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Design your perfect crappie rod

Tracy Humber's picture

By Tracy Humber - Posted on 11 October 2011

If you had a chance to design a rod for spider riggin, single poling and casting, how would you build one? Is there a perfect rod out there? 
I know I like the Capps & Colemans for spider riggin and the Sam Heatons for single poling and I use a Kistler for casting.
 For example, my Kistler rod has the perfect action, but the handle is almost too big. 
The Capps & Coleman rods, in my opinion, needs to be a tad stiffer. Not like the PST's, but just a little more back bone. 

Is price a factor in your decision on what rod to purchase?
If the rod was made In the USA, would this influence your decision to buy one?
What would be a decent warranty in your eyes? Would you pay more for a rod if it had a better warranty?

These are just a few questions I would like some serious responses on. 

Longhunter's picture

I use a St Croix 7ft fast light power for casting and verticle jigging. Also use a 5'6" ultra light for dock shooting or fishing in the boat house...

Make It Count!!! <><

44mag's picture

Just started using a 8ft Norseman ESP rod, I really like this rod for single poling. It is very sensitive and has a good backbone.

Big Papa's picture

It all comes down to cost. Custom rod made in the USA with a great warranty is something I would like to have. I wonder if you could have all these things and still be able to afford it?

Tracy Humber's picture

You and Ray might could afford it, but I don't think I could.

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