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

Registered: 03/29/16
Posts: 137
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
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Registered: 06/04/08
Posts: 9523
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
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Registered: 07/09/14
Posts: 704
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
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 1747
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 Online   content
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Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 14274
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

#12649450 - 02/27/18 11:37 AM Re: Spinning rod for wife [Re: pwarren]
Mudbone Offline
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Registered: 07/23/03
Posts: 1226
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 Online   sleepy
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Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 5237
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: 24
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 Online   content

Registered: 12/03/10
Posts: 275
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 Online   content

Registered: 10/15/17
Posts: 114
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
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Registered: 01/20/18
Posts: 9
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 Online   content
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Registered: 12/02/12
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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: 169
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"
Jim C.

#12650040 - 02/27/18 04:39 PM Re: Spinning rod for wife [Re: pwarren]
RiveraTackleCo. Online   content
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Registered: 02/29/08
Posts: 6403
Loc: fort worth,texas
MajorCraft NanoAce Don Iovino Custom Finesse. Perfect for what you are describing your needs are. Let me know thanks!

#12650062 - 02/27/18 04:48 PM Re: Spinning rod for wife [Re: pwarren]
BAllen91 Offline

Registered: 03/28/17
Posts: 94
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.
The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.


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