Crappie and perch: I use ultra lights spinning rods with 4 lb test. My favorite is a 7.5' Loomis. I also use a 3-weight Orvis fly rod with an ultralight spinning reel for crappie when the bite is really on.
I catch a lot of bass while fishing for perch and crappie, but my "bass" rods are 6.5' bait casters with 12 or 15 lb test ... I also use these for steelhead or anything big.
Also have some spinning rods set up 6 and 8 pound test for bass, catfish, walleye.
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