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 New Member

    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 New Member

    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 New Member

    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 New Member

    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 New Member

    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 New Member

    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 New Member

    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 New Member

    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 New Member

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

    stephan New Member

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

    sgtsjj New Member

    Ok cool thanks!!!!!!! Who's winning btw?
  12. stephan

    stephan New Member

    Montoya's looking pretty strong. He led the first 25 laps but there's still 3 hours & 340 laps to go so it's still anybodies to win.
  13. sgtsjj

    sgtsjj New Member

    True there is a lot of race left, where is jr. Sitting? I was a huge dale sr fan so when he passed I just kinda came a jr fan
  14. stephan

    stephan New Member

    Same here on senior. He was my favorite driver for years. I kind of lost interest in Nascar after he was killed. Jr has been hanging around the high teens. He was 19th the last I saw him listed. It being broadcast on Fox Net if you have a tv handy
  15. sgtsjj

    sgtsjj New Member

    Sadly im at a match plant that is emtpy and don't have a tv
  16. stephan

    stephan New Member

    A match plant? Where they make matches? Bet they don't allow any smoking on duty :)
    I didn't know you worked at different venues. I thought you only worked at the college.
    Gordon, Busch, Hamlin, Boyer, & Martin are all swappin places in the top 5. Jr is in 18th & Montoya got knocked into the wall about 40 laps ago & damn near ripped the rear spoiler off so he's pretty much done for the day.
  17. sgtsjj

    sgtsjj New Member

    Ya they have me do different things the only problem with being here is im kinda a pyro lol, that sucks for montoya jr's gotta get his act together. Out of the leaders Id have to go with martin or busch.....
  18. stephan

    stephan New Member

    A pyro working in a match plant ha ha ha ... There's a real disaster waiting to happen.. Not trying to give you any ideas but do they make fireworks there too? :)
  19. sgtsjj

    sgtsjj New Member

    Wow have we gotten of topic....... ummm no i wish....its a diamond match plant....
  20. stephan

    stephan New Member

    off topic? It's your thread bud so no worries lol ... Jr's up to 11 th & he didn't pit out of sequence to get there so he's doing better. 130 laps to go

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