Finally Pulling the Trigger!

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Review' started by ste6168, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. ste6168

    ste6168 New Member

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    I am going to upgrade my two whuppin sticks to nicer rods. I would like to spend less than 100 each, but would consider rods over that (st. croix musky for example). My question here is, what would you all recommend. After reading the countless good reviews on the TWC rods, I am almost an idiot to not pick up two of them. Any reasons why I shouldn't, and any other rods to consider?

    Thanks everyone, Mike
     
  2. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    No reason at all. Great rods, great price. You will not find a better catfishing rod
     

  3. Frog Legs

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    I ordered 2 TWC rods late on 12/1 and got them in the mail today 12/8. They came in pvc almost bullit prioof! Looks like they could Tangle With Catfish! Can't wait to try um out! I'm going to put a Abu 6500c3 on one and a CC 6500 Green Cat on the other. Got some 65lb. braid coming from team catfish and should be ready to roll!
     
  4. ste6168

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    Sounds like the exact same setups I will be using. I am going to order the two TWC rods tomorrow afternoon. I am going to put a 6500 green cat on one, and a 6500C3 w/ power handle on the other. 65lb PP braid on both. I should be able to tangle with any catfish (pardon the pun) out there!
     
  5. MAX1955

    MAX1955 New Member

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    Like you Mike I read so many good reviews on the rod I ordered one tonight. I spoke to Jeremy on the phone, I can't wait to get mine. I just got a E-Cat from cc with a bronze tc abu reel to match. I can tell you the twc rods look to have better quality eyes, and I like the fact he is a part of boc. I also have one of the 8' catfish safari rods. Steve also has a nice rod and use to be a part of boc, not sure why he left. You would think these guys catfish safari and catfish connection would be a part of boc.
     
  6. Catfishboy1995

    Catfishboy1995 New Member

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    Thats funny because thats the exact same set-up i got- except i only got a 70001c3..i was going for a 6500c3 but found the 7000ic3 cheaper and brand new..
     
  7. ste6168

    ste6168 New Member

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    May I ask where? I don't think I want to put a 7000 on this rod, but I would consider it if its the right price
     
  8. Frog Legs

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    Have you used the power handles on a 6500c3? They look like they would be great!
     
  9. ste6168

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    Yeah. I have had one on my C3 now, and the Green Cats come with them! You will not be disappointed!
     
  10. USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT

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    Aint heard nothing but good things about the TWC rods yet Mike.I know you don,t like the bigwater uglies!:eek:oooh:
     
  11. ste6168

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    Yeah Pat, I have never been a fan of them ever since I got my 9ft'r. I personally think they are like casting broomsticks. There just too big, heavy, and don't really throw all that well (they are fiberglass!). Not saying they are not good rods, especially for the money, I just do not like them personally!
     
  12. kyelkhunter3006

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    Almost all of the heavy duty, well thought of cat rods are fiberglass...

    E-Cat, TWC, Catfish Safari, Quantum Big Cat, Uglies, Tigers, TrophE cat, Glowstick, Big Game..

    Nite Sticks are a composite rod.
     
  13. ste6168

    ste6168 New Member

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    My point exactly. No catfish rods are really made to cast (far). They work well for what their designed to do, but give me a graphite surf rod for any long distance surf casting! Graphite is far superior for casting distance though I would not really want to wrangle cats on a graphite rod all the time!


    *edit There just too big, heavy, and don't really throw all that well (they are fiberglass!) - - Maybe I should have rephrased that statement :embarassed:
     
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  14. Catfishboy1995

    Catfishboy1995 New Member

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    at my local bait shop..for $100 i think it is a little big..but im fishing the missour river...
     
  15. kyelkhunter3006

    kyelkhunter3006 New Member

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    Graphite is just fine for catfishing. It's the best material for any rod, by far. The graphite can be engineered to do anything that fiberglass can do. Problem is that 99% of people won't/can't pay the premium for that engineering. I'm one of them. :smile2: I try to compromise with composites.

    I'll agree though, I don't care for most of the Big Water Ugly's either.
     
  16. Catfishboy1995

    Catfishboy1995 New Member

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    I have a few graphite rods for bass.. and the break easy..but not with any fish i catch:smile2::smile2::wink:
     
  17. ste6168

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    My catfishing rods sure do take a beating though! I seem to take better care of my surfcasters and bass rods (hell, even my bait rods~) than I do catfish rods. It probably has something to do with the price I pay for them. And they are often sitting on the ground, in rod racks, or getting tossed around the boat. The other types of rods are usually in my hand while fishing. If I ever get more expensive cat rods (like the st. croix musky I drool over) I will have to change the way I treat them!
     
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  18. USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT

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    I like the feel of a graphite rod too.I just KNOW that I,d end up breaking it in a month,the way i,m always tossing stuff around on the bank.
     
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  20. USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT

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    Couldn,t resist that one,could you John!:roll_eyes: