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I would like to purchase a new plugging rod, and have narrowed it down to the Tica dolphin 9'. The rod comes in 3/4 to 3oz. or 2 to 6oz. The 2 to 6 is obviously stiffer, and I'm wondering if that would be better for working plugs. The 3/4 to 3oz version is has more action throughout the entire rod, with a fast taper. Just looking for some opinions for which one would be better for working plugs..Thanks:)
 

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The 3/4-3 is great for plugs up to 2oz 2.5oz is max
The 2-6 is good for 1.5oz to 4oz

The 2-6 will not throw the light stuff very well like bombers or redfins.

I would only choose the 2-6 for throwing heavy stuff in an inlet or from a jetty. The 3/4-3 is great from the beach
 

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fishpro28 said:
I would like to purchase a new plugging rod, and have narrowed it down to the Tica dolphin 9'. The rod comes in 3/4 to 3oz. or 2 to 6oz. The 2 to 6 is obviously stiffer, and I'm wondering if that would be better for working plugs. The 3/4 to 3oz version is has more action throughout the entire rod, with a fast taper. Just looking for some opinions for which one would be better for working plugs..Thanks:)
I have both rods. I use the 2 - 6 oz. rod for a light bait pole mostly with 2 or 3 oz. sinkers with a Shimano 4500 baitrunner reel. I have two of them. One with 14# mono the other with 20# braid. With a 2 oz. sinker, the setup with braid will cast half way to Spain.

The 3/4 - 3oz is better for bucktails and plugs to 2.5 oz. I now use the Dolphin one piece 8' with an Quantum Cabo as my favorite jig/pluggin rod. The two piece 9' is easier to transport but I seem to last longer casting the shorter 8'.
 

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Yo Bro My brother uses a 2-6 for everything!He has the tsunami and was throwin bombers with it last fall.He loves it!He was also throwin 6 + bait with the same pole last fall.I know on pole don't do it all but I think the 2-6 is as close as you'll come to an all around.:D

FC:D
 

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Buy it and you'll be very satisfyied. How often do you throw more than 2.5 oz plug. Me barley ever. Great all aroun pluggin stick as it will cover 1/2oz bucktails to larger swimmers. I have the 8ftr 1 piece 3/4-3 and I love it.
 

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I bought the lighter 9' Dolphin last summer. I love it for plugging. I have used it for up to 2.5 oz plugs. I tried a 3 oz bucktail on it (just for a test) and it was extremely hard to cast.

I limit the plugs to light 2.5 ouncers since then (2.2-2.3 oz).
 

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From reading the replies, I guess you can tell that it all depends on what type of plugging you plan on doing. I use the Tica 2-6 for fishing jetties for several reasons; I can throw heavier plugs - especially into a nor'east wind; heavier bucktails are not a problem; and I can throw light stuff like bombers since I'm not trying to cast real far from the rocks. I use an 8' Tica for plugging with lighter stuff from the beach and a 6.5' All Star for throwing really light stuff around the sods. Good luck with whichever you choose.
 
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