It kinda depends on what size swimbait your throwing. If your throwing a hollow body or lead head less than 1.5oz than a 7ft med. heavy rod is all you really need, and that works great for worms and c-rigs too. Those really big swimbaits that are a couple oz. can be very tough to throw without the right equipment, and i just switch out my 7'6" heavy action flippin stick for those, you really need a big rod just to throw those things.