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Pond Combo Recommendation for infrequent use

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My family just moved to Florida and has a lot of ponds around their property. I want to buy a  lightweight combo to leave down there, ideally for under $150. In Salt, I'm most successful throwing gulp on Jigheads with a short fluorocarbon leader attached by swivel to braided line. Can I use the same technique for ponds?  I'm concerned with line memory as the set up will be sitting in a garage for most of the year. I'm used to spinning reels but open to baitcasters. Thanks for the input. 

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6 mins ago, ThrowinPlugs said:

St Croix triumph, Shimano Sahara, load it with some  8lb mono and toss senkos or small rebel crickhoppers for easy pickins.

Thanks man. I would like mono, any recommendations where line memory will be minimal? 

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I like Berkley XL or more recently I've been using Field and Stream brand mono. Usually it's on sale for under $10 for 330 yards or buy one get one free and never let me down.

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1 hour ago, itzky said:

Awesome. Just did some research on the crickhoppers too, it'll be the first lure I buy down here. Thanks for the advice 

They will catch anything and everything 

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8 hours ago, Matteo78 said:

They will catch anything and everything 

Caught everything from micro gills to lunker bass on them. Just watch the hooks, super sharp but easy to break.

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You talkin' about fish, or gators? Lol.

 

Never heard of the crickhopper till here, just now. Just watched a few videos on it. I'll pick one up next time I'm at Bass Pro.

 

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You can score a Daiwa tatula ct and fuego rod combo for short money.  A fuego CT for even less.....

That's a great baitcasting setup that will help with throwing a wide variety of baits at the 1/4 oz range on up.

 

I paid 23$ shipped for the fuego rod on amazon and 65 for the fuego reel off ebay.

The rod price isn't the norm but it's a nice rod for the coin.

 

Okuma Epixor xt's were selling for 40$ a week or two ago...And for the money that's the best reel to $$ ratio I've ever seen in a spinner.  

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On 12/24/2018 at 9:19 PM, itzky said:

I'm concerned with line memory as the set up will be sitting in a garage for most of the year. 

 

Whatever you get, spool it up with braid...and bring some fresh floro/mono for leader material when you visit.

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