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Mike Walerak

Limit Creek's 8'3" Spinning Rod!

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I just wanted to take the time to give this extremely versitile rod from Limit Creek a little bit of recognition. In the last few months I have used this rod to drag jigs and plastics dubuque rig, lindy rig and slip bobber fish.

Let me start off by saying this rod handles big fish very well. After all, this rod hauled in 4 walleyes totaling 27.6 pound in an April MTT tournament on Pool 4 this spring. My partner and I were both using these rods to drag jigs amongst log piles in a slow current area. This rod was just the ticket for getting the jigs away from the boat in shallow water. It also had the backbone to lift these fish from snag infested waters, get them in the net and land 5th place! I should also note that one of these fish was 9.76 pounds futhermore proving that this rod handles big fish!

This rod was also used to capture 6th place in an Full Throttle tournament where we were using live bait. The sensitivity of this rod combined with the fairly soft tip was just perfect to detecting those ever so light bites.

And last but not least I have been itching to use this rod as a slip bober rod. I had the chance last weekend while I was in the Grand Rapids area jerking on walleyes during an evening slip bobber bite. The added length is great for picking up slack line before the hookset. After reeling down to the fish the soft tip allows you to feel the fish before he feels you, ensuring that you won't waste your one chance on the hookset.

Here is one fish I caught while bobber fishing last weekend

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As you can tell from my testamony, this rod is really very versitile. It really excels at live bait rigging and is perfect for slip bobber fishing. I have no complaints and only more ideas for uses for this rod.

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Good Luck Everyone!

mw

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Just picked one up for myself, and one for my dad (early Father's day present). Haven't had the pleasure of using it yet, but had the pleasure of witnessing River Dan land a large walleye (and many smaller ones) on a trip with him earlier this spring. Can't wait to try it. Looks, and feels like a great rod.

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Mike you described this rod well. Harvy lee I would recomend you add one to your arsenal. I picked mine up last weak and was amazed at its performance it will be my go to rod.

Anyone who has used one I garantee they own one now. For those that have not you dont know what your missing out on and it will help catch more fish.

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Great recap Mike; well-written. Thank you for taking the time to do so.

Grand Rapids, 'eh? Glad to see someone is keeping an eye on my hometown...

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How would those of you who have used this rod descripe the action? Medium? Medium Light?

With the added length it seems it could become somewhat "whippy"?

Any thoughts on how it would handle light bottom bouncers or how it would work for a panfish rod?

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The 8'3" is a med-lite action rod is not too whippy. It is a great choice as long as you stay under say 1/2 ounce. I have used for 3-ways and had up to a 1 oz sinker on it wich was a little past it's limits.

As for a panfish rod I just tested it out last Thursday night. While I was only able to get a handful of crappies it seemed to be great for pitching to fallen trees. I also took some nice bass with the rod too.

mw

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OIF- If your anywhere near MPLS swing thru Moore's Bait & Tackle and check them out first hand. They're nice rods.

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