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Re: Fishing Rods and Reels

Postby Cross-7 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:22 am

I can't make myself spend a a lot on fishing tackle and I fish quite a bit.
I've had good luck with ugly stik rods and spirex reels.
I have a spirex 4000FG that been my favorite for years.
It's spent lots of time riding in the back of the pickup in the weather and abuse and never a problem
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Re: Fishing Rods and Reels

Postby J&D Cattle » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:53 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.


Those old Mitchell Garcias were great. I can still hear that clicking and see my Dad catching trout at Montauk when I think about it. He's still got a couple somewhere. I might have one in my shop actually.

M5, he has several of those older Ambassadors too. I know I've "borrowed" a couple of those since he doesn't bass fish anymore.
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Re: Fishing Rods and Reels

Postby slick4591 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:56 am

I have a Mitchel 300 on a Ugly Stick GX2. I can almost feel a gnat land on the tip of that rod.
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Re: Fishing Rods and Reels

Postby JSCATTLE » Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:49 pm

I just started fishing with spinning reels last year . I bought a couple to free line live shrimp. I only paid 40 bucks for the ones I got but they held up well . Caught over 150 trout with it. I use allstar rods. For bait casters I buy the old green curados and have them rebuilt .
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Re: Fishing Rods and Reels

Postby Sniper338 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:02 pm

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
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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 thought it was funny...

"If your boyfriend cant skin a deer, you have a girlfriend".

Guess youve never heard those kind of lines.
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Re: Fishing Rods and Reels

Postby dun » Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:33 pm

J&D Cattle 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.


Those old Mitchell Garcias were great. I can still hear that clicking and see my Dad catching trout at Montauk when I think about it. He's still got a couple somewhere. I might have one in my shop actually.

M5, he has several of those older Ambassadors too. I know I've "borrowed" a couple of those since he doesn't bass fish anymore.

The biggest problem and really about the only one is the dam bail spring. I'm sure I have a box of those things laying here some where. Never could tell when they would crap out on you. In later years they went to plastic internal gears, that's when I abandoned them and went to shimano. Believe it or not, their "no fail bail" really doesn;t fail
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Re: Fishing Rods and Reels

Postby KentuckySpud » Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:37 pm

Thanks all for the recommendations!
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Re: Fishing Rods and Reels

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:11 pm

Sniper338 wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
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So your wife is the man and your the housewife?


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


I thought it was funny...

"If your boyfriend cant skin a deer, you have a girlfriend".

Guess youve never heard those kind of lines.


See, that was your first mistake, you tried to think.

Ever heard that line before?
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Re: Fishing Rods and Reels

Postby True Grit Farms » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:05 pm

We use Penn reels and I'm surprised more folks don't. I built the majority of my saltwater fishing rods, and need to find the time to build some for freshwater. My cows and cattle business has cut into my hunting fishing big time.
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Re: Fishing Rods and Reels

Postby Atimm693 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:14 pm

I've always been a less is more kind of guy, and that holds true with my fishing gear.

I use a Shakespeare micro graphite ultra light rod from Walmart and a Shimano FX with bail trigger, and usually 4lb mono. It's more fun with the light gear if you ask me, I seldom cqtch anything bigger than 3lbs. I did land a 5.5lb bass with it once. That combo is less than 30 bucks. I've had that same rod for more than ten years.

Ugly Stiks are generally regarded as the best bang for your buck.
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Re: Fishing Rods and Reels

Postby Caustic Burno » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:16 pm

Shimano and Abu Garcia Loomis and All Star graphite rods
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Re: Fishing Rods and Reels

Postby TexasBred » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:52 am

TexasBred 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.

dun I still do all my fishing with a Shimano 1000. Had it since the early 80's.

Guess I should have pointed out that mine is a casting reel, not the open faced spinning reel most of you folks use.
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Re: Fishing Rods and Reels

Postby greybeard » Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:14 pm

I only have 1 spinning reel. A Shakespeare I bought just to fish at Bolivar. Nothing special about it.

All the rest of my reels are bait cast and I am solidly in the Shimano camp. They last forever with minimum maintenance. Tho not the latest, biggest or most expensive, my favorite is an old Bantam I've had since the late 90s or early 2000s.
I did have a Pinnacle that I liked but the cap for the level-wind pawl broke and I haven't been able to find another one.
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Re: Fishing Rods and Reels

Postby slick4591 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:47 am

Then there's this.

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Re: Fishing Rods and Reels

Postby greybeard » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:47 am

I give 'em an hour before one of the kids gets an eye put out with that thing.......
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