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    Question Is this freshwater or saltwater

    Got this combo for Father's Day.
    http://www.shakespeare-fishing.com/s...s/1285756.html
    Is it freshwater or saltwater?
    Landlocked in Iowa so need just freshwater

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    Looks like you can use them for either or...i would stay away from the 8, 9 and 10 models...they seem better suited for salt, too heavy for freshwater.




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    Lots of guys around here use the big "saltwater" spinning rigs (8' - 9') just like that to go after big flathead and blue cats. The smaller combos are just fine for most general freshwater fishing.

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    I always used a pretty good sized rod and a Mitchel 302 as my canal rig when I was growing up in El Centro, CA. Some pretty good sized fish in those canals.

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    They are for freshwater the saltwater will destroy them in no time. Lots of companies are putting out combos for big catfish.

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    I re-looked at the add and I agree, freshwater. On the other hand, since you will only be fishing fresh, had the the rig been a saltwater one----it would work just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZAllen View Post
    I always used a pretty good sized rod and a Mitchel 302 as my canal rig when I was growing up in El Centro, CA. Some pretty good sized fish in those canals.
    My fishing partner uses a 302 for flathead cats, although he's never caught one with it yet. I think the first time he does he'll understand why I use Penn Long Beach 65's for flatties.
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    I never caught any flatheads in the canals although I new people that did. One in the local paper at 32 pounds. I have never targeted flats though.

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