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Most fun for $58/my new spin rig. Thanks BPL members.
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Scott Truong

Locale: Vancouver, BC
Most fun for $58/my new spin rig. Thanks BPL members. on 11/17/2010 18:00:53 MST Print View

My first fish caught in 20 years. The best $58 I've spent in a very long time.


Upon advice from forum members, I got an Eagle Claw Telescopic rod. It is 5'6" fully extended. I've only used it once, so no idea on durability (should have bought 2), but it is AWESOME so far. Packs down to about a foot, line ready to go.

I went a little heavier and bought a Pflueger President 6725X (9 ball bearing). I figure I want to try to land a pickerel (walleye) next time I'm back at Lake Winnipeg.

I bought it from here:

Excellent service. Free shipping over $25 and they price match.

I found this place to have the cheapest prices:

At the time, the Eagle Claw was $8.95. You now have to order in muliples of 5. Nonetheless, they're $15 at Edge Angling. They were kind enough to match prices with absolutely no hassles.

I bought a similiar setup for my buddy (Pflueger Trion, total $40). He's stoked.

There might be a better deal somewhere else, I wouldn't know, but this was no hassle and for a newbie fisherman who knew very little, I am extremely happy for $58.

Hope this helps someone.

todd h
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: SE
Re: Most fun for $58/my new spin rig. Thanks BPL members. on 11/17/2010 19:50:06 MST Print View


Congrats on the fish! Feels great, huh?

Great pic.

Paul Gibson
(pgibson) - F

Locale: SW Idaho
Excelent Pic on 11/18/2010 11:07:02 MST Print View

Congrats Scott, and yes that is a great picture! Nice fish to boot.

cary bertoncini
(cbert) - F

Locale: N. California
nice! on 11/18/2010 11:47:07 MST Print View

beautiful :)

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Thanks BPL members on 11/18/2010 12:12:50 MST Print View

Looks tasty!!!

Scott Truong

Locale: Vancouver, BC
RE: Thanks. on 11/19/2010 18:54:27 MST Print View

Yeah, what an awesome addition to my setup. I'm even contemplating driving down to Washington, car camping, just so I can do more fishing.

Was up there with another BPL member, Dan D., who was kind enough to show me the ropes. He slayed me 15 fish to 3.

We were seriously contemplating frying that sucker up, but had to cut the trip short as the snow was unexpected... and note to self, bring more socks.

What a wicked way to spend a bluebird day though!

Dan Durston
(dandydan) - F

Fun Trip on 11/23/2010 08:27:24 MST Print View

Yeah this was a fun trip! I only caught more fish because I was reeling in all the tiny ones. Scott caught 3 nice ones. Here's another one of Scott's fish:

Scott Fish