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Avid AVS66MLF, Stella 1000FA, #4 Hybrid Ultra Soft

Used for small lures/ baits fishing for crappie, white bass and stocker trout

Avid AVC66MF, Core, #12 Hybrid

"All around" treble hooks plus spinnerbaits and buzzbaits

Avid AVC70MM, Metanium, #12 Hybrid

Medium weight crankbaits, especially Rat-L-Trap type lures

Legend Elite ES70MF, Stella 2500FB, #6 Hybrid

All soft plastics

Legend Elite EC70MHF, Calais, #15 Hybrid

Mattlures Baby Bass, 3/4 oz Ledgebuster Single Willow Blade, some jigs

Techna AV AVS70MM, Sustain 2500, #6 Hybrid

Jerkbaits at night

Lamiglas SR705R, CTE200GT, #15 Hybrid

Big and deep diving crankbaits, Pointer 128

G. Loomis GLX MBR844C, STX, #12 Hybrid

Dedicated jig rod

G. Loomis GLX PR844S, Stella 2500FB, #6 Hybrid

Live bait (smallmouth rod), Slug-Go, Kreature, Swim Senko

8-)

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Avid AVS66MLF, Stella 100FA, #4 Hybrid Ultra Soft

Used for small lures/ baits fishing for crappie, white bass and stocker trout

Avid AVC66MF, Core, #12 Hybrid

"All around" treble hooks plus spinnerbaits and buzzbaits

Avid AVC70MM, Metanium, #12 Hybrid

Medium weight crankbaits, especially Rat-L-Trap type lures

Legend Elite ES70MF, Stella 2500FB, #6 Hybrid

All soft plastics

Legend Elite EC70MHF, Calais, #15 Hybrid

Mattlures Baby Bass, 3/4 oz Ledgebuster Single Willow Blade, some jigs

Techna AV AVS70MM, Sustain 2500, #6 Hybrid

Jerkbaits at night

Lamiglas SR705R, CTE200GT, #15 Hybrid

Big and deep diving crankbaits, Pointer 128

G. Loomis GLX MBR844C, STX, #12 Hybrid

Dedicated jig rod

G. Loomis GLX PR844S, Stella 2500FB, #6 Hybrid

Live bait (smallmouth rod), Slug-Go, Kreature, Swim Senko

8-)

Something in this lineup sticks out like a black sheep.  :)

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Test run through March, 2009.

The STX has been substituted for a CTE200GT. By dedicating the STX

as a single purpose reel, issues with the magnetic braking system have

been addressed. A full report will follow after one full year of ownership.

8-)

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Test run through March, 2009.

The STX has been substituted for a CTE200GT. By dedicating the STX

as a single purpose reel, issues with the magnetic braking system have

been addressed. A full report will follow after one full year of ownership.

8-)

Wow, I can't wait...

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I remember you saying you preferred spinning tackle for jerkbaits,

but I prefer a baitcaster. However, I don't like fishing baitcasters

at night, especially with a technique that requires fast, repetitive

casting. I often need a slight "adjustment" which I can't see very

well in the dark.

Although I don't throw Floating Rapalas or other light lures often,

that is another thing I use the Fenwick for. It's really a fine rod

and way underutilized by me.

8-)

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For me:

Loomis SBR752C Citica 100DSV 16Lb Mono.

Loomis BCR803 Revo Primer 15lb Flo.

Loomis BCFR894 Revo STX Braid

Techna AV 7' MH/F Revo SX 20lb Flo.

HMG 7' MH Revo SX 20lb Mono

Shimano 7' 11" MH/XF Revo SC Braid

Shimano 7' Heavy/XF Revo SC Braid

Shimano 6'10" MH/XF Revo SC 15 Flo.

Techna AV 6'6" MH/F Citica 100 16lb Mono

Techna AV 6'6" MH/F Citica 100 Braid

Techna AV 6'6" M/F Citica 100 Mono

Pro Glass 6'6" M/M Luna 103 Mono

Pro Glass 7' M/M Luna 103 Mono

Shimano Compre 6' Spinning Stradic Braid

Shimano Compre 6'8" Spinning Excelcer 6lb Mono.

