New Rod Works...lol

ilovesprig

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Well, after having my favorite spinning (Senko) rod broke last week...I went down to Turner's and tried to find a stick that was similar...Nothing felt that good, but I did settle for a rather cheap Daiwa ($39.95) that had a lighter tip and strong backbone.

So, with new rod in hand, I hit The Hodg yesterday...This rod certainly feels different (reel seat & longer handle), but when I got that 1st bump...It performed beautifully...Strong and was able to get a 2 1/2 lber through the sticks...Next was a little more challenging, because the size of the fish...Super soft bite, but it was felt...When I set on her, she bulldogged me towards the only sticks around...Was able to control her and eventually finally landed her...Solid 5 lber...I eventually caught one more fish and it was on a long cast...No problem feeling this bite either...2 lber.

Overall, I was pretty happy with the rod, but will continue to try and find my beloved 6' 3" Shimano Crucial...lol

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steve give these a look. i got one of their saltwater bait casters for catching bass and the quality is top notch.
 

ilovesprig

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steve give these a look. i got one of their saltwater bait casters for catching bass and the quality is top notch.
Thanks Bill...I love GLoomis as well...What I liked about that rod was it's Tennessee handle and the handle is slightly shorter...I could put the reel wherever I wanted for balance.
 

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Nice.... Hodges brings back memories. White spinnerbaits up against the bridge piers... Ed F
 

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Nice.... Hodges brings back memories. White spinnerbaits up against the bridge piers... Ed F
Ed,

Loved that area...Unfortunately and despite good rain again this year...The powers to be are keeping the lake low...It will take BIG rains this spring to get back to the bridge....2012

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Great fishing Steve. Going to wally world after work for my fishing license and taking my boy out to Sunbeam for some trout tomorrow moring, they stocked it last week or so. I hope them trout are still alive.

questions... how should I rig up... floating rig or sinkink rig.
 

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Great fishing Steve. Going to wally world after work for my fishing license and taking my boy out to Sunbeam for some trout tomorrow moring, they stocked it last week or so. I hope them trout are still alive.

questions... how should I rig up... floating rig or sinkink rig.
Rich,

I'm a lure guy....Kastmasters, Thomas buoyant, or rooster tails....Bait wise....Ask the locals...Every lake seems to have a special technique or bait...Can't go wrong with crawlers or Power baits...Also, may want to check out using crappie type jigs with a float (bobber).

Line size can be bigger there because of the stained water...4 or even 6 lb.

Good luck
 
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