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#12260774 - 05/24/17 11:36 AM Best crappie rod for $70 or less? // High-vis line
Bobby Hauer Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/18/17
Posts: 11
Loc: Coppell, TX
Hey yall, so I'm looking at getting a new rod pretty soon. As of now I'm primarily using my 7' medium-light, fast action, 13 omen rod. Its the best rod I currently have for crappie. As a bass fisherman making my way into crappie, I want a complete set up for around $100. The 13 Omen is a good rod, but the fast action is definitely too fast. I've lost several fish due to the quick action of the rod. It's great for bass, but too overpowering for crappie. As any typical fisherman, I've spent plenty of time online looking at my options. I'm really considering the bass pro Crappie max rod, or the Lews Wally Marshall pro series. I'd like a rod that is good for vertical jigging (which is how I primarily spend my time), but I can still shoot docks with. Any suggestions/input would be greatly appreciated.

On another note, when I get this new set-up, I've decided to spool it up with some high-vis line. Any brand recommendations would be appreciated.

Thanks for reading, and as always...happy hunting


Edited by Bobby Hauer (05/24/17 11:37 AM)

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#12260781 - 05/24/17 11:41 AM Re: Best crappie rod for $70 or less? // High-vis line [Re: Bobby Hauer]
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Registered: 11/08/07
Posts: 13284
Loc: Irving, Texas
You can't go wrong with a Wally Marshall crappie rod and his high vis line in 6 pound. You will get a bunch of different suggestions so it's really up to what you think would work best for you.
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#12260905 - 05/24/17 12:35 PM Re: Best crappie rod for $70 or less? // High-vis line [Re: Bobby Hauer]
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Registered: 05/08/07
Posts: 2677
Loc: Belton, TX
You can't go wrong with a Proangler rod. The 8ft foam handle is $48 and the 6.5ft cork handle is $49. For vertical jiggin the 8ft is best and I shoot docks with it at times. http://proanglertackle.com/CrappieRods.htm FREE SHIPPING
For a reel, the Quantum Optix 10 from Academy, $19.99 is a good reel that will hold up well.
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#12260959 - 05/24/17 01:14 PM Re: Best crappie rod for $70 or less? // High-vis line [Re: Bobby Hauer]
Nick2021 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/05/12
Posts: 59
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Pro Angler rod....very nice rods.

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#12261101 - 05/24/17 02:26 PM Re: Best crappie rod for $70 or less? // High-vis line [Re: Bobby Hauer]
Harleyrockstar Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/30/15
Posts: 277
Loc: Leander
Pro angler!

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#12261178 - 05/24/17 03:15 PM Re: Best crappie rod for $70 or less? // High-vis line [Re: Bobby Hauer]
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Pro Angler

Registered: 01/07/12
Posts: 999
Loc: McKinney, Texas
Feel free to read the 4 page thread on ACC versus Pro Angler.

There are fans in both camps.

It is ultimately a personal preference.

You cant go wrong with either one.

Good Luck and welcome to Crappie Fishing.

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#12261205 - 05/24/17 03:33 PM Re: Best crappie rod for $70 or less? // High-vis line [Re: Bobby Hauer]
crope1 Offline
Ronnie Hurt'em Roberts

Registered: 05/20/10
Posts: 6586
Loc: mansfield,tx
Originally Posted By: Bobby Hauer
Hey yall, so I'm looking at getting a new rod pretty soon. As of now I'm primarily using my 7' medium-light, fast action, 13 omen rod. Its the best rod I currently have for crappie. As a bass fisherman making my way into crappie, I want a complete set up for around $100. The 13 Omen is a good rod, but the fast action is definitely too fast. I've lost several fish due to the quick action of the rod. It's great for bass, but too overpowering for crappie. As any typical fisherman, I've spent plenty of time online looking at my options. I'm really considering the bass pro Crappie max rod, or the Lews Wally Marshall pro series. I'd like a rod that is good for vertical jigging (which is how I primarily spend my time), but I can still shoot docks with. Any suggestions/input would be greatly appreciated.

On another note, when I get this new set-up, I've decided to spool it up with some high-vis line. Any brand recommendations would be appreciated.

Thanks for reading, and as always...happy hunting
welcome to the forum!

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#12261300 - 05/24/17 04:23 PM Re: Best crappie rod for $70 or less? // High-vis line [Re: Nick2021]
Big_CatEM Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 12/26/05
Posts: 3401
Loc: Keller Area
Originally Posted By: Nick2021
Pro Angler rod....very nice rods.


This ^^^^

And Mr. Crappie, high-vis 6-8 lb test. Braided lines with a monofilament leader is fine for longer rods and fishing piles out on the lake, but for marinas, I prefer straight Mr. Crappie mono.
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#12261452 - 05/24/17 06:05 PM Re: Best crappie rod for $70 or less? // High-vis line [Re: Bobby Hauer]
Mike S. Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/23/09
Posts: 74
Loc: Tomball, Tx
I'm on board with the Pro Angler guys after getting to try one out here a while back. For high vis line I really like the Suffix Siege in Neon Tangerine.

Mike

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#12261959 - 05/25/17 12:06 AM Re: Best crappie rod for $70 or less? // High-vis line [Re: Bobby Hauer]
Bobby Hauer Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/18/17
Posts: 11
Loc: Coppell, TX
Thank you all for your help! It sounds like I need to look into Pro Angler haha. Hopefully, successful updates here to come

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#12261964 - 05/25/17 12:25 AM Re: Best crappie rod for $70 or less? // High-vis line [Re: Bobby Hauer]
Tc24 Online   content
Angler

Registered: 08/05/16
Posts: 392
Loc: Dallas texas
The B'n'M Sam Heaton Super sensitive Crappie rods are really nice too for under 70.00 Check out the reviews... http://t.basspro.com/BnM-Sam-Heaton-Super-Sensitive-Jig-Rod/product/7418/


Edited by Tc24 (05/25/17 09:12 AM)
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#12262244 - 05/25/17 08:54 AM Re: Best crappie rod for $70 or less? // High-vis line [Re: Mike S.]
pepop Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 04/22/09
Posts: 6947
Loc: Chandler, Texas
Originally Posted By: Mike S.
I'm on board with the Pro Angler guys after getting to try one out here a while back. For high vis line I really like the Suffix Siege in Neon Tangerine.

Mike


SPOT ON for the whole package!

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#12262263 - 05/25/17 09:04 AM Re: Best crappie rod for $70 or less? // High-vis line [Re: Bobby Hauer]
Tgh523 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/19/16
Posts: 60
Loc: Tx/Bonham
Proangler Rods!!!!!!!!

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#12262693 - 05/25/17 01:18 PM Re: Best crappie rod for $70 or less? // High-vis line [Re: Bobby Hauer]
TakeTheBait Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 09/19/12
Posts: 47
Loc: Plano, Tx
Just got a ProAngler rod and its fantastic! Also I really like Vicious Fishing 6# Panfish Line Hi-Vis Yellow
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#12262730 - 05/25/17 01:40 PM Re: Best crappie rod for $70 or less? // High-vis line [Re: Bobby Hauer]
Fishbonz Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 4573
Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
welcome

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