SportFishing and Charters Forum - Shimano fishing rod help... doesn't make sense
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04-14-2012, 06:54 AM
I always used an ugly stik for fishing so far and it was great. Although my grandpa who uses a shimano said the ugly stik isnt sensitive enough and i need a better rod... went on the Shimano website and everything is way over my head ;? ...do they have one fishing do it all rod, something not specific to the type of technique you use? I plan on fishing 20-40 pound fish on it but i dont really use just a specific technique each time...please help!
I want a casting rod btw
what type of fishing rod would be the best? thanks!
04-15-2012, 02:28 AM
Would help if you told us how you primarily fish - troll, cast topwater plugs, live bait, bottom fish in the ocean, etc.
04-15-2012, 07:02 AM
What reel are you useing, what part of the world are you fishing in?
Finding one rod that can do it all it a VERY HARD thing to find. If you are lucky, you will find 2 or 3 that will cover all you bases, or one that is a serious comprimise for everything. I have probally 75 rods in the garage(as I fish for literrally everything that swims in my area, both fresh and salt water).
I have one, but it took me 3 years to get in broke in the way I like it. Its a Shimano Teramar 7'0, 12-30 class, and I have Shimano Charter Special 2000 on it. It works will for me on bottom fishing for bass and triggers, casting eels to cobia, and chunking 40-50 pound striped bass.