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Old 02-12-2018, 04:00 PM   #1
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Default good rods to put Diawa BG spinning reels on??

So I am in the process of moving to florida around the Punta Gorda area and am trying to learn about gear. I have read many times that the Diawa BG spinning reels are about the best choice for the money regardless of what size you are needing.
However, I haven't read much on any certain rods model that seems to be a good value for the money like the Diawa BG reels. Although the uglystik tiger seems to be fairly liked. I am just trying to find a make that is a good rod that I can match up the correct size rod to whatever reels I purchase. I will probably get several different sizes of the Diawa spinning reel soon as I find a descent rod to pair it with.
As far as what type of fishing I will be doing, Im just looking for a couple of do-it -all type combos to get started. Probably start with the 4000 reel, and maybe a 3000 too. Thanks for any and all help.
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Can't go wrong with an Ugly Stik
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Old 02-12-2018, 08:34 PM   #3
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i've got my B&G on a St. Croix Mojo. its a 4000 size and I think they work very well together. I believe they're around $139 at Bass pro and $25 cheaper if you trade in an old rod.
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Ive got my 3000s on TFO professional 7’6” M action
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I have a BG 3000 on a Shimano terramar (light tackle) and a BG 4500 on 7ft tica that I use for trolling, they’re both great setups. I’ve caught 20lb bluefish, mahi, huge striped bass (northeast fish) bonito and Albies. Flounders and Black Sea bass too. Always a great time on that terramar and BG combo. It’s my favorite and it comes on eveerryyyy fishing trip.
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Old 02-13-2018, 06:03 AM   #6
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I have been using the Tsunami Airwave Elite for the last couple years. For the $ they are hard to beat.
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Old 02-13-2018, 10:46 AM   #7
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Connley fishing has lots of good options. Brian Connley can be contacted through this site. A BG4000 on a inshore series connley graphite 7’ 15-25# is a very versatile and fun combo to fish.
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Old 02-13-2018, 11:21 AM   #8
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For a rugged affordable reel like my BG, I bought a rugged affordable rod: a Star rod.
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Ugly sticks have no sensitivity, just durability.

Get a high modulus carbon fiber or graphite rod... St. croix makes some nice rods as does Fenwick and G Loomis, etc.
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Star Stellar Lite 12-20 on the 4000's, great catch anything combos
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A BG 4000 is bigger than most 4000 sized reels. It is more a 12lb spinner (300 yards of 30lb braid). Just keep that in mind when picking a rod.

I have my 4000 on a st croix mojo 15-30 and it is a perfect match. My 2500 is on a 8-17 blank and it matches up very nice as well.

2500/3000 sized BG's for lighter work and the 4000 for heavy inshore duty.
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My 6500 is on a Diawa Proteus 55-80# 7'er. It is stout.
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I have a 3000 bg on a new Fenwick HMG (All new Fuji guides) 7 ft medium light
a 4000 on a star seagis split grip 7'2ft medium
also a 5000 on a tica 8ft medium heavy surf rod from a couple years back
Go to the store, bring your reel and feel out some rods, you never know till you try a rod on

Just note the bgs are bigger then the other reels (3000 is like a 4000, 5000 similar to a 6000)
The reels are great, any rod similar to the ones above would do great its all preference of feel
Good luck and tight lines
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Star/ Ugly-stick
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Budget would help, I have a 2500 BG on a Crowder salute, but will also use it on a Star Seagis. Those rods are in the $125 range.

I'd look at the gloomis E6X($190), lightweight, sensitive and crazy back bone. I have a couple but the reels I use are on them are the new Shimano Sustain and a older Stella.

Someone mentioned before, take the reel in an try it on a bunch of rods, see how it feels and balances out. The BG's are heavy, but for the price they are a good reel.
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Star seagis - favorite rod in my arsenal.
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I use mostly penn carnage II spinning rods for my spinning rods.I have the Daiwa BG 5000 on 2 of them, shimano saragosa SW on the rest. They have aluminum gimbals and a nice grip with finger grips built in. Shimano terez rods are also very good rods, but also more $$$. The Daiwa BGs are hard to beat for the $$, especially if you can find them on sale. I just scored some on amazon for $70 each.
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