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bmp78

Rod and reel purchase

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Hi guys/gals,

I recently got into muskie fishing again after a 17 year hiatus. I wanted to upgrade my old gear and decided to purchase a Abu Garcia Ambassadeur C3 series 7000 HSN and a 8'6' St. Croix premier musky casting rod with XH power. I am curious if this was a good idea or could I have made a better purchase? I mainly am casting bulldawgs,double cowgirls and other heavier baits. Just curious as to your thoughts on this newbies purchase and money wise I was trying to keep the rod and reel under $400? thanks

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Thanks urban cowboy. It has been so long since I purchased musky gear that I was a little concerned about the XH power on the rod and i read a few negative posts regarding the ABU Garcia C3 series.

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Good choice on the reel and the rod. Should suit most of your needs fairly well, might run into an issue with the smaller stuff but still managable I'm sure.

Where did you pick up the 7000HSN BG? Was it new or used, I have one and wouldn't mind another.

RU

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Good choice on the reel and the rod. Should suit most of your needs fairly well, might run into an issue with the smaller stuff but still managable I'm sure.

Where did you pick up the 7000HSN BG? Was it new or used, I have one and wouldn't mind another.

RU

RUkiddingme,

I was able to get the rod and reel at thorne bros. The reel was 149.99. Do you think I went a little to heavy for some of the single blades I might be throwing? Thanks for the feedback.

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