Question about fishing rods for flathead catfish

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Review' started by clord420, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. clord420

    clord420 New Member

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    Just started hitting the Skuke last year for flats. Need to get a a new setup, what kind of spinning rods are recommended?
     
  2. River Hobo

    River Hobo New Member

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    Hey Chris. I don't fish for flats so I can't recomend a rod but Welcome to the BOC & Trust me, some one here will be able to help you.
     

  3. xnmcclurex

    xnmcclurex New Member

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    Im not too sure about rods yet since im new to flathead fishing, but id say a stout muskie rod or an ugly stick.
     
  4. readingcatfisher

    readingcatfisher New Member

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    7'mh action is what I use you could go bigger if you like you could also go to heavy action depends on what you like:wink:
     
  5. readingcatfisher

    readingcatfisher New Member

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    just check out the link for fishing rod review you'll get all the answers you need there
     
  6. RebelMan

    RebelMan Guest

    welcome to the boc chris
     
  7. wetflyguy

    wetflyguy New Member

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    Welcome to the board Chris.
    Check out the rod reviews .

    Wet
     
  8. catfish chaser

    catfish chaser New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Chris, I'd go with a 7 or 8ft MH rod
     
  9. great pappy cat

    great pappy cat Active Member

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    Welcome to the boc......... I recomend a Shimano 6500 bait runner $120 (worth every penny) :wink: and a 9ft berkley glowstick $30. I love mine. Good luck this year
     
  10. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    Can't go wrong with a 6500 model ABU and a 7ft musky stick!
     
  11. readingcatfisher

    readingcatfisher New Member

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    Just like I said its a preference thing whatever fits you the best you being the main word you have to test a few out and see which ones you like:wink:
     
  12. katplayer187

    katplayer187 New Member

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    9' medium or med heavy berkley glow stick they are great rods for the price range of 30-40$
     
  13. ste6168

    ste6168 New Member

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    I own and use two 7ft MH ugly sticks, an 8ft H Whuppin Stick, and a 9ft MH Big Water Ugly Stick. All work great for different catfishing applications IMO
     
  14. Bacardipr05

    Bacardipr05 New Member

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    A nite stick makes a good cheap rod...You can also get a Shakespeare Tiger Rod for about $60... Hook that up with a Shimano Baitrunner 4500 or 6500...That should get you started.....Good luck......
     
  15. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Chris - Welcome to the B.O.C.! :0a25: :0a23: Several people have already mentioned that there is a entire section devoted to rod reviews. I personally prefer something in the 8' or 9' M/H. It comes down to how much you want to spend. You can find a rod for as little as $15 or go custom for $300. Let us know what you end up buying!
     
  16. clord420

    clord420 New Member

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    Thanks for all the input, I'll check out the rod page, but the berkley sounds like a good deal for now. As far as the reel...I already own an Okuma Baitrunner, so I'm just going to stick with that for now.