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Old 01-31-2005, 11:04 AM
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Looking for a good 6'6" conventional rod and reel for use on a kayak. This will compliment my spinning outfit and will be used for live bait/chunks. Like to get some recommendations on a rod/reel/line type,size.. Thanks...
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Looking for a good 6'6" conventional rod and reel for use on a kayak. This will compliment my spinning outfit and will be used for live bait/chunks. Like to get some recommendations on a rod/reel/line type,size.. Thanks...
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Old 01-31-2005, 02:16 PM
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6'6" sounds small for the kayak. What kind of boat do you paddle? The tica 8' at kfs is nice,I have a 1pc Tsunami I like for big fish. The Avet reels are nice. I have a Shimano charter special that I've been using it's a level wind with a lever drag. Great for trolling,and live bait. It's a hair heavy, but very functional, fishing for big fish! Where do you live in SJ?
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Old 01-31-2005, 04:03 PM
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look for a 7-8' rod rated 1-3oz. I like the Ticas and the Tsunamis...wont break the bank if you dunk in the surf. These rods will cover allot of ground...from fluke to stripers, blues and weaks. good luck.
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Old 02-01-2005, 03:21 PM
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have an 8' st. croix ben doerr series i have been using for the last three years on the surf for throwing plugs.. I was gonna use that in the yak as well but im looking for something a little smaller in size conventional that will still handle some big fish.. maybe a 7' conventional.. by the way, need a "lefty" conventional reel suck as the tica caiman 201 or something. any suggestions on a good stick and reel for the yak that will handle big fish?
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Old 02-01-2005, 05:25 PM
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The size of your rod will depend on you yak.

For a 16' yak, I'd suggest 8' Medium Heavy Fresh Water rod w/ braid.

You don't need a big rod to fight a big fish from a yak... my .02

Be prepared to lose things. Almost everyone I know has lost something worth some $$$ to the sea.

Spend your money on gear that you'll wear.

I'm also not big on conventionals for yak fishing, but that's just me.
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Old 02-01-2005, 06:04 PM
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I'll second what Scooby said about loosing stuff. I see the ocean as my second tackle store. It seems like I only loose the expensive stuff: polorized sunglasses, St. Croix rod/penn combo, etc. My only 2 cents is 1) I like a rod long enough to reach clear the top of my yak while I'm seated and
2) plan on your gear taking on alot of saltwater.
The 2nd is something to keep in mind while shopping for a reel. Some gear will just fail no matter how much you clean it.
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Old 02-02-2005, 09:50 AM
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I fish from an inflatable pontoon. As stated before prepare to lose tackle. This in mind you may want to consider a rod with a cork grip.
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Old 02-02-2005, 10:02 PM
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Has anyone found my 22 plugs and 20 metal lures I lost near Spring Lake/Belmar last year...A newbie lesson...what was I thinking bringing all those lures on the yak.

Travel light now.

Oopps if any finds a pair of glasses...they belong to SH
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Old 02-02-2005, 10:58 PM
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Al, had trouble reading that, could you post in a LARGER FONT?

Amazing thing is, I lost my glasses, but I had a 9' Sage flyrod in the water, sticking straight down from my upside-down yak in 3 1/2' of water, and it came out intact. 7' spinning rod, too. I'm lucky I only lost my glasses that day!

Speaking of rods for the yak, did you go for a flyrod yet, Al?
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Old 02-03-2005, 09:18 AM
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when I rolled the yak I once lost some stuff as well, worst my watch, which for some reason just came undone and was claimed by Neptune. Advice...have a cheap waterproof watch for yakking...$20 from walmart will do you fine.
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Old 02-03-2005, 10:35 AM
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Things I've lost so far...

Sun Glasses
fly's
1/2 a dozen tape measures
1/2 a dozen pliers (Now I own the floating ones)
Flyrod w/ a brand new reel (Never even got to use the reel)+ new fly line.

Lost all these items without dumping Sh!T Happens!

Lost some pride dumping in the surf a few times but never lost any gear because it's alway stored inside my yak.


Where like 2 1/2 months away from kayak fishing season Get your cold weather gear ready B!tches.
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Old 02-03-2005, 10:56 PM
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fly rod or fishfinder ????

decisions decisions
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Old 02-04-2005, 07:32 AM
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That's and easy one Al.... Fishfinder. Also, you can pickup a fly rod/reel combo cheap on Ebay. You only want a cheap one for the yak.
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