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Old 06-06-2015, 07:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all, new fisherman here. I have a question about a new rod purchase. I live near stagecoach reservoir and as you know, there are some large pike in there.

Could someone recommend a rod for trout, that will also handle a pike if I hook one?

I mainly fish for trout, so I have been looking at ML, or M Fast/XF 6'6 t 7' rods
4-10 or 6-12 pound test rating.

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Old 06-06-2015, 09:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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More info needed! Spinning or baitcaster, casting or bait soaking, what baits if casting are you going to throw? Also what's the budget and do you mind a yellow rod?
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Old 06-06-2015, 10:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Depnds on what size lures you plan on throwing...... You can catch good sized pike on a 5wt fly rod with 4x.
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LOL, remember this rod is mostly for trout. I want a spinning rod, my budget is 150 or less
Will be using spinners like PM, Mepps, lures like Rapala Original, Countdown, Berkley power bait
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Shit, for that it's buy a cheap POS eagle claw rod for 30 bucks and spend the rest on beer and booze.
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On a budget...I'd recommend a medium Berkley Lightning rod and a Pflueger President reel for around a hundred bucks.

You want to toss swimbaits..you'll probably want several different rods.
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I plan on getting a Pike specific Rod in the future for larger swim baits and such , the 150 or under is just for the Rod, I can go another 100 for a reel.
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the 150 or under is just for the Rod, I can go another 100 for a reel.
That's cool...not sure why you would need to spend that much..
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Lol, man I thought people were going to be suggesting rods like St Croix, G Loomis, Cousins, Daiwa, Shimano, etc...

I was preparing myself to spend a small fortune
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Lol, man I thought people were going to be suggesting rods like St Croix, G Loomis, Cousins, Daiwa, Shimano, etc...

I was preparing myself to spend a small fortune
You don't need to do that until you start throwing swimbaits..Just one of the reasons I don't toss large swimbaits.
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