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A-Rig Baitcast Rod Recommendation


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I'm looking for the best rod at slinging the A-rig. I'm a newb at this technique and haven't caught a fish with it. I can tell you that my heavy jig rod doesn't have the strength to lug this beasty contraption.

Your observations?

My budget is $100-$200


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abu garcia veritas 7'11" 99.99$ Its lightweight for its size I matched mine with a Lews and its perfect. I throw bigger baits and needed as much rod as I could get its held up so far to my abuse before I was using a 7'6" all star extra heavy it snapped trying to unhang from a tree. The garcia is much more comfortable to fish with all day.

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If you want one that's specifically made to throw and retrieve the A-rig, Shimano has a Crucial model that goes for $170, Seeker has a couple that are $230 and $240 (I know a little more than your budget), Lamiglas has one that goes for $200, Powell has one that goes for $170, and if you like yellow Wright and McGill has a Skeet Reese one that goes for $120.


http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Seeker_Casting_Rods/catpage-SEEKCR.html (One is a Paul Elias version)

Of course there are also some that are a lot more expensive.

-- Jim

If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles. -- Doug Larson

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Look at the 7'- 9' salmon rods with 2oz on the top of the lure weight range range. With a lot of weight you will get more distance with a longer rod simply because they give the lure more time to come up to speed.

Today's release is tomorrows gift to another fisherman.

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