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#11286431 - 12/16/15 04:10 PM New crappie rod for Christmas?
z7x374 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 10/20/13
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Looking for suggestions on a new crappie rod for christmas. I want a 9 footer and already have bass pro brands, b&m and pro angler rods. Whats the latest and greatest?

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#11286462 - 12/16/15 04:24 PM Re: New crappie rod for Christmas? [Re: z7x374]
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G-Rod has a GREAT 9' rod
Belinda & I have both been using them to fish deep
Click the logo in my signature and have a look at them. We are the only ones that have any left right now I believe.
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#11286560 - 12/16/15 05:05 PM Re: New crappie rod for Christmas? [Re: z7x374]
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Registered: 12/16/13
Posts: 216
Loc: Plano, TX
G-Rod is a good one. I have the 10'6" and love it. Still love my Pro Anglers too though.

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#11286570 - 12/16/15 05:13 PM Re: New crappie rod for Christmas? [Re: z7x374]
txtider Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/10/07
Posts: 1205
Got me a 9 and a 7 g rod ! Liked the 9 a lot will try the seven on Saturday! Sure feels mighty nice !

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#11286580 - 12/16/15 05:17 PM Re: New crappie rod for Christmas? [Re: z7x374]
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Registered: 01/07/12
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Loc: McKinney, Texas
I love BnM, Pro Angler, and I just got a couple G-Rods but have not fished with them yet.

However, I am a huge TICA rod fan.

Check out the Libra series:

http://www.ticaamerica.com/rods/fresh-water/libra-smha

Good Luck!
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#11286585 - 12/16/15 05:20 PM Re: New crappie rod for Christmas? [Re: z7x374]
larry mays Offline
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Registered: 11/24/14
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Loc: Winnsboro, Texas
All I have heard about the G-ROD is good, but one that is lower in price is Lew's pro rod series. Its new for this year and worth looking at. Like you I plan to get one of them by Christmas, but have not fish with either.

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#11286801 - 12/16/15 07:02 PM Re: New crappie rod for Christmas? [Re: z7x374]
Retired&Free2Fish Offline
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Registered: 04/06/06
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Loc: Near Crappie Waters
Falcon has some new rods on their site called the slab series that you may want to check out also.
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#11286985 - 12/16/15 08:19 PM Re: New crappie rod for Christmas? [Re: z7x374]
mrider Offline
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Registered: 03/19/12
Posts: 22
Loc: East texas
I was at Thermocline Lures today and felt the 9 ft G rod very nice rod and light weight.

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#11287217 - 12/16/15 10:16 PM Re: New crappie rod for Christmas? [Re: z7x374]
msg_f91 Offline
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Registered: 05/01/12
Posts: 188
I had a question about the 7 ft crappie G Rod, I saw online someone mention that the rod would be a nice all around ML action rod besides crappie, would the 7 ft ML crappie be ok to double as a drop shot rod for bass and jig rod for crappie?

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#11287379 - 12/17/15 06:19 AM Re: New crappie rod for Christmas? [Re: msg_f91]
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Registered: 11/26/02
Posts: 2947
Loc: Yantis, TX
Originally Posted By: msg_f91
I had a question about the 7 ft crappie G Rod, I saw online someone mention that the rod would be a nice all around ML action rod besides crappie, would the 7 ft ML crappie be ok to double as a drop shot rod for bass and jig rod for crappie?


My thoughts is that the ML might be a bit to soft for dropshoting. I would at least like a medium weight.
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#11287437 - 12/17/15 07:19 AM Re: New crappie rod for Christmas? [Re: z7x374]
TroyKing Offline
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Registered: 09/28/14
Posts: 1223
Loc: Carthage Tx
Im forced to be a finesse fisherman because of an arm Iinjury. For a cast and retrieve presentation I have gone to med light action rods on much of my fishing. I really like a moderate to mod/fast tip. I love to drop shot for bass, but these rods work really well now that I crappie fish most of the time.As far as vertical presentation jig fishing they work also...however I have a lot to learn about there.
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#11287817 - 12/17/15 09:58 AM Re: New crappie rod for Christmas? [Re: z7x374]
red snappa Offline
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Registered: 04/15/12
Posts: 529
Loc: Diana,TX
After putting my first 7' G-rod to the test, I was sold! These are truly great rods and I now own the 5', 7', and 9'. I have fished with most rods on the market, but the G-rod quickly became my favorite. I cannot say enough about the sensitivity and toughness of these rods!
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#11287922 - 12/17/15 10:51 AM Re: New crappie rod for Christmas? [Re: z7x374]
Laner Offline
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Registered: 02/26/07
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Loc: Joshua, TX
If you want the best, I would go with a G Rod. If you want top notch within a blue collar budget, I would go with Pro Angler. I am sending you a PM of the dealer I would contact in the DFW area.
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#11293621 - 12/20/15 12:49 PM Re: New crappie rod for Christmas? [Re: msg_f91]
txtider Online   content
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Registered: 01/10/07
Posts: 1205
Originally Posted By: msg_f91
I had a question about the 7 ft crappie G Rod, I saw online someone mention that the rod would be a nice all around ML action rod besides crappie, would the 7 ft ML crappie be ok to double as a drop shot rod for bass and jig rod for crappie?
. Fished the 7ft grod yesterday . It would make a great drop shot rod in my opinion ! I have several dropshot rods to compare it to .

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