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    Several years ago I bought a 7 foot Shakespeare ultralight casting rod from a company in CA that no longer exists.It was not expensive but i was very surprised and very pleased with it. I'm looking for a source of medium priced ultralight or light action casting rods for panfish client use. I use Zebco Z02 spincast push button reels for redears and bluegills.
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    I use a "7˝ foot BnM Crappie Wizard". It has more of parabolic curve to it, rather than a rod which is all tip. I'd be glad to lend it to you to try. I am not using it at present.
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    I need the baitcasting type reel seat. Crappie Wizard I saw was spinning reel seat.
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    Shakespeare makes a micro series casting rod if you can find it that might work for you.
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    Maybe Berkley cherrywood or lightning???
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    Quote Originally Posted by M R Dux View Post
    I need the baitcasting type reel seat. Crappie Wizard I saw was spinning reel seat.
    I realized that after I made the post - Sorry
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    I see what you’re saying, you need a decent rod that can last, take some abuse, but still give the client A nice fight. I’ll be interested to know what you settle on.
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    M.R.Dux, contact D 10 on the Arkansas chapter. He is a biologist with the Arkansas Game & Fish. He does a lot of canoe floats on small streams in Arkansas.
    He was researching the same thing a year or two ago. I am sure he will not mind sharing his research with you.
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    Three options:

    1) New Eagle Claw

    Eagle Claw Brave Eagle Rods


    2) Vintage model from Ebay


    3) Find a spincast combo at BP or Cabela's. Toss the reel and use yours. Here's one from Shakespeare:

    Shakespeare Synergy(R) Steel Spincast Combo



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    I think I paid mid-$30s for the 7 foot Shakespeare. Just haven’t found one listed any more.
    I try to provide good gear for clients but can’t afford top-of-the-line because of the way it gets treated.
    I had somebody at Grizzly, may have been Mike Baker, asked me
    why I was having to replace a rod tip? I asked him if he had ever had a client break 4 rods at once? I have!


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