Small fish (crappie and bluegill versus bowfin and largemouth) in a 7' medium rod would work well. Medium is the maximum 'spine' strength and these rods are light and with a sensitive tip. You can feel slight nibbles yet pull in an 8-10 lb fish to boatside to net it or release the hook. I like the 7' medium for Virginia lakes and James river smallmouth and gar.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
- Richmond VA
medium light would be better if you want to feel the fight more.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
- Lake Villa, IL
i would not use this rod, i would get another rod in a light or ultra light
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answered 3 years, 9 months ago
i have the 6'6 rod medium and i works great for panfish and bass. i have a pfulger trion g7x on it and the combo cant be beat for the price. if you chose the med go 6-8 pound mono and thats it or else it gets a little hard to cast. i like to use rosster tails and i cast like a dream with 6 pound mono. this rod is amazing and cant be beat for $50. go with a light reel and you will have an awesome combo.
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answered 3 years, 10 months ago
- Oak Lawn, Illinois
Med light gives you more sensitivity and medium gives a stifer rod for hook set
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
- Circleville, Ohio
Like my freind used to say about Quail Hunting, If you got it pointed at them when you pull the trigger, it don't matter if it's a 12 gauge or 410.
Casting a ML with small baits is easier and less tiring than with a Med. If you use a good reel with the drag set correct, you can catch much larger fish than you think. I've landed 5 LB bass on a Wally Marshall 6 1/2 foot ML with 6 lb test line on a crappie jig, Just took a while. Good Luck
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
- Tennessee River
Realy depends on how much fun you want to have. for pan fish I would go for the ML..........
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
Medium light will allow a faster tip action which gives the fish more time to take the bait. heightens the sensitivity and casting of small lures.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
- Western Wisconsin
it depends on the amount of action you want. If you want pull the fish in quick or if you want a good fight. I would go with the medium light rod. happy fishing!!
answered 5 years, 4 months ago