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grg32
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« on: August 16, 2018, 02:01:01 PM »

Hey guys, I tried the search function thinking this may have been covered, no luck.  So, here is the question.  I have two new (to me) DAM Quick 270 reels enroute to the house.  I bought them in error, but will now turn lemons into something drinkable.  I spend most of my time freshwater fishing and do not have a lot of time saltwater.  When I do go, I go for rockfish, cobia and drum in the Chesapeake Bay.  For these two DAM Quick reels, I would like to have rods from the same time period (old school) primarily for jigging off the side of the boat.  I don't see much time for surf fishing or fishing off a jetty, so I think a rod I can use on the boat would be used more often.  I was thinking #20 lb test line (which could easily change based on your thoughts).  I want to have fiberglass rods and was hoping to get suggestions on rod brand names, rod length, action, line weight, lure weight...etc.  I am not afraid of rebuilding a rod if I have to, especially if the age of the rod closely matches the reels (if I can).  So, what do you think?  What rods should I be looking for to pair with these reels?  Thanks to both Fred and Randy for their time, this forum is great.  Gary
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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2018, 04:57:27 PM »

There is a lot of Ugly sticks around with old school action to choose from.  I'd probably go to 30# for the bottom but...  I can't tell you any model numbers because I just can't remember shinola.

Like to see the lemonade  Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2018, 05:16:28 PM »

A 2 piece Harnell wouldn't break the bank and checks the boxes in your post. They pop up the the big auction site quite a bit just got to be patient to get one that's not over priced. A lot of old glass rods ended up as tomato stakes, most hung onto Harnells
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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2018, 05:32:09 PM »

Thanks Steve...good to know re the #30, will keep that in the mix.  Thanks Swami...I will poke around the auctions for a Harnell...let's see what pops up.  There is no rush on these at all so your suggestion makes perfect sense.  Thanks! G
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