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Is there a spinning rod out there that can handle up to 3 ounce lures or should I strictly be using a baitcaster for such large

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  • Is there a spinning rod out there that can handle up to 3 ounce lures or should I strictly be using a baitcaster for such large

    Is there a spinning rod out there that can handle up to 3 ounce lures or should I strictly be using a baitcaster for such large lures?

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    I use a Shakespear Boron Heavy weight spinning rod and it could probably cast 3 oz.

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    • #3
      You may want to expand your search to salt water reels if your looking for that. A little unwieldy for a fresh water body but it should work.

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      • #4
        You may want to expand your search to salt water reels if your looking for that. A little unwieldy for a fresh water body but it should work.

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        • #5
          Three ounces is no hill for a real stepper when he is surf fishing with a spinning rig. Wally world even has a 9" combo for around 25 bucks that is real popular at the seawall where I sometimes fish. I personally use 2 oz weights and a baitcast reel, but the people using the longer surf rods and surf spinning reels can cast better against stiff winds. An ultra-lite rod or even a medium action rod would be a little lite for 3 oz, but anything with a little backbone will cast it safely which is your only real concern. You can land a pretty good size fish with even an ultra-lite rod and reel. Keep at least 20# or bigger test line on the reel though because at 3 oz, any sudden stoppage of the cast while the lure is still midair will snap light weight line.

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          • #6
            That was supposed to say 9 foot combo, not 9 inch combo, sorry.

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            • #7
              I didn't even notice till you mentioned it haha. So I know theres a lot of freshwater poles that handle 3 ounces and reels along with that and a lot of poles that handle even to 10ounces for swimbaits or just musky. Just that I haven't found any spinning ones good for it.

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              • #8
                One of my 3 (or 4?) Muskie rods is a spin’er. I use it to throw spinners. They are too light to pull a bait caster and heavy braid very far. It is a Ugly Stik 6 foot Medium HEAVY and the reel is a Penn CV 5000.

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                • #9
                  Yes they make a heavy rod that will be able to throw that weight out. Musky rod could throw that out also you could find some saltwater rods that can easily hold that amount of weight.

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