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Ultimate speckled trout set-up

Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 5:43 pm
by Heavy Action
Just as the title suggests....what is your no holds barred,money aside, end all be all speck set-up. Rod, Reel ,Line, presentations, any technique you like. I want to hear them all!

Re: Ultimate speckled trout set-up

Posted: Tue May 17, 2011 11:30 am
by Ranger 619VS
Daiwa Exist Branzio 2508 reel spooled with fireline crystal matched to a custom 7'2 North Fork Composite rod. Eva Split grip. Fugi Sic ti guides. Rated from 1/8 to 3/8. Cotee jigs, popping cork. hair jig and shrimp.......I have been toying with using my favorite ul/light crappie combo for school size specs next time I am in South Florida or Texas.

Re: Ultimate speckled trout set-up

Posted: Tue May 17, 2011 11:59 am
by lpquick
I'm living it. G Loomis NRX 893C JWR and Conquest 51.
Conquest 51 w Livre handle.jpg
Conquest 51 - NRX 893C JWR.jpg
NRX 893C JWR.jpg
I upgraded the handle recently to LIVRE 85mm Crank, Boca Abec 7 Orange seals and carbontex drag washers.

Re: Ultimate speckled trout set-up

Posted: Wed May 18, 2011 9:06 pm
by lordhell
Stella 3000FE plus a Steez or NRX rod for spinning

Daiwa Z2020, Calcutta 100/200DC, or Ryoga 1016 plus a Steez or NRX rod for casting

Re: Ultimate speckled trout set-up

Posted: Thu May 19, 2011 1:26 pm
by Redfish
NRX rod and Conquest DC would be my choice. I have the Conquest DC, and maybe one day I can talk my accountant (wife) into letting me get a NRX.

Re: Ultimate speckled trout set-up

Posted: Fri May 20, 2011 2:56 am
by fishsmart
For bottom fishing using Brown Lures soft plastics with NRX 852, tuned Chronarch 100D7, and 20lb Sufix braid with a 6 ft 15 lb fluoro leader.

For top and mid water fishing using Spook Jrs or Catch 5's or Fat Boys with NRX 854, tuned Chronarch 100D7, and 20lb Sufix braid with a 6 ft 20 lb fluoro leader.

With these setups you have a shot at fish others can't reach.

Charles

Re: Ultimate speckled trout set-up

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:56 pm
by Mthebull2012
lpquick wrote:I'm living it. G Loomis NRX 893C JWR and Conquest 51.
Conquest 51 w Livre handle.jpg
Conquest 51 - NRX 893C JWR.jpg
NRX 893C JWR.jpg
I upgraded the handle recently to LIVRE 85mm Crank, Boca Abec 7 Orange seals and carbontex drag washers.
X2, totally agree!

Re: Ultimate speckled trout set-up

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:48 pm
by scrapiron
My setup-

Kistler Zbone (X-ray blank) Medium Light Mod Fast 7’0 rod with a 2016 Daiwa Exist 2506 PE-H. Sufix 832 white 10# braid to some Sunline System Leader FC 15#.

Light, smooth, but with enough backbone to pull out some big ones.

Re: Ultimate speckled trout set-up

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:16 pm
by Aquaftm45
15 Exist 2510
Megabass Shorluck Limited SLL-7'6L
Sunline Saltwater Special Castaway x8- 1.5 PE
Daiwa Morethan Durabra 16LB Mono Leader
Variations of the MB Vision 110jr SW
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Re: Ultimate speckled trout set-up

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:21 pm
by Ranger 619VS
Love your style man!!! Still wanna head south and catch small trout and puppy reds on my 7'2 light action 1000 size combos!!!

Re: Ultimate speckled trout set-up

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:36 pm
by earthworm77
Ranger 619VS wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:21 pm
Love your style man!!! Still wanna head south and catch small trout and puppy reds on my 7'2 light action 1000 size combos!!!
I catch big reds, trout and snook on my 1000 size combos all the time.
Awesome fun.

Re: Ultimate speckled trout set-up

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:04 am
by Ranger 619VS
Earthworm,

I do 99% ultra light and light tackle for panfish, Walleye, Bass and Trout. Have fished Florida numerous times in the past. Just never used my ultra light / light for Sea Trout or Redfish. The thought of 3" plastic's on 3/32 and 1/4oz heads excites me!! I did flick my ultra light around years ago and caught a heap of blue runners and some cutlass fish. Which I then sold to some Kingfish Captains...I have all bass boats but was planning on a Kayak and a bayboat for retirement. Maybe heading to South Carolina. Heard the Smaller trout, reds and flounder might be a viable target there.


Ranger 619VS/Brian

Re: Ultimate speckled trout set-up

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:44 am
by scrapiron
Aquaftm45- those are some nice specks! How do you like the Sunline braid?

Re: Ultimate speckled trout set-up

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:12 am
by Aquaftm45
scrapiron wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:44 am
Aquaftm45- those are some nice specks! How do you like the Sunline braid?
There are a couple 24" in that livewell!.. That was last year fishing in Pine Island Sound.

I'm a big Varivas fan, but I must say that specific Sunline product is pretty amazing. It's a braid/mono hybrid which increases it's specific gravity and gives it a bit of stretch. It reduces the massive line rainbows on windy days or in a moving tide. Highly reccomended.

http://sunline.co.jp/english/products/b ... ay_pe.html

Re: Ultimate speckled trout set-up

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:00 am
by JBcrankaddict
Thanks for bringing this topic back to the top! We don’t have the variety of species of S. FL, so our trophy fish around here are trout, and man I love to chase them. Big trout are pretty much the only fish I chase in the salt anymore, though plenty of redfish and flounder are caught as they love the same areas. Shallow sand flats, docks, rock piles and sandbars all hold fish and the clear water makes long casts critical. Winter fishing is completely different as far as habitat, but the techniques are very similar. I usually bring 2 setups that cover everything I throw for them.

Conquest 842 with Stile SS 151 is used mainly for jerkbaits(main baits are Xrap 08 and Flash Minnow 95 Mr) and small jigs(1/8-1/4oz w/Matrix Shad). That reel straight up bombs these lures and have been extremely happy with the performance of this combo. 30lb braid to 14-18lb Shooter leader.

Conquest 843 with Aldebaran 51mg7(7.7:1 brass gears) is used for bigger jigs(3/8-3-4oz), walking baits(Rapala Twitchin Minnow, Bonnie 95) and some jerkbaits(Pointer 100SSR). Usually fish this around docks and structure where I need to get them out in a hurry. Reel really bombs those bigger lures, and I doubt you could backlash it if you tried. Great for covering water casting into the wind. Big hooks and big line helps a lot(KVD size 1, 20-22lb Shooter)

Sorry for the long post, I do some writing on trout and they get me thinking. Picture time, just a few from this summer 8-)


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