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Alright, I am new here so I'm sure this has probably been discussed. I'm looking at getting one or two new rods for gill fishing. I have never owned a rod under Medium light power so I wanted to get some advise. I'm really not fixed to a budget but don't want to get crazy, say max around $250.

I'm looking at St. Croix panfish series or avid series rods. I just don't know what power I want. Will I be upset going UL for general bluegill fishing?

Any other recommendations? I'm a big fan of St. Croix so I think I'm sticking to that but persuade me otherwise if you would like, I'm all ears (or eyes).

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Exactly!  I get the "look" if I even mention something about getting a new item.  Now I just get it, stash it and it become part of the landscape.  when you have so much stuff it all blends in.  The great thing is I have a store and I bring stuff home to my wive and load her closest full.  When see says anything I just open the door and say "look"

 

Craig

Tried out my new light action 6'6" Cheap-O rod today.  Put on a rear drag shimano loaded with 4# and with a lipless crankbait I hooked up with a one pound channel cat.  It was fun.  No bluegills today,  left early b/c of wind and the water cooled considerably from last week.  Only exciting part was the cat and the 7' gator watching from 40 feet away.

Steve, although ultra light fishing is a blast, you'd most likely need more for the gator!!

I'll leave the gators for the young guys, this one is bigger than I can reach around.

eric ;; like they say buddy; once you go ultra light;; you;ll never go back!!

my favorite rod is a fenwic blackhawk in a 7 foot; ul. matched with a quantum reel ; 8 pound test line. and ive caught fish over 20 pounds with it!   to say i had fun catching big ones like that with it is a understatement!!

Yes Carl we love our UL's don't we?

hahahha yea dicky  i love my u l rods!!  if i couldnt fish with them i would just about give up fishing!!!

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