Spinning rods are made for light line, light lures and finesse tactics. They are mostly ultra-sensitive and you can feel almost everything with them. So these are typically used for drop shot, weightless stick baits, topwater floating worms, which all serve a great purpose when bass fishing.
What kind of rod should I use for bait?
A 7-foot baitcast rod is an ideal choice for tossing buzzbaits and spinnerbaits, as it will provide better casting distance, leverage and the ability to pick up line quickly. A fishing rod that is absolutely awesome with outstanding sensitivity is the Bass Pro Shops Crankin’ Stick Split-Grip EVA Casting Rod.
Does rod lure weight matter?
If you have too light of a lure, the rod will not load properly and result in a shorter cast. … If you’ve got too heavy of a weight, the rod will load too much and have a sluggish cast. If you have the right weighted lure on, the rod will load properly and achieve optimal casting distance.
When should you throw a weightless fluke?
Throw the fluke in, twitch it once or twice and the fish will usually hammer it. I like to fish weightless flukes in windy conditions and a spinning rod and reel work better for this than a baitcaster. A weightless fluke weighs enough that you can cast it a long ways even into the wind.
What do you throw on a medium heavy rod?
A medium-heavy rod will allow you to fish Texas rigs, smaller jigs, spinnerbaits, vibrating jigs, topwater lures, crankbaits and much more without sacrificing hardly any performance.
What baits to throw on a medium rod?
Actions are also critical. For lighter lines and baits, a light action rod is typically best. Medium or medium-heavy action rods are often a great choice for lures with treble hooks or for spinnerbaits, buzzbaits and bladed jigs that are fished fast and generate “reaction” strikes.
How do I choose lure weight?
The bigger the fish and/or the bigger or heavier the lure, the heavier the Fishing Rod you need. So a heavy action rod would probably have a lure weight range from 1oz and up, while an Ultra-Light may have a lure range from 1/32 oz and up to approximately 1/8oz.
Can fishing line be too heavy?
Yes, fishing line can be too heavy. Adding a bigger line than is recommended on the reel will reduce the line capacity on the spool. Additionally, line that is too heavy for the rod will make it difficult to cast small lures or baits. Line size should be within the range listed on the rod and reel.
What weight lure should I use?
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|Rod Power||Lure Weight||Line Size|
|Medium||8–12 lb test||1/2–1 oz|
|Medium Heavy||12–25 lb test||1–4 oz|
|Heavy||20–40 lb test||4–8 oz|
|Extra Heavy||25 lb test and above||8 oz and above|
How does a weightless fluke work?
Weightless Texas rig
You simply take a hook and run the point through the nose of the Fluke until the point emerges where the slit of the belly starts. Pull the nose of the Fluke up the hook shaft to cover the eye of the hook and then run the hook point up through the belly.