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02-25-2012, 07:39 AM #1
Your experience with Spinning Rods
Would like to hear what peoples favorite are in the categories below for spinning rods. Want to see if a trend starts to develop. I am on the market for one of each. If you can give some detail why you like it.
Just to give you an idea of what I would like in each category. I want an ultra-light that is fairly long 6+ as the 5fters are ok but I just prefer them longer. The medium I am looking for a nice multipurpose rod that I can catch channel cat when needed then turn and fish for walleye or another sport fish. Finally I have one last big Spinner I will be putting on a Bigger catfishing rod. One that I can fish for blues/flats and feel comfortable I will probably going for better than the two I have now which are 2 Berkley GlowStiks 8' and 9'. Was thinking anywhere in the 90-180 range.
Thanks in advance.
Spinning Rod only
Medium Light - Medium
Medium Heavy - Heavy
02-25-2012, 08:45 AM #2
Bass Pro sells a nice ultra lite rod, micro-lite, they come in various lengths. Great for bream, crappie,etc. cork handles too. Price isn't bad I have a few of them.
Big spinning reels, I'm sold on shimano baitrunners, have 6 3500's spooled with braid. No problems with them for about 10 yrs now.
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02-25-2012, 11:19 AM #3
The St. Croix Premier 6 ft ultra light is a favorite of mine for Trout fishing. The same rod in a 7 ft med/light or med is a great Walleye/Bass rod. Bass Pro makes a nice large spinning rod called the Catmaax.Let's Go Fishin'!
03-02-2012, 07:20 PM #4
Ande backwater M/H retails for 40 dollars
any of the tica SEHA rods thay are discontinued and go for 60 dollars shipped but they are great in UL, L, and M/L what i like about them is they have a slightly longer butt so you can cast a little farther if you have to.
the uglystik bws 1102 is a good pool stick for prying bigger fish out tough areas. i am another shimano baitrunner(6 of them) and braid fan and i agree.
then of course i have no doubt renegade tackle has a few rods but i don't have any of them so i can't reccomend them without using them. good luck and keep us posted.
03-03-2012, 01:04 AM #5
I got a couple, one a 5' ul for crappie and a 7' UL for crappie and trout. I had a ML graphite I used for channel cats, but definately a thrill when they head for something to get tangled up in. I have others in M, 6-7' and MH 6-7' but they are some cheap ones for fishing and they get a lot of abuse. I'm moving to casting rods, because I get too much line twist trying to reel em in when they are takin line out.
03-03-2012, 01:49 AM #6
I have been using spinning gear all my life, just recently started using Casting gear.
U/L Browning Medallion series
Med Berkley glowstick
Med Heavy All Star Coastal Classic
Heavy Quantum Big Cat
I have never had any problem with them and they have done me wellI would walk 10000 miles to smoke an ABU....
03-17-2012, 03:06 AM #7
Pulled the Trigger on a few but went slightly different route
I appreciate everyones feedback. I ended up getting the son and I a starter set of baitcasting setups. Didn't want high dollar reels because although I am not new to bait casters I am not a pro by any means and I have only used the round Abus in the past. He has no experience. I went with a medium setup for both nothing catfish lunking more general use type of items. I also got him an ultralight setup and myself a medium spinning setup.
2 - Abu Garcia Black Max reels for us both(I got some hot sauce reel lube)
1 - For myself Cabela's Tourney Trail EVA Split Grip casting rod (on sale)
1 - For him Shimano Clarus Casting Rod (full cork handle that are on sale right now at cabelas)
1 - For him Cabelas Classic IM6 Ultralight Spinning Combo
1 - For myself Okuma Avenger ABF-30 Baitfeeder Spinning Reel
1 - For myself Okuma Reflexions 6ft Medium 2 Piece Spinning Rod (may switch around some of my reels to put a different reel on this than the okuma)
All in all pretty happy about what we got but only time will tell if we like them long term. I may still pick up one last Reel/Rod combo for bigger fish but since I just put down a decent amount of money on this I will wait so I don't have to move into the shed.
03-17-2012, 03:08 AM #8