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Offline CaptHoss

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Best Rods for Trout
« on: Feb 08, 2019, 02:46 PM »
I'm from Montana and the predominant species in my area is trout most are 10"-20" but there are some real hogs.  I fish a lot of different ways, spoons, raps, dead sticks, and finesse plastics mostly.  I am curious about some specific rod choices for trout in my area, something versatile as I don't want to drop a bunch of money on multiple specialty rods.  I like a light tip, maybe L or ML rods. 13 Fishing? TUCR?  St. Croix? Thanks just looking to talk rods
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Re: Best Rods for Trout
« Reply #1 on: Dec 12, 2019, 11:53 AM »
I like and recommend the Ugly Stik GX2 in 53" (4 ft 6 in) size.  Model USSP461UL.

http://www.uglystik.com/uglystik-rods-spinning-rods/ugly-stik-gx2-spinning-rod/1363867.html#specifications

Short enough to be manageable, long enough to aid in fighting a large trout, good action, durable rod.  If i wished for anything different it would be larger guides toward the tip.
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Re: Best Rods for Trout
« Reply #2 on: Dec 12, 2019, 11:59 AM »
I like and recommend the Ugly Stik GX2 in 53" (4 ft 6 in) size.  Model USSP461UL.

http://www.uglystik.com/uglystik-rods-
spinning-rods/ugly-stik-gx2-spinning-rod/1363867.html#specifications


Short enough to be manageable, long enough to aid in fighting a large trout, good action, durable rod.  If i wished for anything different it would be larger guides toward the tip.

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Re: Best Rods for Trout
« Reply #3 on: Dec 30, 2019, 11:17 AM »
Not sure what a lot of money is.   I just bought myself a light action 38" tickle stick for Christmas. The tip is very light (Kind of like a built in spring bobber) and the rod has nice back bone.   Haven't used it yet, but should handle 20inchers with the occasional hog. 
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Re: Best Rods for Trout
« Reply #4 on: Dec 30, 2019, 11:22 AM »
LOL....guess I need to look at the date next time.
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Re: Best Rods for Trout
« Reply #5 on: Jan 08, 2020, 07:09 PM »
Everyone will have an opinion because everyone will have a preference to how they fish.

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Re: Best Rods for Trout
« Reply #6 on: Jan 10, 2020, 09:27 AM »
Im in Idaho and have been researching this topic to death, I am probably going to drop the hammer on a 34 Thorne Bros Deadstick. I seem to like the finesse of the smaller sticks for jigging but want something more robust for a deadstick option. Im ready to chase some big Mackinaw so Ill be following this thread.

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Re: Best Rods for Trout
« Reply #7 on: Jan 10, 2020, 09:35 AM »
I just picked up a Berkeley Amped ice rod, it's medium with a fast tip. Has a nice feel for light bites, but handles larger fish nicely.

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Re: Best Rods for Trout
« Reply #8 on: Jan 10, 2020, 09:44 AM »
Did you get the 32 also what size reel are you running, that looks like a heck of a deal on the Berkley

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Re: Best Rods for Trout
« Reply #9 on: Jan 10, 2020, 10:11 AM »
Did you get the 32 also what size reel are you running, that looks like a heck of a deal on the Berkley
I went with the 38". I put a eagle claw reel I found at Blaine's fleet and farm on one and a frabill Sub zero on the other one.

 



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