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    I知 new to trolling, I just got this reel, okuma coldwater. Very excited to try it. I知 not super hard core into trolling yet, so hoping for a rod that does a bit of everything, trolling for pike but mainly early season lakers and some dipsy diver laker fishing. Any suggestions!?

    Thanks!!

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    Cheap Fiberglass is what I ended up with after going through some expensive carbon rods that got damaged by newbies and kids. As a bonus the FG rods don't attract lightening.

    The carbon rods just don't hold up to abuse like fiberglass does.
    " Grant Mountain Bloodhounds Clementine Burgermeister TD, MiSAR"


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    Quote Originally Posted by maskedburito View Post
    I知 new to trolling, I just got this reel, okuma coldwater. Very excited to try it. I知 not super hard core into trolling yet, so hoping for a rod that does a bit of everything, trolling for pike but mainly early season lakers and some dipsy diver laker fishing. Any suggestions!?

    Thanks!!
    That痴 good to know. Thanks!

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    I love my Coldwater reels! I matched them up with Ugly stick rods, for walleye and bow trolling.
    I also have a couple Okuma Pro GLT 7 foot trolling rods that do a great job and won’t break the bank....
    Last edited by rick_iles; February 7th, 2019 at 11:55 AM.

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    X 2 on the 7' ugly stick, got mine at C.T. at a clearance sale cheap. Sensitive tip with plenty of back bone.

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    For dipseys I like a minimum of 9 foot rods, only because I will often run an 8 foot lead off the dipsey and its nice to have that extra rod length when landing fish. Shimano TDR's are nice, as are Daiwa wilderness series.
    Last edited by diverduck; February 9th, 2019 at 10:06 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diverduck View Post
    For dipseys I like a minimum of 9 foot rods, only because I will often run an 8 foot lead off the dipsey and its nice to have that extra rod length when landing fish. Shimano TDR's are nice, as are Daiwa wilderness series.
    Awesome thanks. So maybe a 9 foot over a 7 foot would give me more options to use a dipsy diver or not.

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    Depending on how much trolling you do and the size of your boat you may not want a 9 ft rod. If you were using it strictly for dipsys then yes but when you池e trolling for pike a 9 ft rod is very cumbersome, especially in a small boat.
    I would buy 2 separate rods for each application. A 6-7 ft medium action for the pike and an8 or 9 ft heavy action for pulling dipsys.


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    After a buddy sat on one of my rods....Grrr...I replaced it with an Okuma 8’6” downrigger rod. It seems to be a good rod, and not too pricey !!

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