Looking for a new rod - nice heavy action rod, cork handle w/trigger, 7 to 8 foot.

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Review' started by smoothkip25, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. smoothkip25

    smoothkip25 New Member

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    My girlfriend just got me a new 6500 bluecat, looking for a nice heavy action rod, cork handle w/trigger, 7 to 8 foot. Anyone have any suggestions? Around 50 to 100 bucks! Thanks
     
  2. Flamekeeper

    Flamekeeper New Member

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    DICKS Sporting goods..St Croix. Nice rods ,,might have a Hvy 7-8" for around 130. Maybe cheaper... :cool2:
     

  3. mankind

    mankind New Member

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    try quantum big cat 7'10 -55.00 ihave 2 of them i like them:wink:
     
  4. smoothkip25

    smoothkip25 New Member

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    Where can i get them at mankind?
     
  5. bw69r

    bw69r Well-Known Member

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    some gander mountains have them and some local baitshops usually have them. sometimes cabelas has them too.
     
  6. smoothkip25

    smoothkip25 New Member

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    Are they 1 or 2 piece rods?
     
  7. catman4926

    catman4926 New Member

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    I like the Tiger ugly stick or the American Rodsmith hammer both to me are good rods and both around 55.00 and one piece. hope this helps
     
  8. kenlaw76

    kenlaw76 New Member

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    I really like the new Shimano's. I just picked up an 8' rod for my baitrunner and I can cast it a mile. Ever since Shimano bought out G-lumis, They are using there technoligy on there own rods. I got mine for $110. They have all shapes and sizes.
     
  9. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Try a Daiwa Beefstick 7' Heavy action 1 piece. They are some of the stoutest rods I've ever used. They'll handle anything in freshwater for sure! Mankind saw them and liked them also. Not sure how much they are, probably not over $30-40. I got a deal on mine, 2 for $30..:wink:
     
  10. katfish ken

    katfish ken New Member

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    Fin Feather and Fur. Just east of 71 at Ashland Ohio exit has a good selection off rods that will fit your needs.
     
  11. ateamfisherman

    ateamfisherman New Member

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    I have a 6600 i wont to try teamcatfish one half ton rod they look real good they have avedio you can watch. They are real litde but tough as can be. thanks Sam Davis
     
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    kscathunter New Member

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  13. motard1

    motard1 New Member

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    UGLY STIK TIGER. BLACK AND BLUE CUSTOM. CATFISH SAFARI. NEED I SAY MORE.
     
  14. tswebb71

    tswebb71 New Member

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    For the price, you cannot go wrong with CatfishSafari rods. they are awesome rods.
     
  15. I suggest a Catfish Safari rod.
    They do not have a trigger or cork handle but rather use a Cord grip and the poles are Awesome.


    sTRICTLY Catfish
     
  16. riverbud55

    riverbud55 Well-Known Member

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  17. FATFLATTIE

    FATFLATTIE New Member

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    Get an American Spirit Nite Stick Pro Model 7'6" rod. They are 45 bucks and they will reel in anything you are going to hook. They don't have stainless guides, but hey, just don't use your rods for walking on and regular ceramic insert guides work just fine (never understood that whole concept anyway). They work great for circle hooks as well as J-hooks and I've thrown up to 8oz weights and big pieces of bait with them. Just a really, really good rod. They also have the cork handle and trigger on them:wink:
     
  18. CATMAN1979

    CATMAN1979 New Member

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    Iwould also suggest catfish safari rods. There sevral different options to choose from . There is a link for steves rods on the home page of the boc site. :smile2:
     
  19. Malichi1970

    Malichi1970 New Member

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    I bought the same reel your talking about and put it on a Catfish Safari Flathead rod with 80lbs. Power Pro line it's easily my favorite pole that I use now. As for the quality the guides are all stainless and if your using braided line that's real important. It does not have a trigger like you asked for and the handle has a para cord not cork. I wasn't sure how I would like it at first, but can tell you that I absolutely love it now and would rather have it over any cork or foam handle. For under $100.00 you don't get any better rod in my opinion.
     
  20. mankind

    mankind New Member

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    catfish connection:roll_eyes: one piece