best rod for shakespeare's alpha spinning ree

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Review' started by cathunter600, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. cathunter600

    cathunter600 New Member

    what is the best catfish rod to mount a Shakespeare alpha spinning reel on.
  2. stoney53

    stoney53 Well-Known Member

    i have 2 alpha reels that i have used different times over the years bought them both as a rod /reel combination both on a 7 ft medium action rod i dont think there is any certain rod that is the best all depends on what works for you and what your fishing for

  3. Ghosth

    Ghosth New Member

    North Dakota
    A bit of quick research tells me that the Alpha rod in the combo was " Two-piece medium action tubular glass spinning rod. Comfortable EVA grips and sturdy double-bridged guides." in 6, 7 or 8 foot lengths.

    I'm not sure how much you have to spend. But if it was me I think I'd step up a notch to an Ugly STick.

    I'd look for a medium action in 7' or longer.
    Up here those will run you about 30$ or so.

    Also going from glass to graphite will give you a bit more distance in your casts and backbone in fighting a fish.

    Bottom end, one tough rod for a reasonable price.