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Old 03-25-2012, 02:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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im looking to invest into another rod. yesterday i made the decision of what would be best for over all fishing with a 6'0 medium 1pc spinning. works great for trout and everything i throw for them. works great for tubes and haulin a trailer. but i did notice a bit more flex in the rod when i threw on a big double blade spinner. it seemed to put a little more pressure on the reel.aybe im just off my nut but id to see what you guys think on this. id like to pick up a 6'6 medium, i dont want to go to a MH if i dont have to. now... whats a good rod that would apply for the slightly bigger baits, (not as big as a swimbait).
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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A 6'6" medium rod is a great all-around choice. You can comfortably throw everything from 1/8 to 1/2 or 5/8 oz. St Croix, G Loomis are good blanks. BPS also has some decent offerings. Really depends on how much you want to spend.
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thankyou kirby. i honestly think i might just give in and try and learn a baitcaster. i know it sounds noob status but ive never really cared for them.
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Gumpie, I too never liked a baitcaster either. And like you I am looking for a new pole, but I need one that will throw out some big crank baits for pike. I am going to look around the Larimer county fishing expo next week and ask some questions of some people who know more than I do. Good luck with your search.
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Go longer than 6'6" not disadvantage unless you fish tight area or can't fit into you Honda del sol
6'10"-7'4"....
How much you looking to spend?
BC are so awesome! Hate spinning equipment
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Go longer than 6'6" not disadvantage unless you fish tight area or can't fit into you Honda del sol
6'10"-7'4"....
How much you looking to spend?
BC are so awesome! Hate spinning equipment
id PM you but i guess ur thong is still wedged

i just need something with a lil more backbone at the tip... should i go for a fast action?
........ if i dont invest into a BC
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Baitcaster all the way Grumpie. It to took me a long time and a lot of frustration but I would never go back now. Good luck.
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Baitcaster all the way Grumpie. It to took me a long time and a lot of frustration but I would never go back now. Good luck.
im getting an afternoon lesson tomorrow
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Be sure to get a rod in the range of what you are throwing lure wise, I second what Boon said, 6'9" - 7', but no longer. Learn to use a baitcaster, it opens up many many options.
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Be sure to get a rod in the range of what you are throwing lure wise, I second what Boon said, 6'9" - 7', but no longer. Learn to use a baitcaster, it opens up many many options.
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