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Old 03-28-2020, 04:23 PM
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So I am looking for 7ft light power rod. Needs to be 1 piece spinning. I have looked all over and it seems people just dont make them. Anyone know who makes one?
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Star Rods below model is an inshore model that is light fast once pcs and I have several star rods very nice rods. other options I would check would be St Croix and G Loomis back from my bass fishing days they always had some nice rods. but the one below you should be able to get not going to be cheap about $250-$280 be my guess. were are you from tackle direct has them online and Fishing Franks in port charlotte might. what are you fishing for why do you want a light action?

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https://www.tackledirect.com/star-ro...nning-rod.html
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Chaos rods also custom makes some sweet rods as well in pompano fl
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Guess I should have mentioned I was looking for under 100. Thanks for the suggestions though.
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There is a light power 6’6” St Croix Triumph for $100. I have several St. Croix Avids that I like, but honestly, some of my best Light to MH spinning rods I have come from the barrels at The Reel Outdoors for maybe $60. I think they’re Star rods, but not sure. I just know they’ve handled a lot of abuse, cast really well, and are light but have had the power to hang on to a bull red.
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Go to Bass Pro under fishing spinning rods then filter your search for light action 7ft there are many rods under $100 that are one pcs what your looking for

https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/spin...ce:&pageSize:&
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Originally Posted by Lemonbayboating View Post
Go to Bass Pro under fishing spinning rods then filter your search for light action 7ft there are many rods under $100 that are one pcs what your looking for

https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/spin...ce:&pageSize:&
Already tried that. If you go and actually look at the rods none of them actually offer a 7ft light rod. One does but it's 2 piece... I guess only guys with serious cash ever want a rod like the one I'm looking for lol.
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I have several Penn Battle II combos they have 7' light rods. You can buy the rods themselves at Walmart for around 43 dollars, they are graphite and one piece. I have landed several 42" bull reds with this rod and they have held up pretty good. The combo runs around $100 dollars or less for a 3000 size reel and rod combo depending on where you find them online.
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Can you handle $160?????
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Originally Posted by barhopping View Post
Can you handle $160?????
Not for this rod I probably average around that or slightly higher for my regular trout combos. St. Croix rods and daiwa bg reels. This rod won't get used near as much so I can't justify high costs. It's really kind of an experiment.
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what will you target with it and why do you want those characteristics?...... not challenging ya, just taking notes... also , what reel will be put on it?
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Originally Posted by snagged line View Post
what will you target with it and why do you want those characteristics?...... not challenging ya, just taking notes... also , what reel will be put on it?
Going to be used to Target speckled trout. Sometimes they are feeding on fairly small minnows. Spring time is usually one of those times in my area. I want a rod that can fish those 1/16-3/16 oz baits. Stuff like mirror lure 14mr's and small jig and soft plastic combos. Those lure are often to light to fish on my medium light combos and still feel what your doing real well. It can be done, but this rod would be ideal. Plan to pair it with a 1000-1500 size reel. The daiwa bg 1500 might be the one. Gonna slap some 8lb braid on it and use 6lb flouro leader.
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get a 10ft crappie rod super sensitive light action. Used them up north for crappie fishing and small mouth on dale hollow lake in early spring
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Reach out to Captain Jason Dail on Facebook, he runs/owns Stillwater Rods. He can make you a custom rod that fits whatever specs you want. I have one like you're talking about it.
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Look at the Star Stellar Light Fast Taper in ultralight. I have 3 of them and to me they are the perfect trout rod. Cast weightless plastic up to 3\8 with no problems and good sensitivity.
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I have a St,Croix Triumph series Steelhead - I have 9' Light and use it exactly as you describe - I went with 9' to get casting distance with super light and weightless plastics. Works great and fish feel great. I also have two 8.6' in medium and in medium heavy used for 1/8 oz plus - same thing casting distance is mega. In addition to distance you get less line on the water so get incredible sensitivity. The 9' is paired with a 2000 size reel with two spools one with 8lb braid the other 6lb mono. Good luck in your search.
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Star Segis 7ft 6-14lb line SK614FT70G $110.00
Fenwick HMX 7ft 6-12 line $79.95

I've actually got a few Fenwick HMG's 7ft if you want me to look. I went to Star Plasma's for trout fishing.
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Originally Posted by capefearfly View Post
Look at the Star Stellar Light Fast Taper in ultralight. I have 3 of them and to me they are the perfect trout rod. Cast weightless plastic up to 3\8 with no problems and good sensitivity.
That might be a $100 winner right there. Have you tried the light action in 8ft ?
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TFO TPS 701-1 or TFG PSS 702-1 could be an option?

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