bought a new...

Discussion in 'IOWA RIVERS TALK' started by iabowhunter, May 23, 2008.

  1. iabowhunter

    iabowhunter New Member

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    Berkley glow stick tonight. I brought it home, put the batteries in it and showed it to the wife. Now she want's one!:smile2: I'll have to get her one soon.

    So here's the problem. I have a family reunion going on all weekend long! It'll be great to see family and all but man I want to be at the river tring out this new rod.

    Wonder if I can get out early tomorrow morning.
     
  2. thegavel

    thegavel New Member

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    Congrats on the new purchase!!! They are great rods, I don't personally own one, but my dad, grandpa, uncle, and a few friends all have them, I have fished with them several times!

    I just added a new Sturdy Stick to my arsenal. All these extra rods in the rack, now all I need is some new reels!

    Tight lines my friend!
     

  3. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    Congrats on purchasing a Berkley Glow stick they are great rods, there strong and you should be able to catch you some nice size fish with the rod good luck to you and keep us informed on how it works for you, I know they work pretty good for me.
     
  4. Ahquabi_Master

    Ahquabi_Master New Member

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    I've seen em and felt em in action and they are sturdy as anything else. With the way I fish though I wouldn't need the glow feature. I like trying to find my rods in the dark lol.
     
  5. iabowhunter

    iabowhunter New Member

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    Think I am going to buy an Abu Blue Cat for it. I'll buy another glowstick for my wife and stick an Okuma Epixor on it.

    I know what you mean about finding a rod in the dark. My first river rod was a black Shakespere sturdy stick. That one was hard to find in the dark. Now I only buy white rods.

    Can one have too many fishing rod and reel combos? LOL:smile2:
     
  6. Wolfdog

    Wolfdog New Member

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    {NO}one can not have too many rods and reels!!!!!:wink:
     
  7. Pillpeddler

    Pillpeddler New Member

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    lol I think I would build another garage before I would stop buying rods!:smile2:
     
  8. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Congrats on the new glowstick rod. You better hurry and buy one for the wife because she may claim yours.
     
  9. Ahquabi_Master

    Ahquabi_Master New Member

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    lol. the only solution to buying and hoarding rods would be to work less so you can't afford em and fish more with that time. maybe you should try that one. lol:smile2:
     
  10. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    let us know how that thing goes for you.
     
  11. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    I have had one of these rods for four years and the end eye needs replaced cause the braid line has chewed er up....it has been abused bad thru concrete and gravel...bouncing round in the back of the truck-I have caught 25lb fish on it on a few ocasions and it has always shined-on the glow side I like it but I was never totaley satisfied-would I buy another-yup plannin on it & I am gonna put a penn 209 or 309 on it because they are worthy.....they will give you your moneys worth thats fer sure.
     
  12. thegavel

    thegavel New Member

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    How is that rod working for ya? Haven't heard too much report wise....
     
  13. ratkinson

    ratkinson New Member

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    Kenny just gave me all the report I need in the post above you. Sounds like they can take a lickin' and keep on tickin'.

    Richard
     
  14. iabowhunter

    iabowhunter New Member

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    I'm sad to say that I haven't even put a reel on it yet or used it with an old reel. I've been remodeling the kitchen and that's been eating up alot of my time.

    I'm overdue for a new reel and a trip to the river to break it in good and proper...if the river ever goes down that is.
     
  15. thegavel

    thegavel New Member

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    Thanks for the report PHIL -

    Well atleast you know that it is there waiting for you when you do get the chance to hit the water...

    Hope you get that kitchen done soon...
     
  16. LEROYDOZOIS

    LEROYDOZOIS New Member

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    how did u like that sturdy stik????? im planning on getting one of these along with one of their big saltwater reels for flathead fishing.......

    i to fish in a river and the current is nasty......


    congrats on the new rod!!! break her in sometime :smile2::smile2::smile2:
     
  17. iabowhunter

    iabowhunter New Member

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    Those sturdy sticks are hard to beat!!! I bought it for snagging spoonbill and it doubled as a cat rod. Plenty of back bone and a cheap price. The only down fall was it was black and hard to see at night. I bought a white one and have decent reels on both. I fish the black one during the day and pull out the white one at night.

    I still haven't used the glowstick yet.

    one of these days....or nights!:smile2: