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cbrooks

rod for the cow-dussa?

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I have a StCroix legend bulldog series rod (4-10 oz rating )that I'm thinking of using for cow-dussa(10.5 oz). Do you think the dussa is to much for this rod? Is there a curve on the weight rating you get on a rod. In other words, can my rod handle heavier baits than its rating says?

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That St.Croix LT Dawg rod can handle two pounders all day long. So you shouldn't sweat the Cowdusa at all. Some lure wieght ratings on rods are like a womans weight, it's always conveyed a bit light. No offense to you ladies out there wink

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Yes it can handle a cow dusa but How is that rod going to load up on the figure 8? I would think that it will handle it better than most.

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I have been using that XH model for the last few seasons - I have the original standard, a thornes custom in that blank, and the new split grip model. They all cast, crank, load, and 8 phenomenally! It is not a pool cue - It has a great tip and perfect flex for a rod created for the rubber craze. The St.Croix XXXHF is the model created originally for those big dawgs, but it was way too stiff, and difficult to load, which made for a difficult fight.

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Thanks for the responses I got the answer I was looking for. I got another question, how durable is the rubber on the dussa. I hope its nothing like the bulldogs, where they fall apart from the inner weights?

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The split grips rock! I always had my rods made with a flared butt section so there was a contour to it. The split grip provides an awesome casting base. Also, believe it or not, takes a noticeable amount of weight off the rod.

The Medusa is a cool bait, if Quack is referring to the fish caught in KY with Tony Grant the other day, it was 50"x24". Caught on a firetiger pattern.

The Cowdussa has yet to be proven - However, the Bulldawg blade combo has been pretty sweet - So I would imagine it would work just as good.

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The Medusa is a cool bait, if Quack is referring to the fish caught in KY with Tony Grant the other day, it was 50"x24". Caught on a firetiger pattern.

Yeah that's the one I was talking about. 3 inches off on my part!

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