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Advice on best rod/reel combos with what I have #13696850 09/10/20 08:56 PM
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College student, just bought my first boat and unfortunately most of my money went/is going towards boat stuff that rather than my fishing gear and tackle...funny how that works.

I'm slowly building my tackle and gear arsenal as finances allow, but here's what I have right now:

Rods:
- Powell Max3D 7'2" Extra Fast
- St Croix Mojo Bass 7'4" Heavy Fast
- Johnny Morris Signature 6'6" (Think it's medium heavy, not sure about action, just an old rod i found in the garage...)
- St Croix Mojo Bass 7'1" Medium Fast (Spinning)

Reels:
- Shimano Curado 200i 7.2
- Shimano Curado 200i 6.3
- Daiwa Tatula SV TW 8.1
- Shimano Nexave Spinning


So, my questions are this: What reel should I pair with what rod? (Obviously the spinning stuff is paired). I'm looking to be able to throw just about every technique with what I have now. So just looking for the best rod/reel/line combos to be able to maximize the amount of techniques I can throw. I mainly throw T-Rigs, Spooks, Jigs, Chatterbaits, Cranks, Lipless cranks, Wacky/Neko Rigs, Shakey heads, and spinnerbaits.

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Re: Advice on best rod/reel combos with what I have [Re: drosey44] #13696872 09/10/20 09:08 PM
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Put the 200 6.3 on the Johnny Morris. Lower speed reel and more flex on the rod = topwater or crankbait. Tatula on whatever rod you want to jig or carolina rig. Put the220 7.2 on what's left for TR or swim baits, etc. That ought to get you started. Once you get a feel for how they cast and how sensitive each rod is you may want to switch them out.

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Re: Advice on best rod/reel combos with what I have [Re: drosey44] #13696964 09/10/20 10:54 PM
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Put the reels on the rods that feel best to you. All fishermen are different.


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Re: Advice on best rod/reel combos with what I have [Re: drosey44] #13698068 09/12/20 02:31 AM
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Iā€™d put the Tatula on the 7ā€™4 Heavy for jigs/tx rig/ any hard hook set style application.
Next, Iā€™d put the 200i 6.3 on the 6ā€™6 for jerkbait/squarebill/topwater
Lastly, put the 200i 7.2 on the 7ā€™2 for spinnerbait/Chatterbait/swim jig/ basically anything else.


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