Rod & Reel suggestions (inshore)

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  1. dutchyaztec

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    Recently scored a free kayak that I've taken out to MB and would like to take out in La Jolla. I'm looking for an inshore setup that I can use in the bay but also land some bigger fish in La Jolla with, $200 budget. I really only have trout rods and a couple I use for surf fishing but need something heavier. Any rod/reel suggestions are greatly appreciated, thanks!
     
  2. Werfless

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    Got your reel in my garage. Old gear, but adequate enough. No rods at the moment, but I have your reel as cheap as you'll find one...
     
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    got a boat rod I don't use anymore. It's short and stiff rod rated 20-40lb so perfect for boat/kayak setup for fishing dropper or flyline. $40 and it's yours.
    Question is... where do you pick up free kayaks? lol
     
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    Tons of choices in your price range. For kayak gear pick up something simple that you can break down and service yourself. Also something that you won't cry over if you lose it overboard. I'd take up some of these guys on their offers.
     
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    If you don't already service your own reels then I suggest you learn. Kayaking can be rough on gear, and some regularly maintenance will go a long way to keeping your reels working.
     
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    Sealine SL20SH and a set of Carbontex drags. Takes use and abuse quite well. Easy to service yourself.
     
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    Something along the lines of a Penn 501 and a 7' 20-40 ( Calstar or Sabre 870 or a 670 )would serve you well on your yak. You could catch bait, fish the bait, throw the iron or fish bottom with this rig
     
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