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Old 05-24-2005, 05:59 PM
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OK, now that kingfish reels have been covered, what about rods? I see Cabela's has the Penn Workman series KF rod on clearance for ~$80. How are these? Are these the same tapers as the current Guide Series Penn rods? I'm also thinking about the Shimano Tallus but haven't put my hands on one. I

I'm looking at a couple of rods to match to TLD 15s and possibly a couple to match TLD25s.


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Old 05-25-2005, 08:17 AM
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Penn Dave Workman Kingfish rods with the light rollers are an excellent buy for that money they retailed for $189.00 when new, they have been discontinued and replaced. I own 2 and whish I had 10 more, also makes a good deep water Fluke Rod!

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Old 05-25-2005, 11:05 AM
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I'm partial to the Shakespeare Tiger Ugly Sticks. The 7 foot boat rod with medium action are the best for the money IMHO. You can find them almost everywhere including Wal Mart for around $57 to $65. Sure you can spend hundreds on other rods, but for me, my four tiger rods are 3 seasons old and haven't missed a beat. Matched with the Shimano Speedmaster, you can have a great King fish rig for around $180 including tax. To me that's cheap for what you are getting. Great setups......
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Old 05-25-2005, 01:38 PM
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The new Shimano Tallus rods are very nice and have a lifetime warranty
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Old 05-25-2005, 03:50 PM
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We use 7 ft. Star Aerials and like them alot. $80-90 and have a lifetime warranty too I think.
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Old 05-29-2005, 12:00 AM
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I build custom rods as a hobby and know a bit about fishing rods . I'd say that Shakespeare Tiger rods are some of the best there is for kingfish .
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Old 05-30-2005, 10:25 PM
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I had 4 of the Dave workman rods in my shopping cart a couple of years ago at a BPS fishing "Show" and the Penn rep pulled me to the side and told me that if I could live without the rollers, the Penn 3811 was the EXACT same rod (without the rollers and pretty wrapping.) I put em back and went somewhere else and orderd four for $47 ea.! They are excellent livebait rods even if your not worried about spending the $$$.

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Old 05-30-2005, 10:36 PM
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I just checked Cabela's site and the rods they have on clearance for $80.00 don't have full roller guides. I was going to load up at that price if they had the rollers, but.........

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Old 06-01-2005, 07:44 PM
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I would avoid roller guides if possible . Rollers require maintanance or they will freeze up an abraid your line . They also cause the rod to twist if it is not heavy and stiff enough to handle the extra torsional stresses rollor guides provide .
Silcon carbide boat guides are best .
The only time I,d use rollor guides is for trolling rods rated for 130 lb. and over .
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