A Rod Question

Discussion in 'LOCAL INDIANA TALK' started by Damian_Storm, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. Damian_Storm

    Damian_Storm New Member

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    i was at the boat show a week or so ago and i was looking at these rods that were stand up rods for the ocean..i think they were anyway..the one i was looking at had perfect action i was looking for..only about 6' long a little bit of flex the first 2 feet and the rest was as stiff as a light pole..the thing that threw me off was it had the roller guides..the last 2 guides at the tip was the normal type of guides..has anyone ever tried one of these out? i have never messed with roller guides an have no clue the effect on casting....
     
  2. flathead20000

    flathead20000 New Member

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    I fished with a charter on lake Michigan last year and the guide had one of these rods with leadcore line on it. I think that they are primarily used in trolling with levelwinds with different lines that might chew up regular guides. I know that alot of the braided lines out there can really chew up some guides in just a little time. Hope this helps some!!
     

  3. Damian_Storm

    Damian_Storm New Member

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    all i was gonna do with this one was load it up with 80lb braid , a huge gill or sucker and throw it right up to the nastiest looking log jams out there and just horse out the big ones before they bolt down in there and get wrappped up...
     
  4. etipriga

    etipriga New Member

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    Those rods are definatly made for horesing em in. I dont think that the guides would have much effect on your casting. Your prolly not gonna be launch it but thats cause its a six footer. But as far as horseing in the fish i seriously your not gonna have ne problems with that.
     
  5. Gator

    Gator New Member

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    Roller guides are use for trolling and will hold up to any line out there. A roller tip will not have any effect on casting at all but the stripper guide are the roller guide with the 2 rollers will. It will cut your casting distance by at least 1/3 if not more. A roller tip is the best tip for the braded lines you will ever get because the wheel will turn with the line if you keep it clean and free moving but they are expensive.
     
  6. Damian_Storm

    Damian_Storm New Member

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    sounds like it might serve my purpose then..thanks for the feedback everyone....
     
  7. Brushy Bill Roberts

    Brushy Bill Roberts New Member

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    Greetings Members,
    I found a guy north of Spencer who makes incredible 5'8" to 6' heavy action rods. There is a bait shop about 1.4 miles north of Spencer (on231)who sells them. In the $75-$95 range. He makes spinning as well as casting models. These will be great for pullng those flatties from the brush.
     
  8. ScottWiseman

    ScottWiseman New Member

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    Is that Phils Place? They have a killer ******* behind their shop.
     
  9. Brushy Bill Roberts

    Brushy Bill Roberts New Member

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    no its not that place these guys are about 2-3 miles south they used to run the place you spoke of.