Buying a bigger trout setup: Shimano Symetre 2500FJ + WHAT ROD?
I would like to build a bit bigger trout rod for the larger rivers around here. I currently use a 4.5' Ugly Stick with decent Daiwa reel (500 series I believe). This setup just doesn't have the balls to cast across the river and I've been dealing with line twist issues lately (flourocarbon line and I do trip the bail manually every time).
I was thinking of something from Shimano in the 2500 line. My use would be trout up to 16" in rivers that are at most 50' across. I tend to use small Mepps spinners and Rival lures. My plan was to get a 6' Ugly Stick and call it a day. Should I be looking at other sub-$50 poles for this setup? Thanks!
P.S. I haven't been salmon fishing in years (just got back into trout fishing about 2 years ago), would this size reel be able to land a decent Michigan inland king salmon? I might get back into salmon fishing but probably won't this year if it means ANOTHER setup to buy...
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