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mdtolic
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 12:00 PM 03/27/07 (CST)
On p. 20 of the April BassMaster, Elite Series pro, Ray Sedgwick, tells us what the best two bass outfits would be for, what he called: the "casual angler". I wasn't surprised when he said 1 spinning reel on a 6.5" M rod & 1 "high speed" bait caster on a 7" MH rod.

But I was surprised by his line choice. On the casting reel he'd use 14lb. fluorocarbon & on the spinning outfit he'd use 20lb. braid. He said these would be the most versatile rigs for anyone who didn't have an arsenal of specialized bass rods and/or wanting to stay simple.

Wondering what other folks thought of these set ups; especially the line choice.
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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 02:50 PM 03/27/07 (CST)
I'm just getting into Bass fishing "DON'T TELL ANYONE" so to me it sounds like two nice setups.

The 20# test Braid sounds perfect thats going to be 6# diameter so it will cast good and you'll be able to pull the fish out of cover no problem without it breaking off and of cousre the increased sensitivty of braid will help you detect bites better.
The Fluorocarbon line is nice because of it's invisibility especially in clearer water or when the bite is tough and it's real abrasion resistant, expensive though I usually just use Trilene XL.


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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 03:14 PM 03/27/07 (CST)
Hey mdtolic,

Welcome back! I haven't seen you for a while...



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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 09:05 AM 03/28/07 (CST)
I have this same set up and some other set ups for other types of fishing.

The braid is for shock when bass come up from under the bait. If the bait moving fast (high speed reel) and sudden stop from a bass hitting it will snap monofilament line. Also if fishing around weeds or docks you'll need that braid to haul bass out of the nasty stuff.

The casting reel with the fluorocarbon line is long cast in gin clear water where if your to close with the boat you'll spook the fish. Like PB said it vanishes in the water. The down fall to carbon is that it soaks up water and makes the line sink and become heavy. I only use carbon on my (I'm going to get bashed for saying this.) walleye rod. I want it to sink and stay down in the strike zone longer. When your trolling this it's nice to get that bait down and keep it down with as minimal weight as possible so you don't spook the walleye with a huge sinker that they can feel moving thought the water.



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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 09:48 AM 03/28/07 (CST)
mdtolic,

I read that article. Indeed it is good advice. The casting rod 7ft MH, is a great all around rod and is nice with a fast ratio baitcaster. As far as the flouro, remember that a lot of those pros are from the south. Deep clear water. It is not always that important here in MN. Usually your typical mono will work just fine. Although I usually use flourocarbon, I have trained myself. Not as much stretch and invisiblity factor. For the spinning rod 20lb test braid is great advice. Throwing senkos or any soft plastic under docks you will need the power of the braid. It also cuts threw vegetation so well. It also has a very small diameter. You will get a nice solid hook set with it. Remember though to match your hook to the braid. I've seen people bend out hooks because they had to light wire of a hook. Also possibly try the new FireLine Chrystal. Claims to be almost as clear as mono. Although I use PowerPro. Its the best in my opinion!

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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 10:18 AM 03/28/07 (CST)
SF,
You were right, you don't have a walleye rod, do you???????????????
I think you meant Walleye / Carp rod, b/c don't they fall into the same class for you? smile smiley


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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 10:32 AM 03/28/07 (CST)
Yeah they do.. smile smiley Those dang white carp I just can't convince Chinner that fishing for those nasty things is a waste of time.


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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 11:15 AM 03/28/07 (CST)
I don't think you ever will.............. But go ahead and keep trying. cool smiley


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Daily Subscription Msg 9 Posted: 11:19 AM 03/28/07 (CST)
Well I did let him use a buzz bait last year and when a nice pike hit it he almost fell out of the boat. smile smiley smile smiley smile smiley smile smiley smile smiley


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Daily Subscription Msg 10 Posted: 12:42 PM 03/29/07 (CST)
I was using 20lb power pro then switched to 30lb it held up better in the junk I was tossing to.
Ive tested flo-carbon lines against mono and have found that there was really no advantage they both caught fish.(most lakes were stained.)
I use berkley xt and this year Ill try the new maxx line along with crystal.


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