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#11473737 - 03/12/16 07:42 PM Good spinning rod for pond casting
postoak Offline
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Registered: 07/01/10
Posts: 186
Loc: The Woodlands Township, Tx
I'm looking to add a rod to my existing three. I have one for frogs, one set up for worms or jigs and one for spinnerbaits. I want this new one to be able to cast a long way with swimbaits and crankbaits, which don't much require setting the hook. I'd ask what power and action you'd recommend for that, but since brands use different naming schemes that info would be of limited utility. Instead I'd like a specific brand/model recommendation. I am pretty sure I want a 7'6" as that adds distance. And I don't want to spend a lot -- as much below $100 as possible. I put Penn Battle II 2000s on all my rods.

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#11476133 - 03/14/16 09:44 AM Re: Good spinning rod for pond casting [Re: postoak]
Ram4bass Offline
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Registered: 10/14/13
Posts: 220
Loc: Dallas, TX
Hey postoak...

IMO if you want to spend under a bill then the only real choice is an Ugly Stik g2. I don't think you really get your money's worth until you jump up to $100 and more.

Check this link out...I think your choice of reel is right on although I prefer Shimano

http://m.thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-rod-reel-for-most-fishers/
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#11477226 - 03/14/16 04:59 PM Re: Good spinning rod for pond casting [Re: postoak]
Nathan "Bull" Montgomery Offline
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Registered: 02/23/11
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Loc: Fort Worth, Tx.
Don't think Ugly stick makes a 7'6" spinning rod for bass though. In fact I dont know of many rod companies that do. I only have 1 spinning rod so im not much help here. I prefer baitcasters.

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#11477236 - 03/14/16 05:04 PM Re: Good spinning rod for pond casting [Re: postoak]
Streetwalker Offline
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Registered: 02/28/13
Posts: 4660
Loc: Kaufman...kind of.
TFO Signature. They make them 7'6". Comes in right at $100. I'd go with a MH.
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#11477422 - 03/14/16 06:44 PM Re: Good spinning rod for pond casting [Re: postoak]
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Registered: 04/08/08
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Loc: Dallas, TX
Bargain crankbait rod from the bank options
All Star classic Spin/Poppin 7'6" Model #ASCS905SPPN I really like this rod's parabolic bend to cast shallow and mid depth crankbaits far that you'd use from the bank. Medium action/Medium power. Often found for $40 at Academy

For lipless crankbaits I like a 7" MH Abu Vendetta I like the stiffer feel of this rod for lipless cranks--usually $40 at Walmart

Another option would be the Ugly Stik Elite MODEL # USESP761M 7'6" for $50 Ugly Stik well known for their parabolic bend


Swimbait rod--Are you talking big 2 oz 10 inch swimbaits or smaller 3-5 inch swimbaits on a belly weighted hook?
Regardless, for single hook belly weighted swimbaits, I like a stiffer rod than your standard crankbait rod.
I like the Abu Vendetta 7 foot MH for 3-5 inch belly weighted swimbaits. Usually found at Wmart for $40
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#11477458 - 03/14/16 07:05 PM Re: Good spinning rod for pond casting [Re: postoak]
danwill12 Offline
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Registered: 05/30/14
Posts: 333
Loc: Florida
Take a look at ALX's line up, you might be impressed.

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#11488106 - 03/19/16 07:15 PM Re: Good spinning rod for pond casting [Re: postoak]
postoak Offline
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Registered: 07/01/10
Posts: 186
Loc: The Woodlands Township, Tx
My local Academy didn't have that many spinning rods, and none I liked, so I ordered across the internet, which in retrospect seems like a mistake. I think you need to work the rod in your hand to get a feel for the power/body and to a lesser extent, the action.

H20 Express Spinning Rod 7'3"

Once it arrived, I thought it too stiff, although I haven't mounted a reel on it yet.

