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andrew chadwick

I need to pick up some stuff for lakers. the problem is I forgot just about every thing that was told to me at the fish lake.

mostly, what length rod- i assume longer for outside, short for inside?

lures- size, type, color?

line- 12 lb mono- 15-30 lb power pro?

flouro leaders? I have heard yes and no.

how much line do I need on my tip ups?

thanks for the help. Instead of posting this in the B-side bash forum i figured Id make a new thread to keep things more organized.

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tcbrookston

There is a string from last year thats tells you in detail, everything you want to know. Tried to do a search just now, but the search isn't working tonight. Try searching in the morning and you will find everything you need to know.

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Surface Tension

The forum is in the middle of being upgraded and some functions are temporarily out of order. The search feature is one of them. I stuck the Laker Gear and Tactics thread on top.

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harvey lee

Check out the spiral wrapped baitcaster rod for lakers that JasoN Mitchell sells. very nice rod.

http://www.jasonmitchellrods.com/

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Surface Tension

Thanks Tom.

I've made a lot of my rods so it was hard to give a definite description as to the action and weight on a laker rod

Being in deeper water that creates line drag and heavier lures, I don't want any mush from the rod on my lifts. I'm very picky that way. I also want a rod that'll load up nicely along with sensitivity.

I picked up a Jason Mitchell 36" Makinaw medium heavy in spiral wrap this fall. I'll be using a C3 or a Penn 920 levelwind on that rod. They do offer that rod in a spinning series as well. Of coarse you won't need the spiral wrap then. I think this rod will do what I want, can't wait to break it in.

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