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FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » Float Tubes, Pontoons and Related Equipment Discussions » Float Tube, Pontoon, and Equipment Related Discussions » What's your setups?

What's your setups?

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1 What's your setups? on Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:13 pm

Hookem562

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What setups do you bring along tubing for bass and halibut

I use a 7'11 teramar with a calcutta

2 Re: What's your setups? on Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:38 am

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I typically always carry three combos on the tube and mix and match between the following choices depending on the technique & area I will be fishing.

reels: lews tournament pro speed spool in 5:1 with 30# braid (leaders vary), lews tournament pro speed spool in 7:1 with 8# izorline xxx and a Calcutta 200te gt with 30# braid & 15# fluoro

Rods: all wiseguy custom rods. I have a light action, medium action, heavy action and even a parabolic one for crank baits & spinner baits.

3 Re: What's your setups? on Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:10 am

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Mines is a 7'8" heavy extra fast phenix m1 with a abu garcia revo Stx w/ 40lb braid

4 Re: What's your setups? on Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:45 am

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What the longest rod you'll bring fishing from the tube

5 Re: What's your setups? on Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:49 am

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8 foot rod people think I am crazy, but it works for me.


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6 Re: What's your setups? on Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:06 am

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I've taken rods up to 8'-0" but my favorite is right around 6'-0" or so.

7 Re: What's your setups? on Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:16 am

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On the tube, my go to rig is a phenix ultra mbx 707 mated with a revo inshore spool straight 40lb suffix 832.

Probably not optimal for halibut head shake as it shuts off real quick, but I have pulled some big bass out of cover with this setup.  IMO the best gear is anything that your confident in!



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8 Re: What's your setups? on Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:21 am

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One of my favorites setup is an M1 MX72H, 10-25lb, extra fast action paired with a Daiwa T3MX reel and 12lb Izor xxx. Also I take a little heavier one, rated 15-35, extra fast action paired with a Daiwa Type R reel and 15lb flouro. For bay fishing, I'm pretty much covered with these two setups.

9 Re: What's your setups? on Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:25 am

Hookem562

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Thanks for the replies I'm looking to pick up another rod to pair with my e7

10 Re: What's your setups? on Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:26 am

Hookem562

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How does the m1 fish compare to a umbx?...thanks

11 Re: What's your setups? on Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:14 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:How does the m1 fish compare to a umbx?...thanks

They are both excellent choices, the difference is price and that is because of the components and materials used. I have an UMBX and I have several M1's in my arsenal, I like fishing all of them, they are all sensitive, light and strong when hooking fish. But for the price, you can't go wrong with an M1, it's an outstanding blank at a very good price.

12 Re: What's your setups? on Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:42 pm

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Ths might sound like a sale pitch but if your looking for a price sensitive rod, check out the abu volitair!

Not on par with phenix but they get the job done. If you like the voltair, I have a brand new VOLC79-5 that I have no use.

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