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Offline Parasite

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Plug rods?
« on: October 17, 2020, 03:25:44 PM »
What length, power, action, weight rating rods do you guys use for backtrolling plugs in the river for steelhead? Also what brand and model?

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Re: Plug rods?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2020, 04:52:27 PM »
7'6 -8' extra fast tip

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Re: Plug rods?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2020, 06:13:54 PM »
fs83c topped with 5500Ds. Worked 40 years ago, still works today. My newer rods still are 8' or less. Easier to manage under trees.

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Re: Plug rods?
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2020, 06:51:44 PM »
I prefer 8'-ish and fiberglass. I'm partial to the original Lamiglas fiberglass XCF 801 or 802 if you can find used. Or the new carbon XCC 801 or 802.

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Re: Plug rods?
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2020, 07:17:12 PM »
I prefer 8'-ish and fiberglass. I'm partial to the original Lamiglas fiberglass XCF 801 or 802 if you can find used. Or the new carbon XCC 801 or 802.
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Or if you have to be a  loomis guy, a 1021.  :rolleyes:

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Re: Plug rods?
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2020, 07:53:09 PM »
Best plug rod I ever had was a St Croix bass crankbait rod! I think it was a blend of graphite and glass. Nice soft first 6, but stiffened up quick after that. Only downside was the short butt. Sold it to a member here last summer. Landed a couple good sturgeon on it too!


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Re: Plug rods?
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2020, 12:33:39 PM »
Lamiglas    G 1330 T  Hot shot magnum 8 ft  10-20lb

 


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