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Rod setup of your's that you love the most?!

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Being only 20 years old, I'd love to hear what from some passionate and more experienced fishermen on what their most favorite rod setup is!!

 

After doing a ton of research and using my huge interest in fish, I bought a 7 foot, medium power fast action St. Croix Tidemaster rod and decided to go all out with a Shimano Stradic 3000FJ

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And of course is posted the dang hing before I was done!!! For line I first have few feet of just 10 pound mono so my line doesn't slip, then I attached 20 pound moss green powerpro braid (which reminds me do you actually think color makes a difference? At least for inshore striper fishing?) and then I have about 5 feet of my 25 pound leader tied to the end using a Yucatan knot which I saw worked well online I don't know if anyone else prefers something different. Last but not least I have my 4 inch rapala x-rap in hot pink color!!

 

I may not have too much money but I've definitely spent the 2nd most money on fishing, with the first being my crappy car. I obviously like fishing for the inshore stripers right off my dock but I would LOVE to be able to go deep and have a strong heavy setup and mess around with some huge fish!!!

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I Just bought my son the same rod with a 4000 penn conflict...He loves it for 3/4 oz bucktails.i have a 7' Phenix M1 with a 4000 sustain and I would say it is my favorite set up for light tackle striped bass fishing.

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I've got rods I built on these blanks: SSU1081L, SSU1081M, GSB1201L, Century S-2, and FSC1266X, but I find myself reaching for my MHX SU1197F most evenings. Very nice blank for the money, very light and it is not at all tip heavy.

 

I have lots of reels too but usually put my Stradic FI 5000 on whatever rod I'm using.

 

I look forward to using the FSC1266X more this fall, with some bigger lures.

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You did your due diligence, of course I do not know the application with which you are using it :).  I have a few that I enjoy fishing but to pick one I would go with my 7' MH Tidemaster paired with a Saragossa 4000f.  


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7 ft. Tsunami Classic .5 - 1.5 oz rating with American made Penn Slammer 460 and some 30 lb braid.  Do everything rod.  Chunking, plugging, fluking, blackfish.  Can handle up to 6 oz easily.  Rod was like $50 bucks, reel at the time was like $150.  Has pulled in 25 lb bass, double digit chopper blues and loads of keeper blacks and fluke with ease for the last 2 seasons for rod and 6 for reel.  Light, smooth, dependable.    


Take that all  you gearheads with your VS's, Stellas and Custom Lamis!! 


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And of course is posted the dang hing before I was done!!! For line I first have few feet of just 10 pound mono so my line doesn't slip, then I attached 20 pound moss green powerpro braid (which reminds me do you actually think color makes a difference? At least for inshore striper fishing?) and then I have about 5 feet of my 25 pound leader tied to the end using a Yucatan knot which I saw worked well online I don't know if anyone else prefers something different. Last but not least I have my 4 inch rapala x-rap in hot pink color!!



I may not have too much money but I've definitely spent the 2nd most money on fishing, with the first being my crappy car. I obviously like fishing for the inshore stripers right off my dock but I would LOVE to be able to go deep and have a strong heavy setup and mess around with some huge fish!!!


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