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I live near omaha Nebraska and usually fish in lakes but I want to know whats a good rod for the fast current of the missouri river that can hold a decent amount of lure weight for a budget? Recommendations will be great.
 

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Rippin lips is probably the cheapest and still being able to throw big weight and have a quality rod


If your budget is up to $100 I'd go with one of these for $84

 

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I think the Rippin Lips (Heavy) would be a good choice for $54.00. I have several older Rippin Lips Medium Heavy rods and have found them to be good quality.

For strong current the heavy is the way to go.


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Academy ProCats or Ugly Stik Catfish series. There both really tough for the money
 

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There are several low cost cat rods out there. SouthBend, Shakesphere, make a couple I really like. I have one of the Berkeley Big Game Walmart rods and it’s not to bad either. Several have the glow tip on them. I would just make sure to stay in the heavy and no less than medium heavy. For throwing heavy weights and big baits. Good luck
 

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I bought some meat hunter customs for just under $50 each. There heavy duty big river rods. Assembled in america.
 

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Don't recall the brand but I was in Academy Sports, Evansville, IN. last week killing time between Dr. appointments. They had several heavy rods both casting and spinning at just a tad under 30.00 dollars. Everything else seemed to be pretty well picked over and inventory low.
 

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How much weight is a decent amount?
 

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Okuma Longitude's 9-12'rs in spinning and casting.I have 9,11 and 12 and for the coin damn hard to beat,think I paid $80 for the most expensive one.I've caught blues and flatheads in the 30-50lb range with all of them.I did have one huge flathead snap a 12'r(50lbs plus)..........but he did something I've never seen before,pulled up around a tree and sling shotted off.I'm not sure they make a rod that could withstand the force this beast put out.Replacement rod cost me $30 plus shipping........Okuma stands behind their rods.
 

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The ones I use are bnm silvercat magnums on fast flows like Missouri. Below the dams will use 8 to 16oz weights. After 10oz about all I do is lob it out there.

For straight behind boat will use the mediums with 6 to 8 oz.

If fishing right below boat will use a Berkley cat rod and 16 oz plus.
 
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