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Fishing Rods and Reels

Postby KentuckySpud » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:25 pm

I'm on the hunt for a good spinning rod and reel and when I mean good I mean in the $100-150 range. I recently got turned onto a newer brand called "Favorite" but was trying to do some research before pulling the trigger on them.

Any recommendations are welcomed!

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Re: Fishing Rods and Reels

Postby dun » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:39 pm

Since I was a kid I used Mitchell Garcias, I've now replaced them all with Shimano. I've got a8-10 of them and no complaints. The oldest ones are only 15 years old though so don;t know how they will hold up. For that matter the newest ones are around 10 years old.
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Re: Fishing Rods and Reels

Postby KentuckySpud » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:52 pm

dun wrote:Since I was a kid I used Mitchell Garcias, I've now replaced them all with Shimano. I've got a8-10 of them and no complaints. The oldest ones are only 15 years old though so don;t know how they will hold up. For that matter the newest ones are around 10 years old.


10-15 years is a dang good lifespan for some rods and reels. Do you have any recommendations on any particular type of Shimano spinning rod/reel combo?
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Postby skyhightree1 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:30 pm

Not a fan of fishing wife is heavy into fishing and I buy her shimano I think aju Garcia and likes ugly stick rods
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Re: Fishing Rods and Reels

Postby Sniper338 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:46 pm

skyhightree1 wrote:Not a fan of fishing wife is heavy into fishing and I buy her shimano I think aju Garcia and likes ugly stick rods



So your wife is the man and your the housewife?
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Re: Fishing Rods and Reels

Postby Sniper338 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:48 pm

I like shimano reels. "You pay for what you get" is 100% true when it comes to reels.
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Re: Fishing Rods and Reels

Postby dun » Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:45 am

KentuckySpud wrote:
dun wrote:Since I was a kid I used Mitchell Garcias, I've now replaced them all with Shimano. I've got a8-10 of them and no complaints. The oldest ones are only 15 years old though so don;t know how they will hold up. For that matter the newest ones are around 10 years old.


10-15 years is a dang good lifespan for some rods and reels. Do you have any recommendations on any particular type of Shimano spinning rod/reel combo?

Too much depends on how you will use it. I have a couple that are called "Bait Runners" that have a free wheeling spool so a fish can run with the bait before setting the hook. All the others are called "Bass One". They probably don;t even make those models anymore but look at the features for each model and decide what features you need for the fishing you will do.
The rod depends on pretty much the same. Type of line, fast/medium/slow tip, the line weight and preferred rod length all go into the decision. I have some carbon fiber rods and some glass rods. Most are Wright & McGill.
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Re: Fishing Rods and Reels

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:07 am

Sniper338 wrote:
skyhightree1 wrote:Not a fan of fishing wife is heavy into fishing and I buy her shimano I think aju Garcia and likes ugly stick rods



So your wife is the man and your the housewife?


Was that a feeble attempt at humor or are you being an azz?
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Re: Fishing Rods and Reels

Postby J&D Cattle » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:58 am

I've always liked Fenwick rods. I have them from 4'6" to 6' and a couple in between. To me even their cheaper Eagle line is superior to the majority in the price range. Their HMG line is really nice. I have one GLoomis that I trout fish with and love it.

I've got a hodge podge of reel manufacturers. Money buys quality as those cheaper reels just won't last.
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Re: Fishing Rods and Reels

Postby Hunter » Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:50 am

I have a very limber St. Croix that I like and also have a Gary Loomis TFO rod that is stiffer but still has good feel. My dad who fishes a lot uses a GLoomis and uncle who fishes about 5 days a week uses cheaper rods similiar to a Berkley lighting I think. They all catch fish and it is all about feel.
As for the reels I have used Pflueger Presidents and Supreme, Shimano Stradic and Sahara, Abu Garcia and Quantum.

The more expensive reels are usually smoother allowing you to feel the hit but at the same time I have been using the cheaper Quantum reel and don't mind it one bit.

These set ups are all used for crappie or white bass with 1/8th or 1/16th oz lead heads tied to Fireline as we fish in the brush. They can even be used with a 1/32nd oz jig with a cork.

Personally, I think once you get use to a rod and reel they all will work just fine and everyone has different tastes.
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Re: Fishing Rods and Reels

Postby skyhightree1 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:13 am

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Sniper338 wrote:
skyhightree1 wrote:Not a fan of fishing wife is heavy into fishing and I buy her shimano I think aju Garcia and likes ugly stick rods



So your wife is the man and your the housewife?


Was that a feeble attempt at humor or are you being an azz?


I believe it was both... IMO
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Re: Fishing Rods and Reels

Postby TexasBred » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:03 am

dun wrote:Since I was a kid I used Mitchell Garcias, I've now replaced them all with Shimano. I've got a8-10 of them and no complaints. The oldest ones are only 15 years old though so don;t know how they will hold up. For that matter the newest ones are around 10 years old.

dun I still do all my fishing with a Shimano 1000. Had it since the early 80's.
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Re: Fishing Rods and Reels

Postby dun » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:48 am

Most of my rods are ones I built from blanks.
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Re: Fishing Rods and Reels

Postby BobbyLummus1 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:07 am

Very happy with my lews casting reels for the money . will not beat the spinning shimano stradic CI4 for $200
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Re: Fishing Rods and Reels

Postby M-5 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:18 am

still prefer ambassador 5500
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