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Short Core Rods on Big Boards

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Looking for a little advice as I can't seem to physically put my hands on a rod that I like yet. I fish Lake Ontario and use a single mast with large boards and have no interest in small boards at this time. I know that a lot of the LC rods are built stout to pull the small boards and while using a large board system the rods are not as critical but it is time upgrade as it drives me crazy fishing with all different rods of length and action. I have a bunch of Shimano Triton 200 reels loaded up with 2,3,4 color and a couple Okuma 45 for my 5 & 7. Right now they are on various rods I have collected over 30+ years of fishing and while they work they just aren't ideal. I am looking at the Shimano TDR 86MC2C lead core rods but only online and have not held one. I was wondering if any of you guys with real life experience with this rod can chime in on how you like it. Are these a pool stick and no fun for spring browns? I currently own two 300 copper set ups and use the Okuma Copper/LC rod and love it for that but thinking it would be a bit much for the short core reels. I would be happy to hear other suggestions of rods that have large eyes that LC passes through easily as this is one of the things I am trying to "upgrade" from as well as satisfy my OCD of all things matching.

 

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Terry

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16 minutes ago, Nautitroller said:

https://www.fishusa.com/Okuma-Blue-Diamond-Trolling-Rods-a-Series
I really like these rods, not too wimpy I like the MH in a bit longer rod, nice back bone but still long enough to absorb the head shake on a fierce fight..
Priced right too..

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X2 on the blue diamond rods. I use these in the 9 foot version. great rod for walleye and spring browns. 

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I've had good success with the Daiwa Great Lakes Leadcore rods. They come in two sizes (8'6" & 9'). I like the 8'6" rod for my short cores (2-5 colors). 9' rod is great for 10 colors of lead to about 200/300' of copper. 

 

https://FishUSA.rv5k.net/R3Y22

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Im a fan of the Okuma Blue Diamonds myself. I switched all of my cores and coppers over to them this year.

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https://www.fishusa.com/Okuma-Blue-Diamond-Trolling-Rods-a-Series

I really like these rods, not too wimpy I like the MH in a bit longer rod, nice back bone but still long enough to absorb the head shake on a fierce fight..

Priced right too..

 

Sent from my SM-N975U using Lake Ontario United mobile app

 

 

Thanks for the recommendation Nautitroller

are you using MH on your short cores or long cores and copper?

 

 

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I've had good success with the Daiwa Great Lakes Leadcore rods. They come in two sizes (8'6" & 9'). I like the 8'6" rod for my short cores (2-5 colors). 9' rod is great for 10 colors of lead to about 200/300' of copper. 
 
https://FishUSA.rv5k.net/R3Y22

Yankee thanks for the recommendation I may get a pair of the 9’ for my Saltist rods with copper and thanks for the promo code too!!!


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MH,
I like that you have a bit more back bone to maneuver the inlines and fight a fish. I like the 9' ers

Thanks for the recommendation Nautitroller
are you using MH on your short cores or long cores and copper?
 
 
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Im a fan of the Okuma Blue Diamonds myself. I switched all of my cores and coppers over to them this year.

Legacy and Fishnut Thanks for the recommendations looks like a great choice


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I own a TDR, it's a club!

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