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Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by gcarlin, Jun 19, 2007.
WAS JUST CURIOUS AS TO WHAT REEL AND ROD COMBOS EVERYONE LIKE TO USE FOR THOSE FLATTIES?
I use and Abu Garcia 6500 with 25-30lbs test, 6'5 Ugly Stick Tiger rod. I call it the mule nothing is getting off of him.
GOTTA LOVE THOSE UGLY STICKS.LOL
I love my CattMaxx 9' MH casting rod with an Abu 6500 C3 spooled with Big Game 30lb Electric Blue!!! I've not caught anything big with it yet but hope to soon. My other fav is the same set up but with a 9' MH nitestick rod. I caught(had 17lb test line then) my PB with it...33.5lb flattie with no problems!
#1. 9' quantum big cat rod with abu 6500 black cat reel with 25 lb big game line.
#2. 9' berkley glowstik rod with abu 6500 tccf reel with 25 lb big game.
#3. 10' night stick with abu 6500 c3 reel with 25 lb big game .
have caught 40 lb + fish on all these with no problems.
Penn 320GtI Baitcast Reel , 7' Tiger Ugly Stik rod MH
Penn 320GT2 BaitCast Reel 6' 6" Tiger Ugly Stik Rod H
Shakespear Tidewater TW30LB 7' Tiger Ugly Stik MH
All Spooled With 100lb Powerpro Red Line
Quantum BigCat H with Abu 7000s. I spool with 40 lb. Big Game trilene.
tidewater 30s and big tuff fiberglass rods.
1 Shimano spinning reel,8.5' Daiwa trolling rod,50lb Power Pro
1 Shimano Corvalus 400,7' Ugly Stick Tiger rod,50lb Tuf-line
2 Shimano Corsair 400,7' Ugly Stick Catfish rods,60lb Tuf-line
My favorite is a "customized" (I broke about 6 inches of the tip off a few years back - was 7' medium action originally) Bass Pro graphite series rod matched with an Ambassadeur 5500 C4 winch (low gear ratio) filled with 15 pound Big Game mono.
Probably my second favorite is my 7.5' medium heavy Graphite Series with a 6500 TCR (Trophy Class Redfish - basically a 6500 C4, but with medium gear ratio) with 15 pound Big Game. Thinking about stepping up to 20 pound for this outfit.
#1 7'6 G-Loomis Bucara with a ABU 6500 Trophy Series and 40lb Big Game
#2 8'0 Shakespeare Ugly Cat with a Shimano Calcutta 400SB and 40lb Big Game
#3 7'6 Quantum Big Cat with a PENN 525 MAG and 65lb Power Pro.
My weapons choice is 2 abu garcia 6' 6" Workhorse rods ,one paired with an Abu Garcia Big Game reel & the other one with a Abu Garcia 6500C3 both spooled with #50 Power Pro high vis yellow with #50 mono leader. :006:
I use Ugly Stick Medium Heavy Catfish Rods with Abu 6000's, spooled with 30lb Cajun line.. I love this line its the toughest stuff you can get for the price.. great abrasion resistance..
8 ft King kat casting rod with ABU Garcia 6600 reel. Trilene 40lb Big Cat line...
1. 6 foot ugly stick medium action with a quantum snap shot reel spooled with 10# super maxx fishin line.
2. 5'10'' ugly stick medium action with a shakespeare reel with 10# super maxx fishin line
For bank fishing, I my 11' Ugly Stik with A Shimano 6500 Baitrunner spinning reel. On the boat, my favorite is the 7' Ugly Stik Tiger with a Abu Garcia Big game 7000.
I use a Cabela's King Kat 7' pole and King Kat reel. I also use a Carbon Cat 8' pole and a Tica 4500 reel. Both reels are spooled with 30-lb pro-cat line.
:006: Daiwa-DF100 on a Gold Coast-Challenger 10' rod Daiwa-BG90 on a Gold Coast-Challenger 7' rod Abu-Garcia-7000 on an Okuma-EVX 6'10''XH rod
I perfer 6'6" berkley big cat rods with abu 6000s and I run 30# berkley big game mono. I use 7/0 mustad J hooks
I use an old Abu 5000 reel, 8' Alpha rod, 30# big Game line.