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#12649364 - 02/27/18 10:51 AM Spinning rod for wife
pwarren Offline

Registered: 03/29/16
Posts: 150
Loc: Lakeside, TX
I'm looking to upgrade the rod/reel setup that my wife uses. She currently has an Abu Garcia Ike Dude Spinning Rod and Reel Combo that is a 6 ft medium power and moderate action. She has had that rod/reel a couple years and it's getting close to falling apart. I recently bought her a Pflueger President reel but now I'm looking to get her a new rod. She mostly fishes with crankbaits but I want a rod that she can wacky rig a senko or even drop shot every once in a while. I was looking into the Falcon Bucoo 7' medium heavy with a moderate fast tip. I want to stick in the $100 or less price range for this rod since she doesn't fish as much as I do and I rarely use spinning rods. Any suggestions or have I already found the rod to buy?

#12649397 - 02/27/18 11:11 AM Re: Spinning rod for wife [Re: pwarren]
Bass&More Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 06/04/08
Posts: 10300
Loc: Jack County
look at OKUMA rods and reels at Olsens Sporting Goods in Lake Worth. peep

#12649413 - 02/27/18 11:21 AM Re: Spinning rod for wife [Re: pwarren]
RonL Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/09/14
Posts: 740
Loc: W.Texas
Cabelas has several different brands that are good for under $100.00 . They have a Lews spincaster with a 6' IM7 graphite blank for $59.99 . I've really noticed spincaster are really getting popular .

#12649433 - 02/27/18 11:28 AM Re: Spinning rod for wife [Re: pwarren]
Brad R Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 1950
Loc: Texas
St Croix has several models that I'd highly recommend (Mojo and Premier) but all are in the $130 range. Catch a sale and it could be different. Or, take a look here and see if anyone is selling one.

I did want to add that I think she might be happier with a Medium action, not an MH, perhaps something in the 6'6" length.

This is more a recommendation if she uses proper technique with spinning tackle, lets the rod load up and tire the fish a bit, then reel down on rod to take up any line won in the tug of war. If she uses spinning tackle like a bait caster, then MH might be better.


#12649439 - 02/27/18 11:32 AM Re: Spinning rod for wife [Re: pwarren]
collincountytx Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 16653
Loc: Dallas, TX
AllStar Classic series spinning rods at Academy Sports--usually $49.99 but see them on clearance for $29 regularly.

She might prefer the ASLite series from All Star Rods

The Longhorns are back

#12649450 - 02/27/18 11:37 AM Re: Spinning rod for wife [Re: pwarren]
Mudbone Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/23/03
Posts: 1321
Loc: Cuney, Texas
I got one of the Lews rods for my daughter and she loves it. The handle is like a golf grip and she landed a 9 lb hybrid on Palestine with it.

#12649655 - 02/27/18 01:32 PM Re: Spinning rod for wife [Re: pwarren]
SteezMacQueen Offline
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Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 6167
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
I just bought an Academy Ethos H2O Nano spinning rod (reg $99.00) and a Quantum Energy spinning reel (reg $69.99) for less than $50 out the door. Academy has 50% off the clearance prices right now. So....around 75% off.
Eat. Sleep. Fish.

#12649688 - 02/27/18 01:47 PM Re: Spinning rod for wife [Re: pwarren]
JDV Offline

Registered: 11/13/17
Posts: 29
Loc: Austin, TX
Dobyns Colt or Fury series 703sf, or if she wants a shorter rod, 663sf.

Edited by JDV (02/27/18 01:48 PM)

#12649709 - 02/27/18 02:00 PM Re: Spinning rod for wife [Re: pwarren]
5PounderOnAFrog Offline

Registered: 12/03/10
Posts: 354
Loc: Conroe
My wife wanted a pink rod and I got her the Okuma Calynn which can be found on Tackledirect for $50. Took me forever to find a pink rod that was not either a piece of junk or >$100. If the wife doesn't care about the color then I'd go for the Bucoo for sure. Love my Bucoo spinning rod.

#12649726 - 02/27/18 02:12 PM Re: Spinning rod for wife [Re: pwarren]
lucky55 Offline

Registered: 10/15/17
Posts: 197
Loc: Moody, TEXAS
The lews combos are perfect. My wife has them and I use them sometimes also, great for the cost.

#12649743 - 02/27/18 02:24 PM Re: Spinning rod for wife [Re: pwarren]
Carlos795 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 01/20/18
Posts: 10
Fenwick Rods...I just bought my wife a rod and reel combo for $100. Fenwick's are great.

#12649761 - 02/27/18 02:33 PM Re: Spinning rod for wife [Re: pwarren]
lconn4 Offline
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Registered: 12/02/12
Posts: 10153
Loc: Cherokee County
A good rule of angling philosphy is not to interfere with another fisherman's ways of being happy, unless you want to be hated.

Zane Grey, Tales of Fishes, 1919

#12650016 - 02/27/18 04:30 PM Re: Spinning rod for wife [Re: JDV]
TinRangerJim Offline

Registered: 03/09/16
Posts: 246
Loc: Cedar Creek Lake
Originally Posted By: JDV
Dobyns Colt or Fury series 703sf, or if she wants a shorter rod, 663sf.

Dobyns also makes a 6'9" in the Colt series, CL693SF
"Rip Some Lips"
Nevadan by birth, Texan by choice
Jim C.

#12650040 - 02/27/18 04:39 PM Re: Spinning rod for wife [Re: pwarren]
RiveraTackleCo. Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 02/29/08
Posts: 6596
Loc: fort worth,texas
MajorCraft NanoAce Don Iovino Custom Finesse. Perfect for what you are describing your needs are. Let me know thanks!
uno uno seis

#12650062 - 02/27/18 04:48 PM Re: Spinning rod for wife [Re: pwarren]
LakeGilmerGuide Offline

Registered: 03/28/17
Posts: 150
I have a cashions spinning rod that my wife likes to use and I like it too. I made the mistake of urging her to learn to use a bait she'll grab one of my rods off the deck and I cringe thinking about to backlash I'll be picking out..or the lure to the back of the head.


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