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broken scope
08-03-2007, 12:56 PM
I want to try a B&M rod for trolling. I will mostly be using jigs and some crankbaits. I will also spider rig shallow unclear water. Would a 12ft rod be long enough to not spook the fish? WMart has the bucks jig poles in stock. Would the capps and coleman trolling rod be better for my use?Thanks

J White
08-03-2007, 03:56 PM
From what I've seen of the Capps and Coleman rods -
I like the Pro Staff better. Haven't ever had any dealings with
the original jig pole.

I would think you'd be fine with 12', I wish I'd have got 12's
instead of the 14's I've got. The reason is, I don't use them all
the time, and my thinkin is that a 12 you can unjoint one place (2 piece rod)
and it will fit in a rod locker. My 14's are three piece and a nightmare to
take apart, store, put back together with line on them.

Too much goin on to leave them out all put together when I'm not using them.

monkscrappie
08-03-2007, 04:16 PM
BnM PRO STAFF TROLLING RODS ARE BETTER FOR HEAVIER TROLLING BUT STILL SENSITIVE ENOUGH FOR JIGGING. I USE 18 PRO STAFFS IN 8, 10, 12, 14, AND 16 FT LENGTHS. CHECK OUT PHOTO OF TRITON 196 TA.

MONK WILSON http://MONKSCRAPPIE.COM

Crappie Chaser
08-03-2007, 06:08 PM
Yes, if you plan to slow troll alot, I definitely recommend the Trolling Rods. The trolling rods are built to use for slow trolling and can withstand snags, big fish, etc.... much better. I use the Trolling Rods for trolling and the jigging poles for jigging. It saves me alot time from changing lures, lines, etc... and more time fishing!

Speck
08-03-2007, 06:45 PM
I use B&M Pro Staff Trolling rods for pulling cranks. I put a 12 footer out each side. They are sensitive enough to detect light hits but has enough back bone to handle a big cat.

plantdr
08-03-2007, 08:20 PM
Man, That is one rigged out crappie boat. Excellent use of space.

broken scope
08-03-2007, 08:35 PM
Is the pro staff stiffer than the capps&coleman?

1weezer
08-03-2007, 09:30 PM
MonksCrappie, How do you like your boat?
I have a TA-196 also and love it. Best boat I have ever been in.

J White
08-04-2007, 07:11 AM
Is the pro staff stiffer than the capps&coleman?

For my .02, yes. Especially the tip.

Darrell Baker
08-04-2007, 12:03 PM
I use the 14 foot Pro Staff Trolling Rods when slow trolling jigs in the Spring. They work great for pulling small jigs or crank baits and there is no problem detecting the light bites. I have caught just about every fish out there including some catfish in the 15 pound range and have never had any problems. They have a sensitive tip but really have the backbone in the middle of the rod to handle the bigger fish. I really prefer the 14 foot rods over the 12 because when I am on a guide trip and run these rods off the front, that extra 2 feet really helps keep the lines seperated from those on the back of the boat. I have not tried the Capps Coleman Series but I have heard that they have a good sensitive tip but really do not have the backbone in the middle part of the rod. Good Luck with you decision, I think whatever rod and lenght you choose you will be really happy with a B'n'M Pole! See Ya on the Water...

Darrell Baker
Weiss Lake Crappie Guides
PO Box 778
Centre, Alabama 35960
Tele/ 256-927-2232
Cell/ 256-557-0129
www.weisslakecrappieguides.com

Cane Pole
08-04-2007, 06:50 PM
BnM PRO STAFF TROLLING RODS ARE BETTER FOR HEAVIER TROLLING BUT STILL SENSITIVE ENOUGH FOR JIGGING. I USE 18 PRO STAFFS IN 8, 10, 12, 14, AND 16 FT LENGTHS. CHECK OUT PHOTO OF TRITON 196 TA.

MONK WILSON http://MONKSCRAPPIE.COM


There are so many poles in your boat, it looks like an upside down centipede. I don't see how you keep up with that many poles. Things get messy if I have more than 4 poles in the boat. It even gets messy with 4. I guess I am a monogamous pole tender. I catch fish. Well sometimes. Well, my wife catches the fish, I am just the escort.

Nice boat.

J White
08-06-2007, 07:06 AM
[QUOTE=Cane Pole] I guess I am a monogamous pole tender.

I guess that makes me a poligamist (sp?) :p :p :p

SpeckWick
08-06-2007, 10:00 PM
Monkscrappie, that is a beautiful set up. I wish Ohio would wake up and let us use more than two poles each. I love the Triton as well. Trying to talk the wife into letting me get one.......maybe next year.