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Seriously,do you guys  carry a rod and reel combo for every type of fishing you do?

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Goodness guys. If you take along a rod reel combo to meet every situation you encounter or every method of fishing you use, are not you complicating things a bit? The number of rods and baits required  must make it hard to fish without tripping over something in the boat.   This bring me to a question .How many rods and reels does a guy need  to carry to figure he is pretty much covered. I carry 6 and am trying to find out what I use the most and perhaps cull one or two to make it simpler. What do you guys think?                    \"

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I have a rod and reel for every type of fishing I do, but don't carry them all. I base it on the season and weather.

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For example, I have a rod that is just for jerkbaits, which after the Spring, I don't carry with me until the Fall.  I have a frog rod, that I only carry in the summer, etc.  At one time, I may have 8 rods at the most in my boat.

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I have a rod and reel for every type of fishing I do, but don't carry them all. I base it on the season and weather.

What he said.

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Things have changed since I added a couple rods, so the plan is this....

If I plan on spending the day Bass fishing, I'll have 4 rods to bring with. Very rarely do I have 3 rods out at one time. I'm figuring that I will alway's have my crankbait rod ready to go, no matter what, as usual, and then I will switch between having my worm rod or heavy general purpose rod or medium general purpose rod out.

If I only have a couple hours to fish, I'll most likely just grab the crankbait rod, and the worm rod.

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I carry 5 rod-n-reels year round  :P

Texas Rig

Jig-N-Craw

Light Texas Rig

Spinner Bait

Rat-L-Trap

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I normally carry about a dozen in the rod locker and keep 3-5 on deck. The rest are in the garage until needed for a specific purpose such as deep cranking or swimbaits..................Al

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I am along the same lines as most, I carry 8-10 with me on  the boat at all time, plus have more that get rotated in and out based on seasonal need.

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Collecting technique specific equipment is just part of the fun for a lot of guys. All your fishing can be done with one rod and three covers just about everything:

http://www.bassresource.com/bass_fishing_forums/YaBB.pl?num=1196114229

8-)

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Here is my Kistler line up I have in the boat all the times.

Casting      HE2MHC69      Curado 201BSF      Spinner/Buzz Baits

Casting      HE2MHC69      Curado 201BSF      Crank Baits etc.

Casting      HE2HC70      Curado 201BSF      7" Senko      

Casting      HE2HC70      Curado 201BSF      Beaver      

Casting      HE2HC70      Curado 201BSF      Rats/frogs      

Pitching      HE2HC70      Chronarch 50MG      Jig      3/8 oz

Pitching      HE2HC70      Chronarch 50MG      Tubes      

Pitching      HE2HC76T      Chronarch 50MG      Jig      3/4 to 1 oz

Pitching      HEXHC76T      Chronarch 50MG      Craw/Beaver 1.5 oz

                                   

Spinning                                    

                                   

Spinning      HE63MHS      Symetre 2500FI      Senko/Tube Skipping rod

Spinning      HE2MH70S      Symetre 2500FI      Tubes      -

Spinning      HE2M70S      Symetre 2500FI      Wacky Senko

Spinning      HE2MH69S      Symetre 2500FI      Jerk baits/Grubs/Fat Ika      -      

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Being shore bound for most of my fishing spots I carry only two. My medium xfast and my ultralight rod for bream if I get snuffed with the bass.

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I have at least six on the boat at all times.

Falcon

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I have 54 rod/reel combos and usually carry 15-20 when fishing in my bassboat. I usually only carry 7-10 when I fish in my jon boat. I switch around some based on the time of year.

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Goodness guys. If you take along a rod reel combo to meet every situation you encounter or every method of fishing you use, are not you complicating things a bit? The number of rods and baits required must make it hard to fish without tripping over something in the boat. This bring me to a question .How many rods and reels does a guy need to carry to figure he is pretty much covered. I carry 6 and am trying to find out what I use the most and perhaps cull one or two to make it simpler. What do you guys think?                   \"

It can be done IMO minimally with 3 and this is going bare bone in which these rods will play multiple roles.

1 spinning rod to cover finessing and other light plastics

1 casting rod for jigs, heavier/bigger plastics with or without weights

1 more rod (casting or spinning angler's choice) for cranks, jerks and spinner/buzz baits.

This covers the gamut minimally. In addition, the scenarios you face should also be an infulencing factor. Someone who faces lily pads and thick slop probably doesn't need a crankbait setup as a priority need to have rig and someone facing open and deep water probably doesn't need to bring along a flippin' stick.

