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Discussion in 'Reel Repair and Upgrades' started by leftemptyhanded, Feb 3, 2009.
whats an all around rod and reel for the missouri river?
Welcome Eric...... What can you afford, what do you prefer, Bait caster/Spinning, many many selections to chose from.......
you gonna be fishing out of a boat or off the bank ????
boat and im gonna start useing a baitcaster
That is a good choice, and if ya don't have much time with one, just take your time and don't let it po ya, like alot seem to do, then stick them away or sell them off.
fhsnfwl Went to coffeen last sunday bass trn was going on still managed to catch a few channels and a few 10 inch gills idnr was there checking boaters out .:smile2:
Even though I haven't fished the Missouri Riv., I'm aware of the fast current this river has. I thinking heavy weight to keep the bait down. I would go with the a heavy action rod in you financial standards and go with a ABU 6500 reel. To me this is the best all around reel for catfishing. A reel like this should go for $85 to $95. check out Catfish Connection on the web.
tried to send a link to Catfish Connection but it failed to post.
Might as well get a good reel, you can go with an older abu garcia 6500 and up do your research the new chin or pakastan are nt the ones or for the money I used a Penn 320gti and itll holdem pretty well. but I think the cadillac is the garcia ,switserland made,but it is all personal preferance and experience will tell you. Youll need good gears for big cats, some of the ocean reels, research them go to forums and soon youll know what you want.
For fishing the Mo. i would stay away from the 6500's and step up to the 7000's. The 6500's will work but when you do get a nice one on it will work it to death.
I would use a 6500 or a 7000. I have a 6500 big game collection. and two 6500 trophy collection. and they work great.