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Old 02-23-2019, 09:22 PM
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Is there really any reason or need to spend a lot of money on a trolling rod? I haven’t done a lot of trolling but want to work on it this season. Wondering about picking up several Cabela’s depth masters at $30 each. Of course one could spend a lo more on something like an eyecon trolling rod but what is the advantage. We are talking rod holder rods here. Sensitivity should not be an issue.
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Old 02-23-2019, 09:54 PM
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The Cabelas rods are fine for trolling,...


Watch for them to go on sale for $19.99 sometime this winter,...They usually do,......


spnd the money on good Diawa sg line counters for your trolling gear.
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Old 02-24-2019, 03:47 AM
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Check out Ebay for trolling rods. You can find some good prices on Okuma classic series. Similar to the Cabelas rods. You can get them for around $20 each. Pair it with a Coldwater reel and you will get years of good service out of them.
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Old 02-24-2019, 06:23 AM
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Yes you don't need a expensive rod for trolling. I have some 7' Shimanos I got for about $13 each.
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Old 02-24-2019, 07:07 AM
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I use the 7 foot Wilderness rod in medium weight. They came from Frank's a few years ago and were under $20. I have 8 of them and have never broken one.
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Old 02-24-2019, 01:37 PM
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I use the 7 foot Wilderness rod in medium weight. They came from Frank's a few years ago and were under $20. I have 8 of them and have never broken one.
X2. I use them on boards and long lining cranks.
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Old 02-24-2019, 09:20 PM
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These are great rods to start with. I have 6 of them .

https://northwoodsoutlet.com/product...xc-7-foot-rod/
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Old 02-24-2019, 11:22 PM
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Cabelas depthmasters work fine for me. Like the telescopic feature too.
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Old 02-25-2019, 10:55 AM
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Thanks all. Good to know I can save a few bucks on the rods and spend that money elsewhere
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Old 02-25-2019, 01:16 PM
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The thing I have noticed in running different trolling rods is the tip action some rods will not show how well some of the smaller crankbaits are running. Number 5 Flickershads running on a stiffer tip rod does not show well what the bait is doing. If running bigger harder pulling cranks not a big difference.
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