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  1. Fat Spottie

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    Alrighty, so I love my M1 Inshores for swimbaits and softplastics in general but they lack a certain something... a certain oomph when it comes to stuff over 3oz for the most part. So I’m looking for a rod with that little something extra in terms of weight it can handle. Now what I would be using this rod for is for more structure orientated fishing, so I’m pulling fish out around big rocks and maybe some kelp fishing.. Ideally I’m looking at a 8ft stick, and handles weight over 4oz. Looking at something in the range of $150 to $300... hopefully on the lower end of the spectrum.

    To help pinpoint what it is exactly, my M1 Inshores are fast action broom handles that do a really good job of just allowing me to get the upper hand on fish trying to dive back around structure. However, the moment I get to a weight of about 2.5oz the rod doesn’t behave the way I want it to. It just has to much weight in the tip and I feel like I loose a bit of the upper hand I gained with a fast action rod. So it’s not really the action I’m concerned about, it’s the weight the rod fishes.
     
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    Which M1 are you using ? The M1 inshore SMX 90 M I use seems to do good with 3 to 4 oz the 6 oz rating is a farce . Casting larger loaded plugs in the surf for stripers it seems to load and launch well but I have to say most of my casting is in that 3 oz weight category , I do really put the screws to it casting though . Usually no people or boat rails or gear to get in the way .
     
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    I use the SMX-82M and the SMX-82MH
     
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    They also build the 9 footer in a H blank as well but when handling it, checking it out for my use figured the action for a bit bigger class reel . The trigger seat does have its limitations .They do have both M And H blanks on deck hand type butt as well also a bit bigger fittings on the H . Tight lines !
     
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    I need to correct myself, it’s the 82MH and 82H that I am using. I don’t know how I feel about a 9ft rod... it’s a lot of rod for what I’m doing.
     
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    I will say even though 9 foot very slim and trim Feels like a feather in hand , Just took the reel off . 7.5 oz total weight on a postal scale I have . A bit tough to fit in most cars I will say . Keep at it you find what you like . Your welcome to cast mine if you want .
     
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    I love my Sixgill Creature, it's a 7 ft 20-50. Sensitive enough to feel the elusive calico rockfish, and enough backbone to beat on good grade yellows. Let me know if you wanna check it out and I can bring it by the boat.
     
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    I have a badass heavy teramar I will let go. Awesome swimbait rod, its never let me down. Caught 30-40lb halibuts and up to 13lb bass
     
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    Fat spottie, by the stats this fits the bill. So cheap u can’t get mad if u don’t end up liking it!

    Okuma guide select swim bait rod
    15-40lb
    2-10oz
    7’11”
    $112 delivered in 2 days via ur favorite online vendor
     
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    RUC711 H. Swimbait finatic
     
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    Seeker SSR 810 20-40lb swimbait & jig rod..Throwing mine up for sale here in the next few days, Lmk if you wanna check it out and size it up, I'm all around the city/county and available to meet up most mornings until 1pm. Good luck.
     
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    If you are stuck on phenix look at the USB-790H-C or USB-800H-C. But if you want to try something different looking into a Megabass F10-80XX leviathan. I use that rod in the bay chucking 2oz+ A-rigs all day.
     
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    Reviving this thread as I think I've narrowed down what I'm looking for. I need to be to cast over 3oz all day without the feeling of the rod bottoming out on the cast.
     
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    I’m a little late to this but all the other rods mentioned are good applications.

    I use the Dobyns 806 long handle and throw treble hook baits up to 5oz without feeling like the rod is compromised. It excels at the 3 to 3.5 oz range IMO.
    if you’re looking for more backbone you can do the Dobyns 867 or a tweener is the Dobyns 807.
     
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    Thank you, I think that’s a step In The right direction. I’ve found that my jig sticks casts the weights I’m looking at better... 2oz+ so I believe this is a step in the right direction.
     
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    If you want to spend a little more than $300 look at a Lowdown customs 79MH 1-5oz or a 8H 2-7oz. Well worth the money and wait time
     
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    Checked out the 807 and 806, the 807 feels a bit more in tune for what I'm looking for. Debating between the RUC711XH
     
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    I think you can't go wrong with either of them. The Dobyns 807 is a great versatile rod. I have no experience with the UC rods.
     
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