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Your all purpose setup?
« on: December 16, 2011, 03:10:05 PM »

What do you use or would you use for an all purpose application?

Rod brand/model, length, action

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Re: Your all purpose setup?
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2011, 03:35:13 PM »

Dobyns DX744 champion extreme heavy fast action, revo stx high speed, and 15lb seaguar abrazx or 16lb Sunline sniper.

And after playing with my new DX745 it would give the 744 a run.
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Re: Your all purpose setup?
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2011, 04:57:08 PM »

On the Higher End A Shimano Chronarch 100D reel  &  St Croix 6'6  AVID med rod

Mid Range  Shimano Curado 200E  & St Croix 6'6 MOJO med Rod

On the Lower End a Shimano Citica 200E & a St Croix 6'6 Med Triumph rod (Very NICE rod for Only $70)

"ST Croix rods tend to be on the stiffer side so that's why i go with the med "

As for line  Mono I like P-line CXX   or Sufix Siege  i go with 12-14lb    For fluoro  Seaguar , sunline , P-line Halo are some great lines   14-17 lb
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Re: Your all purpose setup?
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2011, 05:08:56 PM »

I'd have to say 15 pound fluoro would be a good call for an all purpose line. It's really tough to make a call like that but Fluoro gives you sensitivity (not like braid but better than mono) strength (again not like braid but better than mono) and just in case you hit really clear water then the Fluoro will give more confidence than the visibility of braid.

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Re: Your all purpose setup?
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2011, 09:54:20 PM »

my current "all purpose" rod set up is a 7' MH BPS Bionic Blade with the new Abu Black Max.  Spooled up with 14lb Vicious Elite Co-Poly.

I really like the rod because it has plenty of back bone for hook setting on my soft plastic jerkbaits, and the tip is soft enough that I am able to walk the bait the way I want to.  The newest version of the Black Max reel is leaps and bounds better than the older version.  Not only in performance, but looks as well.  To be honest I thought it was a Revo that had been mispriced when I saw it.  And the Vicous is just an all around great line.  Super tough, great knot strength, and awesome abrasion resistance.  It may not be as invisible as Fluoro, but it's pretty damn close. 
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Re: Your all purpose setup?
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2011, 07:07:15 AM »

My two are a Quantum Catalyst PT 6:1 gear ratio on a 6'6" medium fast Tour Edition PT rod and the other is an Okuma Serrano on a 6'6" medium fast Crucial. I use these for everything but T-rigs and jigs.
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Re: Your all purpose setup?
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2011, 08:13:53 PM »

6'8" BPS Carbonlite MH-Fast, Lew's Tournament Speed Spool in 6.4:1, 17# Sufix Elite Mono.

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Re: Your all purpose setup?
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2011, 10:35:55 PM »

Nuclear Thermal 7' Heavy
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Re: Your all purpose setup?
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2011, 11:13:47 PM »

Go to Setup lately has been St Croix Legend Tournament Jig and Worm In a 6'6" MHF rating . Pair that up with a Lews TS1HMG.  Spooled with BerkleyXL mono in  lovis green 12 lb range
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Re: Your all purpose setup?
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2011, 08:08:29 AM »

my all purpose setup baitcaster st croix legend bass (teaser) rod I want to say 7" 1' M power fast action I throw everything from senkos, frogs, spooks, devil horse, cranks with it.
reel on it is a BPS extreme reel nothing fancy
line right now 10lb berkley transoptic line

all purpose spinning outfit for now (i say that cause i a st croix legend elite coming in the mail) is a dobyns championship series 704SF (won off ultimate bass) paired with for now a okuma stenton but will upgraded on christmas to another okuma reel. line 8lb p-line voltage. I throw doa shrimp, flukes, senko, t-rigged, and some topwaters
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Re: Your all purpose setup?
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2011, 10:15:02 AM »

My all purpose setup would be a Denali Rosewood Series Worm & Jig Rod 783WJ 6'-6" MH paired with a Lew's Tournament Pro Speed Spool 6.4:1 spooled with 15lb P-Line Fluorocarbon.
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Re: Your all purpose setup?
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2011, 02:54:59 PM »

I have 4 or 5 BC combos I use every time out. My favorite as of late is the Lew's tournament Speed spool and a  7' fish eagle 2 MH rod. I get control, feel, comfort. I'm becoming partial to these reels. I plan on buying a few more. The Lew's speed stick rods are good as well. I do love my Revo,curado, and PQ's as well. I just seem to reach more and more for my Lew's reel.
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Re: Your all purpose setup?
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2011, 03:10:51 PM »

My all purpose setup is a 6'8" Falcon Low Rider (MH) with a Shimano Citica. It's my all purpose setup mainly because I find that it's not as well suited for any certain thing as some of my other setups are.
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Re: Your all purpose setup?
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2011, 04:16:04 PM »

What do you use or would you use for an all purpose application?

