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delmutsParticipantMarch 13, 2018 at 12:48 pmPost count: 525delmutsParticipantMarch 8, 2018 at 7:58 pmPost count: 525
No experience with the line threw rods. I would thin they would be a pain as kids get hung up ALOT !Wally world sells a kids out fit. Was around $30. Has a 4-6 ugly stick rod, with an off brand spin cast reel ,( so far it has worked well, but do have a zebco 33 for back up) bobbers jigs and hook etc. Wifes’ 4 yr. old grand son did well other then the handle is a little big. ( had trouble casting. so we would cast it and turn him loose) As mentioned. Change the line! On spin cast reels I load them with 8# trilene XL, but other lines will work! then take him/her some where they can catch fish one right after another. A crick full of chubs willing to bite fast is a great option. They don’t care what kind of fish they are catching! 😀delmutsParticipantFebruary 24, 2018 at 1:26 amPost count: 525delmutsParticipantFebruary 11, 2018 at 11:20 pmPost count: 525delmutsParticipantJanuary 28, 2018 at 2:42 pmPost count: 525
I want to add.
I bought a line counter that locks onto the rod. ( mine is a Berkley and didn’t cost much) I keep a note book of how much line each reel holds and of what dia./ test. That way after the first time I know how much backing to put on before loading the braid. With small dia. braid ( such as PP 2/10) I have to wrap the line a half turn around the rod to make contact in the counter. I also have kept a couple of empty line spools; put a bolt thru them so I can mount it on a cordless drill to pull line of reels when stripping, or If I don’t have enough backing to take the braid off to put more backing on. 😉delmutsParticipantJanuary 28, 2018 at 12:48 pmPost count: 525
I keep spools of mono that I don’t use any more as fill ( I’ve gone to all braid with flouro leaders). Braid is expensive so I only put about 80 yds. on a reel
The rest is backing. Also remember that when the line is looking worn; reverse it! The line underneath is still like new.delmutsParticipantJanuary 25, 2018 at 1:42 amPost count: 525
Junior! Other than the Other BS.
The tips are great! For crappie I prefer a 1/32 oz. jig, but with a #4 hook. ( most come with a #6) I’m a plastics guy. ( everything from tubes, wedges, shrimpo tails, and 2 in. power minnows)
I usually suspend mine under a counter weighted float( using a split shot so it doesn’t take a lot for the fish to pull down) to control my depth. Be ready! Many times the fish will pick it up, or grab it and just hold it. With a float, any difference in action, set the hook! As a pro bass fisherman said! Hook sets are free!delmutsParticipantJanuary 13, 2018 at 1:15 amPost count: 525delmutsParticipantJanuary 6, 2018 at 12:55 amPost count: 525
For sure a spinning set up! Many other things make a BIG difference also.
Length and action of rod. My favorite set up is a 6-6. or 7ft. light action fast tip for pan fish. Walleye I use a med. action with fast tip.
Type and lb. of line. I now use braid ( 2/10) with a flouro leader. mono I would go 4 or 6lb. Stay away from the extra tough or Flouro.
Reels. A larger size spool will help with casting distance too. A smaller one will cut down on distance. ( i’m partial to pflueger 30 series for my panfish and walleye rods)delmutsParticipantJanuary 1, 2018 at 12:51 pmPost count: 525delmutsParticipantDecember 21, 2017 at 2:06 pmPost count: 525delmutsParticipantDecember 12, 2017 at 1:37 amPost count: 525
Dave. To answer your question. Probably not.
To those that prefer using stones to sharpen their knives, good for you! We ALL have our preferences on what/ how we do things! As already noted! WE ALL want and enjoy using a SHARP knife. How it gets that way is your choice!delmutsParticipantDecember 10, 2017 at 3:03 pmPost count: 525
Depending on what you want to spend. Get him a work sharp knife sharper! I have used stones, and diamond sticks for AGES, and used to be able to a scary edge on knives. Now with arthritis and age not so much. Bought a work sharp unit. ( recommended by my daughter who works in a slaughter plant and can REALLY sharpen a knife)
So simple to use for ALL types of blades and puts on a sharp edge. I love mine!delmutsParticipantDecember 10, 2017 at 2:52 pmPost count: 525