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Hey you guys, I was wondering what type of reels that you use when you are out running out on the lake? Does it make sense to have a bait caster w/ a line counter? Also what is you preferred choice to run at the end.

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I really prefer a good baitcaster for trolling cranks, I don't use a linecounter but they are a good thing to have. I use a lot of the ambassader reels. Good tough reels with good drags. I've just adapted over the years of trolling cranks by counting rods sweeps or layers off the spool. Another trick is to put a bobber stop at 100 ft and you can adjust a little shorter or lonfer from there.

I like fireline or power pro for line. Especially when fishing the weeds. Gives you good feel plus you can easily snap off weeds you snag.

For lures on Rice I like shad raps of various models and size because of the vibration they give off. Changes in vibration mean I've picked up some weeds. I also use the lipless cranks when the water warms up a bit. Colors...Last year I did nery well on firetiger, chartruese, clown and perch. As the weeds die down I use more long baits like husky jerks, rattlin rogues and thunder sticks.

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