flathead catfish pole set ups

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by b.ries, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. b.ries

    b.ries New Member

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    Hey guys i was wondering some off your best pole set ups. I have a 7"6 catmaxx and a mega cast baitcaster made from bass pro . Please share thanks.
     
  2. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    abues with medium heavy rods, that are tuff,
     

  3. steveturner024

    steveturner024 Active Member

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    My best is a 12' heavy bigwater uglystik with a tidewater spinning reel.
     
  4. USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT

    USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT New Member

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    Flats=Daiwa Saltists and Bigwater Uglies for me.
     
  5. xnmcclurex

    xnmcclurex Active Member

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    i love my 6500 abu bronzecat on my surge trophy elite rod, i also like my penn captiva on my 8ft ugly stick. looking to pick up more soon.
     
  6. lendog

    lendog New Member

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    i have a few different set-ups, i have two 7' kingkat poles with okuma abf50 baitrunners, i have two 8' kingkat poles with shimano 4500 baitrunners, and my go-to set up is two 7' american spirit nite sticks with cabela's saltstriker 65 baitrunners. i like the 8'ers for bank fishin where i have room ta cast and i use the 7'ers outa the boat.
     
  7. Tomahawk

    Tomahawk New Member

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    Heres the 2 ulitimite flathead outfits
    1. Fin-Nor OFC16-L reel with a 8' St.Croix 8' Premier saltwater rod.
    2. Fin-Nor OFC 16-L reel with a 7' Ugly Stick Power rod.
     

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  8. readingcatfisher

    readingcatfisher New Member

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    2 7' kingkat mh rods 2 Okuma abf 65 baitfeeders 65# braid.
     
  9. Mr. Foster

    Mr. Foster New Member

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    This set up is for pulling them out of the cover. 6' Eagle Claw Snagging Stick, with a Penn 309 and 100# braid. Welder/Troy hooked me up with this set. It is stout set up to say the least.
     
  10. zackjohnson_57

    zackjohnson_57 New Member

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    i got a 7 foot rhino with a tidewater baitcaster, its really cheap you can get it at wal mart but its reall durable i cought a 54 lber on it
     
  11. Catfishboy1995

    Catfishboy1995 New Member

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    gotta 7000i and a cabelas wuppin stick but im looking to upgrade to a tanglingwithcatfishrod!!! and i got a catmaxx reel with a billdance catfish collection rod and a billdance catfish collection river combo...Check out this youtube channel for my gear this is my channel...2066241
     
  12. shaky

    shaky Member

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    Havn't got to use it yet cause I just got it a this winter,
    7ft American Spirit OTS rod.
    PENN 209 reel
    50lb dracon line
     
  13. ramon06

    ramon06 Well-Known Member

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    2 James River H action Customs matted to 2 Penn 309s with 100#PP with live gills or whole shad. But I welcome a Flattie to grab any of my poles, I'm quite sure I can handle any flattie up to 60# on my 2 smallest Cat setups which are 2 8' Glowsticks with an Abu 6500 w 65#PP and a Ming CZH60 w 65#PP if not in logs or cover
     
  14. luckey wade

    luckey wade New Member

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    1 10000 abu with 6foot diewa beef stick
    3 abu 7000 with 66 beef sticks
    with 96 # masons big cat line
    These are over kill .But when the Monster comes Ive got the set up
     
  15. LEROYDOZOIS

    LEROYDOZOIS New Member

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    2 $21 EGALE CLAW SNAGGING ROD 6'6 40-80LB (EBAY) (BIG ENOUGH TO HOG ALMOST ANY CAT IN...LITTERALY)(IF ITS A SNAGGING ROD ITL LAST A WHILE)

    2 $58 PENN 309 REELS (EBAY) (PROBABLY WILL LAST ME LIKE 15-20 YEARS)

    SOME SORT OF HUGE MONO OR BRAID ..(WHEN THE REEL HAS THE CAPACITY THEN YOU CAN USE LIKE 60-80 LB MONO)

    MOST LIKELY ILL BE TRYING PE DYNEEMA BRAID FISHING LINE 100LB

    NOW THAT MY PAMILY IS POOR AND WE DONT HAVE THE MONEY TO BLOW ON NEW TIPS AND TRICKS FOR FISHING.... ILL MAKE ONE LAST ORDER TO GET THE REELS AND USE THE BRAID SO I WONT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT BREAKING, GOING THROUGH ALOT OF TACKLE..... THE BRAID IS KINDA A 50/50 CHANCE BUT BUYING 500M 100 LB BRAID WILL ATLEAST BE GOOD ENOUGH TO GET ME BY FOR A WHILE EVEN IF IT IS CRAP (GATA CUT IT ALOT)

    MY FRIEND USES THE 30 LB PE DYNEEMA BRAID FOR BASS FISHING AND LOVES IT SO ILL ATLEAST TRY IT.... AND FOR $25....%99 CHANCE ITL BE WORTH IT :)

    JUST ME 0.02


    LeRoy