As a shorebound person, I have tried carrying up to 4 rods and realize that no matter what I bring, it usually boils down to 2 of those rods being used 90% of the time.  As a result, only 3 I bring and still the 3rd one hardly sees play. Two of the three rods cover the scenarios I face.

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Here is my Kistler line up I have in the boat all the times.

Casting      HE2MHC69      Curado 201BSF      Spinner/Buzz Baits

Casting      HE2MHC69      Curado 201BSF      Crank Baits etc.

Casting      HE2HC70      Curado 201BSF      7" Senko      

Casting      HE2HC70      Curado 201BSF      Beaver      

Casting      HE2HC70      Curado 201BSF      Rats/frogs      

Pitching      HE2HC70      Chronarch 50MG      Jig      3/8 oz

Pitching      HE2HC70      Chronarch 50MG      Tubes      

Pitching      HE2HC76T      Chronarch 50MG      Jig      3/4 to 1 oz

Pitching      HEXHC76T      Chronarch 50MG      Craw/Beaver 1.5 oz

                                   

Spinning                                    

                                   

Spinning      HE63MHS      Symetre 2500FI      Senko/Tube Skipping rod

Spinning      HE2MH70S      Symetre 2500FI      Tubes      -

Spinning      HE2M70S      Symetre 2500FI      Wacky Senko

Spinning      HE2MH69S      Symetre 2500FI      Jerk baits/Grubs/Fat Ika      -      

Pretty impressive line up of rods there fishing4fun. I have rods for every application I fish. Some days, they are strung from one end of the boat to the other. Other days I will have only one or two rods out.

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If I'm in my boat, I'll have 6-9 rods on deck depending on the season.

If I'm in someone else's boat, I'll carry 3-4.

When I wade the creek or bank fish, I only carry 1 rod and a couple of lures in a ziploc baggie in my pocket. I do not like carrying things around with me since I tend to wander off.

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I do not recall the name of the movie. Robert Duvall is explaining how a driver can help tune a stock car by telling the mech what it is doing. Cruise replies I can't do that. Duvall asks why not. Cruise says because I have no idea what you are talking about.   I am like that with fishing rods. I have no idea what you are talking about when you refer to a specific type rod . I rig my rods for line weight from 4$ to 20# for a total of 6 outfits and use what outfit  covers the situation I am in that time. I fish out of a 14 ft aluminum rigged the way I like it. This does two things for me. It gives me a easy towing and handling boat and prevents me from buying and carrying too much stuff. It seems to work out well for me.

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Goodness guys. If you take along a rod reel combo to meet every situation you encounter or every method of fishing you use,                    \"

Almost...it makes it simple, just pick up a different combo. :P

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Here is my Kistler line up I have in the boat all the times.

Casting      HE2MHC69      Curado 201BSF      Spinner/Buzz Baits

Casting      HE2MHC69      Curado 201BSF      Crank Baits etc.

Casting      HE2HC70      Curado 201BSF      7" Senko      

Casting      HE2HC70      Curado 201BSF      Beaver      

Casting      HE2HC70      Curado 201BSF      Rats/frogs      

Pitching      HE2HC70      Chronarch 50MG      Jig      3/8 oz

Pitching      HE2HC70      Chronarch 50MG      Tubes      

Pitching      HE2HC76T      Chronarch 50MG      Jig      3/4 to 1 oz

Pitching      HEXHC76T      Chronarch 50MG      Craw/Beaver 1.5 oz

                                   

Spinning                                    

                                   

Spinning      HE63MHS      Symetre 2500FI      Senko/Tube Skipping rod

Spinning      HE2MH70S      Symetre 2500FI      Tubes      -

Spinning      HE2M70S      Symetre 2500FI      Wacky Senko

Spinning      HE2MH69S      Symetre 2500FI      Jerk baits/Grubs/Fat Ika      -      

dang!   you take this fishing thing seriously!  haha,  wow nice setup

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I keep 6-8 rods in the boat.  If I have more than 3 of them on deck I'm having a tough day.  

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I carry 5 rod-n-reels year round :P

Texas Rig

Jig-N-Craw

Light Texas Rig

Spinner Bait

Rat-L-Trap

Catt, I dont see a carolina rig listed anywhere....I thought you were going to start riggin' this season.

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I only take 3, maybe 4 rigs with me on the boat. I can't stand a lot of 'clutter', and that includes the front deck of my boat.  By only taking a few rigs, this also helps me focus and improve on a few baits at a time.

FD

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I have 54 rod/reel combos and usually carry 15-20 when fishing in my bassboat. I usually only carry 7-10 when I fish in my jon boat. I switch around some based on the time of year.

Whewwww.....I feel much better....thought I had too many.....now the bait monkey is back!!!  ;D ;D

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