Medium to medium action rods are often a good choice for treble hook baits or spinnerbaits, buzzbaits and bladed jigs that are fished quickly and produce ‘reaction hits’.
For bass fishing, a intermediate is one of the most versatile options you can choose. A standard medium also works well for a variety of fishing techniques and a medium spinning rod is an excellent option for lighter lures while still having enough power to land larger fish.
After interviewing experts and spending over 80 hours testing spinning rods and reels, we have found that combining the Ugly Stik GX2 rod with the Daiwa BG spinning reel is the best All-round fishing outfit without breaking the bank.
The 7’6′ Medium-Heavy is the most versatile rod in its class. We designed it for pulling rattletraps through the grass. If you want to cast a light Carolina rig, a small swim lure or a medium depth crankbait this rod will get the job done. This is one rod you’ll always want on the deck.
“The shortest rods I use for fishing are for topwater and jerkbaits,” explained DeFoe. “I use a 6ft 6bass Pro Shops Johnny Morris Patriot medium action rod. As for the reel and line, I use a Bass Pro Shops Johnny Morris Platinum Signature Reel 6.8:1 spooled with 12 lb XPS fluorocarbon.”
Long baitcasting rods (8′ to 9′): These are often used for power bass fishing, which involves extra long rods that have medium to extra heavy power and the used with tall rods pound test braid (30-60 lb or more).
Selecting a Fishing Rod for This Reel Size: A 2000 or 20s reel, which is a fairly small reel, will ideally fit a 6ft to 7ft 6in rod and a Line class rating anywhere between 2-5Kg.
So we know that a 1.80m rod is the ideal length. Not only does it help with casting accuracy, but the shorter length is ideal for better control, especially when we’re surrounded by dense vegetation.< /p>
Recommended size is between 7ft and 8ft (many tournament ranges do not allow bass fishing rods longer than 8ft). A good choice would be a 7 1/2 foot rod as it is a bit easier to cast the baits. Pitching and flipping belong together. Look at the lace and make sure it’s flexible.
If you are short on space then 2 pieces is a better choice, if not then take one piece because in any type of system whether computer, car or rod and reel; The fewer components, the better.
The Ugly Stik Elite Spinning Rod is extremely durable and when combined with one of Daiwa’s BG reels you have an unbeatable combination. Ugly Stik make some of the most useful fishing rods out there, and they also happen to be some of the cheapest.