The right Rod
If you offer a big bait with big triple hooks on a light and soft rod, it can happen that the fish does not get the necessary back pressure and does not get hooked.
Conversely, it can happen with very heavy equipment and small bait with thin hooks that the fish cuts out at the bite. Bait weight, tribble hooks, reel and rod are related and should be matched.
With a spinning rod of 40g to 60g casting weight it is possible to fish our small 19 cm hybrid swimbait. The fishing chances are better with the light trolling, because not only pikes, but also large lake trout, zander, big bass and other predators can cought.
However, if you specifically target pikes, catfish, large zanders, muskey or big bass you should bet on the 26 cm or 34 cm model. For the 26cm Swimbait a rod with about 110g casting weight would be possible and with the 34cm Swimbait about 180g casting weight is optimal. The optimal rod is bending a little bit when the fish is sucking in the bait and then the rod has a lot of back pressure.