Your Faviorite Rod

Discussion in 'LOCAL OHIO TALK' started by howard2119, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. howard2119

    howard2119 New Member

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    I am thinking of buying a new cat rod and i was just wondering if any of u guys had any suggestions on what to buy?
     
  2. xnmcclurex

    xnmcclurex Active Member

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    catmaxx rods from basspro, i have a 9' MH casting and its great...
     

  3. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

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    Go to a store or bait shop and handle all the different rods. You will get the feel of them and then you can pick the one you want.
     
  4. slimdaddy

    slimdaddy Well-Known Member

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    i got a couple of american nite sticks catfish pro 7.5 ft not got to use them yet but they are nice rods was useing ugly sticks 6.5 ft m/h there good also
     
  5. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

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    For bank or dam fishing I use a 14' Fenwick. On my boat I use 8'med hvy Meathunters.
     
  6. shelbygt1979

    shelbygt1979 New Member

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    Ugly Stik's any of them will work just really depends on where you would be fishing with them, rivers? or lakes?
     
  7. Garrett Cope

    Garrett Cope New Member

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    Depends on your price range. At the high end it's hard to beat a St. Croix or G loomis Musky Rod. Fenwick also makes some great ones. But for the money i'd go with an Medium Heavy Berkley E-Cat or Quantum Big Cat. There are alot of great rods in that 50 to 80 dollar range (Also: Shimano Convergence XH Musky,Jim Moyer "THE BOSS",Ugly Stick Tiger) .Some decent ones for 30-50 bucks too (Ugly sticks,Wild Cat,American Spirit). So many good choices out there but it depends on what feels good in your hands and matches well with your reel. I'd recommend that you spend at least 40 bucks or so if you want something that's gonna hold up for a long time.
     
  8. rich crabtree

    rich crabtree New Member

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    :wink:very helpful reply garrett cope:cool2: ive got 2 quantum big cat poles. 1- 7' 6" m.h.and # 2-7' 10" h. just got them this past x- mas, ive only got 2 dinks on the m.h. so i haven't really gave them a good hard test ( yet ) but they feel good and u should think about that as well when looking for a rod , as well as the construction of it:wink:
     
  9. varmint_sniper

    varmint_sniper New Member

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    quantum big cat hvy act casting 7"6 modle
     
  10. BG CAT

    BG CAT New Member

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    I love the e-cat rods, but they are discontinued. I would say the Jim Moyer's rod The Boss and the Quantum Big Cats are very good as well.
     
  11. Wabash River Bear

    Wabash River Bear New Member

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    Catfish Safari Flathead Rods, 8' med/hvy.
     
  12. Joey6500

    Joey6500 New Member

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    Ecats are being sold on Catfish Connecction as of yesterday
     
  13. WhoJosh

    WhoJosh New Member

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    i use a catmaxx 7ft MH its stiff and sturdy works great.
     
  14. OHriverRat

    OHriverRat New Member

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    catfish safari flathead rod 8 ft med/heavy:wink: