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What is a good rod and reel to use for catfishing. Ive never been so i have no clue. Any help is much appreciated.

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Unless your going for trophy size blues and flatheads I think your basic bass casting reel and rods would do in a pinch.  I regularly go after channel cats with my Curado, MH 6.5 ft rod and 14lb line and dont feel out gunned.  What and where are you going after?

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What is a good rod and reel to use for catfishing. Ive never been so i have no clue. Any help is much appreciated.

Blue Cats?  This is where Ugly Stiks shine.  A good, stout Ugly Stick  (about 7' good for 15lb + line) with an Ambassadeur Trophy or C3 reel in 6500 size.  

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Well some family members and i have planned a fishing trip for this coming summer and i know were going catfishing but we havent planned out the details so i was just trying to get an idea, so my revo s and 6'6 mh rod would do fine for your average sized cats? and if ugly stiks are good for cat micro then im set cuz 1 thing i dont have is a shortage of them.

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Well, if you are fishing for BIG fish in the Mid South, on the Mississippi River around Memphis, you need a pool stick! BPS carries "Big Catfish" designed by James Patterson. That is a 100 lb fish rod! If you're just after "Yankee" fish, under 50 lbs, any heavy rod will work.

I catch lots of 20+ catfish on the Tennessee River when I am fishing for smallmouth on a MF spinning rod and #4 Yo-Zuri Hybrid Ultra Soft. With a little patience, catfish are *******.

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