Steelyak wrote:Thanks for the write-up I need to pick up a couple more affordable rods soon. One question though: why would you use a mod action rod for spinner baits?
Well, that is a very debatable issue. Some guys, including our own Plasticpirogue AKA Grand Master Spinnerbaiter uses a fast action rod for spinnerbaits. Usually the faster action allows for more accurate casts. I like throwing spinerbaits and cranks but don't fish them often enough to have a dedicated rod for each so, considering that spinnerbaits (also) fit the 'reaction bait' category, I would use a moderate action rod for both.
Linc wrote:Factor this in.... some rods (Shimano for one) have over the counter lifetime warranties. That's pretty durn nice. Walk into the shop, and they just give you the same rod. Just had to do it with my Shimano Teramar, it was $130, and worth every penny. Just my .02
That was something I thought about long and hard when considering maybe busting the budget and upping to the Shimano Claurus BUT I mostly dunk my rods in the water, not so much break them
But you are correct, the over the counter life time warranty is a VERY attractive feature.