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#12019548 - 01/04/17 09:19 AM Suggestions for rod
logain Offline
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Loc: Sparta, IL
Wanted to start my own thread instead of hijacking another. I know it is frowned upon, on the tech forum I am a mod on, so I figured it would be here as well.

Looking to get a 2 piece, 10' rod, to go with my new Cabela's salt strikers SS-80B. This spring/summer, my brother and I plan on hitting the Mississippi, targeting big blues and flats. The general area has produced world record blues, so I want something that is going to hold up, but not break the bank. Don't want the wife getting too upset on my purchase, either. I originally wanted TWC rods, but they don't make a 10' spinning rod, sadly. I have used Cabelas King Kat rods, for blues up to 30lb, but unsure how much more they can handle.

Driving distance options, that I can remember. There is a bait shop, near my brother, that I believe sells Team catfish, eagle claw, and Okuma rods, but do not remember what ones. Been a couple years, since I have been there.

B'n'M Silver Cat Magnum - Gander Mountain
Rippin Lips Supercat - Cabela's

There was a suggestion earlier, for Meat Hunter MHR's, but was unsure how good their lower priced model was, that I was linked.

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#12019732 - 01/04/17 10:52 AM Re: Suggestions for rod [Re: logain]
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#12019934 - 01/04/17 12:32 PM Re: Suggestions for rod [Re: logain]
logain Offline
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Thanks for the suggestion, I hadn't heard of that one before. They look to be a pretty solid option, and the price isn't horrible either. smile

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#12019953 - 01/04/17 12:42 PM Re: Suggestions for rod [Re: logain]
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#12020042 - 01/04/17 01:38 PM Re: Suggestions for rod [Re: logain]
logain Offline
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Does the tip on those show up well, at night?

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#12020102 - 01/04/17 02:08 PM Re: Suggestions for rod [Re: logain]
Txmedic033 Offline
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Originally Posted By: logain
Does the tip on those show up well, at night?


Yes it does.

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#12020125 - 01/04/17 02:25 PM Re: Suggestions for rod [Re: Txmedic033]
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i have 8 pro anglers and 2 white ugly sticks. Cant beat pro angler

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#12020158 - 01/04/17 02:46 PM Re: Suggestions for rod [Re: logain]
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#12020181 - 01/04/17 02:59 PM Re: Suggestions for rod [Re: logain]
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All of mine are Ugly Stiks, but I have heard all good and no bad about Pro Anglers. If I ever have to replace any of the US's, I'll probably try Pro Angler.
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#12021047 - 01/04/17 09:07 PM Re: Suggestions for rod [Re: logain]
logain Offline
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Seems like an overwhelming suggestion for pro angler. This is the most feedback, that I have gotten anywhere else. Thanks a bunch! laugh

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#12022824 - 01/05/17 06:10 PM Re: Suggestions for rod [Re: logain]
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#12023753 - 01/06/17 08:40 AM Re: Suggestions for rod [Re: logain]
logain Offline
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Registered: 10/10/16
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Loc: Sparta, IL
Do you guys use cork or the eva handles?

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#12023819 - 01/06/17 09:06 AM Re: Suggestions for rod [Re: logain]
wish2fish Offline
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Pro angler EVA. All the way. All stainless steel eyes, 13 I think, at least on the bait casters. Not sure about the spinning rods. I use the 8" glow sticks at night. Works great.

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#12023865 - 01/06/17 09:28 AM Re: Suggestions for rod [Re: logain]
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I really enjoy my Ugly Stik tigers for the price and durability. Has a soft enough tip to set circles and a great back bone. I have six of them.

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#12024669 - 01/06/17 03:28 PM Re: Suggestions for rod [Re: logain]
logain Offline
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I still have one of my glow sticks. I think it is a 7' model. I considered those, in 10', as well, but unsure how they would hold up to big fish. Biggest I ever caught, with those, was a 25lb blue.

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