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Old 04-22-2010, 11:52 AM
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Hi everyone. I'm a 48 year old transplanted midwesterner and lifelong angler who would lke to try my hand at striper fishing in the hudson and delaware rivers. I would like to hear reccomendations on a fairly inexpensive rod and reel combo (spinning preferred) for fishing from the river bank as I dont currently have a boat. All my current tackle is probably way too light as most of my fishing is for panfish, trout, and bass.

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Old 04-22-2010, 12:10 PM
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Welcome to the site.

Here is a thread with a wealth of information on what to buy first, basically the essentials of terminal tackle/lures. - https://www.stripers247.com/phpBB2/sh...ad.php?t=12940

As for a rod, how much are you looking to spend? (I know you said inexpensive) There are a lot of options here, try a search in "stripers 101" for rod choice or something like that. This may help...
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Old 04-24-2010, 07:29 AM
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I'll sell ya a rig for 60 bucks come and get it
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Old 05-03-2010, 02:29 PM
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go to wal mart they have a spinning reel called the alpha its 13.99,big enough to hold 150 plus yards of 25lb mono.the drags great and for the price you cant beat.ive cought 6 stripers this year with no problem,biggest so far 38 inches.
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Old 05-13-2010, 06:53 PM
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You can get an Alpha if you want but I wouldn't recommend it. The reel and drag may be smooth for a little while, but that will all change after a year of use. That combo was my 1st salt water combo, and it only lasted about 2-3 years using it VERY sparingly. It didn't break on me but it honestly just turned to shit. But at around $35 a combo, you get what you pay for.

Maybe you should look into an okuma combo or something. A lot of people don't like them but they are a million times better than $35-$50 combo's and just a little more money. I bought a combo that was on sale last year from dick's but they don't have it anymore but maybe you could find it online. 10' Penn Slammer rod w/ a Penn SG6000 for $100. I dropped this reel in the surf last year @ the Hook and sand got ALL inside & the reel bound up on me. Took it apart, cleaned it all out, lubed it up, and it's just like new still to this day. The drag is nice too. Just a quality reel for the money IMO
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Old 05-18-2010, 05:43 PM
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I picked up an Okuma Sentra combo last year for about $80 and it's been pretty good. I use it mostly for throwing chunk bait. The rod is pretty nice but the reel could use an upgrade (plastic case and not very confident in the drag system). All in all I'm happy with it and the price I paid. If I upgraded the reel I'd use it more for casting heavy plugs.
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:07 PM
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For a pole if your gnna be on shore get a 10-12 footer...any shorter and 90% of the time your not going to get the last 10-20 yds you need to get to the fish IMO. for line id use 20# mono or 40-50# powerpro braid.
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Old 05-31-2010, 02:16 AM
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For me I use a Shimano Clarus Salmon Steelhead rod 7'9" with a shimano citica bc reel and 15lb powerpro line. The reel is really smooth and the rod is stiff and hardcore, it can cast pretty far. But, if you do need the ultimate as far as you can cast rod and reel, go for the TICA spinning rod 8'6" or 9' rod. I don't think the reel will really matter that much. But its up to you to decide on whats you need. For tackle, buck tails are a must and spooks and spoons. Thats all I use besides live bait.
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