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Basic Trout Fishing Set-Up

post #1 of 29
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What is your preferred trout set-up for casting baits like trout magnets? Include rod length, action, power as well as line preference. Fluoro or mono? and what pound test? Do you use strike indicators? Thanks
post #2 of 29
I use a BPS Microlite its a 5' ultralite with fast action. 4lb mono line spooled on a Pflueger President 6725 i believe. No strike indicators for trout magnets, just cast it out let it sink and reel slowly (just enough to take up the slack) while shaking the rod tip, or at least thats how ive had success with them im sure others will chime in.
post #3 of 29
okuma salina 30 with hi vis 10 lb line, 2 or 4 lb 3 ft leader, mono. daiwa rod, medium action 6'6



the trout magnet setup consists of a sliding bobbin, jighead, actual lure so yes.



it's only spooled with 10 lb because i use it for bass and catfish, but LOVE the reel. during the early spring, i use a small daiwa reel to target trout but it's not as much fun
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okuma salina 30 with hi vis 10 lb line, 2 or 4 lb 3 ft leader, mono. daiwa rod, medium action 6'6





Hunt4blue, please tell me you’re not serious. Are we being punked? Someone take away Hunt4blue’s fishing license, please.
post #5 of 29
I use a 5'6 shakespere ultra lite combo with 4lb line it gets the job on trout done and I have caught bass sunfish and crappies with it. Only when fishing with bait do I use a strike indicator or bobber. The trout magnet works great with out anything.
post #6 of 29
don't use the trout magnet, but BPS 6'6" ultralight with a quantum energy reel and 4lb mono to throw spoons and spinners
post #7 of 29
Haven't tried the trout magnet yet either, but I use a Daiwa 7' UL (spinning) rod and a Pflueger Trion 4520 reel to throw spoons, jigs and spinners for trout and panfish (I fish from the shore, so the length comes in handy).
post #8 of 29
5'6" BPS Micro Lite UL paired with an UL Pfluger reel...

I use 4lbs test Berkely 100% fluoro most of the time... Awesome line.
post #9 of 29
I use a 5'5" Ultra-light Loomis GL2 Spin Jig with a Shimano Symetre 500. The Symetre doubles as my ice reel. Great action on 1-4lb. test and perfect for casting the tiniest magnets or the tiniest spinners.
post #10 of 29
I've used 5 foot light rods all the way up to 9 foot noodle rods. I have a few nicer spinning reels, but usually use my cheapo setups. If shore fishing, lighter setups are great on two pound line. I use 4 or 6 pound line when fishing from a dam or from a kayak. I've tried just about all the usual baits and they all produce at one time or another.

I've also tried different lures but get the most enjoyment out of homemade "spoons" literally made out of spoon and fork handles. The average cost is about 25 cents each!

Good luck.
post #11 of 29
5'6" Quantum XtraLite with some Cabela's 1000 sized reel and 2 lb seaguar flouro. Nothin fancy. I think one of the fun things about trout fishing is that you know you're never gonna hook into something you can't handle so I'm always on a mission to go as light as possible.
post #12 of 29
any tricks to getting more distance with your casts? i like to use small roostertails but cant cast em far for the life of me.
post #13 of 29
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any tricks to getting more distance with your casts? i like to use small roostertails but cant cast em far for the life of me.


what size rod and reel are you using? Try using 4lb mono if your not already and respool often, fresh line filled on the spool always cast further and smoother. If you are already using 4lb mono then maybe go down to 2lb. Those rooster tails are pretty light i like panther martins, cast a little better and flat out catch fish.
post #14 of 29
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I think one of the fun things about trout fishing is that you know you're never gonna hook into something you can't handle so I'm always on a mission to go as light as possible.


There's nothing wrong with going light. But if you're not concerned about being spooled using 2lb line, you might want to change where & how you're fishing. There are lots of big trout out there.
post #15 of 29
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Originally Posted by FriedKalamari View Post
any tricks to getting more distance with your casts? i like to use small roostertails but cant cast em far for the life of me.



Longer rod w larger diameter guides, especially the bottom guide.
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