View Full Version : Suggestions for 12' rod 2 to 4 ounce bottom bouncer

10-09-2008, 02:34 PM
I am a walleye guy out here in Washington. They are starting a two rod rule out here next year supposedly. However my grandkids and nephew 2, 3, 3, and 5 years old all like to fish already so need a couple rods to keep them from getting tangled as we troll. I have heard that you crappie guys have developed some 12 foot (must be 2 piece) rods with sensitive tips and good backbones that can handle up to 4 ounce weights. My max is usually 3 ounces. I am trying to stay under $50 per rod. The closest I could find for a common point of reference is the 10' Huckabee. Feel free to tell me which rods and why. Thanks wa_walleye

10-09-2008, 02:51 PM
B & M Pro trolling rod, they come in 12' 2- piece, 14' & 16' 3 - piece. These have great backbone, sensitive tip, and can be found for less than $ 50 each.

10-09-2008, 03:10 PM
IMHO Wally Marshall Titeline Special rods are the only way to go. Here is a curve I produced that compares deflection for three different rods with two ounces of weight.

WM SS = Wally Marshall Signature Series, WM TL = Wally Marshall Titeline Special, BnM PST = BnM Pro Staff Troller

10-09-2008, 03:29 PM
for pushing alot of lead i like 12 foot pinnacle graphites only becouse you can get them in med action or even mh and since you walleye fishing you might like the heaver rods

J White
10-09-2008, 05:08 PM
That's some nice work there PanMan :cool:

Kinda illustrates why I said BnM was fulla horse hocky when
they advertised those rods for up to FIVE OUNCES :eek:

I do really like, and use the pro staffs, but with ONE ounce,
occasionally two.
Been using slo-trollers with the tip pruned back for the heavy
artillery (what little I've done that).

10-09-2008, 06:57 PM
We use a lot Of wally Marshall's Tightline 12 footers for trolling They work great. Look at Monkscrappie.com before you buy. He beats almost everybodies prices and he is honest! My 12 footers were under $35 when I got mine from him.

10-09-2008, 10:35 PM
ditto, oldwun. Monks a great dealer.

10-11-2008, 01:25 PM
the huckabee meat dragger has a great backbone 10 and 11 ft models...bit pricier though

10-13-2008, 07:23 PM
Thanks guys I ordered the Wally Marshall tight lines. Will let you know what I think when I get them in hand later this week... Thanks again, Brian