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Rod & Reel Combo Help
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Rod & Reel Combo Help
In a few weeks ill be looking into getting a few Combos. 1st one will be Rod and reel bait casting combo and the 2nd one a spinning rod & reel combo. Im looking to spend $100 or under PER combo.... so what are some good combos to go with.? Thanks... Adam

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04-02-2016 03:29 AM
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RE: Rod & Reel Combo Help
I would check online with Bass Pro Shops, Dicks Sporting Goods, Field & Stream, Gander Mountain, and Cabelas to see what they have available in your price range. Make sure to read any reviews listed also. If you're looking for some multi-presentation combos I do have some suggestions. For a spinning combo I would go with a 6'6" to 7' Medium Power Fast Action rod with a 2500 to 3000 series reel. For a baitcaster I would go with a 6'10" to 7' Medium/Heavy Power Fast Action rod with around a 6.4 gear ratio reel. With those 2 combinations you can fish pretty much any style bait.

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04-02-2016 04:01 PM
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RE: Rod & Reel Combo Help
(04-02-2016 04:01 PM)bdurboraw12 Wrote:  I would check online with Bass Pro Shops, Dicks Sporting Goods, Field & Stream, Gander Mountain, and Cabelas to see what they have available in your price range. Make sure to read any reviews listed also. If you're looking for some multi-presentation combos I do have some suggestions. For a spinning combo I would go with a 6'6" to 7' Medium Power Fast Action rod with a 2500 to 3000 series reel. For a baitcaster I would go with a 6'10" to 7' Medium/Heavy Power Fast Action rod with around a 6.4 gear ratio. With those 2 combinations you can fish pretty much any style bait.

Thanks for the info.. will look into it.

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04-02-2016 04:04 PM
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RE: Rod & Reel Combo Help
Read reviews carefully- almost every product will have reviews saying it is the best sh** ever, all the way to "it sucks worse than anything has ever sucked".

Watch grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Reading reviews of products I know and use is fun sometimes. There are some real morons out there allowed to post stuff on the internet...

Cabela's has some good prices going on. http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/browse/ro.../N-1100309

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04-02-2016 06:43 PM
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Def read the reviews before you buy it. Ive got some pretty nice combos from dicks, gander, and cabelas. Some that were worth over a hundred and got them on sale. Keep your eyes open for the sales. Plus for around that range you could buy a nice reel for around 50 then find the rod for around 50. If thats what you already mean by combo. The thing that gets me on the rod and reel combo together is that the reel sometimes is not the best. So i always end up upgrading the reel.
04-03-2016 01:17 PM
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I was just in Eries's Field and stream sand they had this sign on there clearance rods and reels. Some 13 fishing rods and shimano rods and reels were included. They had a decent amount on clearance.

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04-03-2016 03:11 PM
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RE: Rod & Reel Combo Help
Rather than start a new thread, I just had a quick question. 99.9999% of the time I fish with spinning gear. Now I'm in the market for a baitcaster setup. Going with 7' MH fast. Question is I've seen some anglers have the crank on left side for spin reels, and on the right side for baitcasters. Is this normal, where the crank is on opposite sides, depending on reel style?
11-10-2017 01:48 PM
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Rod & Reel Combo Help
If you are used to spinning gear, just get a baitcaster with the handle on the side you are used to. It will be considered the opposite dominant hand but you will like it better most likely. I don’t understand why most people cast and crank with the same hand on a baitcaster, switching hands in the process. It seems very inefficient to me. That’s my two cents.


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11-10-2017 02:18 PM
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I haven't used a bait cast setup in awhile but maybe what's throwing you off is that the eyeholes are on the opposite side. I cast with my right and wind in with my left so that would have to be my setup for any reel.
11-10-2017 05:40 PM
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RE: Rod & Reel Combo Help
No, I've used them before (20 or so years ago). I understand the difference. I'm just wondering why some people use a spinner with left crank, and then a caster with right crank.
11-10-2017 06:53 PM
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