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04-30-2009, 08:55 PM
what kind / size of rod are you guys using?

Just curious :cool:

04-30-2009, 08:59 PM
6/6 and a 7 footer shakespree crappie master lite action

04-30-2009, 09:00 PM
Depends on what I'm doing. For float fishing from shore, I like 12-14' match rods (specially designed for float fishing.)

For casting jigs, I use a variety of light and UL rods in the 4.5-7' range.

I don't troll, so I'll let somebody else chime in on that.

04-30-2009, 09:07 PM
bps 8' 6" huck 9' both for float fishing

04-30-2009, 09:19 PM
St Croix 6'6 ULT

04-30-2009, 09:23 PM
9' Mr Crappie Wally Marshall Signature series jigging rods

04-30-2009, 09:33 PM
7 foot ultra light.

04-30-2009, 11:45 PM
Berkley Cherrywood, 6 1/2 foot, 2 piece, UL action!!!! :)

05-01-2009, 03:23 AM

Berkley Cherrywood light for bobber fishing. 5' ft. (6 pd. Stren Gold.)

BPS Microlight 6'5 ft. for casting jigs, small cranks, (8 pd. Microfuse. 3 pd dia.)

10' ft. Wally M. for Drifting / long lining. (6 pd. Stren Gold.)

05-01-2009, 07:33 AM
I use an old BnM 12'er and a Firecast panfish special 12'er for two-pole trolling, and for single pole/single jig I use a 10' BnM UL bottom seat. UL is my favorite by far.

05-01-2009, 07:47 AM
Don't laugh guys, but the rods I use are 7'2" Shimano Crucial drop-shot spinning rod and 7' St. Croix Premier spin rod. Both are 1pc med-lite with a fast tip. I use them for float fishing and casting. From time to time, I'll also use a few other UL 5-6ft rods for docks and a 8ft WallyM ProSeries and 12ft BnM rod.

Mike Andrews
05-01-2009, 08:19 AM
8' Pro Angler w/ baitcaster for jigs
10' Pro Angler w/ baitcaster for trolling
5.5' Wally Marshall w/ spinning reel for dock shooting
5'9" Falcon Original w/ spinning reel for docks, marinas, bridges, jig & bobber, etc.
7' St Croix Premier w/ spinning reel for docks, marinas, bridges, jig & bobber, brush piles, etc.

FWIW, I've got multiples of each since I'm a tackle 'ho......

I'm not laughing at Jefferson because I firmly believe in using the best equipment you can afford....

05-01-2009, 05:46 PM
8ft. BnM Ultimate rod is my everyday favorite.

05-01-2009, 07:47 PM
12' bnm tightline specials, gloomis 1082s, allstar1262s. the loomis rods are my all around float jig troll rosr and i use a mixture of all of them for trolling

05-03-2009, 09:39 AM
I've been using a 11ft BnM Bucks Graphite Jig Pole.