This is just what I carry in the boat, My wife thinks I am nuts. :)

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I roll with      

Medium Heavy spinning rods

     St Croix Avid 6'6

     St Croix Premier 6'6

     Fenwick HMG 7'0

Medium Spinning Rods

     Fenwick HMG 6'6

     Fenwick HMX 6'6

     Shimano Convergence 6'6

Medium Light Spinning Rods

     St Croix Triumph 7'0

     Fenwick HMX 6'0

     St Croix Premier 6'0

     Berkley Cherry wood 5'6

Spinning Reels & spin cast reels

     Shimano Stradic 3000FI 8 lbs gamma & 20 lbs sufix brd

     Shimano Stradic 2500FI 6 lbs yo zuri & 20 lbs sufix brd

     Pflueger Supreme 8035MG 10 lbs gamma & 20 sufix brd

     Shimano Symetre 2500 6 lbs yo zuri & 10 lbs gam clear

     Shimano Symetre 2500 6 lbs yo zuri & 15 lbs spider brd

     Shimano Symetre 2500 8 lbs gamma green

     Shimano Sahara 1500 6 lbs gamma clear & 8 lbs gam grn

     Shimano Sahara 1500 6 lbs gamma clear & 8 lbs gam grn

     Johnson Century BG 8 lbs XL Berkley guest rod

Fishing Line: Gamma Line 8 -10 lbs; Yo Zuri Line 6 lbs;

Copoly:& Sufix 20 lbs line braid.

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I don't have dedicated setups. I have all my rods on my rod racks, and my reels in soft reel cases. When I go fishing, I choose the rod/reel combos I need for what I want to do. What line the reel has on it is a pretty big factor as well. My arsenal changes yearly, and I'm addicted to foam split grips at the moment. I only own 1 loomis rod right now! I sold most of them to my uncle for a good price. I could have all Loomis rods next year....I'm spontaneous like that. Right now I have...

Reels:

2 Daiwa Zillion 7:1's

2 Diawa Zillion 6.3:1's

5 Daiwa Anniversary Zillions

5 Daiwa Vientos

6 Daiwa TD-Z's

2 Diawa TD Avantage spinning reels

Rods:

Daiwa Zillion 7' M XF

Daiwa Zillion 7' MH F

Daiwa Zillion 6'9" MH XF

Daiwa Zillion 7' H fast

Daiwa Zillion 7' H fast

Daiwa Steez 6' M

Daiwa Steez 6'3" MH

Daiwa Steez 6'3" MH

Daiwa Steez 6'7" MH

Daiwa Steez 6'8" ML Spinning

Daiwa Steez 6'8" ML Spinning

Lamiglas XMG 50 704

Lamiglas XMG 50 704

Quantum Superlite 7' M

Quantum Superlite 6'6" M

Quantum Superlite 7' MH

Quantum Superlite 6'6" MH

Loomis 723 IMX Spinning

I have several bulk spools of Trilene 100% fluoro, so I'm using fluoro more than I normally would or 'need' to (i.e. cranking). I'm using 90% Trilene fluoro, and 10% CXX at the moment. And just FYI, I'm more of a rod junkie than a reel junkie. I bought all 5 Viento's at a stupid price over this fall, so I couldn't turn them down. They turned out to be great reels, and I ignore the twitchin' bar. Everything but the TD-Z's and IMX were bought this year. I live 5min from Cabelas and know the guys in the bargain cave, and visit it at least once a week to snag closeouts and liquidation items.  If a rod has a guide foot that slipped out....I get it for a lot cheaper than I should ($150 Steez's) I have way more rods and reels than I need, and I will generally sell several and start again next year. It keeps me satisfied with buying things, and I don't have to spend a lot of money.  I'm really curious about the Skeet Revo right now, and may have to trade a couple of Anniversary Zillions for a pair. Tackle buying and selling is kind of a game to me, and I love it.....

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Natural, have you dumped the new citicas already? :-?

Yes.  They were nice, and I couldn't wait to try them out.  I have major A.D.D. though, and I end up doing this every year.  The Citica surprised me as a reel than could do a lot for the price, and was great looking.  I had decided that I didn't want to spend a lot of money on reels, and the Citica fit the bill.  As deals came along on better reels, I just had waaay to many.  I had 8 Citicas 2 months ago, and sold them all on the Texas Fishing Forum, but I still recommend them.

