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5/25/11 3:56 PM CST
what length does every body like useing for inland trout? state length and brand and what type of water it is used on. mine is a 4 1/2 foot UL for smaller creek and river along with a 7 foot UL on the same water.

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7/26/11 7:48 PM CST
gotta love pflueger Blush

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7/26/11 6:34 PM CST
Shakesphere Excursion 6ft. $11.97 , nice cork handle and reel seats that are sweet, no metal to hand contact. Bought a few of them and beat the crap out of them , never broke one yet. Had them about 10 years now. Looked through a bunch of them and picked out the best ones without flaws. WalMart, I doubt they still sell them.

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7/26/11 6:57 AM CST
5'6" St. Croix Avid UL w/ pflueger president reel...love the thing, don't plan on changing it any time soon. I also have a 7' St. Croix Legend Elite ML for walleyes, love that one too but I don't think it is nearly enough better than the Avid to justify the additional cost.

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7/16/11 1:15 AM CST
I had this guy make me a few.. www.wheresmyrod.com

I have the Timber Coulee model plus a shorter one I had him custom make for me.

Shorter the better if you fish off of the beaten path! I can't imagine dragging a 7 footer back to some of my favorite holes!! I use 4# on the shorter (5 foot or less) rods and if you set the drag right it's a blast!

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5/30/11 10:10 PM CST
6foot St.Croix and a excelser reel

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5/28/11 1:06 PM CST
Custom 7 foot St.Croix Avid UL with Shimano 1000 spooled with 5 pound powerpro and joined to3 feet of 6 pound stren mono leader via improved shock leader knot.

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5/27/11 2:20 PM CST
6 1/2 ft fenwick eagle gt light action fast tip for most applications with 4 or 6 pound trilene sensation. I use my 7 foot ml action fast tip st. croix triumph for big browns. Usually spooled with 6lb sensation. I broke my favorite trout rod last year. 6 1/2 ft Browning gold medallion with a pfluger trion spooled with 4lb sensation or 6 lb floro.

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5/27/11 5:50 AM CST
7 foot medium light Fenwick with a Pflueger President

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5/26/11 11:51 PM CST
6 1/2 foot St. Croix UL w/ a shimano reel and 4 or 6 lb stren magnathin. Don't plan on ever changing it. Well, was thinking about maybe trying out some 8 lb powerpro but that would be about it.

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5/26/11 12:46 PM CST
I've gone through a lot of rods.

An oooold Fenwick 6' medium with a really fast tip. Excellent. Then it broke.

A custom made 6' lamiglass blank with 9 line guides. Best rod ever. Lost over the side in a deep, fast river. Cry.

Lately I use a 4' 3" Cabelas pro series UL rod I found in a garage somewhere. Lost 3" of the tip which made the action a little stouter. Very nice rod with the 'modification'.

But I got a 6' St Croix UL for xmas from my Bro and I'm liking it so far. That'll be my primary for now. The action is a little slow, but with 6lb line instead of 4 it casts very well.

I also have a 5.5' Fenwick that is UL++. Very fun to land a 15+ on that noodle. Also can launch small lures a good 25 yards.

I've used so many different types of rods over the years that it is pretty clear that anything will work, as long as it is balanced to the weight of the lures/bait you are using.

Other than the new St Croix I use 4' Trilene Flouro on all setups and change it twice a year. Usually no problems with it, but I am very careful to avoid loose line on retrieves. For the longer rod with the slightly slower action I use heavier 6' to get a few more feet out of my casts when needed.

Wow a lot of 7' rod users. I wouldn't have expected that. My little bush rod has allowed me to make a lot of casts that even a 6' rod couldn't make. Of course I fish WI bluff country and the good streams there are not exactly 'open'.

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5/25/11 10:55 PM CST
St. Croix AVID, 7' ML, Fast action-PERFECTION!

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5/25/11 9:46 PM CST
My primary rod is a 6' G Loomis fast action rated for 6-10 lb line and I run 10lb braided Power Pro only. Once in a while I'll add an extra spool of mono if I think the situation calls for it which is rare.

Often I fish "double barrel" where I haul around two poles. First hit with worms for a while, then hit it with spinners. Back and fort. Saves some time not having to re-rig and I just don't trust any swivel snaps these days.

My second pole is an old Eagle Claw Featherlight. Originally 6'6" I have lost two sections now and continue to fish it at ~ 5'6." Honestly a shorter rod and a lightweight rod like this has it's advantages when worming and when casting within thick brush. I find it easier to cast with a shorter rod in tight quarters.

If you are just out to catch trout don't worry about the right rod, just get out and fish. Majority of trout can be caught with any average pole, just a matter or preference and that you will acquire over time.

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5/25/11 9:23 PM CST
7' Mitchell meidum action rod with a Castalia Outdoors Sharkfin Reel.

Also have the Sharkfin Rod and Reel Combo. 6'0. I use the 7'0 alot more.

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5/25/11 7:17 PM CST
I use a 6 foot medium light St. Croix as my Primary stream rod (For medium and smaller streams where big fish are present) I also use a 6'6 medium Shimano Clarus for fishing for Large Browns. And for small creek and Brookie fishing I use a 5'6 ultra light St. Croix.

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5/25/11 4:51 PM CST
i use a 5'3 lite power fenwick fish eagle. tosses tiny spinners and handles larger raps. excellent rod for the money

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