Versitile Lingcod Rod

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Speedbird 48
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Versitile Lingcod Rod

Post by Speedbird 48 » Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:01 pm

Last Lingcod season I tried jigging with my Shimano Talora, and with my XXH 5'6 Halibut rod. Both experiences felt awkward. I would like to get a rod for Lings, but considering how short the season is I am not sure it is worth buying a dedicated Lingcod rod. I'd like something I could use for either other bottomfishing like flounder, perch, or greenling. Perhaps even as a bass rod. Or on the other end of the spectrum, something I could use for Halibut fishing in the inlet

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Re: Versitile Lingcod Rod

Post by spokey9 » Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:27 am

Maybe a 7'6" okuma celilo rod. It's fast enough action to jig with and it's rated to about 3 ounces. I've used jigs on my old one up to about 5 with no problems. And they pretty cheap, especially if you can find a sale.
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Re: Versitile Lingcod Rod

Post by BentRod » Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:25 am

You don't have to go big on Lingcod. That setup sounds way too heavy/stout. There are many budget friendly setups that would work for both Lings and the other species you mention. You could get an Okuma Celilo or SST and pair to an inexpensive spinning or baitcaster for around $100 total. I like something in the 8' range for a boat rod with a medium or medium light action. 3000-4000 series reel with your choice of line (I usually go with 30# braid and variable test mono topshot). Lots of things depend on personal preference. A standard bass rod would work just fine in most instances too.

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Re: Versitile Lingcod Rod

Post by Speedbird 48 » Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:51 am

BentRod wrote:
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:25 am
You don't have to go big on Lingcod. That setup sounds way too heavy/stout. There are many budget friendly setups that would work for both Lings and the other species you mention. You could get an Okuma Celilo or SST and pair to an inexpensive spinning or baitcaster for around $100 total. I like something in the 8' range for a boat rod with a medium or medium light action. 3000-4000 series reel with your choice of line (I usually go with 30# braid and variable test mono topshot). Lots of things depend on personal preference. A standard bass rod would work just fine in most instances too.
Yeah I've wanted a bass rod for a while so I think that's what I will pick up

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