Catfish Rod? Would this make a good flathead catfish fishing rod?

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Review' started by Snagged2, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. Snagged2

    Snagged2 New Member

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    What ya think of a Berkley, Tactix.. Muskie. Carbon alloy !M7,,

    Rated for 15-40 lbs.. 6'4" length..

    Think it'll be a good Flatcat rod?:smile2:
     
  2. brinley45cal

    brinley45cal Active Member

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    not sure but seems a little short to me but i guess it can be done if the rod is stout enough and use a little finesse.Apart from that im not to familiar about muskie rods. So i hope someone can help ya out better then i could good luck bro.
     

  3. James1987

    James1987 New Member

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    I myself use muskie rods for catfishing and they do the job quite well. I use the st croix and pete mania 6.5 ft and 7 footers. They have plenty of backbone but require a little finess with bigger fish. As long as ur drags set right you shouldnt have any problems
     
  4. Catchinbiguns

    Catchinbiguns Member

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    7'0 heavy action rods do the job for me
     
  5. readingcatfisher

    readingcatfisher New Member

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    my father-in-law has a musky rod it's 6' solid glass h action one piece he wants to put a beefier reel on it for bigger cats as well
     
  6. andrew76

    andrew76 New Member

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    Well last yr i was running 10 and 12 footers but i think im going to down size this yr to a 7 or 8.
     
  7. katfish ken

    katfish ken New Member

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    Teamed with the right reel with a good smooth drag I believe it will work.:wink:
     
  8. brad kilpatrick

    brad kilpatrick New Member

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    I'd get a CatfishSafari Flathead rod instead
     
  9. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    all my rods are 12fters i need to make long cast, and with a long rod you can really control the fish..so the rod would be about 6 feet to short for me:smile2:
     
  10. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    I have a few surf rods as well, I like them for bankfishing. Most of my fishing is done in the boat though. I prefer rods 6 1/2 to 8 ft. for most of my fishing... rollo
     
  11. greg

    greg USCA - STAFF Staff Member Supporting Member

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    As Long as you get a musky rod with a Heavy, X-Heavy action you will be good. Any of the major brands are good.
     
  12. xnmcclurex

    xnmcclurex Active Member

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    i just got a 6ft heavy big water ugly stick for this year... it seems pretty heavy but i also have a 9ft mh catmaxx rod but its too big for me
     
  13. centexcop

    centexcop Well-Known Member

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    I think it would work fine. I've got quite a few short ones too and have never had a problem.
     
  14. Harleycat

    Harleycat Member

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    i use 7'6 to 8ft mainly