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Old 07-03-13, 05:53 AM   #1
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Recommend me a Spinning Rod, BF Anglers!

I broke my Hurricane's tip fighting a tarpon last night. I fish a mix of salt and fresh water, and want a rod that'll hold up to both. I need a fairly sensitive tip light/Medium action 10-30 pound rod. Suggestions are welcome. I'l thinking about either a Shakespeare Durango or Excursion. Alternately, I'm thinking "Ugly Stick" I'd like about a 7' for the longer casts, too. My Hurricane was a 6' Boat Rod, and I was never totally happy with it's casting ability, since I could outcast it with a Zebco spincast 606 combo.
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Since this is a bike forum, shouldn't you have to use shimano?
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Maybe, but only because Campagnolo doesn't make fishing rods.
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was gonna say carbon of course, I have an ultralight carbon rod but for your purposes I would say not. casting off a boat? really?
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Maybe, but only because Campagnolo doesn't make fishing rods.
i am sure sram will have fishing gear soon
the reel will have
line release
drag
and crank
built into the same switch

also
for the first ten years of production
everything will be made from cheap black plastic
recycled from defective gripshifts
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The UglyStick is low cost and serves me well, but all I fish for is crappie SO WHAT THE HECK DO I KNOW.
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Wound up getting a Shakespeare graphite rod. It's a lighter action than my Hurricane was, bit I'll be able to cast further and feel fish like Sheepshead better since they have a very soft strike, and Snappers will be more fun, as will Macks. I have my heavy action for fish like a Cravalle Jack, which can hit 55 pounds or so.
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Old 07-03-13, 03:33 PM   #8
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i am sure sram will have fishing gear soon
the reel will have
line release
drag
and crank
built into the same switch

also
for the first ten years of production
everything will be made from cheap black plastic
recycled from defective gripshifts
You just described a Zebco, basically! They just use cheap RED plastic this year (Which fits the SRAM theme nicely!).
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The Ugly Stick is a great choice... for lake fishing and bigger fish like Pike I have a Pfleuger 7 foot rod and spinning reel, have a Daiwa Silvercast 100A (casting) on an ancient Omni 7 foot graphite rod and a Daiwa underspin (casting) set up with an ultralight rod and line for stream fishing so I can cast flies and for Perch... because when the bite is on the casting reel simply rules and the ultralight setup makes things fun.

My all time favourite reel is my Johnson Century which trades places with the Silvercast... the Daiwa can handle heavier line while I run the Johnson with lighter test and at 40 years old it is still one of the best reels ever.

I always take at least two rigs with me as you never know what you might end up fishing for... when you fish for perch you often find Pike and Walleye and there are some massive trout here just waiting for me to catch them.

I really like the Daiwa Silvercast... for the price you cannot do much better in a casting reel.
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You do realize that just like bikes there is a N+1 rule with fishing rods and no such thing as too much fishing gear.
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You do realize that just like bikes there is a N+1 rule with fishing rods and no such thing as too much fishing gear.
Even more so in my case. I've got surf rods in the basement that haven't seen the light of day since I moved to CO 12 yrs ago. To say nothing of the extras with broken tips still awaiting fixing in my garage.
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You do realize that just like bikes there is a N+1 rule with fishing rods and no such thing as too much fishing gear.
I will need to take a picture of my brother's garage... it won't hold any vehicles save for his fishing boats, quad, and enough rods, reels, and equipment to outfit everyone in our family a few times over.

Apparently, my sister in law would like somewhere to park her vehicle so my brother is building a new building solely to house all his fishing and hunting equipment.
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Been a fan of "Ugly-stick" rods for years. Got a couple of them, though the one that comes to mind the most is a fairly stiff medium action job that I use almost exclusively for crankbaits since it doesn't have a sensitive tip as some of my others. I'll go check my other selections and come back with other suggestions...
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Another Ugly Stick fan...over the years it's held up the best of any of my rods and I've always caught the most fish with that. It is currently paired with a Shimano Sidestab reel that's on it's last leg. I will definitely put another reel on this rod when that one finally dies.
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The Ugly Stick is a great choice... for lake fishing and bigger fish like Pike I have a Pfleuger 7 foot rod and spinning reel, have a Daiwa Silvercast 100A (casting) on an ancient Omni 7 foot graphite rod and a Daiwa underspin (casting) set up with an ultralight rod and line for stream fishing so I can cast flies and for Perch... because when the bite is on the casting reel simply rules and the ultralight setup makes things fun.

My all time favourite reel is my Johnson Century which trades places with the Silvercast... the Daiwa can handle heavier line while I run the Johnson with lighter test and at 40 years old it is still one of the best reels ever.

I always take at least two rigs with me as you never know what you might end up fishing for... when you fish for perch you often find Pike and Walleye and there are some massive trout here just waiting for me to catch them.

