Posted: Fri May 04, 2007 8:20 pm Post subject: striper rod question
i read that a lot of guys fishing the colorado river use 9'-10' rods. are these surf rods? spinning ot casting? i'm a shorebound fisherman and i want to get into striper fishing at castaic next fall/winter. i already have an 8' swimbait rod i use for largemouths, but i just want to know what my other options are. thanks!
I've been using 10 and 11 foot rods for years. I use baitcasters ( Calcutta 400 and Penn International baitcaster 950) with them. They are strong reels and cast without hardly any backlashes. I don't use spinning reels. Alot of my friends do use spinning reels, and that is their preference...I like the longer medium heavy and heavy action rods for more casting distance. Most people don't know, but it is alot easier to cast a heavy wooden or softbait lure with a longer rod than with a shorter rod. I can cast a big AC Plug a mile with my rods...... The rod does all the work. I personally like 2 piece rods. I can carry them lots easier also. I personally have five 10 to 11 foot rods I use for stripers and largemouth bass in my arsenal.....two 2 piece rods and 3 one piece rods....I catch all my big fish using these rods when I am casting....another secret I let out! Gee you guys are getting all my secrets.....ha ha
I hope my input helps you. Not everybody likes long surf type rods, but I do. From a boat, I want to cast from the middle of the river, almost and have it land right on shore. From shore, it is a must to cast a mile, in my opinion and I've caught a ton of big fish doing it....I get bit! _________________
thanks allan! that was just the kind of input i was looking for. now its just a matter of getting a really loooong rod. most companies make their rods 7'6" - 8' so they could be fished in bass tournaments. i dont' fish tournaments...yet... i suppose your rods are custom wrapped. i've never seen casting rods that long in two pieces.... maybe i'm not looking hard enough.
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