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Old 01-03-2015, 09:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering if anybody had specific gear that they came across and now they swear by it. Im not necessarily picky in particular as long as it serves its purpose but id be interested to hear everybody else's opinions. my ice gear isnt with me, since ive registered on this website 3 days ago ive been itchin' to talk about fishin.
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Old 01-03-2015, 09:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Depends on what you're fishing for, I guess... Is this an ice fishing question?


If not an ice fishing question:

On the bitch-sized fish I usually catch, I dig 6 lb spider mono, long-shanked panfish hooks, and thill stick floats.

I'm rigged up on my big rods for the giant blues on the Tennessee River with braid and heavy mono leader.

But I don't catch big fish, so those rods are useless.
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Non ice: spinning or trolling: G-Loomis, and St. Croix rods, Shimano spin reels, Ambassadeur baitcaster's.

Braid on the trolling rigs, good ole Stren on the spin gear.

Fly gear is a whole other category.
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^^F*ck everything that guy just said.
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Old 01-03-2015, 10:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Plfueger president is one of my go to reels because of its affordability and performance. Power pro is my line of choice, other than that I use 8lb trilene.
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Shimano spinning reels, shimano casting reels and dobyns rods for me
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Reels- I have been a Shimano and Penn guy for over 30 years, but recently bought a few Quantum Smoke and Pflueger Purist reels and like them for certain applications.

As for as rods go, I tend to be on the cheaper side. The big thing to me with a rod is the sensitivity. Started using Shimano, but this past year used Berkeley Amp and Bass Pro Tourney specials with good results up until it got real cold. Snapped a rod tip on a snag....

Line varies for me from application to application, but used Hydralux a lot this fall and liked it for the rivers.

As for ice-fishing.....I lost my fishing partner a few years back and lost my interest as well so my gear is old and dusty-LMAO
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I love my yellow skeet reese crankbait rod, love it
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I love my yellow skeet reese crankbait rod, love it
DITTO!!! Also my Skeet Reese Heavy Cover rod!
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I picked up a LEWS bait caster this year Less then $80.00. Its light and works fine for Pueblo and 11 Mile. Its replaced my Ambassadeur C4's and Plueger Trion.
I'm perfectly happy with Shimano Sahara's for spinning.
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