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Trolling rods which one's

Post by Crackoff » Tue Dec 03 2019 12:09

I'm getting into this trolling malarky (well having a go) and I'm wondering which are the best rods to go for :scratch:

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Post by fergie68 » Tue Dec 03 2019 12:36

The savage trolling rods get good reports from the guys who use them.
I know some guys like short rods. I still have two long rods 12 and 13 ft for my side rods a daiwa whisker salmon worming rod and a daiwa salmon spinning rod.They keep the baits and lures a good distance apart. And two shorter 8 ft rods ugly stick and a cabelas line through rigger rod for the downrigger. Also a wee fox jerk bait rod for my planer board.
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Post by andrew_nagel » Tue Dec 03 2019 17:52

What size of lures are you generally trolling? Are you using planer boards as well as 'flat line' trolling?

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fergie68 wrote:
The savage trolling rods get good reports from the guys who use them.
I know some guys like short rods. I still have two long rods 12 and 13 ft for my side rods a daiwa whisker salmon worming rod and a daiwa salmon spinning rod.They keep the baits and lures a good distance apart. And two shorter 8 ft rods ugly stick and a cabelas line through rigger rod for the downrigger. Also a wee fox jerk bait rod for my planer board.
Which mod of savage trolling rods? As there's a few :scratch:

And I wasn't thinking of using downrigger's. but if I did I have some Tinka (I think thats the name? but I'd have to go in the garage to check)

I have some small planer boards (savage) I know but there ok for light lures :wink:

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Post by andrew_nagel » Tue Dec 03 2019 20:21

Are you targeting pike?

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Post by Steve Le maitre » Tue Dec 03 2019 20:39

andrew_nagel wrote:
Are you targeting pike?
Anything that’ll have him !

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Post by fergie68 » Tue Dec 03 2019 21:19

I don't know grant. White ones.!!
I will ask around.
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Re: Trolling rods which one's

Post by Crackoff » Tue Dec 03 2019 22:12

fergie68 wrote:
I don't know grant. White ones.!!
I will ask around.
That sounds like the line through rod ?

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Re: Trolling rods which one's

Post by Crackoff » Tue Dec 03 2019 22:17

andrew_nagel wrote:
What size of lures are you generally trolling? Are you using planer boards as well as 'flat line' trolling?
Medium to large lures and I will be using planer boards and flat line trolling and yes I'm after Pike

I have Savage boards and have just ordered these planer boards (Supracruz planer boards)

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Post by fergie68 » Tue Dec 03 2019 22:46

The savage ones I seen Wernt line throughs. The line through rods are excellent for rigger work though. :thumbs:
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Post by andrew_nagel » Tue Dec 03 2019 23:44

I have a pair of the Savage MP that I use for leadcore line trolling. The blanks have a really nice action. Not as thick walled as a Lumby rod but you get what you pay for. The rings were crap - the ceramic liners wore through to the frame after a couple of seasons so I re did them with the standard Fuji rings DL uses on his rods. I also chopped the butt down as they were too long. This lightened them too as there's a balancing weight in the end of the butt that I did away with. Nice actioned rods for trolling, but as I've described I had to do mods to make them fit for purpose. All my other pike trolling rods are DL Raiders made to 8' with the standard fuji rings. I've tried a fair few different rods and found the Raider works best for me. I use them for both zeds and pike with smaller cranks from 4" to bigger cranks and softbaits etc up to 8 & 10". They have the power lower down to hook the fish, with a sensitive enough tip to know what's going on at the lure end. I'm looking into rods for salmon trolling and most of those are cheap at around £40 - £50 a rod with deals on buying multiple rods. I 'm not sure how well their rings will hold up to braid though as most of the salmon trollers use mono.

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andrew_nagel wrote:
I have a pair of the Savage MP that I use for leadcore line trolling. The blanks have a really nice action. Not as thick walled as a Lumby rod but you get what you pay for. The rings were crap - the ceramic liners wore through to the frame after a couple of seasons so I re did them with the standard Fuji rings DL uses on his rods. I also chopped the butt down as they were too long. This lightened them too as there's a balancing weight in the end of the butt that I did away with. Nice actioned rods for trolling, but as I've described I had to do mods to make them fit for purpose. All my other pike trolling rods are DL Raiders made to 8' with the standard fuji rings. I've tried a fair few different rods and found the Raider works best for me. I use them for both zeds and pike with smaller cranks from 4" to bigger cranks and softbaits etc up to 8 & 10". They have the power lower down to hook the fish, with a sensitive enough tip to know what's going on at the lure end. I'm looking into rods for salmon trolling and most of those are cheap at around £40 - £50 a rod with deals on buying multiple rods. I 'm not sure how well their rings will hold up to braid though as most of the salmon trollers use mono.
Ok thanks Andrew :thumbs:

I will have to see what I have in my Garage :scratch:

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Post by royboy » Wed Dec 04 2019 01:27

Obviously , people have their own favorites ............
My own is a Savage Gear "Big Pike " , a one piece 8`6" , with a sliding section just in front of the reel .
Rated to 300gms but with a light sensitive tip , and loads of power closer to the butt .
So good I bought a second one !

I mostly fast troll deep diving crankbaits up to 5mph , sometimes slow troll big Reps , Line thrus , MagDawgs etc .

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Post by fergie68 » Wed Dec 04 2019 10:20

It's the 8ft 6 my mate has. He says he felt the 9ft dipsy rod was just too stiff.
OK I suppose if you fish big dipsys.
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Post by Crackoff » Wed Dec 04 2019 18:31

Ok thanks for your replys guys :thumbs:

Not had chance to get into the garage today :roll:

I will get in tomorrow and let you all know what I have :wink:

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Post by fergie68 » Wed Dec 04 2019 21:38

How many rods you got out there grant. ❓ :grin:

I'm scared to count mine. :eek:
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Post by fergie68 » Yesterday 14:47

Check these out grant.

FLADEN MAXXIMUS NANO INLINE 9ft 2.7m 2 Piece TROLLING BOAT SEA (60 to 120g Class) Carbon Fishing Rod - Offshore Large Species - Salmon, Pike and Predator
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You will find them on Amazon.
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Cheers Alan :thumbs:

Hears what I'v got.

1 of, Greys Prodigy Jerk Bait, 6’6” 40 to 120g 2 piece

1, of, Nimrod Jerk Baiter, Derek Gibson 6’6” 1 piece (don’t say casting wait)

1, of, Rozemeiier Classic Gentle Jerk 6”6” 60 to 80g

A few Marver Armageddon 10’ 3lb 2 Piece (normal butt lengths)
But I have 4 of them with cutdown butts Mr :lumby: loves these :laughs:

2, of Sportex 10’6” 3lb (these are my old bank rods, not for multiplayers)

2, of Old Tricast comperst 10’6” 2 1/2 to 3lb (these are my old bank rods, not for multiplayers, and will bend through to the butt and are brill to play fish on)

3 of Rovex Durien Solid Tip Bass Plugger 11’6” 12 to 20 line

And 2 Tinca Downrigger 9’ 1/2 to 1.3/4 oz (just thought I’d put them in)

And 2 old 12' glass rods to hold the outriggers/sideplaners :wink:

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