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Trolling Rods

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by NorthSouthOhioFisherman, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. NorthSouthOhioFisherman

    NorthSouthOhioFisherman The Young Outdoorsman

    I need some input on which trolling rods I should buy. I've got some choices I'd like to pick from and just seeing what you guys thin is the best deal.
    FISHING FOR:
    Walleye/Saugeye (Planer Boards) (Inland)
    Also catch
    crappie whitebass catfish
    Choices:
    1. http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_93453____SearchResults
    2. http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/t...h/search-box.jsp.form1&_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1
    3. http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/t...h/search-box.jsp.form1&_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1
    4.http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/t...h/search-box.jsp.form1&_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1
    In no particular order-Thanks for input
    Also need a trollers bible
     
  2. Gju42486

    Gju42486 Banned

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    are you just looking for rods, or are you getting the combo's you have listed?
     

  3. Walleye Mafia

    Walleye Mafia Proud Walleye Addict

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    I have quite a few of those reels( Cabelas dm series) and they are decent for the price. I wouldnt recomend, if you are gonna try to pull boards ever on Erie, the waves (or a big steelie) will tear the gears right out of them. ( I learned that from experience). The dm20's would be a better choice in my opinion for inland trolling. I have a few of them and they work just fine for pulling small cranks and boards. I would stay away from the dm45's. They are absoutly huge and are a little more horsepower than you need for the inland lakes. As far as the rods go, I havent used the eagle claw or the whuppin stick. I like the cabelas depthmasters and Diawa heartland rods. They are reasonably priced for the poor folk like me:p . I use them on erie and inland lakes and have had no problems with them either way. Im sure the ones listed in the combos would be just fine as well, its all just a matter of personnel preferance.

    Hope this helps a little.
     
  4. Toxic

    Toxic Defensor Fortis

    You can get a hundred different opinions on this subject. I run Cabelas DM 30's combo's for my downrigger and dipsys. I've had them for 6 years now and have had zero issues with them so far. I run Okuma 30's w/heartland rods for my planer boards. What ever reels you get, just make sure they have line counters.
     
  5. NorthSouthOhioFisherman

    NorthSouthOhioFisherman The Young Outdoorsman

    O thanks guys
    W.M. I will take your account into thought.
    George looking for combos main;y because they would cost too much apart ;)
     
  6. NSOF,

    I sent you a PM.

    Tim
     
  7. SwollenGoat

    SwollenGoat Scourge of Hoover

    I ordered a pair of DM's with the whuppin stick rods. Used them all last year trolling Hoover and a few times at Alum Creek. No problems whatsoever.
     
  8. Really tough to beat Daiwa Heartland trolling rods for the price. Bulletproof...
     
  9. Hetfieldinn

    Hetfieldinn Staff Member

    Daiwa Accudepth Plus reels- $59.99. I've seen them on sale for less.

    Gander Mountain Competitor Trolling rods-$24.99 with a two year warranty. I used these rods last year for my planer board rods and couldn't be happier. Very nice rods for the money.
     
  10. NorthSouthOhioFisherman

    NorthSouthOhioFisherman The Young Outdoorsman

    I would have gone with these but the dundee store didn't have them :( They were out of the 3 cabelas rods I wanted!

    Thats what rods I have-Good to hear!

    I got a combo the reels sell for 49.99 plus we got 20.00 off.
    Thanks for the input guys