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Over the last two years I have put together a pretty reliable arsenal that I am comfortable with. As you can see my favorite all around rod is a 6'6" MH power fast action rod for most applications. Am I missing out on anything by not having more 7' or longer rods for jigs etc?

Spinnerbait rod - 6'6"MH fast action BPS Rick Clunn rod paired with a Rick Clunn 7:1 reel spooled with 12# Suffix Seige camo

Buzzbait rod- 6'6" MH fast action Allstar classic paired with Daiwa Procaster 6.3:1 spooled with 12#Suffix Seige camo

Crankbait rod- 6'6" MH moderate action BPS crankin stik paired with a BPS 6.3:1 Bionic plus reel sppoled with 12# BPS mono

Senko/weightless worm rod - 6'6" MH fast action American Rodsmith Apex paired with Daiwa Exceller 6.3:1 spooled with 12# Berkley Vanish Flouro.

Frog rod- 6'6" MH Moderate action Berkley Lightning Shock rod paired with a Plueger Trion 6.3:1 spooled with 30# Spiderwire braid

weighted TX rig worm rod- 6'6" Castaway MH fast action paired with Shimano Curado CU201 (old green model) spooled with 12#suffix Seige camo

Carolina rig- 6'6" Allstar Classic MH fast action paired with Shimano Curado CU201(old green model)spooled with P-Line 12#cxx moss green

Top water plug rod- 7' M  moderate action Okuma Guide select paired with Okuma Nemesis 6.3:1spooled with 10# P-Line CX clear

Jig/redfish rod- 6'6" MH fast action American Rodsmith Apex paired with Abu Garcia Ambassaduer CU4600 spooled with 30# Spiderwire braid.

Out of all my reels I would rate them in this order

1.Plueger Trion- super smooth and plenty power

2.Daiwa Exceller-Last aquired reel and have been qite impressed with the feel and quality of this reel

3.BPS Rick Clunn- Cast a mile with hardly ever a backlash. Brought in many big redfish by accident so cranking power is no issue

4. Old green Curados- You sling these things as hard and fast as you want with any lure and they will not backlash. They would be number one on my list if it were not for my concern in the drag/fighting power. This is due to there age and its time for me to rebuild them.

5.BPS bionic plus- quality little reel but it is what it is. What you would expect for a $60 reel

6. ABU Ambassaduer- Quality built and plenty wenching power in a small package, just not a big fan of round baitcasters.

7.Okuma Nemesis- Nice little reel but not great, tendency to backlash if not dialed in just right or casting into any amount of wind.

8. Daiwa procaster- This thing just feels cheap, the thumbar has way to much travel for my liking. It has done the job on reeling in some nice fish but I just dont see it lasting very long and actually cant wait until it dies so I can upgrade.

My rods I would rate all about the same although for $40 the lightning shock would be hard to beat for the quality you get at such a low cost. The Allstar classics are also a great bang for the buck at $50 a pop and the American Rodsmiths can be had for $50 bucks as well.

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only thing i see is that i like to use a heavy powered , moderate fast tipped , 7' or longer rod for frogs , plus a faster reel (7.1:1 ) to get them moving fast over the slop !! other than that , you got the bases covered !!!! good collection  :o

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only thing i see is that i like to use a heavy powered , moderate fast tipped , 7' or longer rod for frogs , plus a faster reel (7.1:1 ) to get them moving fast over the slop !! other than that , you got the bases covered !!!! good collection   

My frog set up is the one thing I know for sure is not typical for frog fishing but has gotten me bye for now. I plan on upgrading to a Heavy 7 footer for this in the future so I can definitly agree with your assesment there. Thanks

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I think you have a fine collection going there. 

Are you catching fish?  That is what it's all about.   :o

I prefer 7' rods for most of my fishing.

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I think you have a fine collection going there.

Are you catching fish? That is what it's all about. :o

I prefer 7' rods for most of my fishing.

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If it works for you who cares. I would prefer a longer and heavier frog and c-rig rod but they can do the trick.

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only thing i see is that i like to use a heavy powered , moderate fast tipped , 7' or longer rod for frogs , plus a faster reel (7.1:1 ) to get them moving fast over the slop !! other than that , you got the bases covered !!!! good collection

My frog set up is the one thing I know for sure is not typical for frog fishing but has gotten me bye for now. I plan on upgrading to a Heavy 7 footer for this in the future so I can definitly agree with your assesment there. Thanks

Is there a reason why you don't want to go longer? I think you would probably find that 7'6" or 7'8" would be much better for frogging than even a 7'

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One of the things that greatly irritates me is that there are those among us who feel the need to tell everyone about their collection of rods and reels.

Why?

If you are boasting, those of us with less financial resources will look at it as just that - boasting - and perhaps *** you.  Those of us with greater financial resources will say "Is that all he/she can afford?" - and perhaps *** you.

Personally, I like the equipment I have.  I catch fish with it.  Nuff said. 

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I like reading about what equipment others use. It makes no difference to me if it's high end or low. When someone says "here is what I have" and asks "what do you think I need?", it seems like a reasonable question.

Skeet22 I think you have a fine collection. I prefer 7' rods and would add a couple of med. power rods if it were me. :o 8-)

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i would switch to all the same brand/model rods and reels with the only difference being rod lengths/actions and gear ratio.this would keep everything feeling almost equal and be one less thing you have to adjust 2.i use all johnny morris signature series with pflueger reels.all my rods are 6-6 mh except my 7-6 h flipping stick.

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One of the things that greatly irritates me is that there are those among us who feel the need to tell everyone about their collection of rods and reels.

Why?

Easy answer, Not boasting at all as my equipt is average. The main point is to let more expirienced anglers look at what im using for certain applications in hopes of getting a little advise to maybe tweak my arsenal for more efficient and effective fishing. I truly beleive in your only as good as your equipt not meaning you need a $300 reel, what I mean is you want the right reel and rod combo for your application. If your equipt is on par then the rest is up to you, your potential has no limit. I use this concept for everything I do whether it be racing stock cars or my job. Again you do not need to break the bank on equipt, spend what you can but the right stuff will always help you prosper and being humble and letting someone with more experience point you in the right direction could pay dividends. Hope this helps clear up your issue with people who post descriptions of there equipt.

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If you're happy with what you have assembled , great.

I would add a 5'6" rod for areas that has over hanging limbs and tight quarters.

Some spinning setups would be beneficial also.

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Skeet22, you have mostly 6'6" rods and while theres nothing wrong with that I used to have all 6' rods but once I tried a much longer rod (7') I quickly realized the longer rod made for a much more enjoyable fishing.  Let the upgrade process begin !

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