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Bluefinn 01-28-2013 08:05 PM

what is the best mooching rod?
 
When i was a kid we used knuckle buster reels and 10' rods for kings in Canada.I want to try it this year for something different.What is the best bang for the buck in a mooching style rod?

gabe0308 01-28-2013 08:28 PM

Re: what is the best mooching rod?
 
For the money I say shimano convergence. Can normally pick up between $59 and $69. I probably have six of them. I have an assortment of mooching rods from G Loomis to Daiwa but shimano seems best bang for the bucks.

jb 01-28-2013 08:41 PM

Re: what is the best mooching rod?
 
What reels do you run on those rods? I too have been thinking about running that setup out in the salt.

jb

Mooch 01-29-2013 05:58 AM

Re: what is the best mooching rod?
 
For a factory rod I agree with the convergence. I have them on my boat for guests. My rod is a Rainshadow DR1264.

I run Shimano GT4000 reels. My buddy has the Daiwa version. Both are simple bulletproof reels. The Daiwas are less money.

Puffin 01-29-2013 07:40 AM

Re: what is the best mooching rod?
 
Rick. In my opinion. The one I am fighting a fish on is the best rod.

98ramtough 01-29-2013 07:43 AM

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Loomis 1265

Bluefinn 01-29-2013 10:59 AM

Re: what is the best mooching rod?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by gabe0308 (Post 4438993)
For the money I say shimano convergence. Can normally pick up between $59 and $69. I probably have six of them. I have an assortment of mooching rods from G Loomis to Daiwa but shimano seems best bang for the bucks.


what length and weight class rod are you using for kings?

rockn'reel 01-29-2013 11:19 AM

Re: what is the best mooching rod?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bluefinn (Post 4438952)
When i was a kid we used knuckle buster reels and 10' rods for kings in Canada.I want to try it this year for something different.What is the best bang for the buck in a mooching style rod?

The convergence is what I use.

Islander reels makes a really nice centerpin reel to use. Otherwise, Daiwa and shimano are available locally.

Bluefinn 01-29-2013 02:59 PM

Re: what is the best mooching rod?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rockn'reel (Post 4439716)
The convergence is what I use.

Islander reels makes a really nice centerpin reel to use. Otherwise, Daiwa and shimano are available locally.





this one CVCM106MH2B
SHM-217910'6''
2pcMedium
HeavySlow15-2515-404 - 88.5''12.0''238

Mooch 01-29-2013 03:14 PM

Re: what is the best mooching rod?
 
My Convergence knucklebuster rods are 10'6" rated 12-20. Plenty for kings,and still reasonably fun for coho.

rockn'reel 01-29-2013 03:36 PM

Re: what is the best mooching rod?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bluefinn (Post 4440031)
this one CVCM106MH2B
SHM-217910'6''
2pcMedium
HeavySlow15-2515-404 - 88.5''12.0''238

I don't have access to it at the moment but when I do I will check for you.

outdoor.spec.ops 01-29-2013 07:12 PM

Re: what is the best mooching rod?
 
As a kid...we used the old 1306t..lots of fun....I think the shimano a would be good.

yelloweye 01-30-2013 05:47 AM

Re: what is the best mooching rod?
 
I've never seen the point in spending a lot of money on a trolling rod. Convergence for me. I tend to troll fast and can pack the line on the reel tight when fishing flashers. This caused a Shimano spool to split. Haven't had that issue with the Daiwa yet.

Mooch 01-30-2013 07:11 AM

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Originally Posted by yelloweye (Post 4440788)
I've never seen the point in spending a lot of money on a trolling rod. Convergence for me. I tend to troll fast and can pack the line on the reel tight when fishing flashers. This caused a Shimano spool to split. Haven't had that issue with the Daiwa yet.

I troll fast also. Typically 3+ even when fishing flashers.

No issues with our GT4000s

puffins crew 01-30-2013 02:44 PM

Re: what is the best mooching rod?
 
Loomis SAR1084C with a Daiwa sealine SG47LC

I love the line counter when we go mooching.

