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Old 12-01-2005, 01:00 AM
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Default Downrigger rods

I'm looking for some heavier duty downrigger rods. Something in the medium-heavy range that's built for the use of braided lines.

What's all else out there?

Best I've found so far are these Okuma Blue Diamond rods.

These don't sound too bad really...just seeing what else you guys and gals know of out there.


BD-C-1002 MH-1

10' long and 2 piece construction.

10 Double footed alluminum oxide guides including tip


12-30lb line

Medium Heavy action Ideal for Dipsy Divers

The BDC rods feature a triangular grip grip that prevents the rod from twisting side to side in the heat of battle.These unique trolling rods also feature a graphite gimble that locks into the rodholder while trolling.The finishing touch on these rods are the guides. All BDC rods feature the super hard plated gold inserts that will withstand the abuse of wire line and braided lines.

The wireline statement was form Okumas description
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Old 12-01-2005, 09:35 AM
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I've never used a down rigger myself, but here's a downrigger rod that I saw on Cabela's yesterday. Might be worth a try for $45.

Penn Power Stick? Downrigger Rod
Penn added its Integrated Solid Tip Design to its popular Power Stick Rod series to create a tip design that combines the action and sensitivity of tubular glass with the superior durability of a solid tip. These downrigger rods have blank-through-butt construction for better feel. Fuji? Hardloy? guides and tip top let line slide nearly friction-free. The wire line models have conventional carbide guides to stand up to the abuse wire can dish out.
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