New Catfishing Rig

Discussion in 'Channel Catfish' started by ivan09193, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. ivan09193

    ivan09193 New Member

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    Well, I just went down to the store and got myself a Tiger Spinning combo, from Shakespeare. Seven feet long, 12 lb. test line, medium action. I haven't tried it out yet, but I plan to go fishing this evening. Any thoughts on it?
     
  2. SeedTick

    SeedTick New Member

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    Hey Aaron, It sounds to me like you got a dandy rig. You just need to get the line stretched by a big ol cat. Let us know how you like it. And also, welcome to the Brotherhood. Good luck tonight.

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  3. bluesbrother

    bluesbrother New Member

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    congrate .there good got my son one not to long ago but his has like 20lb test prespooled.he landed a 3 ft gar on it this morning it did good well worth 20 bucks.
     
  4. alands94

    alands94 Active Member

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    Sounds like a good rig! Let us know how you do.
     
  5. carpet1

    carpet1 New Member

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    good luck tonite
     
  6. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    Congrats on the new rig, I hope you catch a monster catfish. Good luck brother.
     
  7. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    There good rigs,that what i lost my heavyweight on last year. I know he was a JimDandy,wished I could've brought him up but He was STRONG!!!---:sad2:
     
  8. bigcatJoe

    bigcatJoe New Member

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    Sounds like you got a good rig.
     
  9. whisker hunter

    whisker hunter New Member

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    Good rig,one of my sons has a tiger spincast version and does real well with it.
     
  10. thomcat

    thomcat New Member

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    good luck tonight, u gotta good solid rig, good choice, hope to c some big cat pics 2morrow
     
  11. Believer

    Believer New Member

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    I guess i'm going to be the dissenting vote. My brother has one and it seems really cheap to me.
     
  12. Dmitri

    Dmitri New Member

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    My cousin got a combo like that and he has thus far been very satisfied with it.
     
  13. mcwrestler

    mcwrestler New Member

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    I bought one, and it worked ok for a while, and for the price it is great, but don't bet you big ones on it. My rod eventually broke, but the reel went first, the drag was not good enough for the carp I was fishing for. For basic channels and fish under 20 it is pretty good, but big fish made it sound and feel like it was breaking.
     
  14. Stumpknocker2

    Stumpknocker2 New Member

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    hey Bro, that is the same rod I just relined 10 min. ago and I like it well, I landed 20+ on it. Did not have a problem. Just be sure to keep it lubed. I just strung mine with thirty and a 50 lb. Gamatsu cat catcher, it has a 100 lb. swivel. I am going tonight also, so good luck to you.
     
  15. d1d1d

    d1d1d New Member

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    I also have this Shakespeare Tiger combo and like it
    very much. I replaced the mono line with 30 lb. braid.
    It both casts and trolls very well. The rod alone is worth
    the cost. The reel works very well, also.

    Good choice and good fishing!
     
  16. Sentry Dog Man

    Sentry Dog Man New Member

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    If you are happy with it, that is all that matters. But, of course, you will make your final judgements after you have used it for awhile. Sometimes you have to use something for awhile before you can determine if it performs the way you expected or wanted it to.

    Anyway, congrats on the new rig. And, I hope it performs well for you.
     
  17. mcwrestler

    mcwrestler New Member

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    My message may have sounded a little more negative than I intended about the rod. I would but one again and use it for normal fishing and most fish, but I wouldn't put on a 8/0 hook and 2oz weight with a live bluegill and go for the monsters, but the rod should be plenty for most fish. Like sentry said, as long as you like it. Mine lasted over 1 year, before the reel wore out, even with maintanence, but the rod lasted another year, then encountered a grass carp that was easily over 30, and I missed the fish after it snapped the rod on the bank, but 2 years on a rod for less than $30, you will like it.