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    Specific Tackle Recommendations- Brands Please! #1352 07/15/08 08:56 PM
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    I have fished alot for all of my life here in Florida and have always used hand me down, junk gear that is terribly outdated. I have recently spent some time on my new boat in Sebastian Inlet and after many broken rods and burnt out reels trying to land huge redfish and snook and jacks, I have decided to invest in some reputable gear. I dont want to break the bank but I have no problem with spending $200 or so on a good, combo for the inlet. Any recommendations and personal experience would be greatly appreciated. I'm looking for Brand names and sizes and rod lengths. Also any online resources would be great.

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    Re: Specific Tackle Recommendations- Brands Please! [Re: Paulie1972] #1357 07/21/08 04:14 AM
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    Hey man. The Shimano sahara 2500 FB sounds like a good fit for you. It is my primary flats rod and I just love it.

    Re: Specific Tackle Recommendations- Brands Please! [Re: Paulie1972] #1363 07/21/08 05:38 PM
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    shimanos r hard to beat. check out the spheros reels.they r workhorses for the money.Ive been using allstar rods,they are tough rods and light.u can get one under 100 bucks.

    Re: Specific Tackle Recommendations- Brands Please! [Re: bassman2] #1365 07/21/08 06:27 PM
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    Tell us how you fish. Do you prefer live or artificial? Do you prefer spinning or baitcasting reels?

    Re: Specific Tackle Recommendations- Brands Please! [Re: FFF Staff] #1366 07/24/08 03:13 PM
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    I use artifcials most time,the occasional live shrimp.also prefer baitcast reels.Im a bass man at heart.

    Re: Specific Tackle Recommendations- Brands Please! [Re: bassman2] #1367 07/24/08 03:54 PM
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    OK, here's some advice from a fellow bassman.

    I spend a ridiculous amount of money on my bass set-ups. As you know, with bass, the more sensitive, the better. My inshore saltwater rigs for redfish, trout, snook and others are mostly All Star Rods, but I use a few different set-ups (I don't spend as much on my inshore equipment due to the erosion factor). I wish there was more than one Academy Sports + Outdoors in Florida, because that is where I would send you. The have rod riots where you can get a good All Star Rod for around $49. I usually stick with a medium to medium light (ML if I am throwing tails).

    As for the reel, the Revo Inshore is around $229, Daiwa has a few new reels that would fit what you are looking for, and Shimano just released the new Curado at ICAST, which I believe will retail for around $149. The new Curado is less expensive than the old one, which was around $200. They are catering to a tougher economy. The latter reel might be your best choice for a combo at around $200.

    I would probably go with an All Star 7' medium action rod and the new Curado. For line, I would suggest Trilene 100% Fluorocarbon in 12 or 15 lb. test. I usually stick to the 12 - that leaves plenty of line and you can apply enough pressure with your drag set properly to turn most inshore species. I know a number of people using this line and they are very impressed with its performance.

    Hope this helps!

    Re: Specific Tackle Recommendations- Brands Please! [Re: FFF Staff] #1369 07/26/08 09:07 AM
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    Im using the revos for bassin,love em.am interested in the premier for use in the salt water.as for allstar rods,i love the ones im using in salt.thinking of switching over for bassin.currently using bps bionic blades.i bought a g-loomis greenwater but like the allstar better,and a lot less money.

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