What Rod For An Abu Garcia 7000?

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Review' started by Bravesnflat25, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. Bravesnflat25

    Bravesnflat25 New Member

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    I was wanting to know what would be a good rod for a 7000. I have a 7000ICS Rocket and a 7000 CL Big Game Old School. I do not want to break the bank. But I want a rod that will be able to do the job with a 40 to 50 pound fish on the end. I have the 2 reels to do the job. Now I need me a set of good rods
     
  2. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Check out Catfish Safari Rods, a BOC Sponsor. Steve will be glad to help you with questions.
     

  3. crazy

    crazy New Member

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    I'll 2nd that. Check out www.shop.catfishsafari.com Steve will be more then happy to help you pick the right rod for the type of fishing you do. I have 5 CS rods now and needing more. Have to supply the girlfriend with her own. :wink:
     
  4. Kutter

    Kutter New Member

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    I've always been fond of Ugly Stik Tiger Rods. I have 6 ABU 7000c3's, all on Tiger rods.
     
  5. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Well it just so happens I have recently matched up the Abu Garcia 7000ICS Pro Rocket Reel with the Catfish Safari Flathead Rod and must say they make a real nice marriage! :cool2: Not sure what you consider "breaking the bank" but the rods go for $80 plus shipping!
     
  6. catBob

    catBob New Member

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    Dawi beef stick $30 or eagle claws
     
  7. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    bass pro shops catmax m/h 7.5 ft is a great rod for 50.00 bucks I have landed 70 pounders on them with no problem !:wink:
     
  8. catfishbills

    catfishbills New Member

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    Dustin, take your time on deciding what rods you want or BEFORE you know it you'll have 10 different brands of rods! There are several GOOD rod companies out there! I have Surge, Qauntom, Shakespeare, Berkley, G Loomis, Fenwick, etc. I use most of these rods for different applications. Its hard to find a rod thats perfect for ALL conditions, lakes with light weights, River with 16oz current, drifting w/3-4oz, lightweight rods, sensitive tips for circle hooks and stiff rods for BIG baits and lots of struture and 10-24oz weights! I guess you see what I mean, as you experiment with new CAT tactics your arsenal grows SO take your time and look at what each brand of rod offers you and your individual budget.:big_smile:
     
  9. Catchinbiguns

    Catchinbiguns Member

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    Imma have to hurry up and get me a CS rod, I would say get one... All I hear are good reviews about them.:wink: