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04-06-2012, 12:44 AM #11
id check out a tiger rod as well i have 2 that never been used yet but i know alot of people who use them and like them
04-06-2012, 01:30 AM #12
Whats everyone's beef with 2-piece rods? I actually prefer them. Every fishing trip, I cut the line and tie the spool tight to the pole. Then take the pole apart. Makes for easy storage without fighting tangled lines and fits in the bed of a truck nicely without sticking out. Plus its good habit to cut off a foot or two of line each time to get rid of any possible abrasions and nicks your line might have picked up. That's just me, you don't have to take them apart if you don't want to.
I couldn't imagine trying to walk through the woods with one-piece 12 foot poles, it'd be like free fencing lessons.
04-06-2012, 01:41 AM #13
04-06-2012, 01:43 AM #14
04-06-2012, 01:43 AM #15
Not really a beef, more a confidence thing for me. It just seems like if there are two pieces then there is a weak spot where they come together. I've never had a bad experience with them, just something in the back of mind when I use them.
04-06-2012, 01:44 AM #16
04-06-2012, 09:44 AM #17
I like 1 piece rods.
I boat fish mostly and all my boat rods are 8ft or less.
My favorite rod, cheapest, solid fiberglass is the shakespere sturdy stick.
it's only 6'6ft 1 piece and I've never broken one of em!
CHEAP, just search online and you can usually find em with a saltwater baitcaster reel combo for under $50
Walmart berkley big game 8ft 2 peice rods are CHEAP and will handle a 50lbs fish.
I got so many rods now it's really hard to pick a favorite but I fish hard and anything that lasts will make the cut!
I really don't know why catfishers think they need a 12ft rod??????? I do just fine with 8ft or less.
I gave my last 12ft king cat to my nephew as it saw more dust than fish.
04-06-2012, 10:41 AM #18
I have only bought one rod recently, a 10 foot, two peice, heavy action, meat hunter that I picked up at a outdoors show for 25 bucks brand new, for long distance casting from shore this thing is the bomb with big heavy weight and bait! other than that, I prefer shorter rods on the boat, and if I don't need to cast a mile then a long rod don't matter unless you are using it to reach around,under,over shoreline brush,snags,etc. guess what I am trying to say is you gotta get what you need to fit your situation, or most common uses, or it is a great excuse to use as to why exactly you need so many different rod and reel combos, lol, lake combos,river combos, shore combos, boat combos, and many more to apease a grouchy spouse!!!!
04-06-2012, 11:07 AM #19
I sometimes get passers-by that will make their comment about me trying to catch a minnow with a shark pole or to look cool, but most likely they've never tried one. Do 7-9 footers do the trick? Yeah, of course and I still use them! I just find a longer pole to suit my needs more often. I guess its a preference thing, so don't knock it until you try it
04-06-2012, 11:08 AM #20
OMOTO 7000 AB3 on a War Rod from Renegade Tackle would be my choice.