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Post  chuck on Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:01 pm

Since I now have another camper.. I have been thinking about fishing again. I would be a pretty casual fisherman. Probably just at lakes or streams close to campgrounds. I have some camping friends, who are avid fisherpeople.. and I might like to join them from time to time.

Anyway.. my question is about fishing rods and reels. what would you suggest? I will probably buy something from WALMART. It doesn't have to be top notch.. I doubt I would spend more than $20-$30. Do you like closed reels, like the Zebco 606, etc.. or the open type? It's been a long time since I have have fished and I'm not really sure what I would like. I have fished with both, when I was a kid. There are some combo deals at WALMART.. as low as $15.

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Post  merrykalia on Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:50 am

I'm not a big fisherperson myself, but Butch and the girls both like to do a little fishing when we camp near water. We used to have a place on the lake and Butch would stay up most of the night fishing.....I would hit the bed or sleep on the pontoon boat with him.

Anyway, unless you plan to do some serious competition fishing, I would just get something cheap and easy. That way, if you don't want to fish, you won't feel compelled because you spent lots of $$$ on a rod/reel. The fish don't really know how much it costs anyway Laughing

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Post  KralCamper on Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:00 pm

I think by far the easiest type to use is a Spincasting reel and rod set like this one: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Zebco-33-Fishing-Combo/8144058
$19.48 for the combo set. The Zebco 33 has been around for more years than I can remember.
Dar uses one like this and loves it.

I have used a spinning combo almost exclusively for years Like this one:
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Shakespeare-Ugly-Stick-Spinning-35-Combo/2520503
$29.96 for the combo set.

Either one will give you years of care free service.

You are welcome to stop by the house before you buy to try them both out and see which one you like the best. I have some practice plugs that we can use in the backyard...


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Re: Thinking again about fishin'

Post  chuck on Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:06 pm

thanks.. I looked at these at WAL-MART.. In fact I really liked the Zebco 33 and the Zebco 606.. I wanted to wait for your expert opinion before I made a purchase.

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Post  KralCamper on Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:50 pm

chuck wrote:thanks.. I looked at these at WAL-MART.. In fact I really liked the Zebco 33 and the Zebco 606.. I wanted to wait for your expert opinion before I made a purchase.

Thanks Chuck, I don't think I could refer to myself as having an "expert" opinion on fishing...or the equipment. I know several people with a lot more knowledge about fishing and equipment. I've just been using these types of "inexpensive" rod and reel combos for a number of years and know which ones have worked very well for the money. Laughing

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Re: Thinking again about fishin'

Post  Richard on Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:30 am

Chuck, the closed face reel is great for keeping in the camper. You don't get line that gets loose easily and tangles up everything. I love my Zebco 33 combos, but that 606 isn't a bad reel. If you don't want to learn a lot about fishing, but just want to catch a few fish, it's hard to beat that Zebco 33 combo.

Plus, I like whatever equipment Dave Kral likes! It saves me time and heartache to just look at his (and your) stuff and replicate it when I can afford it.
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Re: Thinking again about fishin'

Post  abivens on Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:30 pm

I need to take Macy and Rachel fishing, Macy is 5 and Rachel 3 and they have never even held a fishing rod. I have failed as a father, lol
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Post  KralCamper on Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:42 pm

abivens wrote:I need to take Macy and Rachel fishing, Macy is 5 and Rachel 3 and they have never even held a fishing rod. I have failed as a father, lol

lol, You haven't failed as a father yet...you may be able to make that happen at Misty River!

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Re: Thinking again about fishin'

Post  abivens on Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:18 pm

I am going to try
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Re: Thinking again about fishin'

Post  Richard on Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:26 pm

abivens wrote:I need to take Macy and Rachel fishing, Macy is 5 and Rachel 3 and they have never even held a fishing rod. I have failed as a father, lol

Hey Al, I've bought my girls Zebco 33 combos, if I can talk them into it, do you want their old "little girl" rod and reels? They work fine. We are in "get rid of old stuff" mode at my house.
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Re: Thinking again about fishin'

Post  abivens on Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:58 pm

If they can part with them, that would be great!!
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Re: Thinking again about fishin'

Post  chuck on Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:48 pm

Richard wrote:
abivens wrote:I need to take Macy and Rachel fishing, Macy is 5 and Rachel 3 and they have never even held a fishing rod. I have failed as a father, lol

Hey Al, I've bought my girls Zebco 33 combos, if I can talk them into it, do you want their old "little girl" rod and reels? They work fine. We are in "get rid of old stuff" mode at my house.

I am the one who started the thread.. I am the one who is looking for a rod and reel.. and you wanna give yours to Bivens??? Geeze! Rolling Eyes

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Re: Thinking again about fishin'

Post  coolbreeze1 on Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:57 am

chuck wrote:
Richard wrote:
abivens wrote:I need to take Macy and Rachel fishing, Macy is 5 and Rachel 3 and they have never even held a fishing rod. I have failed as a father, lol

Hey Al, I've bought my girls Zebco 33 combos, if I can talk them into it, do you want their old "little girl" rod and reels? They work fine. We are in "get rid of old stuff" mode at my house.

I am the one who started the thread.. I am the one who is looking for a rod and reel.. and you wanna give yours to Bivens??? Geeze! Rolling Eyes
Funny thing how ones thread can get hi-jacked. Shocked
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Re: Thinking again about fishin'

Post  abivens on Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:08 am

Its because I have burgers Chuck, never underestimate the power of food with dudes like me and Richard
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Post  jb_simerly on Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:51 pm

i think you should give it to chuck, get his pic fishing with the little pink pole, and then post it so we can laugh at him.


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Re: Thinking again about fishin'

Post  Richard on Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:37 pm

Chuck, my kids are giving their rigs to Alan's kids. There's nothing grown up about it. Al Caroline and Lilia are definitely in on passing along the rod and reels to Macy and Rachel. Jon is hanging on to his a while longer, so Chuck, you may luck out in the long run. Jon's is a SpiderMan theme, so you can be more manly.

Still, there is merit to the way JB thinks. He's gonna fit in just fine with this group.
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Re: Thinking again about fishin'

Post  Darcamper on Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:06 pm

Chuck, have you purchased the fishing rod yet?

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Re: Thinking again about fishin'

Post  chuck on Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:44 pm

Darcamper wrote:Chuck, have you purchased the fishing rod yet?

No.. pretty much decided I will get a ZEBCO.. but still looking. I did buy my fishing license today at WALMART.

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Re: Thinking again about fishin'

Post  chuck on Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:03 pm

UPDATE: Just ordered the ZEBCO 33 and a rod from AMAZON.. plus a little assortment of hooks, sinkers, floats,.. etc etc.

Lets go fishing!


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Post  Darcamper on Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:36 pm

Sounds like you got a good deal. So you got the license first and then got the rod, way to go. I'm ready to go fishing too (no license yet). I've been winging it for the past year.

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Post  KralCamper on Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:49 pm

Way to go Chuck! I can't wait to do some fishin'... Exclamation

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Re: Thinking again about fishin'

Post  chuck on Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:05 pm

I ordered this:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000LNP1KU/ref=oh_o00_s00_i00_details

and this:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000B7OUNK/ref=oh_o00_s01_i00_details

the tackle kit probably has some stuff I dont need.. but the reviews say its worth the $$.. for a starter kit.

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