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I exclusively fish the finger lakes.... for now. I was wondering what rods are best for downrigger rods. I have a few of the okuma glt, they just are very stiff. Any light weight rod that will load up better, and perhaps feel the fish on the end of the line? Thanks you!

 

 

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Try a 20 dollar cabelas whooping stick.  

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On 3/6/2019 at 5:44 PM, Matt ching said:

 

I exclusively fish the finger lakes.... for now. I was wondering what rods are best for downrigger rods. I have a few of the okuma glt, they just are very stiff. Any light weight rod that will load up better, and perhaps feel the fish on the end of the line? Thanks you!

 

 

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Check out Okuma Blue Diamond 8'6" downrigger rod model# bd-c-862mla. IMO they are a bit light for salmon fishing but I like them for everything else.

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back quite a few years everyone had the yellow eagle claw rods , when I got four of them I was afraid they wouldn't last because they were really cheap to buy now its been 20 years and im still using them and there perfect for the finger lakes 

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I like the Okuma GLT rods cheap and durable. 

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Tica is my choice, they have 3 different lengths, the 8'6" is what I use

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Ugly stick one piece 7’ light action downrigger rod

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Love my Ugly Stix but Fish 307 has custom made Downrigger Rods, very light action for Finger Lake fish around $75 on sale.

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I run the diawa spinmatic rods with okuma 15 series line counters for l.l. salmon and lakers on the local lakes here in the Adirondacks and champlain where the fish are mostly under 10 lbs.they are ultra-light "noodle"rods.i use them for riggers and board rods.

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