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Are you a Centerpin fisherperson? If you fish Centerpin methods you need to view these discussion about gear, centerpin techniques, float fishing methods and tactics.
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by wastehauler » Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:41 pm
Im purchasing the king pin imperial in green and black and the loomis glx 11 foot 3 float rod cant wait to treat.. myself to an early present. Any feed back about these products would be appreciated.
by staffman » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:08 pm
Congratulations on your first float fishing outfit. You made an excellent choice on the Kingpin reel , and your rod should be fine on most flows. Have fun and land many bows on your present.
by wastehauler » Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:07 pm
I usually fish the salmon river in new york which at times gets pretty crowded thats why I was leaning towards the 11 foot rod but still not ruling out the 13 footer. On the king pin imperial should I go with the 4 3/4 spool or the 4 1/4 spool and why?
by Count Dooku » Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:45 pm
Out of a boat the 11' 3" GLX rod works great, because I am elevated off the water, if your not going to be fishing primarily from a boat, I would strongly consider the advise of the experienced pinners. A 13' rod or larger is a must for wading...
by Bill Shearer » Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:11 pm
Here is an opinion that is sure to stir the pot.
Anything shorter than 13' is not worth using on all but the smallest of ditches.
A 4 1/4" reel is of use on the same streams, not so much on anything other than them.
If you are really looking for a rod with lots of power to spare, and want to save some money over the GLX, take a look at the Raven RV9. The warranty replacement costs much less, in case of disaster' as well.
The Imperial upgrade to the 4 3/4" is a minor cost.
For me the ultimate upgrade would be the custom CTS 13'6" 4-8, but that might be slightly more than a run-of-the-mill GLX 13' 3 power.
Since I have fished all 3 rods, I feel somewhat qualified to offer this opinion.
by Bill Shearer » Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:48 pm
Not only does the greater diameter reduce the number of revolutions required to retrieve the line, but the two ounces of weight will better help to balance the rod, thereby relieving the stress on wrist and elbow.
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