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I have a MH baitcaster, it's a 6'6 Galyans IM-8 (while your at it, whats IM stand for anyway?) graphite. what should i put on this?

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I don't think you can go wrong with any of the Abu reels. I just picked up an Abu 6600D5 on clearance at Fleet Farm for 85 bucks. It is sweet and smooth. Now all I need is for a fish to cooperate come muskie season confused.gif. It also has a clicker on it so it'll be good for fishing northerns with suckers or for catfish.

I teamed it with a 7'6 MH Guide Series rod from Gander, they were 10 bucks off last week.

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IM refers to the type of graphite that is used in the rod construction. It is basically a name for that type of graphite. IM8 is high modulus graphite that has increased sensitivity and light weight.

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You may want to look at Okuma. I just bought 2 this year and I love the heck out of them and they are very reasonably priced. Not a brand you hear to much of as far as Muskie fishing goes but very good quality reels. I've only used them so far this year pike fishing in SD but I am very impressed with them. The Induron and the Nytrix are the better known ones. Other wise like gopher said you can't go wrong with an Abu.

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I've had an abu garcia reel for 5 years and it has never failed me once. I will get a backlash once in awhile but other than that it has been great. grin.gif

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