I see alot of posts asking,,, what type of line, hooks, reels, rods do you use. Flathead fishing takes some serious takle and is somewhat different from all the other gear used for channels. So I thought maybe we could have a post saying what kind of gear each person uses. Rods, I use 10 ft heavy action with a soft tip. Reels, I use Penn 309 and GTI series Line, 30 pound berkely big game or Power pro Hooks, 8/0-10/0 eagle claw KING KAHLE nothing else Knots, Polamar or Snell Sinkers, 3oz - 5oz bank sinkers Hopefully this will help newcomers wanting to know what kind of takle they will need to land a nice flatty.