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light rods

Postby mallard molester » Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:09 pm

I mostly fish for trout in lakes around my house
last summer I finally put in some money for a nice rod and reel.
I bought a Fenwick 7ft 2-8lb rod(50$) and a shimano sedona reel.
The set up worked great in fact I even used the rod on the Frasier river (British Columbia)for humpies. the action on this rod is phenomenal but it only had 5 eyes and being the perfectionist I am I put 7 all new fuji eyes on it.

I have pretty much figured out I want the longest light action pole that still has enough backbone to set the hook and sensitivity.
does any one know of a a rod like this?

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Postby backcast » Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:37 pm

I'm assuming that adding the 2 guides on the rod, you've put extra backbone into that Fenwick. Personally, I use exclusively RedBone 7' rods with Diawa SS spinners and 10lb PowerPro. You want sensitivity, the mono's got to go.
These combos are light and tough. I put them on some of the toughest fish out there. You'll be able to cast an 1/8th oz lure a mile, and yank a 10+ lb snook/redfish from a bush no problemo.
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Postby mallard molester » Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:39 pm

yep I'm using fireline
I'll look into the redbone
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