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Old 07-04-2014   #1
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im just getting in to fishing a friend took me a couple of times and i really liked it so im on here the get a list of supplies i am looking for fishing rods that will be good for anything freshwater bass,catfish well a rod that can handle small to big fish not trying to buy a lot of fishing rods just trying to get stared
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Glad to see you made it over here. Welcome aboard..
There should be some nice rod and reel combos out. I would have to say a good all around rod would be a medium light. Grab some hooks, split shots, line.. some combos come with line if not buy line (I like stren) and you should be good to go. Have fun..
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I agree. For someone just getting started go to Wal-Mart and buy 1 or 2 spinning combos. Can't go wrong with combos from Shakespeare as starter rigs. Get some assorted hooks in sizes from 6 to 1/0 for general fishing and a package of3/0 circle hooks for channel catfish. Package of medium sized swivels and a package of assorted weights from 1/4 to 1/2 ounce. Also a plastic package of assorted size split shot weights. I too like Stren monofilament line. Get some in 6 pound test for general fishing and 10 pound test for channel catfish if you're going to have 2 rigs. That should get you started. And welcome to Outdoor-Fishing. You're bound to get plenty of help around here.
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thanks guy really appreciate it yeah the more help the better
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now all i need is a good place to fish at i live in new castle pa if anyone lives out this way let me know i been to the one in downtown area but didn't like it looking for lakes and ponds
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Lake Arthur at Moraine State Park used to be a favorite place to fish for me.
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okay this is what i got the rod i got is a Matzuo America

4 ball bearing
Aluminum spool
6ft 6in 2-pc medium action graphite rod
5+1 aluminum oxide guides
graphite reel seat with stainless
steel cushioned hoods
split grip cork handle

now specs on the rod are

6'6"/1.98m 2-piece medium action spinning rod
line WT: 6-14lb /2.7-6.53kg
lure WT:3/16-1/2oz/5.3-14.2g

please tell me its okay i couldn't find the one you guys recommend do you think its fine thank you all
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Sounds like a good 1 to get started.
Heres the lakes in pa. The rivers around ya have good fishing to. The bigger cats will be in them.


http://www.fish.state.pa.us/lakes.htm
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That should serve you well for a starter combo. I would just fish using night crawlers as bait to begin with. A couple whole ones on the recommended circle hook for channel cats, or you can go with frozen shrimp for cats as well. Just use @ 1/3 to 1/2 of a crawler for sunfish on a #6 hook @ 3 feet under a bobber. Have fun and Happy Fishing!
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why are fly rods so expensive
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