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:) :) Wow and I thought I had a problem. :o :o Nice haul Natural!!!

Thanks, but I will lighten the load. The Zillion rods and Quantum Superlites are here to stay, as well as the XMG 50's. I imagine I will sell a couple of the Steez rods though.  They are very nice, but I just don't need several of them. I'll thin out a few reels as well. I admittedly have fallen in love with the steez compile-x spinning rod though....it's a keeper.  I'll probably keep both. You have to step back and look at what you are actually using versus what is just a trophy on your rod rack.

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Test run through March, 2009.

The STX has been substituted for a CTE200GT. By dedicating the STX

as a single purpose reel, issues with the magnetic braking system have

been addressed. A full report will follow after one full year of ownership.

8-)

I'm predicting the report will be available in the Flea Market section.

;D

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Test run through March, 2009.

The STX has been substituted for a CTE200GT. By dedicating the STX

as a single purpose reel, issues with the magnetic braking system have

been addressed. A full report will follow after one full year of ownership.

8-)

I'm predicting the report will be available in the Flea Market section.

;D

I think he would have gotten along much better with that reel if it had centrifugal brakes.  That is the only reason I'm interested in the Skeet Reese Revo.  I owned 2 SX's and that magnetic system is too temperamental for me.

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Test run through March, 2009.

The STX has been substituted for a CTE200GT. By dedicating the STX

as a single purpose reel, issues with the magnetic braking system have

been addressed. A full report will follow after one full year of ownership.

8-)

I'm predicting the report will be available in the Flea Market section.

;D

I think he would have gotten along much better with that reel if it had centrifugal brakes. That is the only reason I'm interested in the Skeet Reese Revo. I owned 2 SX's and that magnetic system is too temperamental for me.

I still have a couple Revo S reels I kept for the drag systems and have them on pitchin and flippin rods.  The centrifugal brakes on those work alright though the actual brake assembly itself seems sort of chintzy.  One other thing, of the 2 reels, the SX and STX,  I found the SX to be more unforgiving than the STX for some reason though I found neither was worth the effort.  Lots of potential though,  change the braking systems on those reels and you'll probably see my Pfluegers up for sale here.  

;D

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I'm on a golf kick at the moment. This thread reminds me of the "What's in the bag" article in golf magazines that tell what a pro golfer usually carries in his bag.

Here's mine. I doubt it will change much since I have much to learn before I spend more on weapons.

Three Extreme spinning rods, two medium heavy, one medium, with Shimano Saros spinning reels. All 6' 6".

One Johnny Morris signature spinning rod and reel combo, medium heavy, 6' 6". Bought because it was 70 dollars off the 229.00 regular price.

Five baitcasting rod combos.

Two Nitros.

One extra heavy that can handle lures to 6 oz, and 40 pound test line. For tossing wake baits. 7' 10"

The other a 7" heavy action used mostly for 4 - 6 inch soft plastic swimbaits.

Three extreme combos. All with 7.1:1 reels. I figure it's easier for me to slow down my retrieve than to really speed it up when necessary. Two 6' 6", one 6'.

A 7' 10" heavy

Two six foot medium heavy rods.

Two of the three extreme combos were 99 bucks, the other 129.

The Nitros were 199 and 209, bought on sale from the regular 229. As an aside, the Nitros are either much easier to adjust or more forgiving when it comes to preventing backlashes.

Backlashes with either are very rare now. I'd like to think some of it is due to my improvement as well.

I've got a total of about $1400 invested in 9 combos.

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3 Cabelas Fish Eagle II Rods 6'6" med(2) and one MH, bought on clearnace for 35 each , and picked up at local store no shipping

1 Fenwick HMX med 6'6" 38 bucks delivered on a one day sale from AMAZON

1 BPS Extreme Woo Davies 6'6" Med Heavy 65 delivered from our Flea Market

1 BPS Johhny Morris 7 ft MH , from a friend

1 Cabela's 6'6" Med Pro Guide spinning rod 39 to store, no shipping

4 Pflueger trion LP; 45 each from the Flea Market; all serviced and cleaned/lubed

2 Pflueger President Spinning reels 35 per on Flea Market

1 BPS EXTREME baitcaster the old one with 6 pin brake 30 bucks on flea market

no big money laid out and a lot of really good stuff.

