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    Default Fishing poles?

    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.

    http://www.amazon.com/Shakespeare-On...pr_product_top

    http://www.amazon.com/Shakespeare-On...819118&sr=1-12

    http://www.amazon.com/Shakespeare-Tw...819369&sr=1-12
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by chawk610 View Post
    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.
    http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/pr...414799.4414833
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    Quote Originally Posted by chawk610 View Post
    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.
    http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/pr...414799.4414833
    I was told to get an open reel one (not even sure if that's what it is called) I have used one before and had no issues. Thoughts on that?
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chawk610 View Post
    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.
    Lol, not the "K" word! I'm only 23 and very single

    Found it for $22 http://www.amazon.com/Zebco-Spincast...pr_product_top

    Some mixed reviews, but maybe I'll just go with it.
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    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!
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    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.
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    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.
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    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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