Rod brand/model, length, action

Reel, brand/model, ratio

line brand #


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7"2" Cumara MH/Xfast
Curado E series 7:1
14# Trilene XL


prefer my jigs, plastics on this rod...which gets most of my work during the day.
have tossed frogs on this too...with lots of success.

with the mono, I don't worry about the action/stretch of the rod...get that in the line is spinnerbaiting/buzzbaiting or sometimes cranking (but have a 7 foot medium rod with a 5:1 reel for that)
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Re: Your all purpose setup?
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2011, 08:03:33 PM »

My #1 go to right now is a Kistler 7' Medium Specks n Reds rod with a Shimano Caenan 100 (6.4:1 I think) loaded with 10# Sufix braid. That has been my go-to marsh fishing rod up to now and I'm trying to get back into some bass fishing. I also have a 7' St. Croix Premier Medium/Fast that I recently broke and need to do a warranty claim on. It is a bit heavier than the Kistler and I think it will become my go-to freshwater/ heavy saltwater rod. Especially if I get the Shimano 200E7 for Christmas like I'm expecting.
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Re: Your all purpose setup?
« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2011, 09:23:17 PM »

My go to is a MH carrot stix wild with a revo s reel and idk what lb test but it's fluorocarbon.. I use it for mostly spinner baits which what I use half the time.
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Re: Your all purpose setup?
« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2011, 09:33:57 PM »

Denali Rods Worm & Jig 7' MH
Abu Garcia Revo SX 6.4;1
12 lb fluro or co-poly
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Re: Your all purpose setup?
« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2011, 12:39:52 PM »

Rod: Rapsody Fishing Maestro Series RMBC681MHF 6'6" Medium Heavy
Reel: Lew's TP1H 6.4:1
Line: 12lb floro (currently use either Hi Seas or Suffix) whichever one's easier to find.

If I only had to choose one set up this would be it. Obviously I have bunches more that are technique specific, but this would be a good all around setup.

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Re: Your all purpose setup?
« Reply #18 on: December 30, 2011, 05:46:56 PM »

This is very hard for me to answer for I carry 30 to 35 rigs that are technique specific. I only fish for L/M Bass so to choose one set up I would put together the following from what's in the boat.

Rod -  custom 6'6" M/H with a fast tip, line wt. 10-17lb.
Reel - Shimano Antares AR 5.8:1 gear ratio.
Line - Seaguar Tatsu 12lb.
With this set up I could fish Plastics(worms etc), Spinnerbaits, Crankbaits & some topwater(Horny Toad or something you keep moving).
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Re: Your all purpose setup?
« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2012, 12:56:35 AM »

Sc, if you carry 30-35 rigs that are technique specific, I'd love to fish with you! I bring 4 that are "technique specific" and one all around backup. Actually, I'm comfortable enough with most of my rods/reels to throw almost anything on them...but I stick mostly to jigs and t-rigs! The one I can't use for anything is my crankbait rod
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Re: Your all purpose setup?
« Reply #20 on: January 01, 2012, 05:46:51 AM »

6'8" Falcon Cara MG. MH. Fast
Quantum Energy 6.3:1
Power Pro Super Slick 50lb (This will be my first spring with this new line). Have thrown regular PP 50lb. in past years.

This set up does handle everything from plastics to shocks.

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Re: Your all purpose setup?
« Reply #21 on: January 01, 2012, 06:34:37 AM »

I carry 8 bc's and 3 spinning rigs in the boat.  Most of them can do several things well, but I wouldn't consider any of them "all purpose".  Rod lengths run from 6.5' to 7'.  All the bc's are 6.3:1 retrieve.  Actions are Med or MH....tip actions vary.  I have rods from Powell, Lamiglas, Falcon, AllStar, and one Skeet Reese Tessera.  Reels are Shimano Curados/Castaics with two Pflueger Patriarchs.  I've begun trying other lines, but for years I used nothing but 17lb SST CoPoly line on the bc's and 10-12lb on the spinning rigs.
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« Reply #22 on: January 01, 2012, 10:44:32 AM »

saint romain: A Ranger has 3 rod boxes & mine are full. My plastics rods have different weights on them, spinnerbait rods have different sizes, blades,& colors, Frog rods have different brands, sizes, colors, Crankbait rods the same thing etc. This way I don't have to stop & re-rig that often. If I ride with some one I just grab 3 or 4 & a small tackle bag. This is not often for I pretty much fish Monday thru Friday
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Re: Your all purpose setup?
« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2012, 06:58:45 AM »

I went to WDW a few weeks ago and could only bring one rod on the plane. I got a BPS Bionic Blade 2 pc 6'6" MH. I put on a Citica with 50lb power pro. It worked out nicely. http://www.ultimatebass.com/bass-fishing-forum/index.php?topic=93851.0

So something like this would do for an all purpose setup.
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« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2012, 01:15:03 AM »

Like I said, I'd love to fish with you  ~cf
I've never experienced anything like having a different rod and reel rigged up for any situation you can think of before hand...I usually do a lot of thinking before I go fishing and having 10+ rods would take forever to get ready! I have 5 rigged up ready to go, 2 extra reels that I need rods for...and two more that I can't find...but if I put more than 8 rods in my boat I have a mess
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Re: Your all purpose setup?
« Reply #25 on: January 06, 2012, 06:59:24 PM »

Johnny morris signature series reel
 
Wright and Mcgill 7'2" med.hvy rod

15 lb. Bass Pro Shops Fluorogold 100% fluorocarbon line

That would be my all purpose if I had to choose just one and it won't brek your wallet either.
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Re: Your all purpose setup?
« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2012, 12:28:19 PM »

I really don't have an all purpose set up.  I have rod setups  I specifically use for different uses (jig, frog, drop shot, crank, swimbait,ect) but if I had to choose I would say
St croix mojo 7' mh paired with shimano citica reel with 14# Gama flouro
for swimbaits
7'11 shimano crucial w/ custom split grip paired with shimano Cardiff 301 with 25# Gama flouro
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Re: Your all purpose setup?
« Reply #27 on: January 07, 2012, 07:59:07 PM »

My all purpose rig is a 7' M/F St.Croix Mojo with a Curado 200E7. I don't really use it like an all purpose rig because I have rods for most every technique but if I was going to use one for an all purpose rig that would be it.
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