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TonyMang_89
05-12-2010, 6:25 PM
oh man i cant wait, its almost time for the annual trip up to the sierra's to go get me some trout.

i've always just bought a wal-mart rod and reel combo or whatever dad handed down but this year i feel like getting a brand new rod and reel, whats everyone suggest?

wjc
05-12-2010, 8:08 PM
I just picked up a backpackers Ugly Stick and Symetre 2500FJ reel from Mel Cotton's in San Jose.

The stick was relatively cheap and can be broken down so you can fit it in a pack. I think it was around US$50.00 or so

The reel was hugely expensive (US$100.00) but was so pretty and smooth that I had to have it.

I'm going out to Lake DeValle this month to break them in.

Annonymous
05-12-2010, 8:21 PM
good luck and post pics when you get back

stphnman20
05-12-2010, 8:26 PM
If your on a budget you can get an ugly stik lite.. I used 2 of them when I went up for the trout opener at PVR and Twin Lakes.

Fish on!

TonyMang_89
05-13-2010, 5:34 AM
http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jsp?id=0044784122098a&type=product&cmCat=SEARCH_all_NYR&returnPage=search-results1.jsp&nyr=1&Ne=46&Ntk=Products&QueryText=ugly+stik&sort=all&N=48&Nty=1&hasJS=true&_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&_DARGS=%2Fcabelas%2Fen%2Fcommon%2Fsearch%2Fsearch-box.jsp.form23


this is what i was looking at

elevated
05-13-2010, 8:31 AM
the bass pro lite setup is what I've used for years. decent rod with a decent reel. I did hook up with a 6-8lb trout and he spooled me and broke off up in kern recently. So you may want this and something a little bigger.

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_104139_100003002_100000000_100003000_100-3-2

stphnman20
05-13-2010, 8:36 AM
the bass pro lite setup is what I've used for years. decent rod with a decent reel. I did hook up with a 6-8lb trout and he spooled me and broke off up in kern recently. So you may want this and something a little bigger.

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_104139_100003002_100000000_100003000_100-3-2

damn! Use your drag dude. lol..

I caught a 8lb trout and bass (striper) on a 4lb test. It wasnt east but it was fun as hell..

professionalcoyotehunter
05-13-2010, 8:45 AM
You really cant go wrong with an ugly stick.

zinfull
05-13-2010, 11:26 AM
I use a two piece pole versus the backpacker poles. I like the action better and it is not a hassle. Isn't there a lot of snow still in the serrias?

jerry

professionalcoyotehunter
05-13-2010, 11:34 AM
8.5 foot base.:D