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My Next Swimbait

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Mark I even use the okuma rods for some musky baits works great for throwing spinners and twitch baits

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Jamie, I use the 7'6" med heavy for 6"-9" lunker punker-type lures, because I can work them better with the shorter rod. 8' rods kick my butt for working lures, but they're great for launching them.

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Mark Its the opposite when musky fishing the longer the rod the easier on your back it is. The rod takes the load makes all day fishing easier. You can really tell the difference when fishing a short rod throwing 2 to 12oz baits, ouch!!!!

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Man, I can't even imagine what it's like to throw 12oz baits! I can see why you need a longer rod. I built a 13' surf rod years ago to throw big baits into the kelp, but I don't think I've ever thrown something that big.

I use the 7'6" for 2-3oz swimbaits, which I generally throw side arm or underhand, and to throw punkers, which are glide baits. The butts on the two rods I use are short enough to make walking these baits easier, and the shorter rod is more accurate for parallel casting.

I use an 8' heavy crucial rod for 8" huddlestons, and other similar 4-5oz swimbaits, which need a long cast.

The biggest lure I throw is 6ozs (a 5 piece swimbait I made), and I don't throw it for too long. I use an 8' extra heavy Crucial rod for that, and it wears me out after a while.

I've seen Pete Maina on TV, throwing some big stuff for muskies, but I don't think I've ever seen him throw 12oz.

You Da Man!!!!!

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The lure looks kickass, but, to quote mark poulson, it doesnt swim for beans cry.gif

i tried removing the floating tail and it helped a little, but not much.

i am going to put a lip on it and then see how it swims.

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Man, I can't even imagine what it's like to throw 12oz baits! I can see why you need a longer rod. I built a 13' surf rod years ago to throw big baits into the kelp, but I don't think I've ever thrown something that big.

I use the 7'6" for 2-3oz swimbaits, which I generally throw side arm or underhand, and to throw punkers, which are glide baits. The butts on the two rods I use are short enough to make walking these baits easier, and the shorter rod is more accurate for parallel casting.

I use an 8' heavy crucial rod for 8" huddlestons, and other similar 4-5oz swimbaits, which need a long cast.

The biggest lure I throw is 6ozs (a 5 piece swimbait I made), and I don't throw it for too long. I use an 8' extra heavy Crucial rod for that, and it wears me out after a while.

I've seen Pete Maina on TV, throwing some big stuff for muskies, but I don't think I've ever seen him throw 12oz.

You Da Man!!!!!

The bulldog series of baits came out with a 15" 16ozer. Im going to have to get one just to shock the bass fisherman , I like playing mind games with those guys.

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16 ounces??? That sounds okay for a can of beer, but a fishing lure????

I hope you have good medical insurance! I see a hernia on your horizon, not to mention a torn rotator cuff, and ruptured discs.

Sounds like a WMD to me.

Be careful with that thing. :eek::teef:

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DSV,

I can't believe that something that looks that good won't swim.

Bummer!

I hope a lip does the trick.

If it's any consolation, I have a couple of non-swimming beauties hanging over my workbench, just to remind me to test before I paint.

The lure looks kickass, but, to quote mark poulson, it doesnt swim for beans cry.gif

i tried removing the floating tail and it helped a little, but not much.

i am going to put a lip on it and then see how it swims.

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