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wolfhnd
02-14-2019, 03:17 AM
Before you consider my choices keep in mind that I'm cheap. I'm buying the cheapest setup that I can believe will make me happy. I plan on fishing this in a river with long casts, modestly heavy lures 1/8 or 1/16 ounce lures, and little brush to get in my way.

Reel - Pflueger Trion Tri20x

Rod - shakespeare Micro Spinning Rod 7' UL

Line - Berkley NanoFil Uni-Filament 4 pound test



I'm splurging on the line because I'm tired of rat nests with the cheap Berkley mono I have been using. I suspect however that after reading on here that it is usually the reel not the line that I'm wasting my money.

Crestliner08
02-14-2019, 07:00 AM
Looks like you've got a great rig there! I'm sure it will do you justice. Let us know how you make out with it.

ford man
02-14-2019, 07:39 AM
Not cheap to me,you spent more on line than my whole set up.lol!

ET Fish
02-14-2019, 09:28 AM
That’ll work!

wolfhnd
02-14-2019, 07:24 PM
I have not purchased but was looking for comments.

Anyway I appreciate the encouragement.

eagle 1
02-14-2019, 08:10 PM
Nothing wrong with that set up . :cool:

wolfhnd
02-14-2019, 08:30 PM
Nothing wrong with that set up . :cool:

I think I got the idea of buying a Trion from you but I must have read a million posts here on the forums before making my choice?

76cherokee
02-14-2019, 08:31 PM
I think you'll like that 20 pflueger it has a slow retrieve that's great for crappie

Dollfly
02-14-2019, 09:29 PM
Go for it that's a nice setup.

Bals gib
02-14-2019, 09:54 PM
Shakespeare micros are a very nice rod for the money you might want to consider the light model instead of ultralight if you are casting 1/8 oz jigs

wolfhnd
02-14-2019, 10:18 PM
Shakespeare micros are a very nice rod for the money you might want to consider the light model instead of ultralight if you are casting 1/8 oz jigs

How would that effect lighter jigs?

Grainraiser
02-14-2019, 10:29 PM
How would that effect lighter jigs?


I would agree that the light model is going to be a better choice than the UL model. Get the 6.5 or 7ft model. You will be able to throw your jigs farther and UL is a bit light for crappie. They cost the same price as the UL at my local Walmart.

wolfhnd
02-15-2019, 11:06 AM
If there are no further comments I want to thank everyone for their participation.

INDyak
02-15-2019, 05:51 PM
Cant go wrong with a pfluger. And I love the Shakespeare UL. That's one of my go-to rods...I dont have any issues with 1/16 oz jigs and I use a 5'6"..i believe you'll be happy with your choices

andlefiddle
02-15-2019, 10:16 PM
Solid choice of equipment!

triadcrappie
02-15-2019, 10:56 PM
Pflueger makes some good reels, I have a Trion #10 and a #6 underspins and they are well built and have always worked flawlessly.

wolfhnd
02-16-2019, 04:42 PM
Ok I placed my order, I will let you know my thoughts in a few months.

skeetbum
02-18-2019, 05:41 AM
I like the rod and reel, and have nano on a few of my reels, one with the 4lb you speak of. I just want you to know that it has little, if any, abrasion resistance and I have to use a 4lb mono leader to keep the crappie teeth from rubbing through. Also us it in 2lb, also with a 4lb leader, and find nothing to compare with it’s casting,making it worth using the leader.

glasseyes
02-18-2019, 05:49 AM
lol, i have spent a shameful amount of money on spinning reels over the last five years, i wont even begin to talk about but i have a trion that i repeatedly go to on my crappie fishing and it is still one of the smoothest reels i own. ive had it longer than any of the others, never had it apart, never cleaned it or greased it. Im afraid to do anything to it now . dont want to ruin it lol.Ive already decided my next reel is a trion.

glasseyes
02-18-2019, 05:52 AM
also, my choice for casting and also not expensive rod, Bass Pro, micro lite rod , 8' med. lite. You can cast that 1/16oz jig a long way with 4 lb. test. I do all my crappie fishing from the shore and over the years have found this to be perfect, ( for me anyway . )

wolfhnd
02-18-2019, 12:32 PM
also, my choice for casting and also not expensive rod, Bass Pro, micro lite rod , 8' med. lite. You can cast that 1/16oz jig a long way with 4 lb. test. I do all my crappie fishing from the shore and over the years have found this to be perfect, ( for me anyway . )

I suspect that even cheap rods today can be superior to the relatively expensive rods we inherited as kids 50 years ago. That said there was something comfortable about fiberglass I can't put my finger on.

glasseyes
02-18-2019, 12:46 PM
i know, there was a time many years ago i was very comfortable with fibergalss, we didnt have anything else, in fact i did some fishing with a steel rod. now when i pick up a glass rod it just doesnt feel right.