make me miss my Expride 6'10"M), spybaits, finesse jigs (1/4oz sweet spot, but 3/8 works). It'll do well as a senko and t-rig rod, it'll throw lighter topwaters no problem, and it works for power-DS. Just really, really happy with this rod.

I got the 713 after going down the TackleTour rabbit hole and I really like it for DS and the Vision 110 Jr, but it's too light to be versatile. The 714 has exactly the right amount of power to shine in tons of applications. Paired with an Antares 70 because I didn't want a BFS reel on this, but still fish all those lighter offerings on a BC.

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Re: Your most versatile rod?

Post by Bandersnatch » Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:22 pm

Megabass orochi XX EMTF Gen 2 & Shimano Posion Adrena 7'3MH. Both are very very versatile sticks.

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Re: Your most versatile rod?

Post by Fishing4Fun » Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:33 am

Gen 1 Poison Adrena 7’2 med
Any MBR GLX
Orichi XX Perfect Pitch Gen 1

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Re: Your most versatile rod?

Post by Loafer » Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:39 am

djd wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:33 am
This has probably been asked before, but what is the most versatile rod in your current rod line-up and what have you used with it?
Shimano Poison Adrena 1610M-2 paired with Metanium MGL, Antares 19 or Steez SV TW: viewtopic.php?f=65&t=79504

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Re: Your most versatile rod?

Post by Hogsticker2 » Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:07 pm

Daiwa Heartland 6101 mrb. I find it even more versatile than my custom Point Blanks.

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