Is there a certain brand you prefer over others for fishing gear?

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asked Jul 15, 2017 in Saltwater Fishing by cquade7 (3,269 points)
Do you like certain brands over others for rods and reels and even line? I have had some bad luck with different fishing lines and was wondering what people use on here. Thanks!

4 Answers

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answered Jul 18, 2017 by NinjaShark (3,775 points)
i've been using the power pro braid, it's been good so far. but I've heard good things about suffix too, i might try using some of their line more often as it is a little cheaper. Right now i'm using some of their mono line for leader material and it has been pretty good. I actually really like my ugly stick combo (6'6") it's been a decent rod/reel combo for my inshore fishing. I also recently got a 7' Lews inshore mach speed II rod and have been loving it. the Winn grips are great and the rod has good action but still a strong backbone. I recently decided to give the kastking sharky II reel a try since i do some kayak fishing and the reel could get dipped in water. the Reel claims to be waterproof. So far i haven't had any issues with it, but i've only caught two catfish with it, so still needs to be put to the test. For baits i use DOA and Berkely Gulp mostly for soft plastics and I like the Rapala X-Rap for top water (but i'm new to top water, and i haven't caught a fish with top water yet).

i guess to answer your question. No i don't have a specific brand i like over others, i just go with what will help me get outside and hopefully catch some fish. I'm still kinda new to some of this stuff so i'm getting a feel for what i like and don't like.
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answered Jul 24, 2017 by dwnc (1,254 points)
Reels, I like okumas.  They are less expensive than a lot of brands and I've never had trouble.  I also have had success with Penn reels.  For rods, I love Tica's.  Light weight and have always had power for what I needed, largest was 4-5ft shark.  They are also very sensitive which can be very good or kind or irritating.  The guys I fish with sometimes get mildly aggravated because they think I have a fish but it is just wind or waves.  I've learned to tell the difference.  For braid I've used Spiderwire blue camo and have loved it.   For mono line, I typically like offshore angler.  I surf fish about 10 times a year.
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answered Jul 23, 2017 by Ratfish (455 points)
Power pro, haven't really tried others yet.
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answered Oct 18, 2017 by Cronnie40 (228 points)
Prefer avet , Shimano, & penn
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