Flathead catfish combo

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Review' started by fisherman94580, Dec 31, 2006.

  1. fisherman94580

    fisherman94580 New Member

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    Next year I'm going to start mainly fishing for flatheads. Tomorrow I'm going out to Bass Pro to get a second rod and reel. I only want to spend fifty dollars at most for one though. Could you guys give me some pointers on what to get. I'll probably be mostly fishing in the Ohio River, and paylakes... Thanks for any help!
     
  2. MRFLATHEAD

    MRFLATHEAD Guest

    catmaxx 7ft 6inch hvy action or a 8ft med hvy action rods are on sale right now 24.88 each
     

  3. Baitkiller

    Baitkiller New Member

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    OPINION:

    On the Ohio River I'd use a rod take can hold the bait to the bottom (3 or 4 to 6 oz sinkers).
    With those weights and then plus your baits, IF you want to cast proper plz mke sure the rod is RATED for the wieghts!!!! Over an 8 oz lure wieght rating maybe to much to dectect "Lite Bires" if "Tight Lining".

    OPINION: IF @ a 3 oz lure rating u will not get much distance from shore.

    Hope this helps some.

    :cool2:
     
  4. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    If you plan on targeting flatheads in the ohio river, you better get something with alot of backbone. There are alot of places in any given part of the ohio that a flathead can drag you into if you don't have the right equipment. This can be a real heart breaker if you hook one and loose it cause you couldn't control it.

    I think it would be hard to find a good set-up for 50.00 to use in the river!!!
     
  5. catfishing is fun

    catfishing is fun New Member

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  6. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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  7. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    LoL for the price he mentioned that was the first thing that I thought of. Id use it if i got it for x mas. That story sounded a little fishy lol. I wonder if Bill cooked that one up his self.
     
  8. fishing is fun

    fishing is fun New Member

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  9. bluecatnut

    bluecatnut New Member

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    i have 1 and like it good and stout the reel will hold about 350 of 30lb test i might buy another 1
     
  10. musky76

    musky76 New Member

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    i use nothing but ugly stick.It will never break.I use the salmon trolling rod about 7 feet long but i dont buy cheap reels. IF YOU DONT WANT TO LOOSE A BIG FISH BUY GOOD ROD REEL LINE AND HOOKS.I LIKE MY PENN 965 MUSKY REEL BUT IT AINT CHEAP.IF YOU HAVE A LIMITED BUDGET GET THE ONE ON SALE AT BASS PRO .SEE WHAT HAPPENS IT MIGHT BE JUST FINE.:smile2:
     
  11. sds888

    sds888 New Member

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    I always wondered about these river combos. Last time I was in bass pro I looked at them one of them on the rack of many did not work trust me I sat there a half hour playing with them. They looked really good. but since that one didnt work I didnt buy one. I now am probably going to order one for the price you cant beat it.
    stephen
     
  12. catfishing is fun

    catfishing is fun New Member

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    yeah, im thinkin of pickin one up since there pretty cheap, or mabye the pond fising version
     
  13. sds888

    sds888 New Member

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    For ten dollars more I would go with the river model just in case you hook onto a lunker.
     
  14. slimepig

    slimepig New Member

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    if ya just want something now and understand that it wont last long bringin in big fish, then I suggest a catstik combo by shakespeare for around $20.

    for something that will last, i would get either a penn 209 or 309 for less than $50 and find a decent rod for cheap to put it on.