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hey guys! basically im 14 and cant currently get a job but im in love with fishing and ive been for about 6 years. I've mainly always had lightning rods and other "High Class Wally World" poles. My birthday is coming up in about a month and wil most definately spend ALL OF IT on fishing. probably around $200 all together. But what i want to know is, should i get 2 Mid priced poles (ie: mojo bass, carbonlite, falcon lowrider ) or should i just get one really nice pole. ( Please give me some suggestions. I want baitcasters because i cant stand spinning reels. Can you guys help me out?

Also maybe some reel suggestions to go with it ?

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If that were me I'd buy one nicer high end rod in the $150 value.Then spend the rest on some baits,line and terminal tackle.

If i may, I'd take a look at the Powell max rod or the Dobyn savvy series.

I'm currently saving up for a dobyn myself.  ;)

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There are quite a few very good quality rods out there these days in the $140 to $160 range at new retail prices.  I'd suggest that you watch the flea market and buy a nice used Powell 683CEF or maybe a Shimano Crucial 7'MH - both very nice all purpose sticks.  You can find them from time to time for around $110 to $120.  Take the other $80 or $90 and look for a nice used Citica 200E.  For around $200 you'll have an outstanding combo that will last for a long time with proper care!

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There are quite a few very good quality rods out there these days in the $140 to $160 range at new retail prices. I'd suggest that you watch the flea market and buy a nice used Powell 683CEF or maybe a Shimano Crucial 7'MH - both very nice all purpose sticks. You can find them from time to time for around $110 to $120. Take the other $80 or $90 and look for a nice used Citica 200E. For around $200 you'll have an outstanding combo that will last for a long time with proper care!

Excellent advice!

8-)

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What kind of fishing do you do?  Are you a boat fisherman where multiple poles with multiple lures can come in very handy, or do you primarily bank fish where you carry a single pole?

Do you fish several different lakes/rivers with different structure driving the need for heavier or lighter poles?

These questions are the primary drivers in the number of poles you need/want.

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I mainly do alot of shore fishing but when i do i bring a plethora of poles ( usually one pole i'll use for two techniques.) BUT i also go out on the boat alot. I usually shore fish on lakes because rivers are hard to find in my area. i have about 6 lightning rods; but im looking to step them up little by little.

The places i fish varie from VERY VERY weedy, to completely scraped clean, to tree stumps every where. so i prefer to steadily gain technique specific poles! ;D

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Buying used gear is a great way to save a few bucks, but it's also a way to pick up someone elses junk. Caveat Emptor applies ;)

The Shimano Clarus ($80) - Compre($100) - Crucial($150) rods are very good for their price, and carry a no-BS warranty. That helps a young fella stay on the water if something should happen to the rod.

New Shimano Citica's can be had on ebay for $100

A 6'6" or 7" Medium Heavy/fast action Compre rod with a Citica would put you right at the $200 mark, and be a great all-around baitcast rig

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This is something to consider as you build your

collection over time:

Here ya go:

Maybe this will help:

http://www.bassresource.com/bass_fishing_forums/YaBB.pl?num=1141187546

Specifically:

Technique specific rods are for "enthusiasts".

Almost all your fishing can be done with just

one rod. Beyond that, you only "need" three rods:

Spinning: 6 1/2' or 7', M or MH, Fast Action

(soft plastics and light lures)

Baitcasting: MH or H, Fast Action

(jigs, spinnerbaits, buzzbaits and all single hooks)

Baitcasting: MH, Moderate Action

(all treble hook lures)

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There are quite a few very good quality rods out there these days in the $140 to $160 range at new retail prices. I'd suggest that you watch the flea market and buy a nice used Powell 683CEF or maybe a Shimano Crucial 7'MH - both very nice all purpose sticks. You can find them from time to time for around $110 to $120. Take the other $80 or $90 and look for a nice used Citica 200E. For around $200 you'll have an outstanding combo that will last for a long time with proper care!

i just loked at the crucial and citica. im a little concerned with the citica, mainly because of the price for only 4 bearing? are they extremely high quality German bearings or something?

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This is something to consider as you build your

collection over time:

Here ya go:

Maybe this will help:

Specifically:

Technique specific rods are for "enthusiasts".

Almost all your fishing can be done with just

one rod. Beyond that, you only "need" three rods:

Spinning: 6 1/2' or 7', M or MH, Fast Action

(soft plastics and light lures)

Baitcasting: MH or H, Fast Action

(jigs, spinnerbaits, buzzbaits and all single hooks)

Baitcasting: MH, Moderate Action

(all treble hook lures)

thanks for the advice!! but the reason i prefer alot of rods for alot of techniques is because i hate tying on new rigs! i would much rather prefer just picking up a different rod and casting rather than fumbling around with a new lure.

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i just loked at the crucial and citica. im a little concerned with the citica, mainly because of the price for only 4 bearing? are they extremely high quality German bearings or something?

Bearing count is not an indication of overall quality in a fishing reel. It's more of a marketing technique. Some reel utilize 4 bearings in the knobs (2 in each) That gets the bearing count up there!

Bearings are also available in different levels of quality.

