Favorite Rod and Reel

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by Pylodictis Olivaris, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. Pylodictis Olivaris

    Pylodictis Olivaris New Member

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    If you could only own one rod and one reel for the rest of your life, what would your "set up" be?
     
  2. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    thats too easy abu 7000 on a 7' tiger ugly stick
     

  3. RiverKing

    RiverKing Active Member

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    7000 on an ECAT...Thats my favorite
     
  4. Matthew72

    Matthew72 New Member

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    Zebco 888 on a 8ft Gator Custom Rod
     
  5. catfishkatmando

    catfishkatmando New Member

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    Gota agre with riverking the big e-cat and a amb7000 had one stoled back in Texas but i think I have found a replacement got a gator rod on the way and have an amb9000 to put on it.
     
  6. photocat

    photocat New Member

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    Quantum xtra lite 6.5ft rod matched with a shimano reel (what ever i have on it now works really well) and 4 lb test... I know its ultra light tackle but it makes those "small" fish feel good, the good fish feel huge and the huge fish feel impossibly huge but not unlandable...
     
  7. TA2D

    TA2D New Member

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    I couldn't do it, I like to have a varied arsenal, It is alot of fun hooking into a 10-12 lb carp on an ultralight! But if I had to choose one it would be my 8ft Berkley Big Game with my SouthBend spinning reel spooled with 17 lb Cajun Line. Its my bargain bin setup $45 with everything listed above!

    Aaron

    TA2D
     
  8. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    The improved 2006 Abu 6500 c3, and a ugly stik tiger rod medium action.
     
  9. Taliesin

    Taliesin New Member

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    You didn't specify whether it's a catfish only setup or not, so I would have to do some research on that one. I can tell you it would be a medium light combo, probably spinning combo. I can catch bait, food, and if I really do things right still land a biggun.

    If it's catfish only, I think I have it:
    Shimano Baitrunner 6500 on a 12' Heavy Ugly Stik. 12' seems to be the perfect size for me, at least on these rods. I can handle it fairly well and the handle is just the right length.

    At least until I get to try a custom rod.
     
  10. Catfishhunter

    Catfishhunter New Member

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    7000 c3 with a Surge rod...
     
  11. fishhook

    fishhook New Member

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    I like my medium heavy tiger rods with penn reels spooled with 50 lb mason braid line. I only fish for catfish from a boat but I feel that combo will handle anything I want to fish for. If I bank fish I would probably use longer rods for casting.
     
  12. buddah

    buddah New Member

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    8' H-action Mod.-power St.Croix, Premier musky rod! With a Shimano stella reel. Hmmm...
     
  13. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    Abu 6500 c3 on a 1 peice meat hunter rod for boat fishing but if Im stuck on the bank it woul be a Abu 7000 on a 14 ft. fenwick rod.
     
  14. tncatfishing

    tncatfishing New Member

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    Kinda of an unfair question, are we talking strictly catfishing? If so I realy like my h20 open face spin combo. Great for big cats as well as big stripers, as a matter of fact anything that is big.
     
  15. flatheadsteven

    flatheadsteven New Member

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    6500 abu c3 on a 9ft night stick or a ugly stick tiger rod with 20 big game line
     
  16. CATFISHPAT

    CATFISHPAT New Member

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    I would hang myself.Do I have my 14' Fenwick w/abu7000 or my ug stk w/abu6500 or my tiger rod w/shmano baitrunner..ect ect ect ect.......... NOPE just hang me......:crazy:
     
  17. Greg32

    Greg32 New Member

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    without a adoubt my 6500 C3 on a Ugly Stik tiger rod or Rhino Rod.
     
  18. vlparrish

    vlparrish New Member

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    For hogging it would be the one I have now. A 209 Penn on a medium/heavy sturdy stick with 80lb line, but anyone can catch big fish on that. So I would have to say my Tica LH8000 on a mh ugly stick cat. Finessing huge flats is a ball. Vern
     
  19. SeedTick

    SeedTick New Member

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    I would hate to be limited to just one but this would be my choices. My six and a half foot ultra-light Ugly Stik, maybe a longer one even but this is the longest ultra-light one I've found. My reel would definitely be a Shimano and probably the model would be a Solstace.

    ST
     
  20. breadboy

    breadboy New Member

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    7'6 bass pro micro-lite, small shimano spinning reel, 4 pound test sufix.