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January 23, 2009
3:06 am
FatFreeShadAC
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Hows it goin all. I got a chance to meet a couple of you guys at the Sportsmans expo at the Valley forge convention center. Ive been dying to catch a musky for about three years now but im afraid I don't know the first thing about it. Tom Sabia gave me some good lure tips but as far as Rods and reels go im in the dark. if you have ANY kind of info that would help me out I would really appreciate it. I do most of my fishing from the bank or a kayak in beltsville or the lehigh, but i live near Newtown square. so hopefully that helps. thanks!

Great fisherman aren't born... it takes a lifetime of neglecting other things to get that way.

January 23, 2009
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Hello, you'll probably get a lot of differing opinions on musky rods/reels, but for starters I would suggest a medium size rod and abu garcia reel. In particular: a 7'6" cabelas fish eagle 2 musky rod and an Abu Garcia bait casting reel 6600. That should work. Also, I'd suggest 80 lb. power pro line and 130# Stealth Tackle flouro carbon leaders. The thing about musky gear, it's not cheap! (Actually that setup I described is fairly cheap)

Again, it's all up to ones personal preference, but that would be my advice. Best of luck chasing muskies, they are awesome creatures and a lot of fun, but once you catch one you are hooked for life!!

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January 23, 2009
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if your looking for a reel i have an abu 6600 left handed that i dont use. that would be a good reel to start with, never been used.

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January 24, 2009
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Thanks a lot! and yea anything worth catching doesnt come easy or cheap!! and yea id be interested in that reel.. how much are you asking for it?

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January 24, 2009
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Fatfree, are you familiar with baitcasting reels. 80# power pro is a very costly birdsnest. Just wondering. I live in Glen mills. Monster muskies in the Springton Reservoir. Can't fish for them anymore.

January 24, 2009
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i would sell it to you for $75. like i said its brand new. i havent even used it. i should be at the next meeting if you want it. Let me know. Cory

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January 24, 2009
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zinghaha wrote:
Fatfree, are you familiar with baitcasting reels. 80# power pro is a very costly birdsnest. Just wondering. I live in Glen mills. Monster muskies in the Springton Reservoir. Can't fish for them anymore.

Do they still stock it? If not, they are long gone I am afraid. There used to be some giant tigers in there.

January 25, 2009
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I doubt if they stock SR, not sure if you can fish there anymore, unless you know someone that lives there. We use to catch stringers of perch, monster carp, huge lgmouth, all the time hiding or running from the ranger in the boat. Great old days!

January 25, 2009
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FatFree,

I sent you a PM...

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January 25, 2009
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using that reel for casting do you take the level wind off? abu Gar reel.

January 25, 2009
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Yea im familiar with baitcasters and yea your not kidding about the birdsnest.. I still fish springton and yes the boatman is still out there. as far as the reel goes cory i think im gona take you up on that as long as i can get some cash together... same for the rod too! thanks guys im gona try to make it to the next meeting!!

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January 25, 2009
10:28 pm
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ok. no matter what it will be at the next meeting for you. i'll either be there or if sebastian goes he'll have it. you'll get it no worries

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