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Old 04-23-2007, 08:35 PM
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I did like your thoughts on using a mooching rod with a squidder on it as a casting rod. Has anyone tried it? Are there any disadvantages?

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Old 04-24-2007, 01:33 PM
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We don't see many mooching rods here in the mid-atlantic, more of a west coast/great lakes Salmon thing.

What's the difference between a mooching rod and a surf rod?
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Old 04-24-2007, 03:09 PM
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a moocher is always bugging you for money and surfer is too busy hanging ten?
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Old 04-24-2007, 08:42 PM
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Good one Jimi

The only noticeable difference I can see it that it has more guides. Do you think it could be a disadvantage?
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Old 04-24-2007, 11:19 PM
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Good one Jimi

The only noticeable difference I can see it that it has more guides. Do you think it could be a disadvantage?
More guides means it's more flexible. If the extra guides are spaced over the length of the rod that means it has a very slow action and not be a particularly long caster, although it may shine at throwing lighter weights.

If the extra guides are all near the tip it might be along the lines of an english style casting rod with a lot of power in the lower section and a soft tip that folds out of the way on the cast - this would cast well with both light and heavy loads.
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Old 04-25-2007, 06:50 PM
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Cool thanks, you learn something everyday.
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Old 04-26-2007, 07:42 AM
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Lamiglas made / makes a moocher in 9 ft.
Have had one for years, bought anouther about 10 yrs ago.
The original is being converted over from spin to conv. (if I ever get it finished)
Much like a flyrod on steroids.
Soft tips / light action. I like them for soft baits and lazy pluggin. Rod stores a lot of energy and exhibits an easy launch (partly why the conversion to conv. using a Penn 525).
I agree that casting distance maybe somewhat less than excellent,,,, but the bait doesn't tear off easily, splash down is soft, and a smaller fish looks and feels like a lunker.... a 30-35 lber. is a,,,,,,, experience(?)!
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Old 04-28-2007, 09:36 PM
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I can't wait to try it out. I might look like a boob using it as a casting rod but how will we learn if never try. Thanks.
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