What kind of rod should i use for the Caney Fork river? - East Tennessee Fishing

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Old 03-09-2010, 09:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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When i went to the caney i was trying out this new rod its a 6 ft Shimano Carbomax--- Medium action,--- fast action tip-- using 8lb Trilene XL monofiliment which worked fine for today

(((i have notes at the house on which rods of mine would work for each type of fishing[dropshot, spinnerbait, topwater, jigs])))



I want to know what kind of rods,line, even reels do you guys like for trout fishing??



The Shimano carbomax worked fine TODAY. I just need to know what kind of rod has better casting action (fast -extra fast- maybe moderate tip action)

AND Light or Ultra light action rod itself?



(And im not interested in the rods that are so expensive that i could buy new set of tires with the money i spend on it.)

thanx u guys!
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You pick your power suitable to the weight range of your lures. For trout I use much lighter line, say 4 lb. I like moderate to fast action rod for most of my spinning for trout.





http://www.castawayrods.com/home/ind...d=46&Itemid=61





For reels I use 2000 size spinning reel. I try for something under 9 oz.
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im glad someone brought that up. not alot of people know about the tip actions in their rods blake's diagram comes in really handy for looking for the right rod for different situations.



Ok thank you blake ive been wondering about which tip action i needed. I'd say that the Shimano that i have has a fast actioin tip.

i really need a moderate action so i wont have to put so much arm into it, more rist!

GREAT!!



??Does that mean i loose sensitivity when feeling a trout on a retrieve?? (because of the flimsier "tip" action)

or is it that: if you keep a tight line you'll feel them anyways, type thing?
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??Does that mean i loose sensitivity when feeling a trout on a retrieve?? (because of the flimsier "tip" action)

or is it that: if you keep a tight line you'll feel them anyways, type thing?


Sensitivity as you describe is a mainly a function of the material (ie stiffer material will recover faster and transmit vibration better).* There is no way to tell the recovery rate without handling the rod. Generally speaking sensitivity goes up so does price.



The "tip" action is a function of the taper of the rod blank and does not have much effect on the feeling of a vibration. Although many people want lots of tip action so they have a visual indication of a bite (and incorrectly call a soft tip a sensitive rod).





* Also wall diameter of the rod play a role.
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for trout, i like a 7 ft rod. It allows for greater castability and better sensitivity. The 7' Medium cherrywood that walmart sells is my fav. For $20 it can't be beat. I've caught hundreds of trout on this little rod. You might want to drop to 4 or 6 lb test. It will also generate more strikes and offer greater casting distance. Hope this helps.
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This HELPS alot, thanks a bunch you guys

I have a shakespeare i take out, Its the new shakespeare excursion and they are awesome(just as good as last years shakespeare),

& THEY are just as good as my shimano, and my abu garcia vengence.

Great information you guys!!
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I like to throw a 6 foot light or extralight, although if I had my way I would use a 7 foot. 4 Pound test all the way for me also. The action of the rod depends on what you are throwing. Anything with trebles and you want the rod to be closer to slow then to fast. The extra bend in the rod help keep the fish from throwing the trebles with a head shake or breach.



Conversely if you are using some sort of drop shot, small grubs or tubes, or powerbait a faster tip rod would be called for.
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If you are casting something like a countdown or spoon I like a rod with a really soft and slow recovering tip. If you look at a trout its mouth is on the bottom of its face/head. The extra give and slower recovery gives it a better chance of capturing the lure. Unlike a bass they have to attack that type bait at a totally different angle. Here is a little tip I learned several years ago and it has really paid off. Loosen your drag on the spinning rod to the point that when the fish initially strikes it will pull a very slight amount of drag. When this happens on the stike it gives the trout a little split second to capture the bait deeper. Makes for better hook sets and less lost fish.

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