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Old 01-17-2012, 06:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Which Rod for the Alabama Rig

I am interested in buying a new rod to throw a Alabama Rig on. Was just wondering what some of you guys are using. Any advice would be very helpful. Thanks
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I was using the powell 766 and really liked it until I got the new 795 A rig rod! It's sweeeet!! It'll cast the rigs 60-70 yards and does most of the work for you. I've also thrown lighter rigs on the powell 765 and it worked really good too.
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Old 01-17-2012, 07:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I love the Dobyns 795 Mike Long for lighter A Rigs and the 806 for heavier ones.
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For sure the powell 795. I have been thrownin it for a couple weeks with light and heavy heads and have been impressed.


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Old 01-17-2012, 07:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I've been using a G Loomis HSR rod which was 7'9" Mag Medium rod and its been MONEY for the A-Rig. Got enough tip to cast it a long ways and enough backbone to bring them in!

That HSR Rod isn't made any longer.

I'd think a I-Rod Large Swim would be great for the bigger models and heavier... and i'd be throwing that if this rod goes out.

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Old 01-17-2012, 08:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
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check out the 7'6" heavy flipping Denali Rod Rosewood series. fast tip to detect those bites really well and plenty of backbone. also supper light weight so you dont throw your arm out. if your on a budget you cant beat the same rod in the Jadewood series. really quality rods.
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:37 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Dobyns 795 ML SB if you can find one. This craze sold me out in days. The shorter handle 795 SBMT is great too but I prefer the ML rod better. ML is for Mike Long signature series. It has the perfect action and power. If using heavier rigs 806 HSB is most popular. I'll be at Sac show to talk fishing and rods if anyone wants to stop by the booth this weekend.
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Old 01-18-2012, 01:44 PM   #8 (permalink)
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For my light Alabama rig I use a 735 or 725. If I'm throwing 5 big hammers I go with a Powell 800. My small rigs with 5 1/8 to 3/16 darthead swim baits even a 734 works fine. I have a few molds made that are a carbon/ rubber thing that I can stick wires in and the mold will close around it. I'm not spending 20 bucks on a rig I can make for dollar, and my current rods work fine for throwing it. Besides the manopause possi is trying to ban it anyway.
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Old 01-18-2012, 04:54 PM   #9 (permalink)
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The Dobyns 795ml has been THE deal for throwing A-rigs with the size baits they've been using up here at Shasta. There's one left in stock at Phils if anyone's looking for one.
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