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Old 02-09-2020, 11:28 AM   #1
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Default High end Kokanee rod recommendation.

I've been looking at getting a couple high end Kokanee rods, and would like to hear some opinions. I've been looking at the edge Kokanee rod FSC KDR 760-1 and the lamiglas rods FC76UL - honey, or XCC762ULGH - Kokanee kid.

I have a bunch of the cheaper Kokanee rods that I'm not completely happy with and I'm looking for a softer noodle rod.

I have 2 of the 8' Berkeley ul lightning rods
2 of the okuma sst 7'6" Kokanee rods,
I also have a couple other older Kokanee rods that I don't care for. None of them feel light enough.



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Old 02-09-2020, 01:35 PM   #2
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Lamiglas has some beauties.
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Old 02-09-2020, 02:06 PM   #3
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The white Lamiglas is a good go to on Roosevelt:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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We have a couple Kokanee Kid rods and really like them on the downriggers
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If you want to spend some $ lamiglas is worth a look
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Old 02-09-2020, 08:39 PM   #6
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Old 02-09-2020, 11:13 PM   #7
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I've been looking at getting a couple high end Kokanee rods, and would like to hear some opinions. I've been looking at the edge Kokanee rod FSC KDR 760-1 and the lamiglas rods FC76UL - honey, or XCC762ULGH - Kokanee kid.

I have a bunch of the cheaper Kokanee rods that I'm not completely happy with and I'm looking for a softer noodle rod.

I have 2 of the 8' Berkeley ul lightning rods
2 of the okuma sst 7'6" Kokanee rods,
I also have a couple other older Kokanee rods that I don't care for. None of them feel light enough.



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If you're looking for high end Kokanee rods Edge is the best choice. Both the KDR 760-1 and the KFTR 901-2 are very nice rods.


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The white Lamiglas is a good go to on Roosevelt:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I have a Lami Red. What’s the difference from White?
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Old 02-10-2020, 11:08 AM   #9
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So far, I'm leaning towards the edge rods vs lamiglas, I just took a rod in for repair for my brother and their customer service was excellent, and I was impressed with the rod I checked out at the show.

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The white Lamiglas is a good go to on Roosevelt:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Those are what I use for trout trolling and I really like them. Got two of them for half price a few years back at FM during the outdoors show. My son wisely counseled me to buy two of them. Smart boy
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I have really like my Vance spiral wrapped rod, #1 and I have 3 Velocity rods I like, I picked them up at the sportsman show from Bob's fo about 50 - 60 dollars, into the Vance I think for about 80 all great rods very soft.
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I have a Lami Red. What’s the difference from White?

6 inches
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Those are what I use for trout trolling and I really like them. Got two of them for half price a few years back at FM during the outdoors show. My son wisely counseled me to buy two of them. Smart boy
Yep. Good planer board rod,as well as the downriggers.
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I have been using the Santiam Fishing Kokanee rods for the last couple of seasons and really like them. I also have the high end Lami rods but have been using the Santiam rods for the most part.
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Those are what I use for trout trolling and I really like them. Got two of them for half price a few years back at FM during the outdoors show. My son wisely counseled me to buy two of them. Smart boy [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.ifish.net/board/images/smilies/smile1.gif[/IMG]
Yep. Good planer board rod,as well as the downriggers.
Going to try the “Red” rod with some Planer boards this week
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So far, I'm leaning towards the edge rods vs lamiglas, I just took a rod in for repair for my brother and their customer service was excellent, and I was impressed with the rod I checked out at the show.

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If you want to try the edge rods I think ill be on Merwin all weekend. Unless I get a wild hair and go east.


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Old 02-10-2020, 10:21 PM   #17
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I was barely able to go to the sportsman's show, and I probably shouldn't have. I was struck with the flu last week and it's still kicking my butt. I won't be out for a couple weeks, I'm sure I'll be tied up for Valentine's weekend. I will likely pick up a pair of those rods sometime this week if they still have any left after the show. I did buy a couple Lexa 100's to go with them already though. These new setups will be such a treat for me, I'm kinda excited about it, lol. I hardly ever splurge.

