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JAB528
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The Mexican Ocean
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Help me pair a rod to my new reel

I got a tekota 700 last week Image: http://i1355.photobucket.com/albums/q716/JakeB528/image_zpscc05492b.jpg width=500


And I'm trying to decide what rod to pair it with. As of right now I'm thinking either a shimano trevala or a penn carnage.


MrCoachKlein
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re: Help me pair a rod to my new reel
Awesome snapper reels


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CBLSU316
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re: Help me pair a rod to my new reel
Don't take that one apart.


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007mag
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re: Help me pair a rod to my new reel
UglyStik


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The Last Coco
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Member since Mar 2009
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re: Help me pair a rod to my new reel
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shimano trevala or a penn carnage.


Yup. That's the right call. I would go with something in the 30-80lb range on a 6'6" rod

Shimano Trevala Jigging Rod - Get the M action, 30-80# 6'6" version

Penn Carnage Jigging Rod - same weight and length as Shimano

If it were me, I would go Shimano on Shimano. If you had a Penn reel I would go with a Penn rod. Can't go wrong with either though. Any rod in that same vein would be perfect, I would just want something light enough to feel mango bites, and long enough to cast free-lined croakers into rigs for said mangos.


stewie
Member since Jan 2006
1679 posts

re: Help me pair a rod to my new reel
I've snapper fished with the Trevala, Carnage, and Ugly Stick and honestly the Ugly Stick will work just fine for the money.

The Trevala is awesome but is it worth the $$$$...up to you.



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mack the knife
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EBR
Member since Oct 2012
2680 posts

re: Help me pair a rod to my new reel
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shimano trevala


that's the one you want. my STAR package came with 2 of them and 2 tekotas. perfect for snapper. however, the power pro will dig in on big fish (which is all i catch)


TutHillTiger
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Mississippi Alabama
Member since Sep 2010
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re: Help me pair a rod to my new reel
Shimano if u want to spend the money. Ugly stick or penn slammer will work too


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PapaPogey
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re: Help me pair a rod to my new reel
uhhhh yea im gonna need a few of those


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LSU Tigershark
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re: Help me pair a rod to my new reel
Are we hoisting reels now? With feet included?


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CarRamrod
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Spurbury, VT
Member since Dec 2006
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re: Help me pair a rod to my new reel
you have some fricking chicken legs. how about some squats brah?


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DonChowder
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Sonoma County
Member since Dec 2012
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re: Help me pair a rod to my new reel
Calstar Black 7 footer BWC-970C Fuji guides and Hypalon grips.


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boom roasted
Member since Sep 2010
25000 posts

re: Help me pair a rod to my new reel
What's that thing on the left side of the reel?


JAB528
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The Mexican Ocean
Member since Jun 2012
15101 posts

re: Help me pair a rod to my new reel
Line counter, tells me the depth of my bait.


fishfighter
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Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2008
21423 posts

re: Help me pair a rod to my new reel
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Line counter, tells me the depth of my bait.


Which will not hold out to saltwater. If you are using powerpro, just make the line every 10 meters with a marks-a-lot.


aVatiger
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Springville, Va/Portland, Me
Member since Jan 2006
24315 posts

re: Help me pair a rod to my new reel
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just make the line every 10 meters with a marks-a-lot.


no

line counter ftw


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