Checked WalMart yesterday and they were out of their better ones. I'm looking for a 6 1/2 length that breaks down into sections. Medium action for 10 lbs to 15 lbs line.
Targeting bass and catfish.What species are you targeting? What you fish for, and what type of rigs you run dictate what your rod/reel/action/weight would work best.
6.5 ft rod, medium action, 10-15lbs rods (to me) fall in the jack-of-all-trades-master-of-none category: they are not light and sensitive enough for panfish/trout, and not strong enough for bass.
My son decided to get into trout fishing this year, so he bought a $20 Shakespeare 7ft micro spinning rod, paired with a $25 Kastking Centron, and he's been slaying the trout, filling his limit each and every day we went out: I think he's caught about 25 big trout so far, and we've been eating lots of fish. He is now transitioning to crappie and gills, and just making slight adjustments to his tackle, but using the same rod/reel/line setup.
Either way, hope you have fun on the water! Tight lines!
In the Summer months, I fish lots of bass in heavy cover (lily pads, hydrilla, milfoil, submerged wood) and have to run 50lb braid to be able to pull bass out of those. If that's not a concern, and you're not reeling in those massive catfish they have in the South, you should be okay(ish?).Targeting bass and catfish.
Thanks. I'm actually buying one today.In the Summer months, I fish lots of bass in heavy cover (lily pads, hydrilla, milfoil, submerged wood) and have to run 50lb braid to be able to pull bass out of those. If that's not a concern, and you're not reeling in those massive catfish they have in the South, you should be okay(ish?).
What the heck, just get what you can and get on the water: you'll figure out what works best for you quickly. :supergrin: Good luck!
PS: As your inflatable setup seems on the light side, I would strongly recommend you get a 10lb mushroom anchor. I fish out of a canoe, and you will get pushed around by wind/breezes. Save yourself the annoyance of having to paddle yourself back to the spot you wanted to stay on every couple of minutes by using having an anchor to hold you there. I've been using my anchor for years now, and only on the calmest of days - very rare - I don't use it.
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Daddy likes to build his own rods. He told me you can build a better rod than you can buy for less money. He built me a pink one with my name on it that I treasure.
I saw a commercial for this place on World Fishing Network. They sell kits with everything you need.