The Wife's Combo

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The Wife's Combo

Postby papabassin » Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:17 pm

Took my wife fishing the other day. She doesn't fish with me much, but when she does I give her this combo. It got me thinking, what combo do my fellow TT's give their spouses to fish with?

6'8" Medium Heavy G. Loomis GL2 Spinning Rod (Extra-Fast)
Daiwa Lexa 2500 Spinning Reel

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Re: The Wife's Combo

Postby cortman » Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:02 pm

My wife doesn't go out with me too often either, but when she does I give her a Pfleuger President on a Fenwick HMG rod. Decent combo. She wanted to try a baitcaster the last time, I set the brakes pretty aggressive and she loved it. Looks like I'll be buying her one of those sometime. :)

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Re: The Wife's Combo

Postby ccass » Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:50 pm

Any reel with an SV spool, a dream with newbies.

I do however, tend not to give someone a reel with expensive fluorocarbon. One good blowup and it's done for

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Re: The Wife's Combo

Postby MINES » Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:19 pm

my wifes setups are as follow..

Spinning setup - 7 M/F Shimano Crucial paired with Shimano Symetre

Casting setup - 7 2 MH/F Shimano Zodias paired with Shimano Scorpion DC7

Casting setup - 7 3 H/F Cabela's ZX rod paired with Shimano Metanium MG DC7

i dont worry about her backlashing any of the Shimano DC setups while i fish...

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Re: The Wife's Combo

Postby DirtyD64 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:19 am

My wife's new combo: Revo Premier Spinning 30, 7'6" MH Ike spinning rod, 10b Sufix 832. I do not know what got her on longer spinning rods, before this it was a cheaper Abu Vendetta in the 7'4" M length, the new Ike rod is actually lighter on the tip than the old Vendetta. Good rod though, chunks tubes and Keitechs a LOOOOOOONNNNNGGG ways... I deep winter I use it to chunk flukes and plastics with 1/16 tungsten. Good combo, just strange to use because ALL of my spinning rods are ML or less.

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Re: The Wife's Combo

Postby KlingerNOK » Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:08 am

My wife loves to go fishing so I got a few setups just for her.
Custom Phenix UMBX 7'3" MH w/ red Winn Grips and a Scorpion 201 for bottom contact baits.
Powell Endurance 723 Composite with a Curado 201E for cranks.
Abu Ike 7' M with a Daiwa Emeraldas MX 2508H for lighter stuff. (Beautiful combo)
The Abu Ike 7'M is a little heavier action than I was expecting, so I think I'm going to get her the ML version also.

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Re: The Wife's Combo

Postby Agentboost » Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:40 pm

I have 3 set up for the wife. She still doesn't understand why she need 3 rods and why I "have" to bring so many rods :lol:

1. Daiwa Steez Flex Lite w/2500 Shimano Sustain - moving bait

2. Daiwa Zillion 7'3" MH w/2500 Dawia Procyon - T-Rig and small Jigs

3. St.Croix Advid 7' MH w/2500 Shimano Stradic Ci4 - Senko rod
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Re: The Wife's Combo

Postby godshippy » Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:05 pm

My wife gets the Dobyns Champion Extreme 743C with a Chronarch 100D7 or the first generation Shimano Cumara 6'8" Medium XF with a Curado 50E. She can't cast a spinning reel that well, but she can cast a baitcaster just fine...interesting???

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Re: The Wife's Combo

Postby Teal101 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:09 am

Shimano Compre 7' M Crank Rod / TD-Z 103ML Personal Order Black tricked out
Megabass XX Perfect Pitch / TD-Ito 103HL tricked out
Megabass XX Amart Flip / TD-Z 103HL Gripping Model with Blue Emblem
Megabass XX Ronin / Shimano Sahara 2500
Team USA Custom Pink Camo 6-6 M Spinning Rod / Pflueger Patriarch 9535
Fenwick Elite Smallmouth 6-6 ML / Quantum Incyte 20

and whatever else she steals out of the rod box from me :lol:
I like TD-Z's

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Re: The Wife's Combo

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:58 pm

I might pick up my wife a St-Croix Avid Pearl

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Re: The Wife's Combo

Postby Tack22 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:52 pm

BRONZEBACK32 wrote:I might pick up my wife a St-Croix Avid Pearl


Nice choice

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Re: The Wife's Combo

Postby duon0035 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:41 pm

Fenwick Iron Feather 6'3 M + Daiwa Luvias 2500H. Light & sensitive combo.

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Re: The Wife's Combo

Postby LgMouthGambler » Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:05 am

A broom and a feather duster. :lol: (Don't tell her I said that). She had a BPS Extreme baitcaster on a BPS rod. She don't care bout fancy, she just wanted it because it was green. Lol
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Re: The Wife's Combo

Postby tditox4 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:53 am

Teal101 wrote:Shimano Compre 7' M Crank Rod / TD-Z 103ML Personal Order Black tricked out
Megabass XX Perfect Pitch / TD-Ito 103HL tricked out
Megabass XX Amart Flip / TD-Z 103HL Gripping Model with Blue Emblem
Megabass XX Ronin / Shimano Sahara 2500
Team USA Custom Pink Camo 6-6 M Spinning Rod / Pflueger Patriarch 9535
Fenwick Elite Smallmouth 6-6 ML / Quantum Incyte 20

and whatever else she steals out of the rod box from me :lol:

Are you married, dude ! Those are some nice female combos !

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Re: The Wife's Combo

Postby Hogsticker2 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:36 pm

I'm thinking about having a custom spinning rod built for my wife. At the mom she uses an Abu Garcia Veritas spinning rod. She grew up using Abu reels with her dad, but it didn't take long for me to get her on the Daiwa train. She likes the rod because it's white, so I'm thinking perhaps one of the MHX white blanks, or a colored Rod Geeks blank.


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