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mrpike1973

what cheap rod and reel should i buy

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hello i can spend only 50 dollers on a rod and reel 6 foot to 6 foot 6 med instant antireverse what would you suggest i would rather not buy from the big w store. i was a moron today left the rods in the boat when i came back to load the boat 3 rods and my tackle were gone this happened within 5 minutes i never seen who took them at a local landing jerk-baits now i have to wait till payday to get a rod maybe some tackle

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You can get a Gander Guide Series rod for $20-30 and Quantum sells a decent reel for 17.99.

Steve

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I would recommend a store brand combo from Gander or Cabelas.

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I'd try out an Abu Garcia Cardinal combo, they aren't a bad set up for the price (usually $35-40). Otherwise I think Rapala has a rod/reel combo for around that price.

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Pflueger has a few combos out, the big c had for $44. they are a decent combo. i have a few.

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I saw some Mitchell combos at Mills Fleet Farm with 308xe reel and a nice, stiff 2 piece rod for around $40 last week. That is cheaper than the MSRP for the reel alone. I've also seen some nice Abu Cardinal combos there recently. When looking at combos, just make sure the rod is stiff. Many times, they put spinning reels on rods that are too flimsy to cast decent-sized baits, pull bass out of weeds, or even set the hook.

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I bought the cabelas rod and reel combo and i love it! I think it was 50 bucks or so and I've never had any problems. Or check the bargain cave there, there is usually good deals in there if they aren't broken yet...

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Man I am really sorry to hear that someone stole your stuff. Fishing is my time to get away from the [PoorWordUsage] that goes on in this world and when this type of thing happens it pushes me the wrong way.

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I just picked up a Guide Series 6'6" meduim for $19. They had a bunch of options for around that price.

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Check out a Scheels store near you, they have lots of quality, reasonably priced rod and reel combos to chose from.

Jim Carroll NPAA #13

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I got one of these Gander combo's in the 6' variety as a gift. It's paired with a 5 bearing Gander reel. I'm sure not real spendy, but so far I like it. It has less sensitivity than my St Croix's, but still pretty good. I'm hoping the reel holds up well.

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I picked up a lower priced Shimano spinning reel a while back (Slade 2500) for around $25. Pair that with a Gander Mountain Guide Series rod and you'd have a nice set up for around $50.

Nothing fancy but I've caught a lot of fish off a set up like that. I keep that reel on a two piece rod and leave it in my trunk with some lures in the summer so I can fish whenever the mood strikes me.

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i like the gander combos good price and not bad quality for the price, plus with sales going on you can get a pretty good combo for a low price shop around and you would be suprised on what you get

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