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Quagmire*

Pflueger Trion question

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I am looking at purchasing a Pflueger Trion combo with a 6 foot medium action rod and 6 ball bearing reel for 60 bucks. Anyone on here ever used this combo? I fish mainly for Walleyes, lindy rigging and jigging. Just wondering if this would be a good combo for me, or if I should get one with a 6.5 or 7 foot rod, anyone have any suggestions?

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If your vertical jigging a 6ft would be best, but if your casting jigs and rigging I would opt for a longer rod. It will give you a better hookset. The trion is a great reel for the price.

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The Pflueger Trion is a great combo, I have the Trion in a baitcast and spinning reel and love both. Great reels for the price and they'll last you many years with care.

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Check out the Tournament 10 bearing GST-30 or GST-35 reels at Gander Mountain once, Pflueger makes them for Gander, very nice reels.

An GM Tournament IM8 or an Ultimate Titanium rod, also from Gander, in 6'6" med to 7' med/hvy may be a option to look at too.

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I have had the baitcaster for a few years and have been really happy with it. I would match the baitcaster with a 6'6" rod, and if you are using the spinning reel then 6'(I prefer 6' in spinning).

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i have a 2 trion baicasters, and an asaro spinning combo and a president combo and like them. They are good quality reels for the money. you will be happy with it. 6' rod for jigging, if you're going to cast go longer.

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Quagmire,

I assume you're talking about a spinning combo--not a baitcast combo.

Shorter rods are a bit more comfortable for vertical presentations, but also consider these factors:

longer rods (say, 6.5 and 7ft) allow longer casts and more hook setting power at distances. This would be important if you do a lot of shore fishing, or if you're using tactics that require a stealthy approach and long casts. If you fish from bigger boats, a longer rod gets your bait out/away from the side of the boat, and gives you more options for comfortable sitting positions that still let you effectively present your offering. If you're a taller person, longer rods feel a bit more natural.

IMHO, a 6.5ft rod is as short as I'd choose for a versatile tool. Trions are a strong value in spinning and casting. I've had both for years, and my guests, neices, nephews, and brothers have been unable to break them. They're no longer my primary reels--but they were for a couple of seasons.

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