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thinking of a steelhead rod

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1 hour ago, aglenn said:

Drift rods are for drifting egg sacs for steelhead during their fall run in bigger water - I needed a rod for that and then thought i'd give it a shot with the kast masters and it turned out to be better than anything i'd used up to that point by a long shot

centerpin setups, they are awesome

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16 mins ago, yemista said:

fishusa has g loomis steelhead rods at 40% off for today. 

Damit money is tight but I may crack for this one

Edited by SalmonAndStriper Stalker

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41 mins ago, yemista said:

fishusa has g loomis steelhead rods at 40% off for today. 

Their not offering the 1025 but the 1024 is a nice resy rod too.

 

I'm now thinking of selling my 1025S & getting the baitcasting version this winter!    You guys are making me think about that now (& I was so content before).  lol

 

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The phrase "like a hole in the head"

: comes to mind - I'll just tell myself yemista made me do it

 

I got the 1024 - Its a good buy and a useful rig. 

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I use a st croix triumph trs86mhf2. It is a great rod for a diverse range of fishing. I have caught keeper bass, albies, countless blues, trout, pike, and others.  For a cheap ($110) rod, it has held up well to many albies and ample neglect.

 

It casts half or three quarter ounce metal like nothing else. Albie snax fly an impressive distance. Once hooked, fish have a difficult time shaking the hook due to the flex.

 

That said, there are times where it struggles. Its not great for fish over 34" or topwater plugs that require hard hook setting. Small swim shads are fine, but when you really need to move a jig I use my tfo surf rod.

 

For what its worth, I may buy the the next rod up, trs86hf2, soon.

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So true, these 'steelhead & salmon' rods do double duty as backwater striper blue & albie rods.

Not to mention if you ever go to NY for 'real' fishing.

 

 

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