Crappie fishing rods

Discussion in 'Crappie Fishing' started by YeeHaw, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. YeeHaw

    YeeHaw New Member

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    What kind of setups do ya'll use for crappie and other small fish? I just use my Daina Mini Cast.
     
  2. zappaf19

    zappaf19 New Member

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    ultra lite I broke my other 2 crappie poles.:angry:
    Bill
     

  3. bankpoleken

    bankpoleken New Member

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    long poles (9 to 12 feet) for verticle jigging and slow trolling
    7 foot pole for casting jigs with or without a bobber
    4.5 foot ultra lite pole for shooting docks
     
  4. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    My favorite is a 9 ft, something, sorry can't remember the name of the rod. :big_smile:

    I also have two 8 ft. Ugly Stick crappie rods.. the rods are ok but I don't like the way the reel attaches to the rod. They used a cheap slip ring connection that is not as good as the screw ring.

    Reels are Abu Garcia 502.

    I use a # 6 hook, small weight, slip bobber and minnow.

    Caught a 7 lb Striper and a 4.5 lb large mouth bass this spring on the 9 ft rod. :tounge_out:
     
  5. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Ultra light or light rig with #6 hook and minnow or grub.
     
  6. ASASIN

    ASASIN New Member

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    7 foot Avid St. Croix, also doubles as my dip bait rod for catfish. God bless.
     
  7. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    two 12 foot canes for bank fishing a good hole and two abu ultrlights for boat fishing.
     
  8. breadboy

    breadboy New Member

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    I like my 7'6 UL spinning outfit. I normally bank fish and it lets me cast a little farther, plus it is very sensitive. Crappies don't fight much, so you don't need to big of an outfit. I use 6 pound test line btw, but have caught plenty of the papermouths on 4 pound test as well.
     
  9. Gordhawk

    Gordhawk New Member

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    YeeHaw,
    I use 7' Wally Marshall crappie rods and really like them. I have them paired with Wally Marshall spinning reels. I have them spooled with Wally Marshall 4# camouflage line. This line is made in Germany & is the toughest 4# line I have ever seen. I've been fishing with my buddies using 6# line and they get snagged up and break their line. I can get hung up on the same snags & can actually move the snag without breaking the line!
    Glenn
     
  10. fishboy

    fishboy New Member

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  11. breadboy

    breadboy New Member

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    Really, dang, I need to get some of that. I have seen it in the Bass Pro Shops catalog and it has alot of line on the spool.
     
  12. Blue Duck

    Blue Duck New Member

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    I usually use a 5' ultra light Ugly Stick, 4 pound test and a red and white tube jig with a maggot.
     
  13. ShilohRed

    ShilohRed New Member

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    This guy has some of the best rods. Richard Williams Signature Series Crappie Pole by Crappie Wizard Company.
    I have used his rods and also have some B&M ad will replace them with the crappie wizard rods as I break them.
    Pete
     
  14. breadboy

    breadboy New Member

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    I saw this Jim Duckworth (a guide in TN) Float n' Fly rod outfit made by B n'M. It was 7'11 and 2-8 pound test. If that ain't a good crappie rod, I dunno what is. Expensive though (to me for a crappie outfit), $60.
     
  15. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    my wife and kids got me an Ugly Stik ultra lite combo for father's day. My oldest son used it the other night to catch some blue gill and we had a ball!
     
  16. Gordhawk

    Gordhawk New Member

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    Kyle,
    I just checked to see how much line there is on that spool of 4# Wally Marshall camouflage line & there is 3,100 yd. That's 9,300 ft.! It's not that expensive either. I think I gave $6.99 for that spool. You better get some & try it,I don't think you'll regret it.
     
  17. canebreaker

    canebreaker Well-Known Member

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    I use the B&M 16.5 telescopic rods. A Johnson Century 100B with 30# PowerPro. The rig is 10 to 14# Vanish. 2 oz. sinker with with 6 jigs at 1 foot apart up the line. If depth is set at 16 foot, I have 15 to 10 foot covered.
    I was tipping the bottom jigs with minnows, I'll be trying metalfishmans idea soon. Slo trol with 6 rods on the front and partner with 6 out the back.
     
  18. breadboy

    breadboy New Member

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    Thanks, I'll get some next time I go to the BPS in Myrtle Beasch.
     
  19. CountryCarp14

    CountryCarp14 New Member

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    I use a 2 zebco33 on 6ft rods but the rods are very lite:lol:
     
  20. Gabowman

    Gabowman Member

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    I talked with Rango thru PM's and set up my outfit and fishes practically the same way he does. It's a blast and I've been catching more fish than I know what to do with. The rods I use range from 4 and 1/2 ft. to 5 and 1/2 ft and all are ultralites. My favorite is a UL Cherrywood rod by Berkley and all my reels are UL spinning reels, the Avocot UL's from Walmart.