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Your favorite spinning rod?

Post By: RogBow      Posted: 6/15/2022 11:34:49 AM     Points: 2618    
What's the one rod you would save from a fire, before you made sure the house cat was safe.
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: Jun. 15, 12:10:11 PM     Points: 70147
my man... for me.. this is almost an IMPOSSIBLE question! Except for the cat part.... I'd save all my rods before the cat... cat has legs and can get it own self out.

Help narrow this down... just face spinning rod in general? Or fave/best spinning rod for all purposes?

 Reply by: Barnacles      Posted: Jun. 15, 12:25:45 PM     Points: 2365
Mine is the Berkley Cherrywood. 5''6" Light.
I'm a tightwad and rough on equipment, so I buy cheap stuff.
These things are really awesome performers for $25 & they still replace them every time I break one.

Hard to leave the 7' Ugly Stik though. Both are above the cat on my evacuation plan.
 Reply by: RogBow      Posted: Jun. 15, 1:31:07 PM     Points: 2618
Angler, the first one that comes to mind, when you think casting on your favorite lake with a beautiful lady serving you beer, what's in your hand.



Barnacles, the Cherry Wood is quite a value and the Ugly Stiks always make it home intact. Love the UG's for trolling, especially the " elite".
 Reply by: Wreckstar      Posted: Jun. 15, 1:47:29 PM     Points: 2903
I have had Ugly Sticks my whole life and have mostly updated my older ones with newer ones.

This year I saw a spinning combo at Jax that was a Fenwick Eagle rod with an Abu Garcia Max Pro reel. Has been the best $100 I've spent in years.
 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: Jun. 15, 4:23:50 PM     Points: 7372
Disreguarding the cat part, my favorite spinning rod would be my Bass Pro Shop brand 7' medium-light graphite rod. Throws easy, light weight and has enough backbone to handle larger fish.
 Reply by: ozzy      Posted: Jun. 15, 4:53:45 PM     Points: 3829
I like my 6'6" shimano slx medium with an abu garcia black max reel. casts a mile and has great sensitivity. I got the rod on sale at Scheels a while back for $60. black max reel is amazing for the price. underrated imo.
 Reply by: Troutfool      Posted: Jun. 15, 4:58:38 PM     Points: 221
I have too many to choose from.
Basically all my St Croix or Fenwick
 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: Jun. 15, 5:07:54 PM     Points: 11279
My rods usually stay in the truck. 😜 the cat can stay with the house. Lol jk. My gloomis rod would probably be the one. Id have to sell a kid off to buy another one. Or maybe a catÖ. Anyone wanna buy a cat ?!?!? 😂 😝
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: Jun. 15, 5:17:25 PM     Points: 129
Ugly stick has been impressive all the way around and indestructible. My old fiberglass Fenwick fly rod was the bomb---since high skool in the late 70's. Finally got broken. Sad day.
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: Jun. 15, 6:57:24 PM     Points: 70147
I can't narrow it down to one... has to be 2

for warm weather
St Croix Legend Extreme medium light fast with Shimano Stella 2500 size

for cold weather
GLoomis GL3 moderate action with Tatula 2500 size reel

The Extreme paired with the Stella are a dream to hold and use. The GLoomis has larger eyes which helps keeps the eyes from freezing when it gets cold. I don't believe the Gl3 is made any longer and my Extreme is the original blue one and I like it far better than the newer black ones.
 Reply by: Killerfihser      Posted: Jun. 16, 6:40:05 AM     Points: 513
My rods are usually in the Lund but if I was to grab one over the cat in a burning house. It would be my custom rod by Kraemer Rods 7' light paired with 1000 series shimano stella fe. Then I would soak myself in water and go after my 7' ml kistler rod pair with a daiwa exist 2003.
 Reply by: RogBow      Posted: Jun. 16, 8:45:26 AM     Points: 2618
Those reels must be really nice for that cost...wow.
 Reply by: jake3008      Posted: Jun. 16, 9:19:33 PM     Points: 206
My Shimano Cumaras in a 6' 8 MH and 7' H have to be my favorite all time. But if I had to have a budget pick I would take a 6'6 ML 2 piece Quantum QX36 all day. Cant go wrong.
 Reply by: Troutbisquits      Posted: Jun. 17, 8:17:29 PM     Points: 1832
Oh boy... I would probably let my spinning rods burn and save my 8wt TFO BVK fly rod. My spinning rods are primarily Ugly Sticks, so not too expensive if I had to replace.
 Reply by: RogBow      Posted: Jun. 18, 5:56:35 PM     Points: 2618
Yeah you certainly have a knack for the fly rod. I got an Orvis today, likely not the level you play on but good enough for me and I probably couldn't appreciate a thousand dollar rod until I know what the H I'm doing. Plus I honestly don't want to get too crazy with it, I tend to go overboard with gear when I get into something. I want to keep it fun, just grab the pack and go fish for something. I caught 5 crappie on the Orvis today but missed at least 20 bites since I don't have the hook set down plus I didn't have any indicators above the nymph.
 Reply by: xavierk31      Posted: Jun. 19, 8:10:16 PM     Points: 2035
Any Gapen spinning rod
 Reply by: Buck_Wheat      Posted: Jun. 22, 8:37:53 AM     Points: 718
Ok. a little spin on this. If I let all my rod/reels burn what would I tell my insurance agent I had and needed to be replaced? I have 1K deductible. HaHa....
 Reply by: FXA0      Posted: Jun. 22, 10:43:21 AM     Points: 196
I know you are joking but, in a real fire, it helps to have receipts and pictures of the rods. I recently had to go through the process of finding all my receipts for my G Loomis rods for warranty purposes. It's all saved on a memory stick and in emails to myself. I wouldn't have to carry anything out. In theory, enough of your house would burn by the time your rods are destroyed, so your deductible is a drop in the bucket. Sorry for being so stuffy in a thread that's supposed to be fun. :)

