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American Rodsmith - Can these saltwater rods be used for freshwater? #13733668 10/17/20 01:14 AM
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These were my uncles rods. I cannot find anything on these rods. They are salt water rods, but I was thinking I can use them for freshwater. Any thoughts on this?

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Re: American Rodsmith - Can these saltwater rods be used for freshwater? [Re: Strat-a-Caster] #13733677 10/17/20 01:20 AM
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Re: American Rodsmith - Can these saltwater rods be used for freshwater? [Re: Strat-a-Caster] #13733726 10/17/20 02:06 AM
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No the freshwater will melt them.

Re: American Rodsmith - Can these saltwater rods be used for freshwater? [Re: wh2004] #13733745 10/17/20 02:22 AM
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Originally Posted by wh2004
No the freshwater will melt them.

Haha, I guess I asked for that. I mean is there any performance reason those rods would not work as well as a "bass" rod.

Re: American Rodsmith - Can these saltwater rods be used for freshwater? [Re: Strat-a-Caster] #13733973 10/17/20 12:48 PM
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As long as you only use 4# line, tiny 1" grubs, and fish from a small Jon boat you will be fine. Otherwise you are just trying to be a "He Man"


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Re: American Rodsmith - Can these saltwater rods be used for freshwater? [Re: ReelSlow] #13733978 10/17/20 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by ReelSlow
As long as you only use 4# line, tiny 1" grubs, and fish from a small Jon boat you will be fine. Otherwise you are just trying to be a "He Man"


roflmao roflmao roflmao

That going to go over the heads of some.

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Does it say salt water rod on it somewhere?


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Re: American Rodsmith - Can these saltwater rods be used for freshwater? [Re: outfishdya] #13734003 10/17/20 01:27 PM
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Dang haha, ok yall have made yourself clear. Saltwater only LOL.

Re: American Rodsmith - Can these saltwater rods be used for freshwater? [Re: Strat-a-Caster] #13734128 10/17/20 03:34 PM
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those look just like my rodsmith bass rods, have one in the mh/fast and still use it off and on after about 15 yrs. of having it.


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Re: American Rodsmith - Can these saltwater rods be used for freshwater? [Re: Strat-a-Caster] #13734240 10/17/20 06:45 PM
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Just curious - graphite or fiberglass? I fished with a 50 year old glass rod recently and liked it.

Re: American Rodsmith - Can these saltwater rods be used for freshwater? [Re: Strat-a-Caster] #13734546 10/18/20 01:42 AM
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You can absolutely use those rods for fresh water. They may not be stiff enough to use as a worm rod but it is impossible to tell without handling one.

Just looking at the label on them the top one looks like it would be a good rod for crankbaits & spinnerbaits. The bottom rod has a lower weight rating but should still be good for treble hooked baits. You don't need a rod with a lot of backbone for treble hooked lures.

I don't think either one of them are stiff enough to adequately set the hook with a Texas rigged or C-rigged soft plastic bait.



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Re: American Rodsmith - Can these saltwater rods be used for freshwater? [Re: tmd11111] #13736877 10/20/20 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by tmd11111
Originally Posted by ReelSlow
As long as you only use 4# line, tiny 1" grubs, and fish from a small Jon boat you will be fine. Otherwise you are just trying to be a "He Man"


roflmao roflmao roflmao

That going to go over the heads of some.


It will get some looking for the post that explains it! gumshoe


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Originally Posted by BigDozer66
Originally Posted by tmd11111
Originally Posted by ReelSlow
As long as you only use 4# line, tiny 1" grubs, and fish from a small Jon boat you will be fine. Otherwise you are just trying to be a "He Man"


roflmao roflmao roflmao

That going to go over the heads of some.


It will get some looking for the post that explains it! gumshoe


Won't be able to find them. Seems Goober (GRUBEN) got banned and his entertaining threads did too.

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Originally Posted by tmd11111
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Originally Posted by tmd11111
Originally Posted by ReelSlow
As long as you only use 4# line, tiny 1" grubs, and fish from a small Jon boat you will be fine. Otherwise you are just trying to be a "He Man"


roflmao roflmao roflmao

That going to go over the heads of some.


It will get some looking for the post that explains it! gumshoe


Won't be able to find them. Seems Goober (GRUBEN) got banned and his entertaining threads did too.


What? hmmm

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