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Whats the budget and what is the intended use? If you have a $50 budget looking for an all purpose rod/reel that is completly different than a $300 budget looking for a jig rod/reel combo and so on.

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Limit Creek smoothie and a Cabelas Prodigy spinning reel when it's on sale. This combo will be at the upper limits of your budget but it's a great combo.

To be honest with you, just about any combo in the $150 range is going to be a good rod/reel. Check out some of the bigger box stores and see what they have on sale right now. There are some great deals to be had.

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I also own the prodigy combo with the magtouch pole from the big "C". $150 combo and the pole is very sensitive. I use it for lindy and jigging.

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I would agree with the guys that replied before me...

I have a $650 jigging rod and reel and wish i wouldn't have spent as much and went with the above option.

For the money you can't pass up that Cabelas option.

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St. Croix Premier and Pfluegger President, should put you right at about $160. For a multi purpose rod it be tought to beat a 7' M Fast. If your looking for a rod to do everything but jig and troll with the 7'6" ML is a great option for rigging, pitching cranks, slip bobber fishing and does very well as a crappie rod as well.

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I agree with the Croix/Pfluegger combo above. If you want to save $30, opt for the St Croix Triumph. Same rod blank and components as the Premier, but it's made in China not the US. Doubt you'd tell a difference. Shimano Symetre is a nice reel in that range too.

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Shimano rods and reels are great. I believe all rods starting at the Clarus +/- $60 on up are warrantied for life. I run five symetres and a few stradics and saharas and have never had a problem. They have brought a ton of fish in the boat!Skol.

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