Rod selection

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Rod selection

Postby marckyg123 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:21 pm

Can anyone give me some advice on rods for targeting trout in creeks and streams? I’m looking at a rod and reel combo atm it’s a 3-5 kilo rod. Should I go lighter or heavier? If anyone has advice on any good combos that would be much appreciated. Thanks and tight lines
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Re: Rod selection

Postby smile0784 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:24 pm

Do you have a price range or budget

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Re: Rod selection

Postby ducky » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:07 pm

2-4kg 6’6 with a 2000 sized reel would be my suggestion for that kind of fishing.

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Re: Rod selection

Postby Stumpjumper » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:58 pm

I would recommend a 1-3 kilo light action rod and 1000 size spinning reel specifically for creeks and small streams and a rod length of no more than 6' I find far more handy with streamside vegetation etc. For a general purpose river rod for trout, a 2-4kg rod paired with a 2500 reel is plenty. A Shimano Raider bundled with a mid range Shimano reel can often be had for well under $200.

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Re: Rod selection

Postby skronkman » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:13 pm

Small streams usually means small lures so lighter is better. Look for a spin rod with a very light casting weight and on the shorter side of 7'. I prefer the 1000 or 1500 size reels for trout on this type of rod but a 2500 will do in a pinch. Straight mono 6lb or some very light braid if you want to get technical (I do but sometimes I wonder why I bother when considering price and effort vs fish caught) I usually don't like bundles, look for a rod with Fuji componemts that meets the criteria then go hunting for a reel to balance the rod. For the finesse of the setup your talking about I think higher quality (read price) will actually make a difference up to a point; different story if you're talking about drowning worms.

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Re: Rod selection

Postby Brownie » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:35 pm

Stumpjumper wrote:I would recommend a 1-3 kilo light action rod and 1000 size spinning reel specifically for creeks and small streams and a rod length of no more than 6' I find far more handy with streamside vegetation etc.

Exactly what I use. :thumbsup:



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Re: Rod selection

Postby cantcatchem » Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:11 pm

Stumpjumper wrote:I would recommend a 1-3 kilo light action rod and 1000 size spinning reel specifically for creeks and small streams and a rod length of no more than 6' I find far more handy with streamside vegetation etc. For a general purpose river rod for trout, a 2-4kg rod paired with a 2500 reel is plenty. A Shimano Raider bundled with a mid range Shimano reel can often be had for well under $200.

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Re: Rod selection

Postby meppstas » Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:52 pm

I just picked this up on AMAZON USA.. cost me AU$77-80 delivered to Australia, ($159-00 at MO-Tackle).. they're on special at the moment.. I already have three 6'6'' Presso's & four 6' Presso's, a great light weight trout rod that's for sure.. this is what they're selling for in the US, $51.19 + $5.59 Shipping & Import Fees Deposit to Australia.. They've just run out of stock but if ordered now and paid for you'll still get it at the discounted price once new stock arrives.. Also picked up a small Daiwa Revros reel air rotor from A Korean company who makes them for Daiwa.which hold 100 mtrs of 4 lb mono, AU$78-00 free postage, perfect little trout reel for rivers & streams.. Beautifully balanced set up..

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Daiwa 602ULFS spin rod 1-3kg..


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Re: Rod selection

Postby Stumpjumper » Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:47 pm

The Presso is a good rod, I just wish more manufacturers would offer a full butt rather than those silly split grips.


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