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Do you love big bluegill?

Just wondering what everyones favorite rod is to fish for blugill and other panfish.  My favorite bluegill rod is a custom rod I just recently built.  I used a St. Croix blank (model 3S46ULF) which is a 4'6" UL power fast action blank with a carbon pearl finish.  I used an American Tackle graphite size 16 reel seet, a 3.5 inch cork rear grip, a 2 inch cork foregrip, American Tackle guides and hook keeper (tip is Fuji) which were wrapped with black thread and covered with flex coat epoxy finish, a custom rubber winding check, and a custom metal butt cap which looks great and helps to balance the rod.  This rod is super light weight and super sensitive.  To make it even better I paired it with a Shimano Sedana 500FD which is super smooth and 4lb. Trilene XL Smooth Casting line.  Together this combo is great for bluegill fishing.  What's everyone elses favorite bluegill rod?

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  Hey Guy's,

 

  I am a bit or a rod guru. I love high end gear that works perfectly each and every time out. My favorite combos are in order, G. Loomis TSR 801-2 6'8 ultra light matched to a Daiwa Exist native custom 1003H, G. Loomis TJR 782-2 GL2 light action matched to a Daiwa Luvias 1003 and lastly a G. Loomis SR781-1 IMX 6'6 ultra light matched to a Daiwa Certate 1003. All reels spooled with 4lb Berkley Crystal Fireline and a arms width leader of 6lb Berkley Vanish flurocarbon as a leader. I fish 1/16oz jigheads matched to 2" plastic tails 90% of the time. My favorite rods for Bluegills and just about every other panfish out there.

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I have a 4 ft HT IceBlue I use with 2lb in open water.  Works great.  If they're not in the weeds I use an HT MMRS7UL.  It has a tip like an ice rod.  Wish I could find another but I think HT discontinued them.  I've landed large bass and pike with it when I can keep them out over deep water.  My all around right now is a 7 ft. Okuma Celillo.

2 panfish rods here-- 6'6' G. Loomis GL3 Light rod w/ Daiwa Advantage 2000 spooled w/ 4 # Berkley Fluoro. Great float & jig rig. Also, 5'6" Falcon Original  UL rod w/ Pinnacle Alyssa CR ultra light reel spooled w/ 4# Suffix ice braid for vertical jigging spoons. Premium equipment is pricey but lasts for years...

 

I've been building a few ul spin rods using the batson e-glass one piece blanks, mostly the spg-601, which is a one piece 5 foot fiberglass blank.  I cut the blank, install a spigot ferrule for ease of transport.  The blank is very flexible and sensitive.  For ultralight fishing, try  fiberglass ; they are tough, very light, sensitive, and limber enough to make a smaller fish fight like a much larger one. -p-

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Shimano Sustain 1000 with St Croix Trout series Ultra Light rod. Spooled with PLINE Floroclear 4#.

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