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Any suggestions on suitable spin tackle and lures would be appreciated. I have been told short rods, long rods etc. Right now I plan to get a Shimano Sustain and a 7 foot two piece medium light rod. I was told to use 10 pound line. Good combination?????
Is there any fishing tackle supplier out there like Midway is in shooting? I have a Cabelas catalog but they seem to focus on their house brand. Thanks for any advice!
Posts: 3063 | Location: Pittsburgh, PA | Registered: 11 November 2004 one of us posted
For Pike I use a casting rod with 20 lb. line. I like at least a six and a half foot rod.
You will need a wire leader about 18 inches long for either fish. The Walleye leader might be a lighter guage than the pike leader. Extra strong snap swivels are a must.
You can use your spinning rod for Pike also but are unlikely to use the casting rod for Walleye.
I take two casting rods and two spinning rods - primarily to have two lures at the ready on each type. With Pike it is always possible that they will wreck your reel so the extra rod is good in that regard also.
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Posts: 2251 | Location: Mo, USA | Registered: 21 April 2002 one of us posted Posts: 475 | Location: Moncton, New Brunswick | Registered: 30 August 2003 new member posted
Tie your jig directly to your 8lb mono line and you'll have much more success.
Posts: 24 | Location: Black hills,SD | Registered: 22 December 2005 one of us posted
Most spinning gear works perfect. Bring a good selection of 1/4 to 3/4 ounce jigs, with the majority being 3/8 and 1/2 ounce. Jig and a minnow is really hard to beat.
For pike, most Rapala minnows work well. Thundersticks are also good for both pike and walleyes.
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Posts: 7329 | Location: Arizona | Registered: 28 July 2004 one of us posted
An old Shimano V Series for the lightest of jigs. Its 5'9" and rated 1-6 pound line. Its strung with 4 pound and a Shimano Stadic 1000 Series.
G Loomis 721,IMX strung 4-6 pound, 1000 Series Stradic.Main jiggin' stick
A couple G Loomis 722s for rigging,and in a pinch any species and any technique. I've ran jigs, dragged bottom bouncers, chucked spoons and cranks and just about anything you can do with a rod in freshwater. Ones a custom on an IMX blank, the other a GLX. One has a 1000 Series Stradic, the other one of those super light 2000 series.Spooled 8 pound. Pulling a mental block on the name, and I'm not going to untarp the boat to find out.
I've settled with 2 main baitcasters, a 723 GL3 for heavy spoons, and cranks. It also sees a lot of duty on bottom bouncers even if it isn't ideal. It wears a 300 series left handed Calcutta even though I'm a righty. The other is an IMX 845 with a lefty 200 Series Calcutta DC TE. This is my only experience with electronic casting reels but my eyes have been opened. Both are spooled 14 pound.
I don't know walleye fisherman worth his lemon pepper that uses a leader.
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