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I just got into fishing swim baits for bass and I am looking for suggestions on rod set up.  I typically fish 3.5" - 5.5" plastic swim baits on swim bait hooks.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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my best bud throw a diawa DX series swimbait rod, he loves it and its cheap!

Ive used it and it feels pretty solid especially for the price, ive also seen him handle some pretty big pike on it with 0 issue.

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I realize that i mis-read the OP's post.

If he is looking for a rod to throw smaller swimbaits on lighter swimbait heads i.e. 1/2oz then a good all around rod would be something like a spinnerbait specific rod that has a light tip, a bit of flex but plenty of backbone for big hooksets at distance. longer rod is great for casting distance, while also providing you more space for hooksets when youve bombed a cast out deep.

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On 10/5/2018 at 2:56 PM, AKRISONER said:

I realize that i mis-read the OP's post.

If he is looking for a rod to throw smaller swimbaits on lighter swimbait heads i.e. 1/2oz then a good all around rod would be something like a spinnerbait specific rod that has a light tip, a bit of flex but plenty of backbone for big hooksets at distance. longer rod is great for casting distance, while also providing you more space for hooksets when youve bombed a cast out deep.

Great points, I throw that size of swimbaits with a Daiwa TAEL741MHRB, it's 7'4" so lots of length to get nice long casts, medium heavy power and regular action. Great spinnerbait rod but works well for swimbaits also!

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