troutdude said:So, will you be wearing your new waders before Christmas? That would be cool. EARLY gifts are always SWEET.
Thuggin4Life said:I got my remmingtons at bimart on black friday for really cheap. good waders but wouldn't want to were them in the summer on a long hike to the river. i would wait until black friday to get your waders since everywhere will have the big sales.
Builds character.. but if you have enough of that already waders are kinda nice! Just wanted to mention, what yer doin to that fish in your avatar is only legal in 3 states..... and this aint one of them!!! HA..:lol:brandon4455 said:ha yeah i hope so. ive never had my own pair of waders :x ive always just got in the water cold or not.
halibuthitman said:Builds character.. but if you have enough of that already waders are kinda nice! Just wanted to mention, what yer doin to that fish in your avatar is only legal in 3 states..... and this aint one of them!!! HA..:lol:
Thuggin4Life said:7 ft is fine if thats all you can afford. i used a 7 foot medium ugly for 2 years to plunk for steel w/4 oz weights and was way under rodded and it worked. was an ok drift rod and even landed a 20lb nook on it but now i use a 7 foot ugly medium heavy for winter steel and even though its short its a tank of a rod for 10lb+ fesh chrome sealiced winters. I am the king of undersized rod fishing. decided to use my trout trolling rods for coho this year so i dont have to buy new line for my coho rod. its a 6 1/2 heavy rod with a lot of ackbone but has 40 on it for nooks and needs to be spooled with 15. so i am running 12lb test on a 7 foot medium that is sensitive enough to tell a 8 inch trout bite while trolling for cohos so dont undersell a smaller rod. i think my remmys were 40 at the most when my fiancee got them 2 black fridays ago but i still havend got boots i just ripped the liner out of an old par of sneekers and try not to fall in the river. may just glue carpet on them and save the money of wading boots. whatever you do dont buy waders with boots on them. what happend when the boots wear out? in the winter the bimart remmys are warm but in the summer i wont put tehm on until i am at the bank.
brandon4455 said:thank goodness because i found a cheap rod thats 7ft medium for about 15 bucks at wal-mart .brand dosent matter to me really i just need a rod that can hold a fish. -brandon
halibuthitman said:Brandon, you simply cannot break a rod with a trout or salmonoid if you are fishing properly rigged gear with proper line ratings outlines being used.. it will never happen to you, ever, I have sport fished over 2000 days.. Thats around 18,000 hrs, and never seen a rod simply fail due to a fish. I have broke 3 rods in the last 12 months, 1 due to a tailgate of a pickup rubbing a ding in it, 1 to a nail knot between a flyline and the backing hanging up on the second guide from the tip while a large steel took a run.. and one trying to force a chum while using too heavy of line with my drag too tight. All rods died due to user error.. too heavy of line, too tight of drag, execive hook sets, jerking on hang-ups... any rod will die from these poor fishing moves. Your $15 dollar rod will last 15 yrs if you use your drag propperly, don't overgun your line, and watch those unsnagging moves... spend all your cash on a decent reel.
Thuggin4Life said:best to stick the butt on the floor and up against your foot. grab the tip and bend/pull on it like a fish would apply estamatable pressure to the game that you are pursuing. if it feels ok than chances are its ok. also dont be afraid to use slightly heavier line than the rod is recomended for. even the reel. just make sure the reel is big enough to hold enough of your overated line to be addaquate.