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Stevepetro6

Help with my arsenal please

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Hey everyone I'm new to this site. I ev been fishing like a lot of you for my whole life. I've always had just a good rod. Now I'm at the point were I want to expand my arsenal. I'm looking to have 3rods. Just wondering what size and action I should use. I'm 5,9 and fish off a boat. I  usually fish skirted jigs top water frogs and my most popular that I use is a wacky rig worm and tube baits. Also if anyone has any opinions on line and if I should use floro for which rod I would appreciate it. the water conditions I normally fish weeds drop offs and the water is clear. Thanks in advance everyone

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I fish from a kayak so I keep it simple. 2 baitcaster and one spinning reel. The spinning bus for worms and I like small braid. One baitcaster with braid, 30-40lb, for flipping, pitching, Texas, Carolina and all bottom lures like jigs. With MH pole. The other baitcaster, 12 lb mono for all top water, crank and moving lures with medium power rod. 

Again, due to space, I need two or three rods to do it all. Not perfect but good. 

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You never said what you have now or what your budget for each is.  I believe this is a good starting point anyway. My first rod would be a 6'6" to 7 foot medium action spinning rod and a quality mid priced reel. That reel would be a Pflueger President 6930 or 6935 size reel. These reels cost around $60  but can be had a little cheaper. I do not believe in getting gear just good enough and upgrading. The rod choice depends on your budget but on the lower cost end look at a Berkley Lightning Shock rod on the mid to higher end look at a Dobyns Fury or Powell Inferno, Abu Garcia Veritas etc.

Rod two would be a medium action baitcasting rod with a moderate taper tip for crankbaits,rattle traps , and other baits with treble hooks.  This would be a 6'8" to 7 footer with a decent reel.  Maybe an Abu Garcia Silvermax or ProMax, a Diawa Exceller, even a Lews reel.  For a rod consider a Falcon Buccoo 7 foot medium it is known as the  Trap Master.  It retails for $100 but is often available for $40.  There are rods like the Veritas in a 7 foot medium that work well also.. Diawa original Tatulas are good also. If the budget allows it go for a higher end rod from Powell, Irod, G Loomis ,St Croix etc.  Rods like St Croix's Mojo Bass and Avid X for example.

The next combo I would save up and get my most expensive combo. This would be a rod for bottom contact baits like jigs, carolina rigs and texas rigged plastics. For a reel I would look again at the Diawa Exceller or even a Diawa Tatula reel and a good 7 foot to 7 foot 3 rod.  Lews does offer some nice reels as well. For a rod I would be looking for a rod that rated 1/4 to 3/4 or 1/4 to 1 and a 1/4.  Look at a Dobyns Fury 703C or 704C or a Powell Max3D 723 CEF.   

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