I really like the Daiwa Silvercast... for the price you cannot do much better in a casting reel.
Since this is an angler's thread on a bike forum, I built a DIY Anglers Dock and Beach cart out of a bike trailer I can'
t haul anymore, since I went to the trike....

I repurposed it as a dock cart for my fishing tackle. All I have to do is install the PVC rod holders and do a bit of painting and add some leg bracing.

Now I can haul my tackle, live bait buckets, rods, and cooler a LOT more easily! I can also use it to haul any huge fish I catch as welll as the ice and rubbermade tub if catch something like a 40 pound Crevalle jack or a King Mackerel, or some other huige fish.
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Since this is an angler's thread on a bike forum, I built a DIY Anglers Dock and Beach cart out of a bike trailer I can'
t haul anymore, since I went to the trike....

I repurposed it as a dock cart for my fishing tackle. All I have to do is install the PVC rod holders and do a bit of painting and add some leg bracing.

Now I can haul my tackle, live bait buckets, rods, and cooler a LOT more easily! I can also use it to haul any huge fish I catch as welll as the ice and rubbermade tub if catch something like a 40 pound Crevalle jack or a King Mackerel, or some other huige fish.
we sometimes fish from the peir in out town
i usually load roads and bait and tackle box into the old chariot kids trailer
and the kids
who have outgrown the trailer
get on their bikes and we take a convoy down to the peir
luckily there is a playground 100 feet from the river
so if the fish arent biting and the kids get bored
they go to the playground and i keep fishing

my question is
what is stopping you from using your trailer with the trike
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we sometimes fish from the peir in out town
i usually load roads and bait and tackle box into the old chariot kids trailer
and the kids
who have outgrown the trailer
get on their bikes and we take a convoy down to the peir
luckily there is a playground 100 feet from the river
so if the fish arent biting and the kids get bored
they go to the playground and i keep fishing

my question is
what is stopping you from using your trailer with the trike
\Because I have a BOB Yak clone from Nashbar for it that works a lot better. The platform trailer is too wide and the hitch kept getting into the rear wheels, since I ride a Delta trike. The single wheel trailer also pulls a lot better and doesn't offtrack, so if I have to ride through obstacles, it's a lot easier.
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Another Ugly Stick fan...over the years it's held up the best of any of my rods and I've always caught the most fish with that. It is currently paired with a Shimano Sidestab reel that's on it's last leg. I will definitely put another reel on this rod when that one finally dies.
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\Because I have a BOB Yak clone from Nashbar for it that works a lot better.
ah

i thought maybe the stock hitch didn't work
and i was waiting to pounce with a tirade of disrespectful remarks
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I've been using an eagle claw telescopic light/medium action rod lately, it's got the trigger knob for baitcasting but I use a pretty basic shimano reel on it, it's held up surprisingly well and is showing very little wear and tear, the tips very sensitive you can even feel a blue gill biting while using 12lb test line. I don't know if it will be heavy enough duty for you though Tom.
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\Because I have a BOB Yak clone from Nashbar for it that works a lot better. The platform trailer is too wide and the hitch kept getting into the rear wheels, since I ride a Delta trike. The single wheel trailer also pulls a lot better and doesn't offtrack, so if I have to ride through obstacles, it's a lot easier.
Wow I like that setup Tom, way better than my ghetto fishing rig.


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Wow I like that setup Tom, way better than my ghetto fishing rig.
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Now, I've used that trike/BOB clonesetup for close fishing holes. I have a couple pieces of PVC cut to zip tie to the seat back on the trike for rod racks (I carry 2 generally if I'm fishing the little cuts close by on the canal for catfish....).

In the trailer goes the cooler and bait and tackle box, and it works pretty well. The cart I built from the other trailer is for the beach for beach casting, or the causeways so I can carry all the gear I need for that....a light/medium graphite spinner strung with 30 pound braid, a medium spincast with 20 pound mono, and my heavy rig, which is a Penn Senator reel and Lamiglass heavy action rod (80-130 pound rated with rollerguides strung with 80 pound test mono and a Kingfish coated steel leader that I swim live bait like Pinfish, Bunkfish or grunts with for big fish like a Cravalle Jack or a big snook, or tarpon. I also use the Penn combo offshore for tuna, sailfish, or marlin. Haven't vcaught either of the last 2..............yet, but I have caught some really nice Cobia in the 50 pound class, some tuna in the 100 pound, and a really big dolphin (no, niot the mammal, they call a Dorado a Dolphin here in Fla.).
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While we're at it, I need a breakdown to take to Alaska at the end of the month. More than a 2 piece, but enough to handle salmon.
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This is an outlet site for a handful of brands. They don't always have exactly what I'm looking for, when I'm looking; but if the timing is right you can get some super deals. I've bought a bunch of stuff through this site over the years.

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