I was looking for some input from you folk's on a conventional rod to use for casting plug's. 8-9 feet 1-3 or 4 oz. I have some squidder's, surfmaster's and a penn 965 levelwind, which is on a 7' 6" st croix tidemaster tc76mf rated 8-7 lb line 1/4-3/4 oz..
I have been reading through a number of post's and have entered several search's for a conventional setup with a squidder and such a rod. I must be doing something wrong because I can not find a post saying-I like my squidder on xyz rod for plugging3 oz darter's. Close as I have come is that Frank used a squidder, or you need a levelwind if you want to use a conventional.
While I will spend more time seeking this info on this and other forum's- 3 day's so far--- maybe somone can shed some light on what they would/are doing with a CONVENTIONAL SQUIDDER, SURFMASTER REEL FOR THROWING PLUG'S.
I only Highlighted conventional squidder, surfmaster reel because those are what I have and those are what I will go with. Living in Cleveland , Ohio I can assure you that my Tackle shop's are not geared toward's surf fishing. What I am looking at is a st croix tidemaster TIC80HF 8' h f 17-40 lb 3/4-3 oz 8.5 oz rod wt for 180.00
Reading a book by Frank he said to keep the setup at 2.25 lb's did that!
Squidder 18 oz rod 8.5 26.5 oz. So who has/had such a combo setup with a squidder/surfmaster reel and would you mind sharing?
P.S. I am going on vacation and have been lucky enough to book a hotel by a bass pro shop!!! that has that rod. I would like to fish for striper-which I have not done before- so if there is another rod that fit's the bill PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, enlighten me.
PP.SS. I don't what to start a conversation about spinning/conventional. I practiced with a conventional jigmaster and penn 4/0 in the snow for a trip to Maui. I also had a accident that almost lost the tip of my index finger and I do not like a spinner on that finger. yep my throwin hand.