What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?

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Re: What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?

Post by C_diesel2 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:56 pm

I use cheap mono line to back my reels :big grin:

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Re: What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?

Post by bpettus2 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:09 pm

Ugly stick wading in trout streams slipping on rocks last thing I wanna worry about when falling is a snapped rod tip

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Re: What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?

Post by slipperybob » Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:33 am

I use lots of cheap stuff Shakespeare nuff said...
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Re: What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?

Post by btoups » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:45 pm

Cheap nail clipper to cut line.

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Re: What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?

Post by Reservoir » Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:31 pm

My shimano Clarus I bought back in 2004.

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Re: What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?

Post by Strewth » Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:02 pm

Tsurinoya Proflex 2 C632UL rod for UL baitcasting work. Fuji reel seat and guides, as well as an excellent cork handle and crisp blank, all for 65USD. Throws the ultra light stuff really well.

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Re: What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?

Post by TK_duluthbass » Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:53 am

Shimano IXR spinning reel for shad raps. 4.1:1 gear ratio, rear drag, and quick fire. They’re like $12.

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Re: What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?

Post by MaxZmus » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:15 am

John Coo/ Toma 4 piece travel rod. It’s a cheap, Chinese made, rod that has the perfect action and bend for throwing crankbaits. I have the 8’ model and it’s a sweet deal at $25 shipped TYD.
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Re: What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?

Post by AlgonquinFan » Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:03 pm

Rapala Teho for ice fishing in depths less than 20 ft (basically all of my ice fishing).

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Re: What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?

Post by ajw18 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:02 pm

Largest bass I've ever caught (and many, many small ones) was caught on a rat-l-trap and Shakespeare Agility 6'6" medium combo. I fished it like crazy for years until the anti-reverse on the reel gave out. I now have a Taula CT mounted on the rod and occasionally use it for topwaters and squarebills.

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Re: What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?

Post by hoohoorjoo » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:10 pm

C_diesel2 wrote:I use cheap mono line to back my reels :big grin:
I use cheap mono, too, and not just as backing. H2O brand for anything that requires mono.
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Re: What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?

Post by okiefisher8 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:24 pm

I’ve got a few academy mettle reels that have seen their fair share of use. Bought them when they were half off at $25 a piece.
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Re: What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?

Post by hungry_cow » Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:01 am

Cabelas Crankshaft, I like it way more than any high end rod I have tried for chatterbaits and big crankbaits.

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Re: What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?

Post by mark poulson » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:20 pm

I still use my cheap Cabela's fly tying vise that I bought 20+ years ago.

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Re: What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?

Post by rt dak » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:36 pm

I use a late 80s pistol grip set-up to chuck spinnerbaits and paddletails in tight quarters. Also has sentimental value.

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