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Switching To Co Angler Combo Opinions

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I have dumbed down my combos from 18 to 6 since I am making the switch to a full time Co Angler. My question is I have the 6 combos I feel will cover most of the application but I would like to get everyone's opinion on the combos I have.

 

1. 6'9" Denali Kovert crankbait rod/6:1 Tatula with 12lb Yo-Zur; Reaction baits

2.6' 10" Denali Rosewood spinnerbait rod/7:1 BPS PQ 10lb Mono; topwater and spinnerbaits

3 6' 10" Denali Rosewood Frog rod/7:1 Curado I 40lb Braid; Frogs and big jigs

4 7' 1" Abu Villain M/6:1 Revo S 10lb Yo-Zuri; secondary reaction combo

5 7' Kistler Pro Series MH/5:1 haven't bought a reel yet; Big cranks, swimbaits and secondary spinnerbait/topwater

6 7' Denali J2 Shakey Head rod/ Lews Tournament speed spool HS 10lb flouro; spinning combo for finesse  

 

I am more of a power angler and use spinnerbaits and reaction baits most of the time.

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I'd step up your line size on the Spinnerbait rod to like 15

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Sounds good to me, If anything you can tune your arsenal after you get some Co-Angling done and figure out where the strengths and weaknesses are.

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What about a flipping/pitching rod?  Having to do the same thing this year, although I will bring more rods then I need for the tournaments so I can adjust on the fly as well as pack a couple extra reels in my tackle bag incase I need to swap.  Heres How I broke down my options

 

7'6" MH Flip/pitch, jig, spoon, worm

7'7" H  A-rig, swimbait (6") flip/pitch

7'3" M jerkbait/soft jerkbait, swimjig, finesse jig

7'6" MH crankbait rod (squarebill, deepcranks)

7' MH  Lipless crank, spinnerbait, blade bait, worm

7' M Spinning Set up for dropshot, shakey, wacky....etc

 

All reels backed with 30-40lb braid (except Spinning which will have either 10-20lb braid) and I'll adjust the topshots of mono and FC as needed.  Have extra rods as mentioned incase I see something during the tournament and adjust my tactics as needed.  Also am going to get with the person I'm going to fish with and as him what his plan is before we go out after the meeting as so I can adjust my tackle to his plan.  

 

But will have onhand incase needed for 2nd day 2- 7'11 flipping sticks, a 7'3"H, 7'6"MH, 7'M Mod, and my 7'6"MH large swimbait rod. 

 

Driving 6hrs to a venue I'm not leaving any tools at home that I may need as well as tackle.  I can adjust my options there, but you can't adjust if you don't have the options on hand to do so.  Guess I'm just saying is don't limit yourself.

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When I fish as a non boater, I pick from my collection for what type of fishing I think we'll be doing, based on the lake, the boater's style, and what we discussed we'd be doing.

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What about a flipping/pitching rod?  Having to do the same thing this year, although I will bring more rods then I need for the tournaments so I can adjust on the fly as well as pack a couple extra reels in my tackle bag incase I need to swap.  Heres How I broke down my options

 

7'6" MH Flip/pitch, jig, spoon, worm

7'7" H  A-rig, swimbait (6") flip/pitch

7'3" M jerkbait/soft jerkbait, swimjig, finesse jig

7'6" MH crankbait rod (squarebill, deepcranks)

7' MH  Lipless crank, spinnerbait, blade bait, worm

7' M Spinning Set up for dropshot, shakey, wacky....etc

 

All reels backed with 30-40lb braid (except Spinning which will have either 10-20lb braid) and I'll adjust the topshots of mono and FC as needed.  Have extra rods as mentioned incase I see something during the tournament and adjust my tactics as needed.  Also am going to get with the person I'm going to fish with and as him what his plan is before we go out after the meeting as so I can adjust my tackle to his plan.  

 

But will have onhand incase needed for 2nd day 2- 7'11 flipping sticks, a 7'3"H, 7'6"MH, 7'M Mod, and my 7'6"MH large swimbait rod. 

 

Driving 6hrs to a venue I'm not leaving any tools at home that I may need as well as tackle.  I can adjust my options there, but you can't adjust if you don't have the options on hand to do so.  Guess I'm just saying is don't limit yourself.

I personally do not like to flip/pitch but when I do I use my frog setup

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if you want to be a contender in your tournaments consistently jigs and T-rigs are two of the most important baits to be proficient in. My advice, get a dedicated jig/T-rig rod, and have the frog ready as well, those three techniques put better quality fish in the boat...

 

Mitch

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if you want to be a contender in your tournaments consistently jigs and T-rigs are two of the most important baits to be proficient in. My advice, get a dedicated jig/T-rig rod, and have the frog ready as well, those three techniques put better quality fish in the boat...

Mitch

I normally out fish anglers that are t-rigged with my shakey head. But I have no problem throwing a t-rig on my shakey head setup. I dont have the confidence in my jig fishing that's why I split part time with frog/jig

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