The Citica is a proven reel design which has a great following. Shimano also provides excellent customer support. Plus, all the Cool Dudes fish Shimano gear  ;D

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So if you had to choose one pole between : St.Croix Avid, Shimano Crucial, Dobyns Saavy, Powell Max, Shimano Compre, And the St.Croix Mojo bass what would it be?.. keep in mind i LOVE lifetime warranties and Fuji furnishings!

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So if you had to choose one pole between : St.Croix Avid, Shimano Crucial, Dobyns Saavy, Powell Max, Shimano Compre, And the St.Croix Mojo bass.. keep in mind i LOVE lifetime warranties and Fuji furnishings!

Out of that line-up, there are two different price groups

Avid, Crucial, Saavy and Max rods are all around the same price point with Avid's at around $180 to the Powell's around $140. The Mojo's and Compre's are a step down from that group.

Out of the "Big 4" you really can't go wrong with any of them. It really comes down to what your preference is.

Me, I'd pick an Avid  8-)

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So if you had to choose one pole between : St.Croix Avid, Shimano Crucial, Dobyns Saavy, Powell Max, Shimano Compre, And the St.Croix Mojo bass what would it be?.. keep in mind i LOVE lifetime warranties and Fuji furnishings!

I own both a mojo bass and an Avid.....clear advantage to the Avid for sensitivity, but you are then back to the same question...do you want multiple poles or one good setup?

From your earlier reply on how you fish (and the fact that you already have multiple setups) I would suggest buying one "nice" setup.  You are going to upgrade eventually (I promise) and the less poles to upgrade the lower overall cost long term.

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Plus, all the Cool Dudes fish Shimano gear ;D

True.

Too funny...So true.

   

;D ;D ;D

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hey guys! basically im 14 and cant currently get a job but im in love with fishing and ive been for about 6 years. I've mainly always had lightning rods and other "High Class Wally World" poles. My birthday is coming up in about a month and wil most definately spend ALL OF IT on fishing. probably around $200 all together. But what i want to know is, should i get 2 Mid priced poles (ie: mojo bass, carbonlite, falcon lowrider ) or should i just get one really nice pole. ( Please give me some suggestions. I want baitcasters because i cant stand spinning reels. Can you guys help me out?

Also maybe some reel suggestions to go with it ?

im 15 and have no job i buy ill my tackle on a $20 weekly allowance maybe a little more sometimes so im in the same boat i owuld get 2-3 mid range rods you get some good ones for around $100 one is the lamiglas excel which im gonna order pretty soon probly tomorrow for $110 i have heard they are good rods

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im 15 and have no job i buy ill my tackle on a $20 weekly allowance

And from this day forth, you shall be known to all as SenkoBOY12

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im 15 and have no job i buy all my tackle on a $20 weekly allowance

And from this day forth, you shall be known to all as SenkoBOY12

and i could still probably outfish you

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im 15 and have no job i buy all my tackle on a $20 weekly allowance

And from this day forth, you shall be known to all as SenkoBOY12

and i could still probably outfish you

Easy there, just havin' some fun   ;)

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im 15 and have no job i buy all my tackle on a $20 weekly allowance

And from this day forth, you shall be known to all as SenkoBOY12

and i could still probably outfish you

Easy there, just havin' some fun ;)

i know what you meant i know you were just kidding thats how i mess around most of the guys are i fish with are like that too im sure your a great a fisherman

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I would recomend Falcon Originals.

  -gk

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hey guys! basically im 14 and cant currently get a job but im in love with fishing and ive been for about 6 years. I've mainly always had lightning rods and other "High Class Wally World" poles. My birthday is coming up in about a month and wil most definately spend ALL OF IT on fishing. probably around $200 all together. But what i want to know is, should i get 2 Mid priced poles (ie: mojo bass, carbonlite, falcon lowrider ) or should i just get one really nice pole. ( Please give me some suggestions. I want baitcasters because i cant stand spinning reels. Can you guys help me out?

Also maybe some reel suggestions to go with it ?

im 15 and have no job i buy ill my tackle on a $20 weekly allowance maybe a little more sometimes so im in the same boat i owuld get 2-3 mid range rods you get some good ones for around $100 one is the lamiglas excel which im gonna order pretty soon probly tomorrow for $110 i have heard they are good rods

ha i wish i got an allowance  ;)

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hey guys! basically im 14 and cant currently get a job but im in love with fishing and ive been for about 6 years. I've mainly always had lightning rods and other "High Class Wally World" poles. My birthday is coming up in about a month and wil most definately spend ALL OF IT on fishing. probably around $200 all together. But what i want to know is, should i get 2 Mid priced poles (ie: mojo bass, carbonlite, falcon lowrider ) or should i just get one really nice pole. ( Please give me some suggestions. I want baitcasters because i cant stand spinning reels. Can you guys help me out?

Also maybe some reel suggestions to go with it ?

im 15 and have no job i buy ill my tackle on a $20 weekly allowance maybe a little more sometimes so im in the same boat i owuld get 2-3 mid range rods you get some good ones for around $100 one is the lamiglas excel which im gonna order pretty soon probly tomorrow for $110 i have heard they are good rods

ha i wish i got an allowance ;)

its not enough to fund my hunting and fishing

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