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Okay, I have spent the last few days reading reviews of all kinds and learning about the many options of rods and reels. I know better than to start a new 'best spinning reel' whatever thread. I think I have read through at least eight or ten of those wiithin the last 24 hours. My problem is that I have not owned fishing equipment for 15 yrs and my old stuff was given to me. Wanting to read about the proper use of equipment I have been overwhelmed by the task specific equipment available.

I am getting back into fishing for two reasons. Reason 1) Benjamin and Gabriel, my two boys. Reason 2) I went fishing last week for the first time in 15 years and boy did I ever get the itch again...

So here I am and I want one combo that will span the frequent fishing with my boys, blue gill and such to the catfish and bass fishing. Spinner reel is all I want, that's what I've used and picked up last week where I left off. I've read about weight and action, reels and rods.

Here's are my questions:

Would the Pflueger Trion GX 7 be a good choice for both types of fishing?

If I bought the Pflueger Trion GX 7 with light action rod how confident could I be dragging a spinner bait for a bass?

Sorry for the newbie type questions, and would appreciate comments, recommendations and other suggestions.

All I can say is, "I just wanna fish, that's all!"

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You probably want a "medium power" rod, unless you're talking about 1/8 or 1/4 (max) oz spinnerbaits.

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Thanks for the reply. I used to drag 1/8, 1/4, and 1/2 oz rooster tails. I may need to be told to get one light duty rod and one heavy(ier) duty rod, I just thought I'd try to bridge the span between my fishing interests.

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I've no actual experience with that reel, but from the reviews, I'd say the reel should be fine for your needs. Personally I'd consider the 4735 size, I've landed a few nice fish on 4 lb. line (in my youth), but although a long fight may be fun for you, it isn't good for the fish (if you plan on releasing it). That's why I suggested the reel that has 8 lb. line listed for its capacity.

I agree with the other poster. Go for a medium power rod. It will handle light lures pretty well, and do well with many of the baits used for catfish and lures for bass. It's no fun trying to use a lure too heavy for the rod. Better to have a bit more power than needed for panfish, than not enough for catfish and bass. This from a guy who was into all ultralight fishing before quitting many years ago. Others may disagree.

Welcome back. I was out of the game for 24 years. Now I've got more fishing gear than I ever had. Careful or you may find yourself in the same boat. :lol::P

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