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#11207016 - 11/05/15 09:25 AM Crappie Spinning rod
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Registered: 10/15/15
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What is the best non expensive crappie rod. I am looking at a few now on Fisherman's Factory Outlet. Check them out:
https://www.ffo-tackle.com/Index.cfm
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#11207037 - 11/05/15 09:34 AM Re: Crappie Spinning rod [Re: ftwfishing]
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I used the shakesphere micro lite at walmart for 16 bucks and it pulled in everything from 12# hybrids to half pound crappies and sensitive too!! Also I hear that the allstar rods at academy are good but no experience with em!!!
GOOD LUCK!!
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#11207044 - 11/05/15 09:36 AM Re: Crappie Spinning rod [Re: ftwfishing]
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What is your budget for rod/reel?
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#11207088 - 11/05/15 09:55 AM Re: Crappie Spinning rod [Re: ftwfishing]
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Pretty in expensive around 20-40 dollars
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#11207100 - 11/05/15 09:59 AM Re: Crappie Spinning rod [Re: ftwfishing]
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I'd probably just go to Walmart and pick you something up there. That way you can see how it feels in person instead of ordering online.
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#11207163 - 11/05/15 10:31 AM Re: Crappie Spinning rod [Re: ftwfishing]
Tech Angler Offline
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WalMart or Academy.

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#11207169 - 11/05/15 10:34 AM Re: Crappie Spinning rod [Re: ftwfishing]
Mikeyb_23 Offline
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Registered: 05/16/11
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Loc: White Settlement, Tx
I got a quantum rod at academy for $12 last week. It's worked great so far. Sensitive and enough rod to flip in a almost two pound crappie.

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#11207234 - 11/05/15 10:59 AM Re: Crappie Spinning rod [Re: jasoniam]
Jonathan_Zambrano Offline
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Registered: 11/19/07
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Originally Posted By: jasoniam
I used the shakesphere micro lite at walmart for 16 bucks and it pulled in everything from 12# hybrids to half pound crappies and sensitive too!! Also I hear that the allstar rods at academy are good but no experience with em!!!
GOOD LUCK!!


I bought one of those and the rod snapped in half when I got hung up on some brush. I plan on getting another one because they are inexpensive and that's perfect for my son.

JZ
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#11207338 - 11/05/15 11:49 AM Re: Crappie Spinning rod [Re: ftwfishing]
Bobby Goforth Offline
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Registered: 06/18/05
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Loc: Conroe
Wally Marshall has a good line of rods and reels that are manufactured by Lews.

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#11207513 - 11/05/15 01:05 PM Re: Crappie Spinning rod [Re: ftwfishing]
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A guy I fish with just got a Shimano Sojourn spinning rod for less than $30. It is one of the best
feeling, lightest rod I have held in a long time.


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#11207578 - 11/05/15 01:36 PM Re: Crappie Spinning rod [Re: ftwfishing]
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#11207729 - 11/05/15 03:03 PM Re: Crappie Spinning rod [Re: ftwfishing]
ERNEST PATY Offline
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Simple. Go to Walmart and buy a 6' medium action spinning rod for $18.88.

I have three that I use for my teaching trips and I use one of them a lot myself and I have a bunch of much more expensive rods. Very sensitive and has plenty of backbone to lift a big fish over the rail of my pontoon. Biggest mistake most anglers make is getting too light of a rod thinking it's more sensitive. Not true. I've found that a stiffer rod is actually more sensitive. A soft tip will absorb more of the thump than a stiffer one.
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#11207975 - 11/05/15 05:17 PM Re: Crappie Spinning rod [Re: ERNEST PATY]
DFW-fisherman Offline
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Registered: 04/01/11
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Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: ERNEST PATY
Simple. Go to Walmart and buy a 6' medium action spinning rod for $18.88.


I agree - medium action with "Fast" tip!

Works for me!

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#11208760 - 11/06/15 01:08 AM Re: Crappie Spinning rod [Re: ftwfishing]
Tony from Oak Point Offline
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Registered: 01/23/05
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Loc: DFW, Texas
Assuming a 1 piece rod works for you from your initial link the medium light Vengeance rod looks like a good deal.
https://www.ffo-tackle.com/detail.cfm?PassProdId=7291

The Fenwick rod looks good too if you want to spend a bit more.
https://www.ffo-tackle.com/detail.cfm?PassProdId=7168

I've bought several rods from FFO (Berkley outlet store) through the years. You get a free gift like a sample lure or something from them which is fun to unbox. Looks like they have a special running where if you spend 50 you save 15. https://www.ffo-tackle.com/Promo/Promo.cfm

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#11210355 - 11/07/15 02:54 AM Re: Crappie Spinning rod [Re: ftwfishing]
BigCaseyB206 Offline
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Registered: 10/15/08
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Loc: Grand Prairie
For the money a Berkley Cherrywood is hard to beat - about $25, but have seen them on sale at Academy before for half that.

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