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crappie rod
« on: Feb 17, 2013, 09:34 AM »
What kind of action do you guys recommend? UL ML M? Do you also recommend using a spring bobber or a float bobber?

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Re: crappie rod
« Reply #1 on: Feb 17, 2013, 11:13 AM »
For this light biting species I prefer a rod w/ slower action. Fenwick's Elite Tech UL has a nice soft tip for reasonable money...
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Re: crappie rod
« Reply #2 on: Feb 19, 2013, 11:10 PM »
spring bobber on a light rod
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Re: crappie rod
« Reply #3 on: Feb 20, 2013, 08:57 PM »
 I use my medium rod for everything. I have caught trout, perch, bluegill, and crappies on it. I am hoping to catch some pike and walleyes on it too.

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Re: crappie rod
« Reply #4 on: Feb 22, 2013, 03:20 PM »
I like either un ultra light like an Ice Blue or a medium with a spring bobber. Either will reveal the very soft take and lift of your lures or bait

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Re: crappie rod
« Reply #5 on: Feb 22, 2013, 09:39 PM »
Ul gets my vote. Like above an ice blue is a good choice

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Re: crappie rod
« Reply #6 on: Feb 22, 2013, 10:05 PM »
Frabill 32" quick tip. See and feel everything.  Mate it with a 101 frabill reel and ur set. 1:1 retrieve makes it easy to prevent ripping the lip.

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Re: crappie rod
« Reply #7 on: Feb 27, 2013, 04:20 PM »
I use a spring bobber on a M rod. But my buddy swears by the Meatstick which has an ultrasensitive tip designed to detect strikes.
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Re: crappie rod
« Reply #8 on: Feb 28, 2013, 08:18 AM »
I just bought the Frabill Ice Hunter 22" Quick Tip. It was designed for crappie fishing. I put on a Frabill 101 Straightline reel. Haven't used it yet but I thinking it will be a blast catching them on it.

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Re: crappie rod
« Reply #9 on: Feb 28, 2013, 09:14 PM »
The 22" Quick Tip that SINX is talking about is an awesome rod.

I also like the 27" Quick Tip.  Can't beat them for the price in my opinion.
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Re: crappie rod
« Reply #10 on: Feb 28, 2013, 09:32 PM »
 A medium rod will be your best bet. Has lots of power to drive the hook home and is still sensitive. If it is not sensitive enough use a spring bobber.

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Re: crappie rod
« Reply #11 on: Mar 07, 2013, 07:10 PM »
The power of my rod tends to go more so with the weight of my lures.  In addition to that if I'm fishing or catching them more shallow in say less then 15 fow, I tend to favor an UL.  Going up to 25 fow I tend to favor a L.  Deeper than that, I will go with a ML or even step up to a full M power if I'm hooking into some slabs of 12" or larger.

Not really sure what's needed to drive the hook home on them papermouths.   If I did that, I'm either ripping the hook out of their mouths or I end up flinging that fish like 5 to 10 feet up the water column. 

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Re: crappie rod
« Reply #12 on: Mar 09, 2013, 07:19 AM »
48 inch or 52 inch pulsator rod in ultra light and light. Nothing beats long roding crappies in shallow water 2 to 8 feet.
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Re: crappie rod
« Reply #13 on: Mar 18, 2013, 08:25 PM »
24" ul ice blue with 3lb trilene ice line...dont have to worry about the spring bobber freazing on cold days as u can fish this light rod without one...best rod for the price and my favorite for crappie.

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Re: crappie rod
« Reply #14 on: Mar 18, 2013, 08:29 PM »
Frabil hotstick iant bad either in 22" ul but take the reel off and throw it in the garbage and get a better one.

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Re: crappie rod
« Reply #15 on: Mar 21, 2013, 07:46 PM »
48 inch or 52 inch pulsator rod in ultra light. Nothing beats long roding crappies in shallow water 2 to 8 feet.

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Re: crappie rod
« Reply #16 on: Mar 21, 2013, 11:46 PM »
Have you had any probloms with the jiggler freezing up me and my son really wanted to try those but was worryed about it freezing

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Re: crappie rod
« Reply #17 on: Jul 28, 2013, 08:33 AM »
I have one jiggler. I don't like the drag on it and just put a rubber band on the crank. as it seems to just let out line. It has never frozen up. Only use 2lb micro ice on. Did change the spring bobber to a bic lighter spring. Way more sensitive. There are other rods out there with different reels. But when a walleye or bigger fish hits on the jiggler I just pop the rubber band and crank. The drag seems to work then.
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Re: crappie rod
« Reply #18 on: Sep 01, 2013, 06:05 PM »
the ML fenwick is fantastic i have all size models of that rod series...love everyone but the best one for crappie has to be the ML
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Re: crappie rod
« Reply #19 on: Nov 29, 2013, 02:57 PM »
My favorite rod for crappie is a 28'' Med action Meat Stick. Super light tip but plenty of backbone for bringing them up. I fish almost exclusively plastics on that one.  That said I also take my share on several UL models, my favorite being a St. Croix Legend that I modified. (stepped on) It is a little stiffer than the original specs but the spring bobber is great when they are biting light. Sometimes it lifts up a little and bam! Fish on.

 

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