Recommend a rod to go with my Aldebaran BFS

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Recommend a rod to go with my Aldebaran BFS

Post by nstd » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:53 pm

Just picked up an Aldebaran, and now I need a rod to you throw 1/16 Hard baits. What do you recommend?

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Re: Recommend a rod to go with my Aldebaran BFS

Post by ultralight » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:06 pm

Apparently your first post here? Welcome.

A few thread down, there's one titled "Smith Be Sticky Trout"

You can probably start there. I don't own a BFS or anything baitcasting - and I know 1/100th of the guys on this forum. But I'll say thatwhat to recommend depends in part on what you are aiming for and what type of environment you are fishing in. Short precision casts for small streams? Long max distance cast for open waters? Budget? etc. The more parameters you have, the more likely you will get relevant suggestions from the pros here. I have learned SO much from these guys/gals. (Presumably there are some gals on this forum?)

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Re: Recommend a rod to go with my Aldebaran BFS

Post by nstd » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:38 am

Thanks for the replay ultralight.

Please recommend a rod for both stream and long distance. Also rods for casting micro cranks and mini jigs .

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Re: Recommend a rod to go with my Aldebaran BFS

Post by Edward78 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:29 am

Whats your price range ?

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Re: Recommend a rod to go with my Aldebaran BFS

Post by poisonokie » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:23 am

You want a bass rod or a trout rod?
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Re: Recommend a rod to go with my Aldebaran BFS

Post by nstd » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:36 pm

Edward78 wrote:Whats your price range ?
under $200.

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Re: Recommend a rod to go with my Aldebaran BFS

Post by nstd » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:36 pm

poisonokie wrote:You want a bass rod or a trout rod?
both? i fish both trout and bass.

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Re: Recommend a rod to go with my Aldebaran BFS

Post by nstd » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:37 pm

thoughts or input on Shimano Cardiff NX 1-7g 5 ft.

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Re: Recommend a rod to go with my Aldebaran BFS

Post by CM_Stewart » Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:58 am

Nice rod, and good choice for the Adebaran, but I doubt you could tell the difference between the Cardiff NX and the Trout One NS, which should be about $50 less expensive.
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Re: Recommend a rod to go with my Aldebaran BFS

Post by Edward78 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:56 am

Never had the Shimano Cardiff but have had a trout one and it was a nice rod. For bass and trout I think the one listed below might serve you better, should have a little more backbone for fighting bass.

https://www.digitaka.com/item.php?item=4560350821855

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Re: Recommend a rod to go with my Aldebaran BFS

Post by poisonokie » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:19 am

I don't have this exact model, but I have the same version in the MS-X line and I can tell you that rod will fish both panfish and bass. It will cast a Rapala Original floater very well, but also set a wacky jighead or crappie jig hook with ease. It has enough tip to keep them pinned and enough backbone to actually fight a bass.

Major Craft Speed Style SSC-64UL/BF

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Re: Recommend a rod to go with my Aldebaran BFS

Post by nstd » Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:50 pm

Edward78 wrote:Never had the Shimano Cardiff but have had a trout one and it was a nice rod. For bass and trout I think the one listed below might serve you better, should have a little more backbone for fighting bass.

https://www.digitaka.com/item.php?item=4560350821855
Have you tried the UL version? I want something to throw mini jigs down to 1/32.

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Re: Recommend a rod to go with my Aldebaran BFS

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:04 pm

nstd wrote:
Edward78 wrote:Never had the Shimano Cardiff but have had a trout one and it was a nice rod. For bass and trout I think the one listed below might serve you better, should have a little more backbone for fighting bass.

https://www.digitaka.com/item.php?item=4560350821855
Have you tried the UL version? I want something to throw mini jigs down to 1/32.
Is that 1/32oz total weight or, 1/32oz head plus plastic? Makes a huge difference at thise weights with BFS.
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Re: Recommend a rod to go with my Aldebaran BFS

Post by nstd » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:23 pm

Hobie-Wan Kenobi wrote:
nstd wrote:
Edward78 wrote:Never had the Shimano Cardiff but have had a trout one and it was a nice rod. For bass and trout I think the one listed below might serve you better, should have a little more backbone for fighting bass.

https://www.digitaka.com/item.php?item=4560350821855
Have you tried the UL version? I want something to throw mini jigs down to 1/32.
Is that 1/32oz total weight or, 1/32oz head plus plastic? Makes a huge difference at thise weights with BFS.

32 plus plastic

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Re: Recommend a rod to go with my Aldebaran BFS

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:10 am

nstd wrote:
Hobie-Wan Kenobi wrote:
nstd wrote:
Edward78 wrote:Never had the Shimano Cardiff but have had a trout one and it was a nice rod. For bass and trout I think the one listed below might serve you better, should have a little more backbone for fighting bass.

https://www.digitaka.com/item.php?item=4560350821855
Have you tried the UL version? I want something to throw mini jigs down to 1/32.
Is that 1/32oz total weight or, 1/32oz head plus plastic? Makes a huge difference at thise weights with BFS.

32 plus plastic
I found the rod will play a big factor too. Practice makes perfect
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