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Need a new fishing rod

Discussion in 'Boating & Fishing' started by Colton, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. Colton

    Colton [OP] Reagan/Bush '84

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    I'm looking for a new fishing rod for some freshwater fishing. I don't need anything expensive, and I'm actually looking for something <$30. I've heard good things about Ugly Stick and the Bass Pro shops brand, but need some ideas. I'll be using this for general freshwater fishing in a pond/lake. Thanks!
     
  2. Terrier

    Terrier Well-Known Member

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    The choices are unlimited. Just find something that feels comfortable for you and feels sturdy as in the connstruction where the butt and clamp are located. Try to match the rod to the size of fish you intend to go after regularly. Also, on the rod itself there should be written information as to line weight, lure wiegth and action. this information is usually located near where the fiberglass or graphite composite portion of the pole starts (near the handle).
     
  3. tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell o Staff Member

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  4. Blumpkinson

    Blumpkinson Fuelled by plutonium and wild animals

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    Exactly what you need. These rods are pretty strong, so you don't have to worry about accidently breaking it. What kind of reel do you have?
     
  5. jtav2002

    jtav2002 Kenny Fuckin Powers

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    I picked up a 6' medium action Browning on sale from Bass Pro a couple months ago. Don't remember off the top of my head how much it was but it was pretty inexpensive. Picked up a Browning reel to go with it. As others said though an Ugly Stik will be good too.
     
  6. Colton

    Colton [OP] Reagan/Bush '84

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    Thanks for the help! Picked up an Ugly Stick from Bass Pro today...
     
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