I saw a youtube video of you giving advice on a pike rod&reel combo but it seems they are older models. Could you suggest a good current spinning combo for pike along with mainline and leader info. Would also use it for Walleye and would pay more for a better outfit. Thank you for your time.Posted on March 27th, 2016
The Rapala Magnum 7′, 2-piece spinnng rod, MG20SP76MH2 is an excellent choice with a retail price of $65.00 matched with an Rapala Seeker Spinning Reel, SKS25SP, at about $160., and loaded with Sufix 832 braid in the 30 lb. test is an ideal spinning outfit.
You can run the 30 lb. braid (8 lb. test monofilament diameter), for both pike and walleye. If you are targeting pike I would suggest using a 30 lb. Fluorocarbon leader at least 18″ long. If you are targeting walleye I would suggest you go to a 10 or 12 lb. Fluorocarbon leader.