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#11488142 - 03/19/16 07:30 PM Re: Good spinning rod for pond casting [Re: postoak]
postoak Offline
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Registered: 07/01/10
Posts: 186
Loc: The Woodlands Township, Tx
I've got four spinning rods now and the one I have that has the most distance capability was bought as a combo for inshore fishing, although I never have got around to using it for that. That reel felt way too big in my hands so I replaced it with a Battle II 2000. But this rod -- a Penn BTL1017S70 can sling a bait out there. Eventually, I want to get something I can cast even farther with.

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#11488178 - 03/19/16 07:48 PM Re: Good spinning rod for pond casting [Re: postoak]
postoak Offline
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Registered: 07/01/10
Posts: 186
Loc: The Woodlands Township, Tx
collincountytx - what I was trying to say is I was looking for was a rod that will cast far but pinpoint accuracy and hooksetting ability aren't as critical.

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#11488346 - 03/19/16 08:57 PM Re: Good spinning rod for pond casting [Re: postoak]
danwill12 Offline
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Registered: 05/30/14
Posts: 333
Loc: Florida
But they will be.

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#11488397 - 03/19/16 09:13 PM Re: Good spinning rod for pond casting [Re: danwill12]
postoak Offline
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Registered: 07/01/10
Posts: 186
Loc: The Woodlands Township, Tx
Originally Posted By: danwill12
But they will be.


Why do you say that? My experience has been that lures I'm casting far out and moving back to me the fish tend to hook themselves. And I'm usually casting out into open water into a not-overspecific direction.


Edited by postoak (03/20/16 09:07 AM)

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#11493412 - 03/22/16 11:32 AM Re: Good spinning rod for pond casting [Re: postoak]
6.5BR Offline
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Registered: 06/03/12
Posts: 11
I have a Penn Battle 3000, spooled up with 125 yards of fresh 30lb braid.

Used once, as I planned to use it for Catfish and Redfish, but not been back to the coast, and our river has been flooded so not been catfishing either. I did catch a few bass on it when I went out the one time using plastic worms. Smooth and strong smile

Shoot me an email at cliffcasino1@hotmail.com

$75 to your door. (Conus) As new in box

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#11493696 - 03/22/16 01:25 PM Re: Good spinning rod for pond casting [Re: postoak]
TroyKing Offline
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Registered: 09/28/14
Posts: 723
Loc: Carthage Tx
These are all great sugestions, you might try a rod I have fell in love with this year and that is the berkley shock series of rods, they have a carbon fiber blank, Premium line guide's, and are only 55.00 at Bass pro. I bought the 7'6" med light to vertical jig fish for crappie, but this rod gained my respect the first day I used it when it brought a 7lb and a 5lb bass to the boat. After the soft tip it is all backbone and power...Good luck.
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#11496946 - 03/23/16 07:11 PM Re: Good spinning rod for pond casting [Re: postoak]
6.5BR Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 06/03/12
Posts: 11
FYI, my reel sold on another site, so it's no longer available.

OP - Good luck in your choice of gear.

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#11497760 - 03/24/16 07:34 AM Re: Good spinning rod for pond casting [Re: postoak]
Brad R Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 791
Loc: Texas
Here is the Ugly Stik 7'6" model, medium power model info:

MODEL # USESP761M

50 bucks.

Yes, you are correct: for long casts, the 7'6" rod will give you that extra leverage.

Yes, you don't want or need a fast tip or an over-powered rod for casting crankbaits. Setting a treble hook is different than a 4/0 hook in a T-Rig. The fish will hook themselves. Even the type of fishing line can be different.

Funny about these Ugly Stiks. I once saw a review of various rods and the guy set up an experiment to see at what resistance they snapped. He recorded the rods' various breaking points with the exception of one: an Ugly Stik. There, he placed an asterisk with an explanation that he could never get it to break.

I have a 6'6" one, don't use them myself regularly as they don't have enough feel for how I normally fish. But, one of the instances I would use an Ugly Stik, if I were limited to a low dollar amount, is the circumstances you are describing.

Brad

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