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Just finished watching Bass Pros and they have a segment called "Art of Angling." hosted by Rick Clunn.  Anyway, during the segment he advocates the use of one rod type for all your fishing style.  He fishes 10 rods, but uses a heavy action 7' rod for his applications.  He starts talking about it being an extension of your body and how adapting to a change in different rod can take up to 30 minutes.  

So who in here buys this? I don't!! The sad part about it is that my wife was watching and said, see I told you so you only need ONE ROD!!

Thanks, Ricky!  >:), you were on my top list for best angler ever, but I think your Zen thinking is clouding your judgment.

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I don't buy it either.  How does Rick think we're supposed to fish a weightless soft plastic with a 7' heavy action rod??  I think it's all about personal choices and preferences myself, but I definitely think we need more than one type of rod, let alone just ONE ROD ONLY.  And as for her saying you only need one rod, tell her even though Rick said one rod would cover everything, by his own words he still uses 10 of them.  

Whenever my wife starts talking like she thinks I'm wasting money on fishing gear, I sometimes try to explain to her why I think I need or want it, and if that doesn't work then I just tell her to deal with it cause I'm gettin' it anyway.  

Luckily for me that doesn't happen very often.  2 weeks ago she practically twisted my arm to buy two Pflueger reels instead of only the single one I was going to get.  Ended up with a President and a Trion, both spinning reels.  Line on all 4 spools came to $120 when it could have been only $45 for one reel with one spool lined up.   "

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It would drive me nutts but its not about being right or wrong just personal preference.  Obviously it works b/c he is a pretty decent fisherman :)

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Forget the scientific reasons for owning different rods for different apps,

WHAT FUN IS THERE IN ONLY OWNING ONE ROD???

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Yeah, sometimes I switch rods just to give my hand a break from using the one type.  Baitcast to spinning, or vise versa.  My hand gets tired and starts hurting, so I get a different one that I can hold in a different way.  No reason at all associated with my fishing.  I just do it so I can KEEP fishing instead of cramping up and quitting.  

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not nearly as avid fishermen in here as most of you guys but I dont see it either, if that was the case then why does Rick have his name so many different rods over at BPS...

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_90575_100003001_100000000_100003000_100-3-1

Thats how he pays his bills........

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This is a quote from another thread that just fits here.....

Rick Clunn also talked about his one rod system on the "Bass Pros" show last week. Two points that he mentioned more than once were that it worked for his style of fishing but that it wouldn't necessarily work for everybody and that while he used a 7' heavy rod for everything, he had a boat load of them set up for different baits and techniques.

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Forget the scientific reasons for owning different rods for different apps,

WHAT FUN IS THERE IN ONLY OWNING ONE ROD???

Couldn 't say it better.  :)

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not nearly as avid fishermen in here as most of you guys but I dont see it either, if that was the case then why does Rick have his name so many different rods over at BPS...

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_90575_100003001_100000000_100003000_100-3-1

Thats how he pays his bills........

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I can understand that.....I actually own one, it was given to me when my dad died, he bought the TopWater Combo version and I like it, Im sure I wont feel the same way about it when my Crucials & Curados come in but all in all its not bad. But so true The Reel Mechanic it's all about marketing.

I work for Stanley Bostitch, we make the same exact tacker for Sears as we do with our name on it, it's actually to see people say" I'm buying the Sears it's better.

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