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I'm thinking about picking up a lews speed spool heard a lot about them and I've been wanting to get into casting but what would be a good line choice and a good rod for it I'm wanting to be using it for just an all around lure rod no cat fishing per say any tips will be greatly appreciated.


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Fishing from boat or shore? What lure weight range do you expect to be throwing?? Will you be carrying the rod in a car or a truck bed?
 

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From shore and either in a truck bed or just carrying it cuz I pretty much live on alum and mainly between 1/4 - 3/4 oz


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Get a good 7' (minimum) MH rod with a fast tip. Then use 14-17# mono. The rod will stand anything in alum unless your trolling. The mono will give you a little more give for casting lures. Plus you could string some 30#+ braid if you wanna frog with it. Won't be great at any one thing but will be very good for most things.

Other than that I can't be more specific because the question was rather general.

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My thought is 6'6" Medium to mH fast tip might be better from shore as you have trees to contend with. I suggest a one piece rod unless you need to load in a car. From a boat I like 7' or more. 1/4 oz may be a bit light for a baitcaster. I would try 3/8 or better. 12 lb mono would be my suggestion for a starter. As you learn you may get a couple of backlashes you have to cut out till you learn. Make sure the spool is full (not over running) with line.
 

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I like 14lb mono as a learning line: its not too expensive and easier to fix backlashing: if you can work the 3/8 or heavier early its easier to learn with in my opinion

can't go wrong with a decent brand 6'6"-7' rod for most applications and I agree too with the medium heavy and fast tip unless you are only going crank baits then a slower tip would be a bit better

I don't have enough of those rods to argue guide size etc. I still use generic middle of the road rods and make them work for most all situations. I do not frog fish nor fish below about 8' with any bait caster so I can not comment there either

but the shallow stuff and jerk baits work great with the above set up
 
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