Over the hard water season I plan on picking up some new rods. I use Scotty Mounts on a walleye style boat for Salmon fishing LK MI for Browns - Kings. Normally run 2 DR out the corners and 6-10 rods today. Just starting out but mix bag for leadcore and dipsy rods has me wanting to standardize the selection some.
Looking for 6-8 leadcore rods 5,7,10 3 color prob run a downrigger rod for SWR or down the chute.
4 dipsy rods for Mag dipsy thru slide diver high lines depending on depth needing.
I have 4 10' downrigger rods but might want a couple 8'6 for stacker or shorter rods for going solo
Normally fish with others but might make a solo run on a odd run.
Couple question. Okuma Leadcore GLT Rod has stainless rings... Seems like braid and lead-core that would do better with ceramic rings. Anyone know why they run stainless rings? Worried some about wear as I lost a few dispy's this season till I found the problem on a eyelet.
And pro/con on these units? Okuma Classic Pro 7' Medium Lead Core rods. Anyone run these... Cheap enough to put a rod on all my lead core reels.
Dipsy diver rods was looking at the 9' and 10' Okuma GLT rods... Wish they had a 8'6" version... is 1 ft enough tip separation and how far apart if so should the rod holders be? Other suggestions? Right now just Braid Dipsy set-ups.
Heartland always had good reviews but doesn't look to be made anymore.
Thanks for any suggestions. Problem I have is not having selection local to see how they feel and will need to order them in most w/o seeing first.