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#11514696 - 03/31/16 07:20 PM need some rod and reel advice
ke4hzc Offline
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Registered: 03/22/12
Posts: 35
I haven't been fishing for almost two years due to heart problems, but I'm about ready to wet a line again. I want to get a new spinning reel, but there are so many not sure which way to go. I was thinking about a g.loomis rod, but not sure if they are worth the expense. I have a falcon and St. Croix rods which I really like.
I don't have a boat so my fishing is from shore. Mostly for bass cats or actually anything that will grab the hook. Thank you very much for any advice you can provide.

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#11516562 - 04/01/16 04:09 PM Re: need some rod and reel advice [Re: ke4hzc]
Ram4bass Offline
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Registered: 10/14/13
Posts: 220
Loc: Dallas, TX
When I bank fish (and use a spinning rod) I use a G. Loomis IMX med 6'6" paired with a Shimano Stradic Ci4 in 1000 size. 20lb braid w floro leader. I know it's overkill, but I love to fish. It's the best spinning setup I've ever had.

If you don't want to spend $220 on a reel then I suggest Shimano Sahara @$79 or Pflueger President @$59.
Either one is great and hard to beat for the price.

Hope this helps !!
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#11516711 - 04/01/16 05:31 PM Re: need some rod and reel advice [Re: ke4hzc]
Nathan "Bull" Montgomery Offline
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Registered: 02/23/11
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Loc: Fort Worth, Tx.
A $500+ setup for bank fishing!?!?! Good Lord lol. Bet my $150 combo catches as many fish. I can see it for tournament fishing but from the bank it just doesnt make any sense to me.

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#11516713 - 04/01/16 05:32 PM Re: need some rod and reel advice [Re: ke4hzc]
Nathan "Bull" Montgomery Offline
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Registered: 02/23/11
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Loc: Fort Worth, Tx.
Your line choice is spot on though. Braid is so nice on a spinning reel!

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#11516873 - 04/01/16 06:40 PM Re: need some rod and reel advice [Re: ke4hzc]
Ram4bass Offline
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Registered: 10/14/13
Posts: 220
Loc: Dallas, TX
Haha!! There is actually a man named Rudy on this site that fishes a very inexpensive combo and catches tones more than I do!

But I'm a fishing nut. Don't drink. Don't smoke. Just spend too much on tackle!! But when I fish my Shimano, TFOs, Orvis, etc....it is just a pleasure.

Bull, you are absolutely correct...the fish don't care. Tou can fish a Zebco and catch just as many as I do. But I'll still take my Stradic please.

Tight lines to you all!!

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#11517132 - 04/01/16 09:28 PM Re: need some rod and reel advice [Re: ke4hzc]
ke4hzc Offline
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Registered: 03/22/12
Posts: 35
Thank you so far for the advice. I might stick with a St Croix rod. Have to get a new one because the one I have now is a bait caster and I am terrible at using a bait cast reel. I always end up with a backlash.

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#11569469 - 04/27/16 03:44 PM Re: need some rod and reel advice [Re: ke4hzc]
Capt Craig Offline
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Registered: 08/25/09
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Falcon and St Croix are awesome rods. I have owned just about every rod at some point, but I have never sold any of my Falcons and Croixs!

If you are having issues with the baitcaster, it could be the reel and not you. The reel needs to be adjusted to prevent free spinning when casting or the lure is falling through the water. Turn the brakes and the tension on the reels so that the lure has to unwind the line and simply the weight of the lure won't cause a free spin and backlash!
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