PS: I am still interested in kids for G Loomis rod trades. My tax bill is getting uglier every year as my kids get older... :)
 Reply by: FXA0      Posted: Jun. 24, 11:10:57 PM     Points: 196
OK, I'm ready to play now. I just emptied my boat of my lures and rods. I don't like leaving my tackle in the garage over the summer and I don't fish in the summer. Not sure I have a favorite rod out of these. They serve different purposes.

G Loomis NRX 802S and NRX 822 SYR (6'8 to 6'10", medium power, extra fast): those are my go to rods when I am throwing 1/8 oz jigs for white bass and crappies

G Loomis NRX 803S (6'8", medium heavy, extra fast): for soft plastics up to 1 oz

G Loomis NRX 883S (7'4", medium heavy, fast): for soft plastics and jerkbaits up to 1 oz

Shimano Expride 270M (7', medium, fast): for soft plastics and jerkbaits up to 1 oz. These are very versatile and will throw baits beyond their rating. These are also my beater rods, the ones I hand to guests on my boat. :)

I throw mostly plastic or jerkbaits between 1/8 to 1 oz, so I don't need a full line up of rods. Basically, I have a few rods for jigs and a few for jerkbaits. It's too much work to be a do it all angler... :)


 Reply by: RogBow      Posted: Jun. 25, 6:59:35 PM     Points: 2618
Don't fish during the summer?! I'm feeling dizzy, need to sit down.
 Reply by: FXA0      Posted: Jun. 26, 3:22:02 PM     Points: 196
It's too hot. I prefer camping and hiking in the mountains with my family in July-August. I might do some casual fishing for trout while I'm up there, but my "serious" fishing is done. I'm gone fishing every weekend from late April through mid June, sometimes fishing for a week straight. Gotta make sacrifices for our significant others... 😀
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: Jun. 26, 8:03:28 PM     Points: 317
My Shimano Zodias 7í MH Spinning Rod! I use it for finesse fishing Bass!
I also have a Abu Garcia Veritas PLX ML,St. Croix Premier ML, and a Dobynís 7í M that are all right up there to be saved!
 Reply by: Coyute      Posted: Jun. 27, 8:55:30 AM     Points: 133
The ones made in the USA!
 Reply by: MOJO      Posted: Jun. 27, 1:04:54 PM     Points: 492
The Ugly Sticks are super tough but I've always loved the actions of the golden Eagle Claw glass rods.
 Reply by: FXA0      Posted: Jun. 27, 1:36:43 PM     Points: 196
Ah, the golden Eagle Claw. My friend had one for years. It was his most prized fishing pole... He still laments its demise every now and then. :)

Quick getaway into the hills last weekend. A few brookies were slightly harmed, but none died (I hope).
 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: Jun. 27, 9:41:23 PM     Points: 11279
Thatís one way to chill the drink. 😂 lol. Nothing like a nice hike in the high country.
Looks like Iím down a child after this year so Iím a gonna have to keep the other one. You know for the taxes. How about a cat though!?!? Sound good. I should be able to catch the neighbors cat. Haha here kitty kittyÖ..
 Reply by: FXA0      Posted: 10:20:30 AM     Points: 196
^ My bank account is really sad to see my kids grow up. No tax breaks and they are more expensive than when they were younger. The only consolation is that they aren't as rebellious as I was when I was their age... :) No cats for me.
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: 10:55:47 AM     Points: 10158
My 6ft one piece Ugly Stick . . . .but only for my downrigger . . . .makes a very readable tool for downrigging.


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