perfect walleye rod ????

Discussion in 'Walleye Fishing' started by Flamekeeper, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. Flamekeeper

    Flamekeeper New Member

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    What is the perfect walleye rod ?, AND WHY do you think so?.



    Graphite, Graphite/glass Blend, Glass, composite/blend. etc...

    Lenght,7' etc...

    line class,10-12, 15-20, etc...

    action, slow, mod, mod/fast, fast, x/fast. etc...

    power, UL, Med, Med/hvy, Hvy, Xhvy. etc...
     
  2. waynesburgjay

    waynesburgjay New Member

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    For me I like
    graphite.....because it's light weight
    line class 6-10..... for me I don't need much more
    mod/fast action....I mostly fish hair jigs or crankbaits
    med. or med. lite power......works for me
     

  3. stoney53

    stoney53 Well-Known Member

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    i like a 7 foot glass rod med/fast to fast usually 10 pound line its just what i been using for years i figure if its not broke then why fix it
     
  4. ChannelCatBen

    ChannelCatBen New Member

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    I'm in pretty much the same boat. I like a graphite spinning rod because it's more sensitive than glass. You can feel changes in bottom composition, and it helps when the walleyes are hitting light. You feel an unnatural "tic," drop the tip for a second or two, tighten the line and set the hook. I will usually use a small-diameter braid up to the swivel, with a flourocarbon leader.

    I like line class 6-10, too, and might even go lower. Walleyes don't fight nearly as hard as cats, and with a smooth drag, you can land big walleyes on 4 to 6 pound test. Even the biggest walleye I caught fought like a wet sock, so I'll sacrifice a little strength for stealth and sensitivity.

    I usually fish live bait rigs, especially basic slip-sinker rigs (with walking sinkers), and it's important to have that feel of the bottom, in my opinion.
     
  5. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    7 foot medium to medium light rod is what I use.

    Walleyes are not know to fight, so light tackle can be used!