Al DAddario

Eel weight??

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I don’t think about weight rather I look at size and this is personal preference. About 16” is what I prefer.

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5 mins ago, Al DAddario said:

Thanks for the response!

I'd think more about stopping power.  When your fishing eels your in the game for big fish.  You hook something over 40 inches on a rod rated for 2oz and matching reel your gonna be in for it. 

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That’s a great point!  I’ll have to rethink my blank choice.

I’m trying to use the lightest and shortest rod I can get away with.

I’m fishing from shore. Calm inlet, sandy bottom.

Thanks again!

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9'...1088..abu 6500 or a calcutta 400..it'll tame any bass swimming....my go to beach or boat rod  for years...with eels/herring when you could use them.

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Brought RonA. to a spot and my buddy Al was fishen eels with a freshwater bait caster

and hooked up to a fifty-fifty five lb. bass.

Told Ron. we bring a new guy just to see how long it takes to pee his pants.

HA,HA,HA.

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Caught a striper 39” couple of weeks ago from shore.

Used my Daiwa SS 2600 w/14# mono. Rod was my Fenwick LB966 cut back to 7’8”.

Want to try a lighter rod.  Fiberglass is pretty heavy.

Thanks again

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I use a Lamiglas GSB 1210 M for just about everything and out of all the rods that I own it has the best feel when working eels. The rod was built at CMS and you could post your question on the rod building forum.

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2 hours ago, heyblue34 said:

I use a Lamiglas GSB 1210 M for just about everything and out of all the rods that I own it has the best feel when working eels. The rod was built at CMS and you could post your question on the rod building forum.

I had a 10-foot custom surf rod made from a 1201M about 15 years ago. Until it breaks I won’t be buying another surf rod. That thing handles eels and plugs equally well. That and huge fish. It excels at that too.

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10 hours ago, Al DAddario said:

Thanks 

I’m building a rod for eeling.  The blank I chose is rated up to 2 oz lure weight.  Wondering if the rod will handle a 12”-16” eel.

 

Better question is how much weight you’ll be using to keep the eel down.

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