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I have been reading online forums and Muskie websites trying to learn what a good choice would be for a setup.

I am kinda leaning towards the St CROIX - PREMIER® MUSKY ROD. Not sure of the length / action etc. I am going to be doing shore cast + trolling.

As far as reels I am not sure at all as I have only used Spinning Reels for small fish.

Any help on what a decent setup, knowing that I will be shoreside mainly, and in a boat once and awhile.

The reason I ask is I have been fishing bass and I started catching larger fish that I was prepared to handle. The river seems to be teaming with large ones.

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Hmmm, specialty fishing rods are sort of like the line from the Lay's chips commercial - betcha can't buy just one! The St Croix is probably an excellent start though.

Just don't tell your wife that you are gearing up to chase "strippers" - but stripers might be OK...


Now that I have pulled the lame spelling police stunt somebody will hammer me for the goofs in my posts too. All in good fun.
 

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Hmmm, specialty fishing rods are sort of like the line from the Lay's chips commercial - betcha can't buy just one! The St Croix is probably an excellent start though.

Just don't tell your wife that you are gearing up to chase "strippers" - but stripers might be OK...


Now that I have pulled the lame spelling police stunt somebody will hammer me for the goofs in my posts too. All in good fun.
LOL I missed that, but I could chase those while im at it.
 

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if you know where "phils auto" in Lincon is, there is a pro shop upstairs.. Talk to Derek. He runs Eastern Esox. He can set you up with quality muskie/striper gear for the best prices! He only carries one brand of muskie rod (shimano compre) wich are just great rods for around 140 i think..

you'll want 100lb test line dont use anything lighter or you'll lose lures!!!!!!!!!! a 2oz+ lure that cost you 25 bucks will break anything lighter when your reel backlashes... and it will


you could also check out fredericton anglers and outfitters. located conveniently on fredericton's northside. i think they'll have the st croix rods, but E. Esox has more competitive prices... 2-5 bucks less for most lures


I have not been to Fredericton anglers and outfitters yet, so i cant tell you anything about thier selection or service. but i can assure you Derek has a great selection, and he is commited to providing nothing but customer satisfaction!

also, sometimes walmart or canadian tire will have gear suitable for muskies, but usually just lures

hope this helps you out!
 
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