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Muddy,

That's quite a collection and should give a lot of our guys some

great tips for building theirs.

-Kent

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Thanks, I saw your collection, mine is low rent district compared to yours

The thing I have learned is if you hang out on our Flea Market and wait for sales you can fish better equipment and save a lot of money. Cart 7 in particular has been a source of a lot of really fine buys, he always understates the condition of what he sends you!

 

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this is for Fishing Rhino:

1983 Titleist Tour Models 2 thru w,   carried 4 thru w

Titleist Vokey Wedges Raw Milled 52,56,58,60...depends where I played.

Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Mid-Slant  

Callaway GBB Driver *9  BB 3wd & BB 5wd

final set before I was forced to retire.

Taylor Made R7 8.5*  TM R7 3wd 15*  TM R7 5wd  18*

Taylor Made RAC LT II's  4 thru W

Titleist Vokey Wedges Raw Milled 52,56,58,60...depends where I played

Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Mid-Slant (still my favorite)

Taylor Made Rossi Monza

Retired from the game in late summer of 2006 due to ongoing lower back injuries.

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Muddy, if you are in the 'low rent district', then I'm in the ghetto :)

Everything:

Daiwa Procaster 100H on a 6'6 Bionic Blade

Shimano Symetre 1500 on a 6' StC Premier

Flooger Trion GX7 on an older 6'6 Cherrywood graphite

Plus on Okuma stratus as a back up.

That's it, nothing here to see.

I will be saving for a new 2500 series Spinning Reel & 7' or longer rod for this year.

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Wow is all I can say looking at some of the setups that some of you guys have on your lists.

I picked up most of my rods and reels at deep discounts off Ebay or Cabelas and spend alot of time in there bargain cave or at the store picking up there in store clearance items or in store discounts.

Getting the clearance and discount items allowed me to step my quipment in a hurry since I started fishing 3-4yrs ago.

My one brother is a Fenwick man and the other a G Loomis and myself I'm a Cabelas Rod fan.

My List:

Spinning:

Quantum Catalyst PTI 20 / Cabalas Mag Touch  6'6" M

Daiwa Regal 5ia / Cabelas Tourney Trail 7'0" M

Rainbow II / Cabelas XML 6'6" M

Shimano Sahara 1000 / Cabelas XML 6'6" ML

Quantum Catalyst PTI-B 20 / Cabelas XML 6'6" M Split Grip /Rig & Jig

Quantum Incyte 30 (Older Version) / No Name Graphite Rod 7'0" M

BPS Viper 3000 / Shakesphere 7'0" MH

Okuma Stinson / No Rod

Cabelas Fish Eagle II 7'0" MH / No Reel

BaitCast:

Cabelas Prodigy / Cabelas Fish Eagle II 6'6" M (Upgrading to Cabelas XMLti 6'6" MH)

Daiwa Megaforce Cabelas Golden Eagle 6'6" M

All the rods were on deep discount and picked up the Shimano Reel at full price but the Cabelas XML was normally $139 on discount for $100 and 50% off with the reel purchase.

Gonna have to try the New Prodigy Rods from Cabelas though so guess I need a new reel for that one also

Good to see I'm not the only one addicted

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this is for Fishing Rhino:

1983 Titleist Tour Models 2 thru w, carried 4 thru w

Titleist Vokey Wedges Raw Milled 52,56,58,60...depends where I played.

Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Mid-Slant

Callaway GBB Driver *9 BB 3wd & BB 5wd

final set before I was forced to retire.

Taylor Made R7 8.5* TM R7 3wd 15* TM R7 5wd 18*

Taylor Made RAC LT II's 4 thru W

Titleist Vokey Wedges Raw Milled 52,56,58,60...depends where I played

Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Mid-Slant (still my favorite)

Taylor Made Rossi Monza

Retired from the game in late summer of 2006 due to ongoing lower back injuries.

Bummer.  I was about to suggest we get together for a round.

For me,

Titlest driver

Ping fairway metals

Ping G5 irons 4 - SW

Titleist Vokey 60 degree lob wedge

Odessey two ball putter

Play at Newport National

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