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    Default Walleye rod for crappie?

    I came across a 7í6 walleye rod ML 1/16-5/8 oz. I think this might be good for 1/16oz crappie jig and bobbers rigging. What do you think? I donít know what is the main characteristics of walleye rod in general. I donít like whippy/noodle rod or too much bend on the tip. I know it good for paper thin mouth crappie but...
    One of my current rig is ML 6í8 1/16-3/8 (dropshot specific/softer fast tip), I use that rod when big crappie around or when weighted bobber fishing. I think the 7í6 might get me some more distance. Man suck to be shore fishermen.

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    I think these "species" rods are mostly marketing. "Steelhead rods" are a good example. They're just longer than the typical rod. I've used them for bass, crappie, catfish and gills. They work great.

    If you like the rod and think it will work for you, go for it.
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    I have used my walleye rods when crappie fishing. The rods have a fast tip and heavy back bone,6 1/2 ft. It works but is quite a bit of over kill for crappie fishing.
    My go crappie rods are a 6 1/2 ft. and 7 ft Micro lite from Bass Pro.

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    That's about all I use.

    I'm not a fan of the stereotypical "crappie rod", a short light or ultra light noodle pole. I like a ~7ft medium with fast tip, which is closer to what most would call a walleye rod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RLS40 View Post
    I have used my walleye rods when crappie fishing. The rods have a fast tip and heavy back bone,6 1/2 ft. It works but is quite a bit of over kill for crappie fishing.
    My go crappie rods are a 6 1/2 ft. and 7 ft Micro lite from Bass Pro.
    Agreed I quit using my baitcaster for crappie since I feel it way overkill. I believe never once I feel crappie pulling drag on my casting gear, I set drag pretty loose and caught hundreds of them. I only use ML rod (shimano crucial 6’8, 1/16-1/4oz) only when big slab around and when fish with bobbers. Other than that I use typical UL rod.
    I’m thinking new rod because the crucial is so precious and I don’t wanna break it when casting weighted bobbers.

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    I use 7' ML rods for walleye and crappie. Like you mostly for when I know there's a very good chance if getting into big slabs. Other than that it's a 6'6" or 7' light or UL rod.

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    I have a custom built rod, ML light action that works, for me, for several species. I think it is all about that rod and how it works for YOUR needs.

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    For fishing from shore, longer is better, for me. I use 10í two piece Russ Bailey b&m rods. You can use a slide bobber on it. It picks up slack line quickly and you can enjoy the fight of the fish as itís not a heavy rod. They make these rods in 8í models too if you want a shorter one.

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    I know a man pretty well who in these parts is considered the guru of crappie anglers .
    He goes by many names and is often called "the master" .
    Of the boats i have been in , he was as good as it gets in my opinion .
    He is really well known in Texas and many folks around here that fish the pro crappie circuit and guide have been trained by him.
    He builds his own rods and they are really nice .
    He uses a 7 foot walleye blank to make them .
    the rods i designed back when with a well known tackle manufacturer emulated the rods he was custom making
    7 foot light ,fast and strong .
    my 27 cents worth on this subject
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    the fish don't care what it says on the rod

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