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#10976961 - 07/14/15 04:34 PM Buying Rod and Reel tomorrow
tuck4x4 Offline
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Registered: 10/09/14
Posts: 81
A few months ago my wife and I had an emergency and I sold all of my fishing gear to pay the bills. I had been using a Lews Laser MG and a Cabelas Prodigy rod and was pretty happy with it.

90% of my fishing is bank fishing ponds and lakes in the North Dallas area, but occasionally I go out with a buddy to fish at power plant lakes and Tawakoni.

I split between worm fishing, (Texas rig and Carolina), and tossing crank baits.

What is a good Rod and Reel to buy locally for less than $200? Preferably $150 or so. Ive been shopping online at BPS and Cabelas, but its just gotten too confusing.

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#10981807 - 07/16/15 06:20 PM Re: Buying Rod and Reel tomorrow [Re: tuck4x4]
03svtsnakevert Offline
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Registered: 04/05/12
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Loc: Copperas Cove, TX
Originally Posted By: tuck4x4
A few months ago my wife and I had an emergency and I sold all of my fishing gear to pay the bills. I had been using a Lews Laser MG and a Cabelas Prodigy rod and was pretty happy with it.

90% of my fishing is bank fishing ponds and lakes in the North Dallas area, but occasionally I go out with a buddy to fish at power plant lakes and Tawakoni.

I split between worm fishing, (Texas rig and Carolina), and tossing crank baits.

What is a good Rod and Reel to buy locally for less than $200? Preferably $150 or so. Ive been shopping online at BPS and Cabelas, but its just gotten too confusing.


Look for a rod in the 7 foot prolly medium heavy and a reel in 6.4 ratio...should be all around good for plastics top waters spinnerbaits etc

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#10984607 - 07/17/15 10:47 PM Re: Buying Rod and Reel tomorrow [Re: tuck4x4]
tuck4x4 Offline
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Registered: 10/09/14
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I ended up buying a Bass Pro Shops Qualifier and a Berkely E-motion 6'6" rod. The reel is good, I think I liked my Lews better, but the rod I'm not very sure about.

I paid $20 for it from someone on this forum though, so I know for the price it is decent.

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#10984614 - 07/17/15 10:49 PM Re: Buying Rod and Reel tomorrow [Re: tuck4x4]
IdRaTherBeCasting Offline
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Registered: 05/21/10
Posts: 319
Loc: rowlett tx
I bought a new shimano curado. Sweet reel. U might look into those later on

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#10988205 - 07/20/15 08:10 AM Re: Buying Rod and Reel tomorrow [Re: tuck4x4]
tuck4x4 Offline
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Registered: 10/09/14
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OK, I absolutely did not like the BPS Pro Qualifier. I have no idea why. I know its 90% the same as a Lews and I loved my Lews.

And I was skunked 3 days in a row fishing with it, so maybe that helped.

I exchanged it yesterday for a new model Citica and that reel is ridiculous. Furthest casting reel Ive ever used. I was tossing frogs on the opposite bank last night. I ended up hooking 4 bass so the voodoo has been broken.

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