Opinions on a Set-up.
Im an avid trout fisherman and have been all my life. I recently started to flyfish and still want to continue expanding my fishing experiences to other areas. I dont know many areas that hold Pike and/or Musky but I know quite a few areas with very large bass. Im talking Largemouth bass that I've seen hit a Banjo minnow on 12# test line and walk right through it like thread. Being that I want to get into bass fishin' and hopefully locate some areas with Pike and Musky, I was looking for a new rod that would fit the bill on helping me land those species.
If you know anything about me or follow my posts you know Im a G-Loomis fanatic. I love their rods and how they perform for me. I have done some looking on their website and I "THINK" I want to go with the following type rod but I was wanting to get some opinions from those more versed in this issue than I.
Its a 6'6" spinning rod and it has a fast action and I can either get it in a MEDIUM or MEDIUM/HARD power.
The "key" says the Medium power is good for the following species: Largemouth Bass, Small Mouth Bass, Walley, Bonefish and Sea Trout.
The Medium/Hard is good for; Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walley, Stripers, Redfish and Snook.
My question is, should I go with the Medium/Hard rod because it covers more of my "target" species or would I be fine with the Medium rod?
The way I will be fishing is topwater lures, regular bait fishing (like nightcrawler on a hook), and some crankbaits and large bucktail spinners for pike and musky.
I appreciate any and all help and please offer up some tips or other information that can help me make a decision.
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