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Rod/reel combos for the Road trip aka the baitmonkey's big score

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How many rod/reel combos are gonna be enough.

What types should I take crankbait/dropshot/flippin pitchin.

i plan on making next year and wanna know what I'm gonna need to pack. Not looking for models and makes yet but lengths and line test would be greatly appreciated.

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While I am by no means an expert, what I would recommend for what it's worth to cover your bases are:

Finesse: 6'6" Medium Fast or XF spinning rod with 2500-3000 size spinning reel. Spooled with 6-8# mono or hybrid.

Crankbait: 6'6" Medium Moderate baitcast rod with slower (5.1-1 ratio) reel. Spooled with 10# mono or hybrid.

All around: 6'6"-7' Medium-Heavy Fast baitcast rod with faster (6.1/7-1 ratio) reel. Spooled with 12-14# mono or hybrid.

Flipping: 7'3"-7'11" Heavy Fast baitcast rod with faster (6.1/7-1 ratio) reel. Spooled with 60# braid.

At least this is what I would buy with my current level of knowledge. Good luck.

-shore

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Try checking with a guide or the local residents so that your selection is appropriate for the local environment.  For instance, a 7'2" rod probably won't be your first choice if you expect to do a lot of skipping around docks or need to be accurately casting into tight spaces.

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What he said, first find out from those who know the location and what baits and presentations you will be throwing. What good is bringing 7 outfits and only having use for 2 of them?

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