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Outdoor Maniac

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small creek troutin and panfish?

I got a couple gift cards to Gander and a $15 off a hundred dollar purchase that expires on the 14th I need to use up. So Im looking to pick up another St. Croix Avid fishing rod. Im looking for a small creek troutin rod and a blugill, crappie, perchin rod.

Im thinking in the lines of a 1 piece rod with 2-4 lb rating and 6ft long.

What would be your ultimate small creek troutin and panfish rod?

Thanks for the input!!! :)

Fri May 13, 2005 7:57 am
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The rod you described sounds good to me. I would prefer a 2 piece personally.


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Fri May 13, 2005 8:43 am
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I agree Dan on the 2 piece, but Ive been eyeing the St Croix rods at Gander (in Saginaw) since X-mas and all they have in the Avid Ultra light series are 1 piece rods. I was kind of concerned about that but then I got thinking the ultra light I have now is a 2 piece and I cant remember the last time I broke it down. So for being such a short rod I think I will be allright.

Fri May 13, 2005 8:58 am
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Only thought I'll offer is to consider if you're going to be going fishing with somebody else driving. I have 9 and 10.5 foot rods and the 10.5 broken down into 2 sections will *JUST* barely fit in my car. (Nobody and nothing else can be in the back seat.)

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Fri May 13, 2005 11:55 pm
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Referred by: SpentWing

I have 3 St Croix rods and the one that I prefer for what you want one for is a Legend 7', 2 piece, ultra light, fast action, 2-6lb line.

It's got enough back bone for 20"+ trout and walleye yet it is light enough to have fun with smaller fish. I've even landed a couple fresh river run salmon on it......lota luck too.

Hope this helps,

Sat May 14, 2005 7:08 am
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Scott, my first small creek rod was a $30 berkley 5' UL. Worked ok for trout, but not enouch back bone to throw rapalas around.

Me next rod was a Gander Mountain series 6' 2 peice UL 2-6lb test. I loved this rod as it broke down, had great sensitivity, and good enough back bone for other fish as well. But it was short lived as the rod was broke in half after finding it burried under a bunch of crap in the bed of the truck :evil:

Now, I have a $30 Shakespear or Berkley 7' UL 2 peice. I bought for drowning some crawlers mostly, but found out that it also works great for tossing rapalas around. Not sure how this would work out in the smaller streams though.

This might be a little late but that is what I have now, and what I had before.

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Sat May 14, 2005 7:40 am
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I would prefer a 2 piece personally.

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