Bluegill - Big Bluegill

Do you love big bluegill?

I'm looking for a couple of long rods, 10-12 footers. Preferably 2 piece rods, not 3. Mainly for dipping and cork fishing. They need to have the power to rip pounders out of weeds, but have a soft tip. I had a Cabelas match rod that was great, but it weighed a ton. Any ideas?

Thanks,

Trav

Views: 1390

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Dick introduced me to the telescopic pole, carbon fiber, 4 to 5 segments. I have a 12' and an 18'. Very flexible, very sensitive, and ultralight weight. I can use them as fixed or reel based rod. So far, it was able to handle a 5lbs bass without any problem. These rods are designed to go up to 15lbs, with the rod literally bend at 180°. I got my 18' on eBay. Just type:

"carbon telescopic fishing"

and you get yourself quite a few. There's a few that made in Taiwan, but so far, I like the one made in Japan. My 18' cost me $35, with shipping.

Do these rods have enough backbone to yank big bluegills out of bullrushes before they take charge, and wrap themselves up?

Yep. It was able to rip the 5lbs bass right out of the water from one side of the float tube to the other, between the high cattails and low laying foliage. So far, my rods are built like a brick. I also use them at the Salton Sea to haul out 1.5lbs+ tilapia right out from the rocky shores before they wedge themselves under the rocks. I love seeing them fly.

I'll give them a look. Also, someone messaged me about building a rod, well I lost the message and don't remember your name. If you could please respond again.

Could you be talking about Walt Foreman and/or David Eitutis? They're the two that build rods to my knowledge.

Walt

Tooty (fiberglass fanatic)

MUST HAVE BEEN MASTER WALT !!! HE'S A GREAT ROD BUILDER WITH LOTS OF KNOWLEDGE TRAVIS. I'VE PRETTY MUCH GIVEN UP BUILDING RODS NOW WITH MOST OF MY TIME GOING TO BUGS AND FLY TYING... WALT CAN FIX YA UP WITH WHATEVER YA NEED I THINK ........

go on the internet and find the grizzly jig co They have many different kinds of 10and 12 foot rods for crappie or bluegill You can download their catalog PatL

Or look at Allfishingbuy.com. Lots of poles and rods of various lengths and powers.

        Have  4  Crappie Maxx  12 ft  2 pc  ( 3 are new / 1 used 2 times )  Paid $220.  will sell all 4 for $80.  + shipping   

Thanks guys! Wag, Those rods are much to soft for what I'm looking for I think. Thanks though.

cubby rods,tiny tip with real backbone and a long handle for leverage.cubby makes mini mite jigs

Look at the Bass Pro Shops Microlite series of rods.  I like mine.  I also suggest visiting your local tackle shops.  I have found some great buys.

RSS

Latest Activity

John Sheehan commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
4 hours ago
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

24inMiddle N Trolled

"Thanks Jeff been too long .This day is what we needed!"
4 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

24inMiddle N Trolled

"Very nice day on the water…..quality fish…..crappie slabbage……congrats…"
4 hours ago
John Sheehan posted photos
5 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a photo

Good Box of Tidal Crappie and Bonus Channel Cat……..8/16/2022

We’ve had multiple cold fronts back to back…..and accompanying rainfall which has pushed our…
9 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Cody Goes Coppernose….8/14/2022

"Thanks Bruce and John, we enjoyed a very comfortable morning with a good bite…..I might have…"
yesterday
John Sheehan commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Cody Goes Coppernose….8/14/2022

"Nice work Jeff and Cody!"
yesterday
Bruce Tomaselli commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
Sunday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a photo

Cody Tagged a Nice Warmouth…8/14/2022

Everything caught on live cricket tipped jigs ….surface temperatures down to 77 in this creek,…
Sunday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a photo

Several Doubles This Morning….8/14/2022

I enjoyed seeing Cody figure out the pattern this morning…
Sunday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
Sunday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
Sunday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a status
"Grandson Cody and I put together a mixed bag of 52 this morning….wanted to take advantage of the big cold down, surface temps dropped to 77"
Sunday
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group Not losing Fish with right Gear and Technique
"Welcome McScruff!"
Friday
John Sheehan replied to John Sheehan's discussion Preventing Pickerel exit Strategy in the group Not losing Fish with right Gear and Technique
"Thanks Mikey !"
Friday
Mikey-D replied to John Sheehan's discussion Preventing Pickerel exit Strategy in the group Not losing Fish with right Gear and Technique
"John I have seen pike don't cut braid very easy I have used that leader like the one you have…"
Friday
Profile IconDavid, aka, "McScruff" and Mikey-D joined John Sheehan's group
Thumbnail

Not losing Fish with right Gear and Technique

The thought that made me think of starting this interactive group was losing fish and why it…See More
Thursday
Bruce Tomaselli commented on Mikey-D's photo
Thumbnail

555

"I think she's hit on a great idea."
Thursday
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group Not losing Fish with right Gear and Technique
"Welcome Mikey-D"
Thursday

© 2022   Created by Bluegill.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service