New pole & rod

Discussion in 'Tackle Talk' started by KPOD, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. DaveW731

    DaveW731

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    You will be VERY happy you did. I was basing my advice on the assumption that you already purchased the casting rod. One additional advantage of a spinning outfit is that you will usually be able to buy a reel with an extra spool. By putting different lines on the two spools, you will increase the flexibility of the outfit.
     
  2. SCOUTER

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    Try a zebco platinum 33 or ul3. They cast smooth and no backlash problems.
     

  3. frenchriver1

    frenchriver1 Mr. Flatfish Premium Member

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    There are many fine casting or conventional reels out there, but it takes time and practice to use them properly. If you want a simple and easy to use outfit, get a spinnning rod and properly matched reel, not a "spinner..."

    Also, back off the reel drag at the end of the trip, versus just throwing the rod and reel in the rod locker until next time.
     
  4. jigworm

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    My wife uses a a newer Abumatic. So far so good, casts great and has a decent drag. I think I paid around $35 for it, but not sure. She had a Diawa Goldcast before that lasted about 5 years. There are lots of good mid priced rods out there. Berkly's Lightning Rods are nice for the price. Ugly Sticks are good if your looking for a tough rod that'll last forever, but I prefer a lighter rod thats easier to cast all day long.