Freddie

Bait rods

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Ok, this section seems a little stagnant & I could use some input.  So, for my first legitimate post on this forum, what do you guys prefer for in close bait rods(spot, croaker, kingfish, etc.), spinning or conventional & why?

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All I use is conventional gear, just a matter of preference. I use a st. Croix MOJO 10ft 6 rated 3/4 to 4 for my bait rod. Long enough to cast out far if needed to find fish but also sensitive. It also has enough backbone if a bigger fish decides to grab my fishbites lol. Landed a 40" rock last spring on a small striper of fishbites on a high lo rig with little size 2 hooks lol.

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Thanks Dave.  I've switched all of my go to heavers over to conventional.  Upgrading bait rods now & wanted to see if there was a downside that I wasn't seeing in going conventional with them too.

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I havent really had any downsides

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All my reels including the ones I use to catch bait are conventionals.

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Thanks guys.  I've got 2 CPS 11' 2-5oz on the way.  Thinkin they should be just about right.  Should look pretty good with 6500 chrome rockets on em too.

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Let us know how that combo works for ya.

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Will do.  I am very impressed with the CPS products and customer service so far.  Come on spring!!!

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On 2/13/2017 at 6:03 PM, Dave said:

All I use is conventional gear, just a matter of preference. I use a st. Croix MOJO 10ft 6 rated 3/4 to 4 for my bait rod. Long enough to cast out far if needed to find fish but also sensitive. It also has enough backbone if a bigger fish decides to grab my fishbites lol. Landed a 40" rock last spring on a small striper of fishbites on a high lo rig with little size 2 hooks lol.

Another information to be added to my list. I'm learning a lot from these threads. ^_^

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Thanks, if you have any questions feel free to ask may not be super active on here but anything you ask will ger answered. Pass the site on to your friends. 

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