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Pike/Lake trout rod recommendations??
« on: February 19, 2024, 01:35:25 PM »
Iíve mostly been fly fishing for the last several years but am headed to the Boundary Waters this fall and I need a spinning rod I can use for small to medium sized lake trout and pike. Iím thinking 7í medium/fast action. Something that is sized for 12 pound test and it has to be a 2 piece rod. Because Iíll be flying with it, it canít be a 1 piece rod. Iím very out of the loop these days with spinning gear and I donít want to blow it on this. Iíve got the walleye/bass lighter action sized rods handled already. Going to bring 2 spinning rods and a fly rod.
Whats a good rod to go with? Iíve got $200 or so to play around with for a budget.
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Re: Pike/Lake trout rod recommendations??
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2024, 01:41:08 PM »
Okuma rods are great topped with a Shimano. But you might want two rods if you will be living in a canoe

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Re: Pike/Lake trout rod recommendations??
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2024, 01:51:16 PM »
A Lamiglas "Bass" rod might fulfill your needs.  I raised my kid as a fly fishing snob, and in his 20's he turned to the dark side and started Chasing Pike in N Idaho.  He has a 2 piece 7'er bass rod that has both feel and some backbone. 

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Re: Pike/Lake trout rod recommendations??
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2024, 02:28:59 PM »
Hereís some good laker action,
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=12J7LCnU6a0

A Few other good accounts for laker action, Jay Siemens, weavers bent rods, Daryl Gilbert outdoors.

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Re: Pike/Lake trout rod recommendations??
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2024, 03:22:52 PM »
Okuma rods are great topped with a Shimano. But you might want two rods if you will be living in a canoe

Iíll have 2 rods for sure. Plus my 8 weight fly rod.

I have the fly rod and the lighter walleye rod already handled. Ive both smaller trout sized rods bigger salmon and steelhead here, but I donít have that in between rod for the bigger pike and lakers.
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Re: Pike/Lake trout rod recommendations??
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2024, 07:32:40 AM »
Neither of those species screams finesse, so think durability over sensitivity.
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Re: Pike/Lake trout rod recommendations??
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2024, 09:01:15 AM »
Medium weight rod will work.  Lakers out there thatbtime of year you have to find deep water.  Like 50'.  I caught a 7 pounder through the ice in 100' of water through the ice many moons ago.  Going after pike make sure you have a leader because those teeth on a pike nicking your line will break off it a heart beat.  Look more at Jay Seimens YouTube channel he has some awesome tips for pike and lakers.

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