Jump to content
Tugmaster

My Two New Set Ups. I Need Some Advice

Recommended Posts

I've fished on and off since I was a kid. Mostly any thing that swims, I'm not that picky. Well after a 20+ year carrier in the military I want to get back into it. I have the time and the money to do it on a more serious level.

After a bit of research I came up with the these two rigs.

1. St. Croix 6'8" M/XF with a 6930 Plueger reel. 10lb Power Pro braid.

2. St. Croix 7' M/H/XF with a 6935 Plueger reel. 20lb Power Pro braid.

I plan on using the 6'8" for soft plastic fishing. Wakey, dropshot, Mojo, ect. The 7' I will use for the heavier stuff. Rapalas, Ribbit frogs, ect.

My question: what should I use for leader material? Mono or floro. Last time I did any serious fishing everyone was just using momofiliment. No braid, no floro.

Do these two set ups sound like decent rigs for what I am planning on using them for?

Thanks,

Todd

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We have several Flooger fans, but I'm not one of them. So, if you didn't already buy them,

I would suggest looking into the Shimano line-up, specifically the Symetre 2500 near your

pricing point. The rods you have choosen are great!

 

For soft plastics I'll suggest going with Yo-Zuri Hybrid #6 or a pure fluorocarbon, Seaguar

InvizX #10. For the heavier stuff, the PP is okay, but I probably wouldn't use a leader.

 

 

:party-066:

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree with with Roadwarrior about the hybrid line for the smaller setup, it is terrific! As far as the the other setup goes if your frogging or fishing any topwater I would keep straight braid but if you would prefer leader I would go with 15# Seaguar Senshi mono. I have two presidents myself and haven't had any problems with them at all, as a matter of fact I caught my PB on that reel. 8# Yozuri Hybrid line, texas rigged rage craw...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We have several Flooger fans, but I'm not one of them. So, if you didn't already buy them,

I would suggest looking into the Shimano line-up, specifically the Symetre 2500 near your

pricing point. The rods you have choosen are great!

 

For soft plastics I'll suggest going with Yo-Zuri Hybrid #6 or a pure fluorocarbon, Seaguar

InvizX #10. For the heavier stuff, the PP is okay, but I probably wouldn't use a leader.

 

 

:party-066:

Thanks for answering this. I did look at the Shimano reels in the same range including the Sahara which was a little more. After reading the different reviews on both Plueger and Shimano it came down to the Ford vs. Chevy thing.

I will look for those leader materials.

Thanks again, Todd

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

X's 3 with the seaguar invizx. Tie an Albright knot to join braid to florocarbon. Unless your fishing around a lot of gnarly stuff like rock and brush etc etc I would consider one setup straight florocarbon especially if the water is clear. If you are worried about price you can't beat seaguar red label. I use a Denali jade wood 7' spinning rod with 10th braid to a 6-8lb floro leader for my shakey head fishing. Super sensitive.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing forum

    fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing poles

    fishing

    fishing reels

    fishing poles

    fishing poles

    fishing

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×
×
  • Create New...