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Friday, August 10, 2007

• My Rigs

(Revised 12-26-2010)
The rods and reels:

Pflueger Patriarch 71 WLP:
7.1:1 ratio, 30" per turn, 8.4oz, 11 bearings, 10lb drag, 130 yards/14 Lb
Rod: 7' BPS MH IM8 graphite PQL1070 (Pro Qualifier Limited rod)
Line: 15# P-Line CXX

Pflueger Summit WLP:
7.1:1 ratio, 30" per turn, 8.2oz, 10 bearings, 9lb drag, 130 yards/14lb
Rod: 6'6" IM6 MH graphite rod
Line: 15# Vicious Fluorocarbon

Shimano Curado 200E5
5.0:1 ratio, 21" line recovery, 7.6oz, 7 bearings 12lb drag, HEG, green brakes installed
Rod: 6'6" Medium Shimano Sojourn rod or a 6'6 MH IM6 graphite rod
Line: 15# P-Line Halo

Pflueger Patriarch 64 WLP:
6.4:1 ratio, 28" per turn, 8.4oz, 11 bearings, 10lb drag, 130 yards/14lb
Rod: 7' 2007 ML Crankin' Stick
Line: 15# P-Line CXX

Pflueger Summit WLP:
7.1:1 ratio, 30" per turn, 8.2oz, 10 bearings, 9lb drag, 130 yards/14lb
Rod: 6'6" IM6 MH graphite rod
Line: 15# P-Line Halo

BPS Pro Qualifier Limited Edition:
6.3:1 ratio, 28" per turn, 8.4oz, 10 bearings, 10lb drag, 12lb/150yd
Rod #1: 6'6" Shimano Sojourn M
Line: 15# P-Line Halo

BPS ProLite:
6.3:1 ratio, 28" per turn, 7.9oz, 7 bearings, 10lb drag
Rod: 6'6" ML Pro Finesse rod
Line: 15# P-Line Halo

Two Shimano Callisto reels, CSO100:
6.2:1 ratio, 26" per turn, 2 bearings, 8lb drag, 7.9oz

Gander Mountain 6'6" Medium action Guide Series Competitor rod

Two Zebco Legacy 1L reels
One Zebco 33 Platinum
Both on very inexpensive Durango rods
My ex-girlfriend's Daiwa D-Shock 2500-38i Spinning reel
on a Daiwa 6'6" Shock rod, Medium action

The Box:
Plano 7771 tackle box (only weighs 30lbs at this point)
Old green Plano 1 tray tackle box I've had for years

The Boats:
A 10 year old Aquatoy Pedal Boat
(I could use tips on how to mount a trolling motor to that thing)
2005 Bass Tracker V18 All Fish, 115hp Mercury Optimax

Please go here and read that post as I no longer support nor shop at Bass Pro Shops.

If you have any questions related to any of my rigs, whether it be on reels, line, or anything else, go ahead and post a comment below. I'd be happy to help if I can.