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    New rod opinions

    Discussion in 'Fishing forum' started by bbortko, Mar 25, 2012.

    1. bbortko

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      I panicked and assumed my trusty 20 year old Daiwa was giving out on me so I ordered a Shimano symetre 2500fj this morning. Figuring the Daiwa was a lost cause I lubed/cleaned it with rem-oil and headed out to the neighborhood lake and it turns out she just needs a good cleaning. I ordered not sauce grease and oil for the Shimano so once that comes in I'll give the Daiwa a proper cleaning and keeping it on its current pole which means I need a pole for the symetre. The primary purpose will be large mouths. Don't want to spend too much but also don't want to cheap out and short change the reel. Any thoughts or suggestions?
       
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      Trying to stay under $100 be can be persuaded within reason.
       
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      For a production rod, I like St. Croix rods.

      I've switched almost completely to custom rods. They can be pricey but they are worth it in my opinion.


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      i love eagle claw rods, they are an incredible fishing rod for their price
       
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      A good ol ugly stick will work and is cheap. YOu can throw em around and not worry too much about em. YOu can find em at walmart pretty cheap.
       
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      Going to cabelas since its one my way home. St Croix premier and Fenwick HMG are what I'm leaning towards but will look at the eagle claw and ugly stik as well.
       
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      ugly stiks are great for a cheap fix but if you want production and are willing to spend a bit more you can get some good quality. what do you fish mostly? lighter stuff? plastics? cranks? topwater? this will help us give you the best recommendation possible for your money. if you want a rod that has done well for me and is cheap ($50) the tourney special from bass pro shops is a surprisingly nice rod. i use a medium action with my revo for crankbaits and topwaters
       
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      Mostly use spinners and topwater rapalas, if the lake/ is deeper will use a diving rapala in warmer months. Just starting to get serious again after 15 years and need to relearn terminology, sorry I can't be more specific.
       
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      i love falcon rods. usually academy has good alstar rods for a decent price.
      the new abu garcia rods are nice too.
       
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      how can you be looking at stcroix and fenwick and have an ugly stick rod even in your sights????
      those are 2 different worlds of rods!
       

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