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Trucker Jim

Which Rod & Reel?

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I'm in the market for a rod and reel combo for casting plastic worms. I've been using an open face Shimano reel along with a fairly stiff 6' rod which has been ok, but I'm thinking I'd like something that would give me a little more distance. What do you all like? Any suggestions out there?

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LIKE MOST THINGS IN THE OUTDOORS,EVERYBODY HAS AN OPINION!MY PERSONAL CHOICE IS A SHIMANO OR QUANTUM BAITCASTING REEL SPOOLED WITH DUPONT MAGNUM 7/20(WHICH IS GETTING HARD TO FIND!)OR TRILENE XL 14# TEST. FOR THE ROD I LIKE BERKLEY LIGHTNING RODS OR BASS PRO SHOPS BIONIC BLADE RODS 6.5~7" LENGTH HEAVY ACTION. YOU NEED SOMETHING WITH A FAST TIP SO THE ROD WILL LOAD GOOD WHEN CASTING, BUT STILL HAVE PLENTY OF BACKBONE FOR PUSHING STEEL THROUGH PLASTIC. I HOPE THIS HAS HELPED YOU.

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Thanks for your thoughts Fishin Rod. One thing I decided to try is switching to 10# fire line. I've been surfing other sites and sounds like fire line is popular for getting that extra distance. I have a Shakespear Ugly Stick that I havn't been using (I snagged it off the bottom of the lake one day) with a softer tip which should help absorb shock on this no stretch line. Maybe I won't have to shell out cash for a new rod (rats!).

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