Looking for Rod selection help.

10/16/17 @ 7:32 AM
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smeylink
smeylink
USER since 2/3/08

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.

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10/20/17 @ 8:09 AM
smeylink
smeylink
USER since 2/3/08

I also like the way the leadcore GLT rods feel... Any advantage to all stainless eyelets?  I would love 7'6" lead core rods to allow me to store and deploy quickly w/o having to break apart.  

Anyone use/feel the Precision Trolling GLT rods?  These are tele's in different sizes and I really like Tele's for Walleye rods.  2 pc are prob stronger I'm sure.  

Thanks for the comments so far.  Wish I had access to see them all and use a few before dropping cash so trying to research as much as possible before spending.

Thanks again!

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10/16/17 @ 7:15 PM
Red Rider
Red Rider
USER since 6/26/01

I really like my Okuma glt. Those guides are perfect for core and copper and affordable.

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10/16/17 @ 9:16 AM
svitreum
svitreum
USER since 8/29/06

After buying only Shimano Talora rods for years, I decided to try some of the Okuma rods. I picked up 2 8'6" white diamond wire dipsy rods (love em so far). I also picked up a copper rod with stainless guides and really love that one. I plan on adding 4-5 more copper rods from that lineup at $40 apiece. They are from the GLT line. So far I am impressed with them and would highly recommend them. For rigger rods, I would go with 7' Ugly Stiks (medium action DR rod). The Ti oxide rings are fine for LC.

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