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Old 02-11-2020, 10:57 PM   #18
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I have a lamiglas 76 honey and feel it's a little too limber for me. I use the lamiglas red 76 and like it better, plus it's much cheaper.
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Old 02-12-2020, 06:59 AM   #19
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I exclusively use Lamiglas rods. I have multiple KK rods as well as FC76UL (which I call Yellow Lami's). The KK rod has a stiffer spine, which has proven good for both kokanee and macks. The handle is graphite which makes cleaning easy. I've used the Yellow Lami's for over a decade (before the KK rod came out). It is also an excellent kokanee rod and has a more flexible mid-section than the KK rod. Both rods have a very flexible top section which keeps the fish on the poles when you have to deal with doubles or triples. I will say that I have broken one Yellow Lami while dealing with a Mack at Odell Lake. The dude decided to make a run for it and my drag was too tight. The rod was still in the rod holder and just snapped. (Yes, I still brought in the fish and yes, Lamiglas's warranty is awesome). The Yellow Lami has a cork handle which is still relatively easy to clean but not as easy as the KK rod. Lastly, the butts at the bottom of each pole are different. The yellow lami has a plastic butt which is great if you are placing the poles on the floor. The KK pole has a foam butt, which can break down if stored on concrete. I have my poles in a vertical rod holder for storage, so there is no wear on the butts. If you are spending money to buy great poles (as both of these are), a little TLC in their cleaning and storage goes a long way. Hope this helps.

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Old 02-18-2020, 09:39 AM   #20
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I have the Lamiglas red Kokanee CGR 762L, EagleClaw Featherlite Kokanee FL-209 7'6", Kufa Kokanee KC 802UL. All these rods are 2-8lb test. I run the Daiwa Lexa 100 line counter reel. What a Complete package, it just does not get any better.

My favorite 40 years ago and still my favorite today is the EagleClaw. I have two of them and they are still fishing today. Currently you can buy them for $20-$25.00. I heard many good things on the Kufa from the Kokanee fishermen in Idaho. I bought one last spring, $80.00. Fished it, W O W. I like the Kufa a little better than the Lami. I would buy the Kufa over the Lami.

I Love all 3 of these rods and you just can not go wrong with any of them.

If you are on a tight budget, buy the EagleClaw. You will not be disappointed.

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I have the Lamiglas red Kokanee CGR 762L, EagleClaw Featherlite Kokanee FL-209 7'6", Kufa Kokanee KC 802UL. All these rods are 2-8lb test. I run the Daiwa Lexa 100 line counter reel. What a Complete package, it just does not get any better.

My favorite 40 years ago and still my favorite today is the EagleClaw. I have two of them and they are still fishing today. Currently you can buy them for $20-$25.00. I heard many good things on the Kufa from the Kokanee fishermen in Idaho. I bought one last spring, $80.00. Fished it, W O W. I like the Kufa a little better than the Lami. I would buy the Kufa over the Lami.

I Love all 3 of these rods and you just can not go wrong with any of them.

If you are on a tight budget, buy the EagleClaw. You will not be disappointed.

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I’m fishing my Koke Rods with Planer boards right now the the Eagle claws fish the boards the best
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Old 02-18-2020, 02:45 PM   #22
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My favorite kokanee rods…


1. Velocity Elite Blue glass 7’ 6” rods. Great for longlining and trolling.
2. Okuma SST Kokanee rods. There rods are also great multipurpose rods. I especially like the graphite construction because I can feel and sense the fish fighting.
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Old 02-18-2020, 07:33 PM   #23
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I love my NW Rod. I have used Velocity Ninja, Velocity Blue, Lamiglas Red, Lamiglas Brown, Okuma SST, among many,many others. The NW is by far my favorite. The Velocity blue has the highest catch ratio (for me anyway) and is a great long lining rod. I keep trying the Eagle Claw’s action every time I see one in the store. It is too much of a noodle rod (IMO) and feels like it will bend into the reel seat. Have never liked that in a rod, but it in no way effects the way it catches. They are a great value but the poster was asking for high end. That they are not. My next rod to try will be the Lamiglas white. Light, well balanced, and love the small guides (and there is a lot of them). Wish I had unlimited resources I would buy all of the ones mentioned above. There have been some great suggestions. The best way to choose is just take one off the rack and handle it. You can tell the difference and not everyone likes the same things. For me the NW is my favorite so far, but will continue looking. That’s the fun part.


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Old 02-19-2020, 06:42 AM   #24
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I also have a nice Tica wasabi green that fishes very well. It’s kinda in between the SST and the Lamiglass Red. More backbone than the SST, but not as stiff as the red. It’s built for downriggers. Was same price as the lamis
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Old 02-19-2020, 12:32 PM   #25
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I have the Lami Red and the Yellow Eagle Claw. I dont think the Lami Red is worth the price over the eagle claw. Both are noodles and both catch fish. The Lami Guides are better, but that's about it. Personally, I wouldn't spend big bucks/"treat yo self" money on a koke rod (really any trolling rod that is going to sit in a holder). Reel on the other hand...those Lexa 100 would sure be nice, but I cant justify replacing the Okuma CW low pro I have.
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I have both the Lami Red, and the new Edge spiral wrap rods, and they both feel the same, for the most part. The Edge rod feels a bit more to my liking, though. I have used the Lami rod, but not the Edge. I will do so soon and can report back.
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