Tackle I would suggest for flathead catfish

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by flathunter, Jul 5, 2006.

  1. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    This is what I use and what I would reccomend

    Rods, ugly stik tiger, in my opinion the toughest rod made. Make sure it says ugly stik tiger, shakespear also has a rod they just call the tiger, which is not as good...Quantum bigcat, ugly stikcatfish rod the white one, not for huge cats in heavy cover however..

    Reels..Penn 310 GTI...Penn 320GT2, abu Garcia 7000, and 6500, shakespear tidewater 20 and 30L

    Line... Berkly big game 30-40lb test

    Swivels... Berkly Mcmahon 200-lb test rating.

    Hooks, Eagle claw King kahle 8-10/0 Gamagatsu octopus hooks 8/0..Gamagatsu octopus cirlce hooks 8/0


    Sinkers..No roll, bank, and egg sinkers from 3-8oz'z

    Bait...Fresh cut bait shad or suckers, live Bluegills, live suckers and gold fish.
     
  2. jdstraka

    jdstraka Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    great choices sir. I have a brand new Penn 320GTI I havent used yet had it now I guess in 4 years, Always use the abu7000C3s and the abu7700morums guess I need to dust off the penn and give her a fling though. J.D.Straka:big_smile:
     

  3. barbel

    barbel New Member

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    Excellent advice flathunter. I also like the 320 LD, and the 9/0 and 10/0 Gama Octopus hooks. It should help some of the newer members that read it.
     
  4. tnkatman

    tnkatman New Member

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    Nice Post. Good Advice.
     
  5. Salmonid

    Salmonid New Member

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    Thanks Jack, I just posted to you the very question on a different post,
    Salmonid
     
  6. kccats

    kccats New Member

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    Excellent post, thanks!
     
  7. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    You left out the most important part of your setup! Having H2OMellon as a fishing partner!:big_smile: :roll_eyes: :lol: :eek:oooh: :crazy: :big_smile:
     
  8. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Great set ups,Thanks for the info.
     
  9. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Good post Jack, always great to have a guideline to go by.
     
  10. poopdeck [patrick]

    poopdeck [patrick] New Member

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    I got one of them shakes spear big cat rods, but my lucky poll is some surf rod that i cut down to size about ten years ago. I have caught some real monsters on it. Last year I bought a abu 7000, I already had a 6500. These are really smooth reels. However my favorite reel is my quantum iron 320. This is a excellent reel and i believe its better than the 7000. I have had mine for about 10 years of flawless proformance.

    I uses 70 lb spider wire as I fish the miss and need to get them out quick.
     
  11. breadboy

    breadboy New Member

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    I have a white ugly stik catfish rod, it works good. I have a penn 320gt2 reel and the rod that came with the reel, probably not too good. i'll see and try it once we get our new boat (soon :big_smile: ).
     
  12. Shawn

    Shawn New Member

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    I don't like that heavy line, but then I haven't been catching those BIG 'ol boys... yet.

    Good recommendations! I just got some 50# power pro to try, but I'm a big fan of mono... thicker for more abraision resistance, and that stretch gives you a little shock absorber in case you had the drag too tight. I wouldn't go above 20# mono, but that's more because of my casting abilities....

    Shawn

    Of course, if you're using 40# mono or heavier you may ask yourself "what drag?" :tounge_out:


    again, great suggestions!
     
  13. WV Hillbilly

    WV Hillbilly New Member

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    Good post, thanks for the advice.
     
  14. RIP

    RIP New Member

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    Thanks Jack, good advice, good thread.
     
  15. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Great post thanks for sharing.
     
  16. catfish chaser

    catfish chaser New Member

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    I recently bought the new berkley glowstik rod. Its a great night fishing rod. It takes 3 triple A batteries. Its really nice if you don't have a latern.
     
  17. cherokee laker

    cherokee laker New Member

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    Thanks a lot for that post.........that's been the most help in one post I've gotten so far............thanks a bunch

    CL
     
  18. santeecat12

    santeecat12 New Member

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    great post jack this sight has helped me out so much.