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Offline Christopher2x2

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Which rod to pair up with an Abu Garcia 6500?
« on: June 08, 2014, 10:27:16 PM »
I have an extra Abu Garcia 6500 C3 and I figured I'd like to set it up strictly for muskie fishing.  I'd like some suggestions on which rod to use.  I was thinking of going with a 7'6" medium heavy/fast action, but which brand? Or is that even the right strength and action?  Need help please...

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Which rod to pair up with an Abu Garcia 6500?
« on: June 08, 2014, 10:27:16 PM »

Offline KCARP819

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Re: Which rod to pair up with an Abu Garcia 6500?
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2014, 08:17:51 AM »
I HAVE A MUSKY INOVATIONS 8' 1-7OZ ROD...I LOVE IT ITS MED HEAVY AND FAST ACTION. I CAN THROW THE   PRETTY FAR. NOT TO PRICY EITHER. GOT IT FROM GANDER FOR $99 I DONT KNOW HOW IT HANDLES FISH YET BUT I DO LIKE IT...FOR THE MONEY ;D

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Re: Which rod to pair up with an Abu Garcia 6500?
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2014, 10:19:04 PM »
With musky fishing, you choose the rod to fit the type of baits you will be using. Example:  a bulldawg rod will need to much stiffer due to the baits weighing 6 to14 ounces. This rod would not be fun using small in lines, crankbaits, , or top waters.

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Re: Which rod to pair up with an Abu Garcia 6500?
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2014, 07:36:59 AM »
hey i met you over at mouth of lackawanna a while back with your son. and you told me about this site. I have a 7 1/2 ft  Gander mountain  musky rod with a 6500 c3 on it and while ive only caught one musky and a northern on it i really like it alot espescially the price.  Heres a similar one.

http://www.gandermountain.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?pdesc=Guide-Series-Classic-Muskie-Rod-70-Medium&i=726467


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Re: Which rod to pair up with an Abu Garcia 6500?
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Re: Which rod to pair up with an Abu Garcia 6500?
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2014, 04:41:30 PM »
Thank you all who replied to this post.
RAU glad to see you found your way to this the site.  I'm definitely going to check out the gander mountain rod along with Musky innovations.
And Jonesie, very good point. I wasn't even thinking about the lures.

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Re: Which rod to pair up with an Abu Garcia 6500?
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2014, 07:24:44 PM »
Check out the new Shimano compre rods.

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Re: Which rod to pair up with an Abu Garcia 6500?
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2014, 10:53:30 PM »
After doing a ton of research I decided to go the St. Croix Musky Mojo route.  Thanks for the feedback on this thread.
RAU, hit me up when you want to get back down to the confluence (Lackawanna/Susquehanna).  Although I still am yet to land a musky, I missed 2 since I saw you there and had numerous follows.  I think between upgrading my line and leaders and figuring out the times they hit, I am due for one.

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Re: Which rod to pair up with an Abu Garcia 6500?
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2014, 09:58:27 AM »
Im sure you are! Ya gotta post a pic when you do!

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