With the exception of the really heavy baits(swimbaits...) or the really light baits(dropshots...) just keep it simple. A 6'6" to 7' medium to medium heavy rod with a fast tip will take care of all the other applications. 12, 15 or 17 lb mono or fluorocarbon line and any quality 6:4 to 7:0 reel in the brand that you like will do the trick. Keep it simple. This setup can be used for nearly all bass fishing techniques. Crankbaits, C-rigg, T-rigg, spinnerbaits, topwaters, jigs..... Start with two or three of these setups then venture out as you start using different techniques or develop tastes for the type of setups you like. You can add and fine tune your list later. Caution: "look out for the tackle monkey"! :-) And did I mention:keep it simple? Good Luck!
Edited by 361V (10/25/15 08:27 AM)