I use 3/8 to 1 1/2 oz. rod that I use for cranks and spinner bait's. I make Down sized buck tail and use 3/8 spinner bait's a lot for musky. In Wisconsin everyone throws big stuff and you can catch a lot on bass size stuff. Wading in the spring and fall you get them on a 10 husky jerk, small storm twitch stick,ands pointer 78 sp., Berkeley flicker minnow. Lost a 50 + that inhale a flicker minnow last spring.