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Old 03-01-2009, 01:21 PM
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so, i just got a okuma sierra s5/6 and i dont know what rod to get. any suggestions?
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I would go with a Sage VT2 or a Redingtion
Ofcourse Orvis makes some great rods
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Default Re: new rod?

You want to buy a rod based on a $19 reel? I have the same reel, and it serves as a nice paperweight .

Buy a __wt in ___length. Works for me
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Tell us about the water where you're planning on fishing and how much you'd like to spend


.....then someone will tell you you need to buy a sage
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so, i just got a okuma sierra s5/6 and i dont know what rod to get. any suggestions?
Hi RMooney,

What kind of fishing are you planning on doing? That will determine the best rod match for your Okuma reel.
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Old 03-01-2009, 04:49 PM
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Default Re: new rod?

im going to be fishing for mainly bluegill and crappie with this rod/reel combo. i already have a 9' 7 weight plateau rod with a flueger reel for bass. so i was thinking a lighter, 5 weight maybe? but the reel seems really solid, i like the drag on it. i wouldnt necessarily call it a paperweight, but thats just my opinion.
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Default Re: new rod?

I was just kidding

I had mine on a 7'6" 4wt St. Croix Imperial and Pro Graphite. They balanced
fine, and the reel did its job. The drag knob moves easily, and tended to
drift quite bit. Beyond that, it's fine. I actually bought mine when they were
$40, so.....

Take a look at a 7'6" or 8' 4wt for bluegill and crappie. I use a 7'6" 4wt for
those little beasties.
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Default Re: new rod?

yeah, i was looking at a bunch of 7' 6" rods...but i dont know much about rods, so im trying to get other opinions. i havent really thought about price ranges, but nothing TOO unreasonable.
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Default Re: new rod?

For a not to expensive rod for gills check out the Redington crosswater, my son has one in a 9' 5wt and does just fine with it. Even maybe a Cabelas Traditional rod, both under 100 and both good rods for the money.
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Default Re: new rod?

for blue gill and crappie i would go lighter than a 4wt. i might even stretch that to a 1 or a 2wt. if thats all that rod is for. youll have alot more fun with a lighter rod. face it, those fish arent gonna pull too much drag. it will be fun, but dont over do the equipment. if you gonna use that rod one day for trout or similar, yah go with the 4wt. as for that reel, it wont go that well on a 1wt. but you have to remember on a rod 4wt and under, the reel is MOST OF THE TIME just holding your line. so try not to get stuck on that reel.
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