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#12816213 - 07/04/18 01:23 PM Help choosing Alabama/umbrella rod
Choogie Chunker Offline
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Registered: 06/30/09
Posts: 951
Loc: Lufkin Tx
I don’t want to spend a fortune on one as I’m not sure how much I’ll use it, but want a decent one too. I’ve narrowed it down to these. But if someone wants to suggest another in the $125 or less range I’ll gladly consider it too. I have seen others but have not used any by them such as the Skeet Reese rods or Ardent to name a couple.
http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Abu_Garcia_Veritas_Casting_Rods/descpage-AGVR.html
7’9” heavy

http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Denali_Swimbait_Series_Casting_Rods/descpage-DSSC.html
7’10” extra heavy


http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Dobyns_Fury_Casting_Rods/descpage-DFC.html
8’ heavy

http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/St_Croix_Bass_X_Casting_Rods/descpage-TCX.html
7’10” heavy

Thanks for any and all help
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#12816223 - 07/04/18 01:33 PM Re: Help choosing Alabama/umbrella rod [Re: Choogie Chunker]
i-Fish Online   content
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Posts: 944
Dobyns Fury 795SB
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#12816246 - 07/04/18 01:47 PM Re: Help choosing Alabama/umbrella rod [Re: i-Fish]
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Loc: Lufkin, Texas USA
Originally Posted By: i-Fish
Dobyns Fury 795SB


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#12816270 - 07/04/18 02:08 PM Re: Help choosing Alabama/umbrella rod [Re: Choogie Chunker]
Choogie Chunker Offline
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Registered: 06/30/09
Posts: 951
Loc: Lufkin Tx
Thanks I was leaning toward Dobyns fury but thought the heavy was needed.
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'91 Skeeter 200SX Yamaha 200
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It's hard to stumble when you're on your knees.
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I'm not old. My bobbers just float a little lower than they used to.




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#12816293 - 07/04/18 02:23 PM Re: Help choosing Alabama/umbrella rod [Re: Choogie Chunker]
the skipper Offline
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Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 4083
Loc: nederland, TX
The 795 is a great rod. Depending on how heavy the rig is the 805 might be better though

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#12816470 - 07/04/18 05:04 PM Re: Help choosing Alabama/umbrella rod [Re: Choogie Chunker]
Choogie Chunker Offline
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Registered: 06/30/09
Posts: 951
Loc: Lufkin Tx
Y’all might get a kick out of this. I was going to order some a rigs when I order the rod. But I’d made some a while back but didn’t turn out so well, probably 3 times heavier than store bought ones. The wife saw me carrying the postal scales to the shop to weigh them. She came out to see what I was doing. Said she thought I might have started selling drugs to pay for my fishing habit. Still don’t know what they weigh. The flap on the box it was in came open and it fell on the driveway. New battery and it still won’t work.


Edited by Choogie Chunker (07/04/18 05:06 PM)
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'91 Skeeter 200SX Yamaha 200
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It's hard to stumble when you're on your knees.
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I'm not old. My bobbers just float a little lower than they used to.




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#12816531 - 07/04/18 06:11 PM Re: Help choosing Alabama/umbrella rod [Re: Choogie Chunker]
i-Fish Online   content
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Ouch.

My wife has resigned herself to the fact that I am addicted and just lets me carry on with my vice.
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#12816736 - 07/04/18 09:19 PM Re: Help choosing Alabama/umbrella rod [Re: Choogie Chunker]
Choogie Chunker Offline
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Registered: 06/30/09
Posts: 951
Loc: Lufkin Tx
Mine too. For the most part she encourages me to do what I enjoy. She has jokingly put me on “Academy restriction” though... lol
She doesn’t know about Tackle Warehouse yet though. 😎


Edited by Choogie Chunker (07/04/18 09:21 PM)
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'91 Skeeter 200SX Yamaha 200
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It's hard to stumble when you're on your knees.
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I'm not old. My bobbers just float a little lower than they used to.




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