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Old 09-01-2017, 05:35 PM
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need some advice; fluking so bad I'm doing some togging; my conventional fluke rig seems to not have enough backbone to get bigger ones out of the rocks; another conventional I have seems too heavy; so it's goldilocks,,,,,one to soft and one too hard; need one in the middle and since I'm new not looking to spend a pile until I know I like this; IDEAS??? I fish bridge and jetty
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Old 09-01-2017, 06:59 PM
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need some advice; fluking so bad I'm doing some togging; my conventional fluke rig seems to not have enough backbone to get bigger ones out of the rocks; another conventional I have seems too heavy; so it's goldilocks,,,,,one to soft and one too hard; need one in the middle and since I'm new not looking to spend a pile until I know I like this; IDEAS??? I fish bridge and jetty
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Old 09-01-2017, 07:07 PM
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Bill, I see the sharp toggers at the inlet to your south, using 60000 series amabasadeurs and 140 squidders on 8 foot rods. The rods appear to be graphite and the line on them is definitely braid. They make short casts and do well. Graphite and braid allow them to feel the bite the best, but I'm sure the old timers did just as well with mono and fiberglass.
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Bill my rod is a 8' G Loomis GL2. Jr likes the 8'6"
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Old 09-04-2017, 08:01 AM
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I use a 8'6' St Croix with a 4000 Shimano Symetre that I like for that type of fishing.
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Old 09-05-2017, 07:29 AM
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from shore rocks the 8 - 8'6" with some backbone is a good fit. Remember that the first couple of reels after setting is important when fishing hard structure. Some around here go for softer fishing, walking deep sods... for those you can use anything and lighter is better when using those little crab jigs, but I assume you're not doing that.

from a boat or when fishing pilings/docks, I like much shorter, but again I'm assuming you're not doing that either.
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Old 09-06-2017, 11:34 AM
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I've used this rod from Amazon for the past three years for both fluke and tog and it's held up well: Ohero Inshore Slam Gold Series 8' Heavy Action Spinning Rod. It has nice backbone and good tip action.
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Old 09-06-2017, 11:45 AM
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I use a early 1940 True Temper rod 5' w/ a 1950's Penn Long beach reel 30 mono 60 leader
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