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Justing starting - My equipment

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#1 1389



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Posted 06 August 2010 - 03:25 PM


Im just started fishing and i got 2 rods nothing special and here they are tell me what you think, they are both 8ft rods, i am probably going to get a 10ft rod soon, just looking for a good rod for a good price. Tell me what you think about my equipment, I would say its not good.

Rod: Shimano 8ft TDR-80M2B

Machine: FX4000FB
http://www.anglerswa... ... 8580_L.jpg

I use this rod for carp, catfish, bass and pike fishing, It's probably not made for all those fish but for me it works like a charm and never really had a problem.

my other rod here i use for salmon fishing and on a few occasions for carp, I have caught a couple 14-22 lb salmon with this rod i think, the rod is not amazing, the brand is not popular, it was cheap but its good for me.

Rod: Mako Calypso
http://ecx.images-am... ... AA300_.jpg

http://leichichina.e... ... -Reel.html
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#2 shimano25



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Posted 06 August 2010 - 03:38 PM

You can never go wrong with Shimano fishing products (especially the 4000 series reels).

I have never heard of those other two below that, so I cannot say.
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#3 halleb



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Posted 06 August 2010 - 06:40 PM

I agree - Shimano is always a good choice. I am somewhat familiar with your Shimano rod & reel, these are not fancy or expensive high end but if it works for you, all the better and that is all that matters.....
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#4 PainInTheBass



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Posted 09 August 2010 - 09:37 AM

Making sure the rod and reel match YOUR preferred presentatino and techniques is what matters. The rods are tailored to particular presentations, and what I or others may think of equipment may be skewed based on our preferred approach towards fishing for target species.

I have never fished the rods you linked, but I know that when I heard 8' rod for bass, I thought to myself, "too long". However, the truth of the matter is, it would be too long for any technique I would use it for.

So, in the end, if it works for you, then I think the rod is great for you.
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