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Heres a tricky question...whats your favorite all around fishing rod? i have quite a few fly rods...Sages, Scotts, Thomas and Thomas, G loomis, St Croix...i have to say my favorite flyrod is my 9 1/2 ft Sage XP 7 weight. its killer on wipers and slinging heavy nymphing rigs on the North Platte...

Spinning rods? i have a lot of those too...St Croix, G Loomis, Fenwicks, Falcons...a few Sil Stars, and even a few off brands...but my all around favorite is a G Loomis G3 7 ft for 6-12 lb line. ive caught everything from trout, wipers, crappie and walleyes with it, not to mention its great for saltwater species like snook and redfish.

i gotta say however my el cheapo 30 dollar shimano spinning rod works pretty well too...im just a junkie for nice fishing gear
 

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Im a junkie for nice rods and reels also. For crappie my favorite is 4'6"G Loomis ultra light is like how it bends when a crappie bites. I use my 6'6" St Croix's when im bottom fishing catfish,wipers whatever bites Premier/PS66MF. My Favorite for all a around everything fishing is my St Croix Avid AS60MF. I use Shamano Stradic with all my rods, 1000 for the crappie one and 2500 for the rest. I was gonna buy a G3 once but the guy talked me into getting the St Croix its funny cause the G3 costs more, thought he would want me to buy to more expensive rod. By the way Rottal i had to run out to the car to get the model numbers LOL.
 

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Well I cant budget the good stuff... I have a 5 piece Cortland fly rod thats my favorite, sits right along side my pack when I'm hiking and has nice action. Then I have a 7ft UGLY STICK its the best catfishing rod I ever owned... plus it makes a great all around rod.
 

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Im not one for spending a crap load on a rod. As long as it has a fast/med tip with a good back bone and is 7ft with a cork handle, ill use it.


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My favorite rod is my 7' med.light St. Croix Premier 4-10 lb line,fast taper.Second place is a Cabelas fish eagle 2 6'6"med. lt. 4-10 lb fast taper.Favorite fly rod is my loomis 8' 3wt-use it at high mt. lakes as well as the north platte in wyoming.
 

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WOW!! I must live in a cave or don't shop at the same stores as you guys....

I have always used Ugly Sticks. I did buy a new Shimano rod and real last week from Sportsman's and it seems to be a pretty nice set up. I actually paid $140.00 for both and thought that I was wasting money.

So far I have caught nothing on it so my Wife is really impressed with my purchase.

John
 

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Spinning:
First place would be my all of Cabela's Fish Eagle XML rods. Man I love those rods. Second would be my G.Loomis 6' 4-10lb IMX Spinning Rod.
Fly fishing:
First would be my Sage 5wt, 9' FLi Fly Rod. Second, Cabela's 6wt, 9' PT Series Fly Rod, so easy to roll.
Baitcasting:
Cabela's 7' 10-20lbs HEAVY action Fish Eagle® II Spinning rod.
 
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Ugly Sticks for me too. Great rod for a great price. I have a 7'-6" med action for pike fishing/trolling and a 7'-0" med./light action- ultralight w/ cork handle for casting lures and flies.
 

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jdferguson said:
WOW!! I must live in a cave or don't shop at the same stores as you guys....

I have always used Ugly Sticks. I did buy a new Shimano rod and real last week from Sportsman's and it seems to be a pretty nice set up. I actually paid $140.00 for both and thought that I was wasting money.

So far I have caught nothing on it so my Wife is really impressed with my purchase.

John
My wife is usually impressed with my purchases too. Unfortunately she has a habit of breaking them. Including the one and only rod that I paid over $100 for. Don't get me wrong she does not do it deliberately, she has some medical problems that give trouble with balance and add a boat to the mix and you get the picture..........

My favorite rod is a 5'6 fiberglass 2 piece. I have not used it for probably 25 years. It was the first rod my dad bought me when I was a kid.

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i like so many its hard to pick.
for spinning rods i do say it has to be im7 graphite, cork handle, 6'6" or longer and fast tip, M-MH, good backbone, short handle butt and a quality warranty (non conditional), also i really like a 2 piece, easier to travel with.

for fly rods i like a graphite 9' 5 wt with a quality warranty (non conditional) and 2 piece.

for trolling, 8' graphite, cork handle, full length butt, MH - not so much on quality as your simply dragging for meat!
 

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me i generally use the 7ft berkley lightning rods(medium or medium heavy) i like the stiffer actions as i do a lot of tube jigging and with fireline i can feel everything. the girlfriend has more expensive tastes(guess thats what i get for getting her into fishing) she has (2) 7ft st croix medium spinning rods with the quantum energy pti reels also with fireline(she likes how far she can cast with it). she wanted the reels pecause of the pretty colors?? she take care of her stuff so i cant complain..
 

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My rods consist of what ever my father has. i do favor spinning rods. i dont like anything fancy for a pole, but teh reel should be good quality. i also liek a reel that can be regreased quickly and easily. i like a cheap but strong adn reliable rod. soemthing that if it breaks i can afford to buy another, but not something that will break when i hook a fish. i love Ugly Sticks. i have stepped on mine, closed it in a window, adn it still hasnt broken.
 

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My favorite rods are G.Loomis. The best bass rods on the market. (My opinion ;)) My favorite in my collection is my SR782-2, had it since i was like 12, its really light but but i have caught largemouths up to five lbs on it as well as a handfull of three lb smallies. Although i dont own one "yet" one of the coolest rods i have fished is the spinning version of the G.Loomis Dropshot rod, its amazing.
 

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My favorite rod is definitely my old school Ugly Stick spinning rod. I got it about 15 years ago, and I haven't felt anything that compares. It's 5.5' long and breaks down, which makes it easy to bushwack along mountain streams. It's got enough backbone for large bass, but enough sensitivity for small trout and makes very accurate casts. I love this rod, and will probably fish with it 'til it completely falls apart.
 

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well im going to say what i like to fish with but damn
it just a stick i guess when it comes to the rest of your poles

cabelas bigwater telescopic

im el cheapo when it comes to most of my tackle
 
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