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ToneDef

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Fiberglass fishin'
« on: July 20, 2017, 10:43:02 AM »

I bought a cheap fiberglass 6 weight rod to rig up for backwater schoolies. I paired it with a Redington Behemoth 5/6 reel and a cheap WF6F line. In actuality the rod is much more suited to a 7 weight line, as it barely loads with the 6. That being said I was able to present very delicately with the 6 line (not that it mattered). I took it out to the marsh this week and put a nice bend in it catching some small bass. Also I saw lots of big fish cruising down deep, but they ignored anything I placed in their vicinity.

I bought a fighting butt and will be modifying the reel seat to accept the butt, which will help "saltify" the rod a bit. I always liked fighting butts on everything. I wish every rod I owned had one.






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Re: Fiberglass fishin'
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2017, 11:19:48 AM »

nice!  how do you like that reel?
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Re: Fiberglass fishin'
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2017, 11:46:20 AM »


Sounds cool. Cannot see the pics but that might be because they are not hosted on the forum. Got lots of glass myself and always puts a smile on your face when you get hooked up.
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Re: Fiberglass fishin'
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2017, 11:52:13 AM »

Trico, It's super light and the drag seems smooth. I haven't put a fish on it yet so time will tell how it holds up to a decent sized fish.

Jeffsod, odd that you cannot see the pics. I generally use the same hosting site always. Is there a way to host directly thru the forum?

But ya know what, overall for what I spent on the rod (about $50) I like it so far.
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Re: Fiberglass fishin'
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2017, 02:02:09 PM »

I can see the pictures just fine
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Re: Fiberglass fishin'
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2017, 02:16:33 PM »


Not seeing the photos is a firewall issue on my end so please don't be too concerned.

As for the rod is it a 9ft? Looks pretty nice now that I can see it  :lol

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Re: Fiberglass fishin'
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2017, 08:10:15 AM »

8'6" was the biggest I could find in a decent enough weight class without getting into the Epic Fastglass or Blue Halo price range
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