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#11308976 - 12/28/15 07:22 PM Rod for Father in Law - bad shoulder
RedShadWorm Offline
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Any recommendations for a rod in the $100 area for my father-in-law.

He's a good fisherman that won a boat on Toledo Bend back many years ago.

Here is the catch. 73 years old now, with rotator cuff surgery. Need something with a really whippy tip so he can get some distance with the shoulder. Something light is weight would be helpful as well.

I bought him a Revo S and a Veritas rod for Christmas but the rod is too stiff for him to use effectively. Rod will be paired with the Revo.

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#11308984 - 12/28/15 07:29 PM Re: Rod for Father in Law - bad shoulder [Re: RedShadWorm]
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Falcon Bucoo or even better a Lowrider if you can go 150.00
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#11308986 - 12/28/15 07:33 PM Re: Rod for Father in Law - bad shoulder [Re: RedShadWorm]
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Falcon Bucoo

Definitely go with this one! I'd say a medium-heavy or a medium will him well. These rods are freakishly light and sensitive. For the price, there isn't a better rod on the market. They hold up well too. There's also tons of different models to choose from and I know you'll be able to find something he can use.
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#11309032 - 12/28/15 07:55 PM Re: Rod for Father in Law - bad shoulder [Re: RedShadWorm]
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#11309040 - 12/28/15 07:56 PM Re: Rod for Father in Law - bad shoulder [Re: RedShadWorm]
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If you can go to $150, you'll be really glad you did. These rods are not only sensitive as hell, but you'd be hard pressed to find a lighter rod for the price. The 7'3 M has a VERY whippy tip on it. These rods are the 1st ones I've ever come across that I would ever buy over a Falcon in the same price range.

http://www.tforods.com/conventional-rods/gary-loomis-tactical-series/bass-rods.html#.VoHnrPkrKUk

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#11310866 - 12/29/15 06:31 PM Re: Rod for Father in Law - bad shoulder [Re: RedShadWorm]
Mudman63 Offline
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In addition to the rods mentioned above, he should consider casting side arm. Worked great for me while a rotator cuff injury healed. Good luck!

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#11311123 - 12/29/15 08:51 PM Re: Rod for Father in Law - bad shoulder [Re: RedShadWorm]
fish 'till I drop Offline
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Registered: 09/20/08
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Does he fish a lake with heavy cover/grass, or fairly open water where a spinning outfit would work?

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#11311138 - 12/29/15 08:57 PM Re: Rod for Father in Law - bad shoulder [Re: RedShadWorm]
RedShadWorm Offline
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Some really good feedback here. I appreciate it. I think I will go with the TFO. I really appreciate all of the insights.

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