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Old 02-26-06, 01:28 PM   #1
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well, as some of you know, i made it to medical school and now i can get a bunch of fishing stuff, price doesnt matter. my dad pays anyways, i need some feedback on these, since my dad is goin to austraillia today for business. he comin abck in a week, and were ordering asap

rod: http://www.fish307.com/fish/StCroixL...teSpinning.htm
reel: http://www.fish307.com/fish/ShimanoStellaFB.htm
soft lures: pourboysplastic.com , assalt.com , alluringbaits.com
hardbaits: http://megabass.com/Megabass%20&%20ITO%20Freshwater.htm


well? how are they
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Old 02-26-06, 02:09 PM   #2
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First off, I know alot of people on here are going to recommend you getting a baitcast rod and reel. I'm here to tell you spinning works just as good, if not better from the shore. I'm a big fan of Shimano spinning reels, and the rod you've selected isn't bad either.

Now, the thing I wanted to comment on is your hardbait selection. I find it's hard to go wrong with a Rapala. Shad-raps, Huskey Jerks, Floating Minnows, Rattlin' raps, whatever the lure is, if it's made by Rapala, it's a quality bait.
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Old 02-26-06, 02:12 PM   #3
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The reel is Shimano's best spinnign reel I belive, the Rod is good, but a Kistler would be best or Airrus. Soft Baits, why not go wiht Gary Yamamoto? Hard Baits, megabass is good, but expensive, I would go with Rapala, and get 4 times as many baits for the money. BTW, doesnt it seem like your taking advantage from your dad?
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Old 02-26-06, 02:41 PM   #4
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ineccess- i dont really like the way baitcasting works... seems too complicated.

and oh yeah, i forgot rapalas... ill have to order some of those.

powerbass- the rod could vary. i still dont know what would be ebst. just chose this first, probably will change. and alluringbaits claims their senko type baits are 20x better, and i have tons of testimonials. plus, about megabass vs rapala, i get 50 baits only. i cant get like 200 rapalas instead of 50 megabass. ill have to mix em up. and nah i aint taking advantage. i dont even want this career. this was his bribe he totaly offered it himself and said he'd pay whatever price
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Old 02-27-06, 04:53 PM   #5
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ya i'd just get a spinning reel and rod because they can be just as good, especially from shore. I have a baitcaster but i almost always use my spinning rod because i fish almost always while wading or from shore. The plastics look pretty good for a selection....Those megabass lures are in my opinion, really sexy and they catch fish, but a rapala does the same and you can get 5 rapalas for the price of one megabass bait...thats my opinion though.
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Old 02-27-06, 04:56 PM   #6
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oh and for ponds, if you fish them, definately get some rapala jointed minnows-i almost never have to take them off because they are getting hits almost every time.
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Old 02-27-06, 05:05 PM   #7
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i do fish a pond from shore. itll be a mix of megabass and rapalas
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Old 02-27-06, 05:13 PM   #8
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FFS,
to bad you are not closer, you can show me how to wade the ponds correctly.
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Old 02-27-06, 05:13 PM   #9
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so your dad is buying you over a thousand dollars in fishing gear why dont you ask him for a small boat from bps only 449 dollars
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Old 02-27-06, 05:38 PM   #10
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i thought you were 13? man how are you in medical school?
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Old 02-27-06, 06:32 PM   #11
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striker- over in nj we have something called magnet high schools. theyre specialized schools.

this is the school- http://www.aahs.mcvsd.org/index2.html
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Old 02-27-06, 06:57 PM   #12
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why dont you ask for alittle boat they cost less then that shimano fishing reel heres a link http://www.trackerboats.com/boat/index.cfm?boat=1882
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Old 02-27-06, 06:58 PM   #13
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i almost baught one myself
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Old 02-27-06, 07:00 PM   #14
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wanst in the contract. so i cant take it
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Old 02-27-06, 07:04 PM   #15
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i would ask to take that instead of the rod or reel you will get much more fish out of aboat then from shore trust me i improved my fishing so much when i got my boat and it will last longer
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Old 02-27-06, 07:11 PM   #16
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nah i fish a 5 acre pond, dont need a boat
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Old 02-27-06, 07:26 PM   #17
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o that is what i use my small boat in and i catch so much more fish i went from 2 fish on my pond to 30 fish in the same pond in my boat
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Old 02-27-06, 08:48 PM   #18
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if I were fishing a 5 acre pond, I'd definitely want a boat...but ya gotta do what ya gotta do. The stella is Shimano's top of the line spinning reel..but my opinion is that you don't need to spend near that much money to get a good quality spinning reel.

If it were me getting this kind of deal..I'd knock down on all my things and take care of the whole spectrum. You can catch just as many fish on a 70 dollar rod and a 70 dollar reel as you can on a 300-500 dollar one. I'd go lower, get everything I need, and be happier.
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Old 02-27-06, 09:16 PM   #19
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are you sure? ive never seen any boats on the pond. and i can almost cast all the way to the middle of it. syas its 5 acres on the directory, but im sure its smaller. i can reach almost anything. and i guess i could go lower, i just want the best i can get. its all up to my dad
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Old 02-27-06, 09:43 PM   #20
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I'm with Ken on this one Cranky,You can get a ton of stuff if your dad is coughing up this kinda money.i have gotten bait/reel combo's for $100.00
from Bass Pro and they are just great for me...You could get a really nice rod holder to hold your rods in,tackle bags,rain gear,waders.Think about all the times you were out there fishing and thought man I wish I had this when I went fishing.So what I'm saying is be just a tad smart on your purchase,remember the rod and reel is not gonna make you a great fisherman,but you will make yourself a great fisherman...i hope that made sense .Big Congrats on the Med. Denny
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Old 02-27-06, 09:48 PM   #21
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thanks. and yea i would do exactly what youre saying trouble is, i signed for this stuff. no changing it or excchaging pars and stuff. i cant like take a boat istead of all this. tacklebags and stuff werent included. id take em and a cheaper reel if they were
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get the st. croix triumph series rod they are alot cheaper and just as good and get a pfluger spinning reel that is what i use and they are awsome and you will have anough to buy that small boat

even if you can reach the middle you get a different angle on things fishing from a boat in the middle of the pond in a boat.
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Old 02-27-06, 10:33 PM   #23
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um the boat is impossible. like i said, i only get what i wrote. i wouldnt save any money at all, its all on my dad. ill have to wait till he gets back form austraillia
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i would talk to your dad and see if he understands that you got a lot smarter since you wrote the first list i don't see him minding much, i mean if he is spending $1,000 either way might as well get what will HELP you the most

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I got one for ya cranky, talk dad into getting you a bass guide for a day on some lake near ya, you'll probably learn more in that one day than 10 years on your own...probably about a 250 dollar gift for 4-8 hours..it would be worth it.
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