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Spinning setup for Crappie/Panfish #13443659 02/18/20 10:38 PM
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Any suggestions for a decent crappie/panfish spinning rod & reel. I mainly fish for bass from a kayak, but would like to catch some crappie & other panfish also from time to time. Thinking something like a 6' to 7' medium light to light power rod & smaller profile spinning reel would work for most areas I fish. Just not sure where to start other than random combos i've seen online. I do not buy really cheap, or really high end gear. I guess i am somewhere in the middle. Any suggestions appreciated.


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Re: Spinning setup for Crappie/Panfish [Re: YakfishinTx81] #13444096 02/19/20 01:08 PM
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Don`t overthink it.Anything in the light to med action on rods & as far as Reels go the smaller the series Number the better.You don`t need a 4500 series to catch a crappie. 2cents

Re: Spinning setup for Crappie/Panfish [Re: YakfishinTx81] #13445088 02/20/20 02:30 AM
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I agree with Fishbonz on the light to medium action. Best to go somewhere and put your hands on several different ones til you find one you like.

For the reel recommendation, you can't go wrong with a Pflueger President XT in the 20 or 25 size. In my opinion, they're the best bangs for the buck in a spinning reel.

Re: Spinning setup for Crappie/Panfish [Re: YakfishinTx81] #13445530 02/20/20 04:21 PM
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Thanks y'all, I know it's personal preference more than anything, just wondering what others were using, liked, etc... I will check the Pflueger Pres XT out. Cheers


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Re: Spinning setup for Crappie/Panfish [Re: YakfishinTx81] #13445664 02/20/20 06:14 PM
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Pflueger president are great for the price range or a stepdown to trion also very good . I have 2 prezs and 3 trions. . A little size 20 (200) pres and a light action rod are awesome.

Re: Spinning setup for Crappie/Panfish [Re: YakfishinTx81] #13446550 02/21/20 02:43 PM
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Love Pflueger Presidents. Have two of them myself.

Re: Spinning setup for Crappie/Panfish [Re: YakfishinTx81] #13446560 02/21/20 02:52 PM
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Shimano 500/1000, B&M 7-8 foot,...$75

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