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So im going to put some thign out right now , i did not do alot of fishing till this past year where my wife grewup fishing. i was telling her i was going to buy a abu garcia silvermax to go with my promax . she is like why you dont need any more then one. i did not argue with her over this and just kinda move away from the topic. ill buy it when i get back from afghan. my question is is she right can you just use one rod reel with the same high gear and just switch lures ?   

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You can, but for me the more rods you have for Bass fishing the less time you use for tying on lures. That equals more fishing time and less line waisted. People use different rods and reels combos to fish a technique better.

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Could I get by with 1 rod? Probably

But I will shock most because I not only fish tournaments with 5 rods I win.

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Of course you can fish with one rod but depending on teh style of fishing you enjoy that one rod may not cover all techniques well.  If i had to pick just one rod it would be a 7'MHF casting rod as a good do it all rod.

 

Personally i take 5 give or take: 2 spinning, 3 casting with one being a crankbait specific rod.  Now when i am fly fishing i usually only take one, sometimes 2 but I can pretty much fish all types of flies on the one rod.

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i have a bunch of rods for salt/fresh/flats etc but when i go bass fishing i only take one spinning rod...flats fishing i only take 1 spinning rod...bottom fishing ill take 2-3 rods (1 for bottom bait and 1 or 2 for casting lures)...even when i fish out of my boat which normally ill only be fishing dock lights for snook i only take 1-2 rods (in case one happens to break)

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Is this a trick question?  Is my wife gonna read this?  If so I use all of them every time.  And I still need a couple more.

 

If she is not gonna read this, I try and only take 4-5 each time out.  That is if I have someone else in the boat with me.  If by myself, I usually take 8 or so.

 

If she is reading this I normally take 20-30 even when I go pond hopping around the corner!!!!  :eyebrows: :eyebrows:

 

Jeff

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If that's all you have sure fish away. If you don't have a spinning rod and reel buy one. Then you will have an answer for your wife.

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So im going to put some thign out right now , i did not do alot of fishing till this past year where my wife grewup fishing. i was telling her i was going to buy a abu garcia silvermax to go with my promax . she is like why you dont need any more then one. i did not argue with her over this and just kinda move away from the topic. ill buy it when i get back from afghan. my question is is she right can you just use one rod reel with the same high gear and just switch lures ?   

ASK YOUR WIFE WHY SHE HAS SO MANY SHOES!! tell her "its what i do" !!! problem solved!    Then tell her to get in the kitchen and make you a turkey pot pie!!!!   ( just kidding)

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I usually bring around 30 combos with, and throughout the day I will generally use every one of them. typically only 4-5 of the rods tend to produce decent numbers of fish though, but it is rarely the same five so that is why all 30 come along.  

 

Mitch

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I mostly fish from the bank so I like to keep my gear as light as possible. So I typically use only one rod for everything.

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I usually take four with me when I go out. 

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How many rods do I use? or How many rods do I own?

 

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Does it matter?  I'll bet your wife has more you lucky dog.  :teeth:

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I have 4 rods, but usually only use 2 unless I'm out on big water in a boat and in that case I take all 4.  The other day on my kayak I took 2.  One for top water and one for jigging.

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5 or 6 usually end up being used.  I try to cut back on what I take out with me, but then I'll have a moment of "What if they only want to bite on heavy carolina rigs?  Or extra light drop shot?" I've got setups for these techniques that need in the boat!

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If I'm fishing solo, I take 6-7 with me out. If I have anyone else in the boat then i cut down to 4 or 5 tops.  Only for the fact that my boat is on the smaller side and the rods don't fit in the lockers so they're always out. 

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I get made fun of by my buddy when I bring 5 rod setups to use from shore. I have even more.

1. Topwater / Crankbait / Spinnerbait Pike setup 7' 25lb test

2. Topwater bass setup 7' 20lb test

3. Crankbait bass setup med to large cranks 6'6" 12lb test

4. Crankbait bass setup small cranks 6' 8lb test

5. Spinnerbait bass setup 6'6" 14lb test

6. Spinner bait / inline spinner bass setup 6'6" 10lb test

7. Plastics rig setup. 6' 17lb test

8. Light lure rod setup spin fly 5'6" 6 lb test.

I must have about 25 New rods sitting in the rack too. Fishing from shore I take 5 rod setups most of the time. Number #2, #4, #6, #7 & #8 are always with me. I do find the line test does effect the lure action. I have gone to a higher test line were it doesn't matter on my topwater and plastiss.

In a boat most of them go with me plus my five tackle boxes if there is room

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Usually I'll use 4 in a day on the water. 3 dropshot and 1 tube.

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For any given tournament I use 6 rods.

1 - jig/punchy stuff

2 - trig plastic

3 - top water

4 - drop shot

5 - weightless plastic

6 - spinnerbait

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The rod rack I've built into my Jeep holds eight combos, but it's a jigsaw puzzle getting eight actually in. I usually take six. Which six depends on the trip.

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