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trolling rods for planner boards


rmh2o

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Im looking at buying some rods to do some trolling with boards for walleyes.Also going to buy another line counter reel.Any opinions on rods or reels? Thanks

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Diawa Sealine counter real in the 17 or 27 size. Go with the best 1st and you wont be back at the store in a year.
As far as rods it depends a lot on length etc. you prefer. I really like my Rapala board rods. Good price and nice action.

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I advise looking into interflow rods. They are not very popular but I tried the cabelas depthmaster. It is really nice not dealing with a lot of guides on long rods and the line just slides right over the blank, no tangles. Also, I just use clip on counters because I use the same reels, ABU 5600s and 6600s, for muskies, bass or whatever with just swapping line. Just a thought if you wanted to keep cost down a bit.

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I got all my stuff from Russ at Marine General in Duluth. Check their web paje. Go with a glass or a little graphite. Lots of tork in cold conditions can be tough on too much graphite.
I also have some Heartland downrigger rods and Im real happy with them.I use a Diawa Sealine SG47LCA on my Heartland HL-D962HS-G Downrigger rod. Its 9'6" in length and a 2 piece with guides. I dont see many guideless rods on Lake Superior but I think they would be ok until it got real cold then I would be concerned with internal freeze up. Anyone have any input on freeze up on those guideless rods?

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I sent them out monday to the address that you sent them from I also emailed you a couple of times did you recieve them?Give me a call if you get a chance.Thanks

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I agree with you on the sealine I have a 27 now and will probably pick up another one.As far as rods I am thinking 8 1/2 foot but should I look for fiberglass or graphite? giudes or guidless? 2 piece or telescoping?How much are the rapala rods and where did you get them?I see cabelas sells combos if you buy a reel you can get a rod for $20 more.Has anyone tried them?Thanks

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