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Looking at spinnin' gear for Christmas

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My family's hookin me up with some money for Christmas to drop on a new spinning outfit. I've pretty much made my mind up that I am getting a Pflueger president for my reel, but wanted suggestions as far as rods go. Right now I'm checking out the Shimano Compre 7' med. action. I wanted to hear what you guys liked and why. This combo will be used for basically anything too light for my bc gear (esp. shaky heading). Basically looking for an all around good spinning rod for 100 bucks or less...so lets hear it fellas! Thanks!

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Spinning gear opens the door to finesse fishing so you have a lot of techniques to use in your arsenal.

I like either a 6'6" medium heavy or a 7' medium heavy rod when spinning.

I can "skip" the plastics under the docks, boats and piers easier with a 6'6" length.  I use the 7 ' for pitching and flipping, although a 6'6" rod will do fine.

Light crankbaits and jigs can also be thrown on spinning rigs.

Be sure to note the line weight paramaters on your President and match them to the line weight paramaters on your rod. This is curical to a good match.

Also check out the lure size on the rods you are considering and think if these lure sizes include the majority of the size baits you will be throwing.

Next, consider if you want graphite or glass.  Graphite has more "feel" to it.  Glass is more powerful and has less "feel" to it.  I like graphite but I use both types of rods and have not encountered any problems.

Any name brand rod, even the Bass Pro Shop rods, should perform for you.  And with the Christmas sales just beginning, you can expand your selection to higher priced rods that are on sale.

Have fun; drive yourself nuts selecting the rod; and get ready for some fishing after Christmas.

Happy Thanksgiving.  :)

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There are some sales going on with Shimano Crucial rods. I would recommend finding one of those on sale...you can find them for about $100 bucks if you look. 7' Medium-Light would be a good choice if you're looking for a rod to cast things that are too light for your other gear. You'll be able to dropshot, shakey head, and darter head with it. Along with smaller tubes and such.

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BPS has the St. Croix Premeir line of spinning rods on sale.

Prices range from $59.77 to $149.99. The $59 one is the only one listed as clearance. It's a 6'M 1 piece.

St. Croix rarely goes on sale, may want to check them out.

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