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Steelheadman_04
07-09-2004, 09:09 AM
i am planing on buying a new rod for driftfishing for steelhead and also for fishing spoons and blades also for steelhead and coho. im not looking on spending any more than $200 on a rod, im pretty sure i want it to be a 10'6 medium action. im kind of thinking of buying a fenwick hmx 10'6 m action, or a shimano convergance 10'6 m action.
im personaly leaning towards the fenwick, but if anybody has any info that could lead me to making a decission would be great.
Thanks!

Steelheadman.

chevyshaulass
07-09-2004, 11:35 AM
you cant really go wrong with fenwicks. Ive had an 11' hmx thats 4 or 5 years old now and its still a great rod. I also have a 10'6'' shimano convergence that i use for my spare every once in a while. Its a good rod for a decent price but i still like the fenwick more. Plus ive had problems with past shimano baitcasting rods with the centers of the guides falling out.

chevyshaulass
07-09-2004, 11:35 AM
you cant really go wrong with fenwicks. Ive had an 11' hmx thats 4 or 5 years old now and its still a great rod. I also have a 10'6'' shimano convergence that i use for my spare every once in a while. Its a good rod for a decent price but i still like the fenwick more. Plus ive had problems with past shimano baitcasting rods with the centers of the guides falling out.

Steelheadman_04
07-09-2004, 11:48 AM
yea i noticed that the fenwicks dont have the porcilyn/plasting lops inside the line guides, the fenwick just has a harm metal or somethin inside, which could be good probably doesnt get nicked very easily. im also going to pick up a shimano calcutta 400 seems like a nice reel! now the next question what good experiances have you guys had with certain baitcasters?
Thanks!

steelheadman

Steelheadman_04
07-09-2004, 11:48 AM
yea i noticed that the fenwicks dont have the porcilyn/plasting lops inside the line guides, the fenwick just has a harm metal or somethin inside, which could be good probably doesnt get nicked very easily. im also going to pick up a shimano calcutta 400 seems like a nice reel! now the next question what good experiances have you guys had with certain baitcasters?
Thanks!

steelheadman

Roe Bags
07-09-2004, 11:57 AM
400's too big of real for the STAMP coho, steelhead fishery!!! Go with the 250, much better reel for the Island riv's. The 400's a big water reel...ie Thompson, Fraser. For tossing blades/spoons and light terminal that you would be using on the Stamp/Sproat or any other system around Port the only way to go is the 250 or 251 depending on your retrieve..

Thats Mr. Bags to you

Roe Bags
07-09-2004, 11:57 AM
400's too big of real for the STAMP coho, steelhead fishery!!! Go with the 250, much better reel for the Island riv's. The 400's a big water reel...ie Thompson, Fraser. For tossing blades/spoons and light terminal that you would be using on the Stamp/Sproat or any other system around Port the only way to go is the 250 or 251 depending on your retrieve..

Thats Mr. Bags to you

chevyshaulass
07-09-2004, 12:44 PM
definitly get a 250 the 400 is pretty big for this type of fishery. Personally i use A.G. 5600C4's on my rods and they work great. However...ive never heard anything negative about calcutta's, everyone i know that owns one says theyre an awesome reel

chevyshaulass
07-09-2004, 12:44 PM
definitly get a 250 the 400 is pretty big for this type of fishery. Personally i use A.G. 5600C4's on my rods and they work great. However...ive never heard anything negative about calcutta's, everyone i know that owns one says theyre an awesome reel

bite me
07-09-2004, 02:56 PM
hey steely man what rod have u been running for steelhead in the past? i have a trophy xl and its an awesome rod for the price($160) i used it on the stamp this year(first few times fishin that system) and it was awesome.

hey!...wheres my float?
uh oh...

bite me
07-09-2004, 02:56 PM
hey steely man what rod have u been running for steelhead in the past? i have a trophy xl and its an awesome rod for the price($160) i used it on the stamp this year(first few times fishin that system) and it was awesome.

hey!...wheres my float?
uh oh...

Steelheadman_04
07-10-2004, 05:35 AM
im running a trophy xl as well its a great driftfishing rod for any system, even use it out on the salkchuck stinging, dont know quite why maybe its when i get a 25lb spring on with 12lb test, what a fight. all i can say about the rod "it is awesome" have no complaints about it.

Steelheadman_04
07-10-2004, 05:35 AM
im running a trophy xl as well its a great driftfishing rod for any system, even use it out on the salkchuck stinging, dont know quite why maybe its when i get a 25lb spring on with 12lb test, what a fight. all i can say about the rod "it is awesome" have no complaints about it.

Steelheadman_04
07-10-2004, 05:39 AM
thanks for the advice roebags and biteme, if my spelling is horrible its not my fault i had to work from 4 till 1am this morning<img src=icon_smile_dead.gif border=0 align=middle> then woke up and went n slaughtered some sockeye.

Steelheadman_04
07-10-2004, 05:39 AM
thanks for the advice roebags and biteme, if my spelling is horrible its not my fault i had to work from 4 till 1am this morning<img src=icon_smile_dead.gif border=0 align=middle> then woke up and went n slaughtered some sockeye.