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Thread: Best rod and reel

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    Best rod and reel

    An old question I know, but need to know best general rod and reel combo for the pier and what line wt.? Also, is there anyone at J&M who knows a lot about pier fishing ? Many Thanks. Boca61

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    Guys at J&M are very knowledgeable about the pier. Won't sell you more than you need either. Check with them and let them know what fish you will be targeting. You can't go wrong with John and his staff.
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    Thank you sir

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    What fshntime said. They won't try to sell you rigs that are too big and squid for bait and J&M unless you insist on it. For the trout, whiting, flounder, slot reds, etc., your bass weight tackle will be fine--- 10# to 12# test---and for the bull reds and kings, you'll want an 8' med. fast rod and a reel that will hold 300 yds. of 15# test. J&M has this tackle in all grades, except maybe the super cheap and worthless stuff. If you are stupid rich, they can take care of that, too, and you'll be smiling when you walk out the door. They have the right tackle and most excellent customer service---I've walked in there on a busy Saturday with a busted rod tip and had them fix it in ten minutes and laugh at my dumb jokes while they worked. All the sales guys are fishermen and we see them on the pier often.

    FYI---Neither fishntime nor I own any stock there. They are just that good to do business with.

    Penn and Shimano are excellent brands that have different levels of quality tackle depending on your pocketbook.
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    I'll reinforce everything that has been said pertaining to J&M Tackle.
    They're a class act that's very hard to follow.
    I could relate anecdotal stories of the owner's graciousness but you'd think I was telling tall tales.
    Yeah, they're that nice.
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    Ragnar Benson:
    Never, under any circumstances, ever become a refugee.
    Die if you must, but die on your home turf with your face to the wind, not in some stinking hellhole 2,000 kilometers away, among people you neither know nor care about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChileRelleno View Post
    I'll reinforce everything that has been said pertaining to J&M Tackle.
    They're a class act that's very hard to follow.
    I could relate anecdotal stories of the owner's graciousness but you'd think I was telling tall tales.
    Yeah, they're that nice.
    I'll second and third that..... they overlook my googaness and tourist Yankee tenancy
    you can not go wrong shoping there
    Bill...semi-retired.... looking for work

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    My question has been answered and then some. Thanks to all!

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    Shhhh, Haywire. Wanda thinks I do own some....
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    What's been said about J&M. And add a nice fish on the hook.

 

 

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