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tjsker

advice on new spinning rod

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I'll be going for walleyes on the Whitefish Chain this coming June and plan to use the technique my guide showed me last year of pulling a Lindy/Roach type of rig just off the bottom and occasionally dropping the weight to feel the bottom. What lenght of a rod should I use for this? Any rod recommendations?

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Berkeley has one for the purpose you describe with Gary Roach's name on it. I have one that's 6'2 and another that's 6'6. They are very good rods for the price.

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So would a 7 foot rod be too long for this style of fishing?

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tjsker, The 7ft rod is perfect for that fishing.Get something that is probly medium-medium light with a fairly fast action tip so when you feel the bite the fish won't feel you.If money is no object try that Legend Elite by St.Croix Es70ml 7 fter nice rod or the same in the avid series you wont be dissapointed good luck.
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All I use for lindy rigging is a 7 foot rod. When fishing is tough or you are fishing very clear water, I like to use a long florocarbon leader and the 7 foot rod helps to make the leader more manageable. I use a St. Croix Avid series Medium light.

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Thanks to all above for the information. When Sam Anderson was down here in Lincoln, NE last week, he said he uses a 7ft rod also. So I think my wife is going to get me a St. Croix AS70MLF for my birthday (I won't tell her about the new reel she got for my birthday though).

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One suggestion- give my dad a call. He builds custom made rods and can get the exact blank for the rod you mentioned. It's a guarentee that he'll get it for you at a cheaper price than you'll get in a store and it'll be personalized and with whatever color windings you'd like too. His name is Rod (seriously) and his number is (218) 891-4415. I have yet to ever hear of anyone who has been even a little bit disappointed with one of his rods.
Scoot

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He builds great rods! I would highly recommend them.

For bait rigging and light jigging a 6' 6" med is a good bet. Short vertical jigging situations going with heavier jigs or blade baits (3/8-5/8) a 6' to 6' 8" med/Hvy is my choice, especially with supper braids like FireLine.

Scoots Dad builds some awesome sticks, worth a look for sure!

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