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Jacobguy

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Re: Rod suggestions
« Reply #50 on: July 12, 2019, 05:48:55 PM »

I dont know how drag feels yet sk I guess I'll find out  :-*

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Re: Rod suggestions
« Reply #51 on: July 12, 2019, 08:54:23 PM »

Jacob,
A rod is more important than a reel. Reel generally just take up line and a better rod will feel the bite better.

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Re: Rod suggestions
« Reply #52 on: July 12, 2019, 09:10:56 PM »

Thanks zippy duck if I can I think I'lldrop the extra cash on getting the fury over the colt instead of the citica.

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Re: Rod suggestions
« Reply #53 on: July 12, 2019, 09:14:38 PM »

Thanks Rocbass but I think I'mgoing to go with the baitcaster setup as I can do more with it. Also the more i read the SLX is a big competitor with ththe Daiwa Fuego CT what would you guys choose?

Thanks
I own 3 Fuegos and just picked up my first SLX and was able to fish with it last weekend. IMO, The SLX is smoother and had a better braking system.
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Re: Rod suggestions
« Reply #54 on: July 13, 2019, 10:24:52 AM »

Here's my last advice on this.  This is an example of what is great about the internet and at the same time what's not. It's like someone that has never driven a car getting information from Car and Driver magazine and internet forums and believing that they need to get a Bugatti.

My advice for your situation is to just get started fishing - get actual experience doing it.  You're getting advice looking at your computer screen, go get more information by getting out there - using equipment, and seeing and talking to others out on the water.

Go out and get a $50, 6'6" or 7' two piece medium spinning combo from Cabelas or Academy, DSG or wherever; either online or at the store.  Spool it up with some 8# Triline XT and just go fishing.
Get a trailer hook for a Frog if you're worried about setting the hook - fish jigs without weed guards, inside or outside the weedline if you're worried about setting the hook.  Use weightless T rigged plastic worms if you want to fish the weeds.  There are so many things you can do with basic spinning gear.

Yes, it's nice to have really great stuff like Dobyns, Shimano etc. and you will get there.  I'm guessing most here, like myself, started young and didn't have funds for top of the line stuff; but we made it work, got experience fishing and had fun doing it.

Good luck whatever you decide to do.  If you take my advice, the worst thing that can happen is that in a few years you will have a well used 2 piece rod and reel that you can throw in the trunk of your vehicle to take anywhere.  In the meantime you will be fishing, learning and having fun.
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Re: Rod suggestions
« Reply #55 on: July 13, 2019, 10:35:47 AM »

RocBass gas just given you some wise advice.  Just start fishing with what you can afford and you will be just fine.  There is plenty of time to invest into higher end products once you learn the sport and what equipment might suit you best.

Just go out and have fun and learn.  If you have a chance to fish with experienced anglers then by all means do it.  You will learn more that way than any other.  All of us started the same way you are now beginning.  In fact I still have my first spin cast rig that I bought with my own money when I was 12 years old.  Enjoy the sport of fishing and soon you will be adicted just like most of us.   

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Re: Rod suggestions
« Reply #56 on: July 13, 2019, 10:45:20 AM »

Thanks giys and I appreciate the advice I've done that, I've been using my dads medium quest spinning rod and reel combo for about a year now on and off. Me and my brother go to the lake about 4 times a month and throw
our lines out with Texas rigs and rubber worms. Me and him got to reading and decided we wanted to upgrade to be able to fish with more complicated setups like jigs and frogs and with this I can. I'm not necessarily spending Bugatti type money either, I do lawns and snow year round I also bus tables. I work for my money, and I still have to save for a car. So thank you for the advice but im still going to go for the casting outfit. Again thank you for the advice, all knowledge here is appreciated.

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Re: Rod suggestions
« Reply #57 on: July 13, 2019, 11:18:14 AM »

Thanks giys and I appreciate the advice I've done that, I've been using my dads medium quest spinning rod and reel combo for about a year now on and off. Me and my brother go to the lake about 4 times a month and throw
our lines out with Texas rigs and rubber worms. Me and him got to reading and decided we wanted to upgrade to be able to fish with more complicated setups like jigs and frogs and with this I can. I'm not necessarily spending Bugatti type money either, I do lawns and snow year round I also bus tables. I work for my money, and I still have to save for a car. So thank you for the advice but im still going to go for the casting outfit. Again thank you for the advice, all knowledge here is appreciated.

Thanks.
Good for you Jacob. Enjoy the gear you have worked for!!

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Re: Rod suggestions
« Reply #58 on: July 13, 2019, 11:48:21 AM »

After reading your response about setting the drag, I incorrectly pegged you as someone with no experience at all - sorry for that.  My advice was for someone that has absolutely no experience. 
Seems that you have some experience and know what you want. Credit to you as well for being a hard worker and researching your purchase.
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Jacobguy

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Re: Rod suggestions
« Reply #59 on: July 13, 2019, 11:55:06 AM »

Thanks Bassinlou! I'll enjoy it! And rocbass no apology needed at all, you were making a very fair assessment and giving great advice on the information given to you. Sorry for not being more specific with my past experience. And impulse buying neeeeeevver works out for me so I've learned from my past mistakes to research it.  ~beer~ cheers!

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Re: Rod suggestions
« Reply #60 on: July 13, 2019, 12:45:09 PM »

Thanks Bassinlou! I'll enjoy it! And rocbass no apology needed at all, you were making a very fair assessment and giving great advice on the information given to you. Sorry for not being more specific with my past experience. And impulse buying neeeeeevver works out for me so I've learned from my past mistakes to research it.  ~beer~ cheers!

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You have a good head on shoulders Jacob. I really do hope you stick around here for a while.

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« Reply #61 on: July 13, 2019, 02:54:52 PM »

Thank you, that really is a great compliment to hear I greatly appreciate it. Its encouraging when I take part in somthing new. Side note- About to go handfishing with a stick and some line and fake worms I brought from home. Went from MI to Maryland today. Oh yeah I'm not going anywhere. ;) thanks.
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Re: Rod suggestions
« Reply #62 on: July 14, 2019, 12:24:13 PM »

Thank you, that really is a great compliment to hear I greatly appreciate it. Its encouraging when I take part in somthing new. Side note- About to go handfishing with a stick and some line and fake worms I brought from home. Went from MI to Maryland today. Oh yeah I'm not going anywhere. ;) thanks.
I agree with  Lou. I'm glad to hear you're going to be a part of our UB family. I'm looking forward to your posts.

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