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Old 12-02-2017, 05:35 PM   #1
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When fishing artificial baits what actions are best for twitch baits or top water baits. I have a fast action and it seems more difficult to get the bait to react how I want.


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I always go for a slower action. Harder find for sure, medium is a little more common

My 2 main rods are medium light 7' rods, something super "whippy" with a lot of bend.

The slower you go the more you can load up the rod to launch a bait, but there is such thing as too slow.
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Mine are 7’6” and medium light with a fast tip. The rods I bought recently were the Mojo inshore.
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I always go for a slower action. Harder find for sure, medium is a little more common

My 2 main rods are medium light 7' rods, something super "whippy" with a lot of bend.

The slower you go the more you can load up the rod to launch a bait, but there is such thing as too slow.


Thanks for the info. Iíll look around. I just bought the Penn Fierce 2 combo


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Mine are 7í6Ē and medium light with a fast tip. The rods I bought recently were the Mojo inshore.


Where did yo buy them. Iím new to fishing twitch baits and top water so Iím not sure if itís me or the rod negating the required action


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Where did yo buy them. Iím new to fishing twitch baits and top water so Iím not sure if itís me or the rod negating the required action


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Where are you located?

And what's your budget? I would strongly look into the Falcon Coastal series, they are usually 80-90$ and will definitely fit the bill for most situations.

Basspro in Destin has them in stock most of the time, if youre in Pcola, Outcast has a great selection of other rods and the fellow at the counter was super helpful while I was looking into new brands. (G-Loomis specifically)

YouTube will definitely get you going in the right direction as far as basics. Much easier to watch someone then to read about it.

WaypointTV is also a great place to go. And it's free.
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Where are you located?

And what's your budget? I would strongly look into the Falcon Coastal series, they are usually 80-90$ and will definitely fit the bill for most situations.

Basspro in Destin has them in stock most of the time, if youre in Pcola, Outcast has a great selection of other rods and the fellow at the counter was super helpful while I was looking into new brands. (G-Loomis specifically)

YouTube will definitely get you going in the right direction as far as basics. Much easier to watch someone then to read about it.

WaypointTV is also a great place to go. And it's free.


Thanks for the info. I live in gulf Breeze near tiger point. I will check out some
Channels on the twitch baits as well.


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If you're in gulf breeze I believe Gulf Breeze Bait and tackle has a fairly good selection, personally, I would drive to Outcast.
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If you're in gulf breeze I believe Gulf Breeze Bait and tackle has a fairly good selection, personally, I would drive to Outcast.


Thanks. Iíll make a trip out that way


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Fast or extra fast tip for skipping docks, heavier topwater, and deeper jigs (bridges, deeper docs,etc.). Moderately fast tip for smaller hard plastics like mr-17, or something with smaller trebles and shallow flats (allows for longer casts and doesn’t pull the hooks as bad on softer mouthed specks, especially using braid while fighting fish).
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