Go Back  HuntingNet.com Forums > Fishing Forum > Freshwater Fishing
 Alright Im ready to step up rods... >

Alright Im ready to step up rods...

Freshwater Fishing Discussion of all aspects of freshwater fishing.

Alright Im ready to step up rods...

Old 02-11-2008, 09:46 AM
  #1  
Nontypical Buck
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Roodhouse Illinois
Posts: 4,640
Default Alright Im ready to step up rods...

Ok, I need really good rod. Something I can use with big jigs and worms (if I can use the same rod for both). Im willing to spend around 200 for the combo. Got any idea?
Dairy King is offline  
Old 02-11-2008, 12:39 PM
  #2  
Dominant Buck
 
Chuck7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 25,112
Default RE: Alright Im ready to step up rods...

7 foot Team Diawa Walmart..medium heavy 50.00
Revo/Garcia/baitcaster/9 ball bearings/6.2 100.00
Walmart
Chuck7 is offline  
Old 02-11-2008, 07:50 PM
  #3  
Nontypical Buck
 
JoshKeller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Martinsburg, WV
Posts: 3,215
Default RE: Alright Im ready to step up rods...

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/st...003000_100-3-1

7' MH should serve you well.
JoshKeller is offline  
Old 02-11-2008, 08:29 PM
  #4  
Nontypical Buck
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Roodhouse Illinois
Posts: 4,640
Default RE: Alright Im ready to step up rods...

MH is enough for real heavy crap? I already have a 7' MH baitcaster. I was kinda lookin for somethin for real heavy stuff.
Dairy King is offline  
Old 02-11-2008, 10:59 PM
  #5  
Dominant Buck
 
Chuck7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 25,112
Default RE: Alright Im ready to step up rods...

I fish in real heavy structure..I haven't had a break off yet.

7 foot Team Diawa MH
20 pound Power Pro { Must use Palomar knot}

Chuck7 is offline  
Old 02-12-2008, 12:20 AM
  #6  
Nontypical Buck
 
solocamcan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Deer Country
Posts: 2,244
Default RE: Alright Im ready to step up rods...

ORIGINAL: Dairy King

MH is enough for real heavy crap? I already have a 7' MH baitcaster. I was kinda lookin for somethin for real heavy stuff.
MH is plenty, you want some "give" to your equipment, or you will break off more fish and tackle than what it's worth.
solocamcan is offline  
Old 02-12-2008, 08:47 AM
  #7  
Nontypical Buck
 
JoshKeller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Martinsburg, WV
Posts: 3,215
Default RE: Alright Im ready to step up rods...

i threw 1.5 ounce tunsten jigs through hydrilla mats in texas with a MH and never felt undergunned with 10+ lb bass. If your rod is too stiff, you'll rip the hook right through the fish's mouth
JoshKeller is offline  
Old 02-12-2008, 09:01 AM
  #8  
Dominant Buck
 
Chuck7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 25,112
Default RE: Alright Im ready to step up rods...

If your rod is too stiff, you'll rip the hook right through the fish's mouth josh

Amen Josh..last year I was losing a few shiner bass until I began fishing with a 6 1/2 foot medium spinning rod..Sure the rod tip was bent alot but I got ALL the bass to the boat..


When wormng and jigging I use MH simply to penetrate the worm through the plastic and into the fish's jaw..It also helps horsing them out of the hydrilla..If they are allowed to run through the hydrilla very long you will lose the fish..
Chuck7 is offline  
Old 02-12-2008, 03:39 PM
  #9  
Nontypical Buck
 
childers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Cobb County, Georgia
Posts: 2,582
Default RE: Alright Im ready to step up rods...

go with g.loomis, fenwick, or all-star

here is a real good shaky head rod and normal jig/worm rod from g.loomis
all-star is the cheapest.

http://products.gloomis.com/gl/produ...=1202855752306
http://products.gloomis.com/gl/produ...=1202855754493
childers is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Swampdog
Freshwater Fishing
20
02-03-2009 07:25 PM
kathaksung
Politics
5
05-20-2008 08:46 PM
rivers edge 2
Guns
9
12-12-2003 02:30 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Quick Reply: Alright Im ready to step up rods...


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.