wanting get a new rod this year but not sure what to get, any ideas?

Discussion in 'Sports & Outdoors' started by sgtsjj, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. sgtsjj

    sgtsjj Rockstar 3 Years 1000 Posts

    So like the title says, im inthe market for a new rod this year( my old one disappeared while I was in the army) im looking at doing any where from sunfish to northern fishing, not huge fish but good sze fish... I was looking at the X factor rods.... any input would be greatly appreciated thanks guys!
     
  2. Bigbomber

    Bigbomber Rockstar 4 Years 5000 Posts

    I wish i could give you some input here but i haven't done any fishing since i was a kid.I'm hoping someone on here will give you some ideas
     
  3. sgtsjj

    sgtsjj Rockstar 3 Years 1000 Posts

    Thanks! Ya its been a long time probably about 5 or so years since I have and it feels like I never have fished before with all the stuff they have out now a days.
     
  4. stephan

    stephan Rockstar 4 Years 5000 Posts

    What kind of fish Sarge & what is the approximate weight of these critters? I have a dozen rods here & I can't use them all at one time :) I'll give you one if you want it. I don't have any X factors but any of these will do the job on 5-7 lb freshwater fish.
     
  5. sgtsjj

    sgtsjj Rockstar 3 Years 1000 Posts

    I mainly fish at my cabin which has anything from bass to northern..... I try for bass and pan fish mostly but evey now and again I will go for a northern just for the fight, so I need something that will be able to wrestle a northern but not a rod the size of say a great lake size/ ocean.....
     
  6. stephan

    stephan Rockstar 4 Years 5000 Posts

    I know you guys have Atlantic Salmon in the Great Lakes & they are way over 10 lbs. so these probably wouldn't survive many of those. Are you talking about Northern Pike? How much do they weigh?
     
  7. sgtsjj

    sgtsjj Rockstar 3 Years 1000 Posts

    Ya northern pike, umm you know I can't think of the top of my head its been so frickin long that I can't remember, I know a normal rod would do with them if that helps?!? I do have a rod that would work for the big fish salmon etc. I got it free when I bought my tree stand from a guy its just way to big for the fishing I wanna do
     
  8. stephan

    stephan Rockstar 4 Years 5000 Posts

    ok, most good rods are rated by the line test that should be used on them. You can land a 20 lb fish on 10 lb test line if you're carefull, but you shouldn't ever put heavier test line on a rod than what it calls for or you could break it. What lb test line do you use most of the time for these fish?
     
  9. sgtsjj

    sgtsjj Rockstar 3 Years 1000 Posts

    I think I used a 15 lb line.....I think...
     
  10. stephan

    stephan Rockstar 4 Years 5000 Posts

    ok, the race is over at 8 PDT so I'll go see what I have & make a list
     

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