what fishing pole to buy?

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ecirb_88
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what fishing pole to buy?

Post by ecirb_88 » 15 Mar 2013, 19:26

trying to figure out what fishing pole to buy, taking suggestions! i pretty much only fish for trout in the river off my boat,, right now i use a medium light rod and love it,, just looking for a little better quality. also trying to keep it under 100 bucks
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what fishing pole to buy?

Post by johnnybassboat » 15 Mar 2013, 22:13

I like my Abu Garcia Veritas. They run about 100,but feel like more. There are many choices out there, get to a large store and try them all until you find something you cant resist.

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Post by nomowork » 15 Mar 2013, 23:17

I use ultra light rods for trout and buy the cheapest ones I can find. I have bought quite a few over the years and only one has broken which was a Wally world five footer for $14! It's twin is still going strong!

My latest purchase was a no name brand rod and spinner, again five feet long. It was about $20 for the rod and reel. I used it on our last outing a couple of weeks ago. I caught two good size ones and my GF with her $70 rod caught zip!

I do have more expensive trout rods and reels but my cheap setups catch the most fish!
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what fishing pole to buy?

Post by parkerdog » 17 Mar 2013, 09:35

One that catches fish...

Anyway, got that out of my system.

I don't know about trout but I have and was surprised by how good the gander mountain line of rods is.

I was looking at $100 dollar range bass rods and ended up with a gander mountain gsx. almost a hundred but very nice rod. Light and sensitive. Like I said, never looked for a trout rod but I would check them out.
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what fishing pole to buy?

Post by bcbouy » 17 Mar 2013, 09:41

i use a lamiglas mbs ligh. 7 foot. its super sensitive,but fun as hell to fish with.even the minnows feel huge :LOL2:i have other 7 ft. med./heavies but don't use them much,unless i'm downrigging.the lami was almost $100 .i really wouldn't know a good spinning rod though,i prefer flies.
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Post by thudpucker » 17 Mar 2013, 11:45

There is no better Rod for Rainbow than a 7-9' Fly rod. =D>

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Post by 200racing » 18 Mar 2013, 19:47

a carrot sick paired with a light reel would be sweet setup.
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Post by Jonboat Jerry » 19 Mar 2013, 10:42

200racing wrote:a carrot stick paired with a light reel would be sweet setup.
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Post by wihil » 21 Mar 2013, 19:12

Trout/Salmon - depending on how big your fish are:

St. Croix Triumph Steelhead, spinning:
- 8'6" Medium two piece
- 9' Light two piece, fast action.

Toss your favorite reel on and have fun.
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