I haven't seen anything about fishing brought up since I've been a member, but I am hoping someone can give me some advice.
Looking to buy just an entry level rod/reel combo and I have no idea about fishing stuff. Basically, I just want to sit on our dock and fish when I can't wakeboard. I just want it to work and will probably just throw on worms most of the time. Price range around $30-50. Here are 3 I found online, any help would be appreciated.
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Thread: Fishing poles?
03-15-2012, 11:03 AM #1
03-15-2012, 11:12 AM #2
you know Ryan, I have been fishing most of my life. Baitcasters, v-spools, etc...for my money anymore if I just want to sit and sip a beer with my line in the water...just a good ole' Zebco 33. They are "fool" proof no brainer set ups. Just set the drag and open a beer.
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03-15-2012, 11:40 AM #3-Mark
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03-15-2012, 11:43 AM #4
03-15-2012, 12:02 PM #5
I think with little exp... you are gonna have backlash issues. You are talking about open face or v-spool. For the money, you can get your kids the same set ups.'08 Mobius LS
03-15-2012, 12:13 PM #6
Found it for $22 http://www.amazon.com/Zebco-Spincast...pr_product_top
Some mixed reviews, but maybe I'll just go with it.
03-15-2012, 12:27 PM #7
oops, sorry! :P If nothing else... get it, then if you outgrow it toss it in the attic. I know of no fishermen with only one set up!'08 Mobius LS
03-15-2012, 12:28 PM #8
Yea, the dealio is they used to be made with steel gears and were bulletproof. They are plastic gears now... Shakespear makes a nice combo with UglyStick rod. Just go to Academy or Walmart.'08 Mobius LS
03-15-2012, 12:45 PM #9
I bought a $40 setup from sportsmans warehouse. didn't want to buy the cheapest at around $20. been a good setup, but I would prefer a closed face. I haven't changed the line in 3 years and had a lot of "loops" show up last year. I would think new line every year or a closed face would prevent that issue.
I only use it when chillin in the am/pm at the dock and probably haven't caught more than 15 fish, but it's a good activity to sip a beer and pass the time with the other half.'06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten
03-15-2012, 12:49 PM #10
We really need to know the average size and kind of fish you expect to catch off your dock. You can get a set-up that may work better bassed on that info.
for example, lake trout, smallmouth, perch, smaller catfish, etc I'd go with ultralight gear.
Walley, larger cats, largemouth, etc maybe go with a little heavier gear.
The 303 will probably be your best bet and help you get an idea of where to go next.
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