inexpensive panfish rods
2/6/15 @ 8:40 PM
OK. I have a good friend who has a little 14' boat that we fish bluegills with spring to fall. I have my own boat, but we go in his quite often when we target gills. I have to lay my rods on his boat floor because he has no rod locker and I DO NOT WANT my good St. Croix Avid rods to get broken/stepped on. Anyway, I am looking to purchase 2 matching 5'-5'6" UL rods strictly for slip floats and they need to be under $40 each. I do not want fiberglass, and something that is fun to use and durable. Any suggestions?
2/11/15 @ 10:11 AM
2/7/15 @ 6:55 PM
2/7/15 @ 5:30 PM
2/7/15 @ 3:38 PM
Try the Berkeley Cherrywood rods. They run around $25 andhave good feel and action. I prefer the longer ones. The 7'6" light action will throw ultralight lures farther with less effort than any 5 or 5 6: ultralight rod I have tried. They handle the light weight lines - under 4lbs - very well.
2/7/15 @ 11:53 AM
Well.......................because there is literally no-where else to put them, literally. Guess you would have to see his boat. He has 2 seats that are centered in the boat. Putting them "between the seats" equates to "being on the floor". The boat is old and narrow. Maybe 5' wide.
2/7/15 @ 9:35 AM
First question is why would you lay them on the bottom of the boat? I have a 14' V haul and it has three seats in it. I lay my rods between the seats. I have never once stepped on or broken my St. Croix rods. If you want a good cheap rod try Ugly Sticks.