Peace, Tom

Desmonic 01-30-2013 03:19 PM

Re: what is the best mooching rod?
 
I have to agree with some of the posts above. Gloomis SAR 1084 is to me the best mooching rod. It has a very sensitive tip and enough backbone to handle 20lbs Salmon with no problem.

White Russian 01-30-2013 04:23 PM

Re: what is the best mooching rod?
 
I like the Fetha Styx BC Moocher paired with an Islander MR3. The rod has very nice components, alps aluminum reel seat and carbon fiber butt section.


FS-MM-1065-2
BC Moocher
10'6"
10-25 lb.
3/4-4 oz.
Mod-Fast
Med-Heavy
$200.00

plugcutter41 01-30-2013 04:41 PM

Re: what is the best mooching rod?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by White Russian (Post 4441719)
I like the Fetha Styx BC Moocher paired with an Islander MR3. The rod has very nice components, alps aluminum reel seat and carbon fiber butt section.


FS-MM-1065-2
BC Moocher
10'6"
10-25 lb.
3/4-4 oz.
Mod-Fast
Med-Heavy
$200.00

They dont give the Islander MR3 away do they ?

White Russian 01-30-2013 05:29 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by plugcutter41 (Post 4441753)
They dont give the Islander MR3 away do they ?

Nooooooooo they don't! It stings.... in the long run a quality product and no regrets. If you can be patient and plan your purchase around a Black Friday deal or something similar you can catch a $50 to $75 break on the MSRP. Or if you are lucky craig's list or ebay can sometimes beat that but I don't like buying used...

rockn'reel 01-31-2013 11:02 AM

Re: what is the best mooching rod?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bluefinn (Post 4440031)
this one CVCM106MH2B
SHM-217910'6''
2pcMedium
HeavySlow15-2515-404 - 88.5''12.0''238

Cv106phb 10'6" lw 15-25 lure wt 6-10 oz

It is probably about 15 yrs old.

Peterg364 01-31-2013 01:24 PM

Re: what is the best mooching rod?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Puffin (Post 4439412)
Rick. In my opinion. The one I am fighting a fish on is the best rod.

I couldn't have said it better. Is there really any other rod that is better than the one with the fish on it? NOP

Twitchs_Tackle 01-31-2013 05:36 PM

Re: what is the best mooching rod?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by White Russian (Post 4441719)
I like the Fetha Styx BC Moocher paired with an Islander MR3. The rod has very nice components, alps aluminum reel seat and carbon fiber butt section.


FS-MM-1065-2
BC Moocher
10'6"
10-25 lb.
3/4-4 oz.
Mod-Fast
Med-Heavy
$200.00

+1

Here's a few shots I snapped up in Tofino a couple summers ago.

http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...pse3dd9357.jpg
http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...Luckylager.jpg

lilwhaler 01-31-2013 10:26 PM

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shimano technium is very good bang for the buck and the rod of choice for Canadian charter guides
SHIMANO TNC MCH ROD TNCM106M

Convergence are cheaper and just fine, but may snap if you try to pull too hard to release the clip. It's better to hold the rod and let the ball down a few feet to pop it off, or let the gear ride up with the ball while you reel in.

rockn'reel 01-31-2013 10:32 PM

Re: what is the best mooching rod?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Twitchs_Tackle (Post 4443577)

Those are some beautiful reels! I have always wanted to own a couple of those. I love getting people out and using those reels (giving them the old wake up call across the knuckles). It's even better when they don't believe you!:meme:

gabe0308 02-01-2013 01:18 AM

Re: what is the best mooching rod?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bluefinn (Post 4439689)
what length and weight class rod are you using for kings?

I use the 10'6" medium heavy 15-25# line version. I have a couple of the medium ones that are 12-20 and they just don't have enough back bone for the bigger fish. For reels I use mainly Shimano 4000gt and 2000gt but have a lone Islander MR3 that I love. Again the Shimano reels are a good price value. Probably can get a combo for around $120-140.


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