Looking to get a fishing pole...

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  1. NH Trucker

    NH Trucker Needs coffee...

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    The weather here has been sunny and in the upper 60's for the better part of the week, and I really want to go fishing. The problem is, I don't have a fishing pole (d*mn ex took my old one :steamed:) I'm not looking to spend alot of money on one, I just need one that will be relatively good for the money. Any suggestions?

    Also, are there brands to stay away from? Are there any at the national chain stores (Walmart, Dick's, Sports Authority, etc) that are a good deal? Thanks.
     
  2. Puppy

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    Fresh or salt water? what sort of fish are you fishing for?
     

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    Pflueger.


    And can I go with? :wavey:
     
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    You can't go wrong with a Shakespear Ugly Stick.

    They're flexible enough to handle anything from an inch long panfish to a fifteen pound bass and are cheap enough that the inevitable car door break won't be the end of the world.

    You can find them for 25-30 at any walmart in the country.
     
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  6. Glenn129

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    Ugly Stick is a good rod.
     
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    Ugly stick. Was my first rod.
     
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    I like my Ugly Stick! And the Shimano reel helps incase I catch more than a buzz. :supergrin:
     
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    What are you fishing for :dunno: Yes this is a very good rod for the money .
     
  10. Rinspeed

    Rinspeed JAFO

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    For the money you just can't beat an Ugly Stick.
     
  11. NH Trucker

    NH Trucker Needs coffee...

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    I"m mostly going to be fresh water fishing. Thanks for the advice on the Ugly Stick! I'll have to check it out next time I'm at Walmart :wavey:
     
  12. Ol Timer

    Ol Timer ↓ hog hunter ↓ Millennium Member

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  13. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    You can often find some decent package deals. I'd give strong looks toward Shimano reels, go with a spinning setup for ease of use.
     
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    Steel Head Tactical Cat

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    good advice:wavey:
     
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    hard to beat a ugly stick and mitchell spinning reel