Rippinlips Supercat VS Denali Bottom Feeder Rods

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Review' started by Blade4130, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. twaskom

    twaskom Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Hahaha, Kyle, lay the rod & reel down and step away from the boat.

    We have an addiction problem here. Haha

    I forget, how many hands do you have.

    Well, I am just about as bad. Carry on.
     
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  2. Khh27

    Khh27 Well-Known Member

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    Haha. 2 two many
     

  3. hookslinger

    hookslinger Active Member Supporting Member

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    Yea I know that addiction too lol. I sold 4 7000's I wasn't using and bought 3 penn squall's 15 I didn't need!
     
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  4. Khh27

    Khh27 Well-Known Member

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    Yea to me haha.
     
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  5. Doc-a-boo

    Doc-a-boo Active Member

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    The new Denali came in,I like it ,,but,,,,if I closed my eyes, and someone handed me a Denali then a rippin lips,without me touching the fore grip, I don't think I could tell them apart.
    But I think the Denali's tip is a bit bigger then the rl's..can't wait to catch something on it.
     
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  6. SpecialK

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    Hey there, I would love some input from you regarding these rods. My main rig is 2oz lead with live bluegill, generally in the 3-5inch range and I'm usually catching fish in the 5-15lb range and I fish lakes and small rivers with very little current. Do you think the medium or medium heavy would be better suited?
     
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  7. twaskom

    twaskom Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Kevin, the Medium or Medium Heavy would work but if I were chasing, for no or low current, and fish ranging from 30 pounds and below, I would go with the Medium rod. For fish 30 pounds and above I would go with the Medium Heavy rod. We generally say a Medium Rippin Lips rod makes a great Channel Cat rod but that is because Channels usually are in the 30 pound and less range.

    I can't speak about the Denali since I have not seen or used one.

    The Rippin Lips can be bought from Amazon for a good price ( I think it is still around $39) with free shipping. Check and verify that is still the case if you go that way.

    tight lines
     
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  8. Blade4130

    Blade4130 Well-Known Member

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    The medium is what your looking for. This is my biggest flat and one of my biggest fish with the Denali
     

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  9. Blade4130

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    My rig that I use mostly using live bait in lakes or low current is. I use 1-2oz with a nice lively bluegill. The medium Denali and Rippinlips handle it just fine. Medium heavy will work as well but the medium is more suited for what you want to do.
     
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  10. Blade4130

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    One of my Rippinlips medium rods with a Catmaxx went to my cousins son lol he loves that rod!
     

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  11. SpecialK

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    Just ordered a medium Denali, excited to get it in and give it a shot. Thanks everyone for all your input!
     
  12. SpecialK

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    I like that rod holder, is that something you made? I’ve never seen one like that before.
     
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  13. Blade4130

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    That tri pod rod holder is from Catfishconnection. It's16 dollars I believe at CC.
     
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  14. Devon

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    Cabelas has the Denali Bottom Feeder Rods for $49.99. And currently they have free shipping for orders over $50. I just placed an order for a rod and a spool of line. Got free shipping. Had to pay a bit of sales tax. I'm not sure how they are coming out on this deal. The rod drop ships from the manufacturer & my spool of line will come from Cabelas. Oh well. Not my worries.
     
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    Them denalis look pretty sweet tho
     
  16. SteveMcK

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    i'm new to the forum in MS. Been chasing these crazy catfish seriously for about 3yrs now with Rippin Lips rods. They are fantastic for the price. I have caught a 30lb flat on the med action casting and hundreds in the 10-20lb range. It handled the 30 just fine but I don't think it would horse one that size out of cover. No problem in open water though! I have looked at the Denali rods in the store and couldn't tell any difference compared to Rippin Lips.
     
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  17. twaskom

    twaskom Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Hi Steve. Welcome to the USCA forum. I have both the Rippin Lips MH and the TWC Extreme and love them both. But I will say I think you are correct, for the price, you can't bet the Rippin Lips. I think $39 with free shipping.

    Sounds like you are giving them a good workout.

    tight lines.
     
  18. SpecialK

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    Thanks for the info Steve! I'm new to the forum as well and I wish I would have joined sooner, it's nice to talk to some folks that own and use some of the gear I want to try, especially since i can't get my hands on it locally. I just ordered a Denali medium from Cabela's for $49.99 with free shipping, should be here this week. If it's anything like you described the Rippin Lips it should be great.
     
  19. Zigarro

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    Just comparing their "heavy" models, there are some differences; R/L is made of lighter, stronger S glass while Denali and most others are made from E glass. R/L is rated at 20-50lb mono with a lure rating at 6-10oz (had to call Custom Jigs & Spins to get that) and Denali is rated at 40-50lb. mono and 5-8oz lure wgt. (Cabela's) Both rods (8') can be had in one pc, while R/L is also in two pc. for portability.
     
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  20. SpecialK

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    Just got my Denali bottom feeder medium power in. First impressions are that this is a very nice rod for the price, they could ask more in my opinion. Weighs 9.5oz so it's light in the hand, guides are very nice as well. I prefer cork grips over foam, but I'm ok with these, might consider some rubber x heat shrink down the road. I'm a big fan of trigger real seats and split grips so those are exactly what I like. I wish somebody would sell a rod with the Alps Trigger aluminum reel seat, but that would somehow make it a stupid expensive rod. Got it paired up with and Abu Garcia 6600 C4, which makes a great combo. Casted up to 4oz in my parking lot at work and it handles it beautifully, no fuss. Could probably go to 6 without too much trouble. Comparing this to my St. Croix Mojo Cat medium power, it will handle more weight and at a 1/3 of the price it's almost hard to compare the two. Looking forward to getting some warmer weather soon and giving this thing a go.