(Lake Charles, Louisiana United States)
I just bought a Quantum SL100HPT Smoke PT Baitcast Reel 7.0:1 ratio and trying to figure out the proper rod, string, and lure for it. I like fishing soft plastics, weighted and weightless. Is this a proper reel for a soft plastic lure?
I used to bass fish on the Barksdale AFB lakes when I was stationed there back in the late 80's early 90's. Some awesome fishing where you are! (but seriously, wear sunscreen!!)
The new reel you have is top notch and since you rolled out some cash for it, I have to assume you take your bass fishing seriously. I would suggest for you the St. Croix Mojo Bass rod. Not only is it awesome looking, it's tuned like a guitar to land those bass.
You can find them for around $100 online or at retail stores.
As for the line, if your fishing in a lot of cover I would go with a braided line to withstand abrasions and hold up longer.
If its pretty clear, mono or fluorocarbon line will work.
Keep in mind that Fluoro has less stretch, is more sensitive and will stay down better than mono. Probably making it more ideal for your soft plastics which this setup will work just fine for.
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