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#11435737 - 02/24/16 09:16 AM $500.00 ROD? OR A $500.00 REEL
Ty Burns Offline

Registered: 06/03/12
Posts: 140
Loc: Paradise,Texas
Just curios.
If you had $500.00 to spend on a rod or reel would you buy the rod to go with a reel you already have (In my case that would be a $200.00 reel),
or would you buy a reel to go with the rod you already have (in my case it would be a $200.00 rod).
I personally would split it up and get both with the $500.00.
My question is, is one much more important than the other?

Thanks for your opinions.

#11435756 - 02/24/16 09:25 AM Re: $500.00 ROD? OR A $500.00 REEL [Re: Ty Burns]
5basslimit Offline

Registered: 09/23/12
Posts: 56
Loc: Forney, Texas
Rod for sure
Everyone has a plan till they get hit in the mouth

#11435764 - 02/24/16 09:28 AM Re: $500.00 ROD? OR A $500.00 REEL [Re: Ty Burns]
04champ Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 04/22/15
Posts: 6235
$500 combo for me

#11435767 - 02/24/16 09:28 AM Re: $500.00 ROD? OR A $500.00 REEL [Re: Ty Burns]
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 10/21/08
Posts: 3769
Loc: Weatherford, TX
I think I can buy a couple of combos for that money.

#11435771 - 02/24/16 09:30 AM Re: $500.00 ROD? OR A $500.00 REEL [Re: Ty Burns]
Slide_R Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 05/31/03
Posts: 5266
Loc: Richardson
$300 dollar rod, $200 Reel or Megabass Orochi + Shimano Chronarch ( purchased used can be had in the $300 - $350 range) + Sunline Sniper Line

I don't want to skip quality on either item as they are a system and a system is only as good as the weakest link. And yes, you can catch fish with lower cost equipment but why would you want to if you don't have to?
Robert Oleson
aka Slide_R

#11435773 - 02/24/16 09:31 AM Re: $500.00 ROD? OR A $500.00 REEL [Re: Ty Burns]
Trickster Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 07/27/07
Posts: 34514
Loc: Plano TX
Reel. I can step on the reel and not damage it.

#11435831 - 02/24/16 09:55 AM Re: $500.00 ROD? OR A $500.00 REEL [Re: Ty Burns]
catslayer Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 03/03/08
Posts: 3559
Loc: Straight outa Johnson county.....
Do you love the reel you have??? if that is the case I'd go buy a power tackle and have some money left for line, baits etc.

If you DONT like the reel you have... sell it and then use 500+ sale of reel and get a combo (look at a metanium)

in general I spend my money on the REEL, they last longer

Edited by catslayer (02/24/16 09:55 AM)
"I'll never mess with bee's or wasp anymore, and I'll never gig another beaver..." words from a man who learned things the hard way.

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#11435840 - 02/24/16 09:59 AM Re: $500.00 ROD? OR A $500.00 REEL [Re: Ty Burns]
photofishin Offline

Registered: 04/21/14
Posts: 124
Loc: Houston, Texas
Unless I was doing this for a living, that's an outrageous amount of money to spend on one item.
It's funny, the Castaway rod I bought for $27 on Amazon catches just as many fish as that high dollar rod you're fishing with. So does the older quantum reel that I think I paid $89 for 10 years ago.
Some of these products catch more fishermen than fish in my opinion.
Don't get me wrong...when I worked as a guide, my personal equipment was the best I could buy...however I'm not making KVD money fishing...but that's just me.

#11435941 - 02/24/16 10:28 AM Re: $500.00 ROD? OR A $500.00 REEL [Re: Ty Burns]
Slade Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/17/05
Posts: 1388
Loc: Irving, TX
I usually look for used high end rods / reels. I have some set ups that would cost close to a grand if purchased new, that have cost me less than $500 total. I realize that wasn't the question, but if I was going to spend that much it would be on a rod. There are some great reels in the $200 range.

Example for me, I would really like to get a Shimano Metanium for my next flipping set up, but I just can't bring myself to spend close to $450 on a reel. I have a few Core's but they where bought used. I am comfortable buying used reels because even if there is a problem I can take it to SW parts and have it fixed fairly cheap.

Edited by Slade (02/24/16 10:29 AM)
PB 10.58 Joe Pool

#11435944 - 02/24/16 10:30 AM Re: $500.00 ROD? OR A $500.00 REEL [Re: Ty Burns]
shotgunwilly Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/22/08
Posts: 750
There's nothing that a $500 rod can do that I can't do just as well with a $100-$200 rod.

I wouldn't spend $500 on a reel either.

It would be probably a reel and 2 rods for me.

#11435950 - 02/24/16 10:32 AM Re: $500.00 ROD? OR A $500.00 REEL [Re: Ty Burns]
TFFOTLegend Offline
mama's boy

Registered: 05/28/12
Posts: 3506
I'd go put the money on a blackjack table at Winstar

#11435960 - 02/24/16 10:36 AM Re: $500.00 ROD? OR A $500.00 REEL [Re: TFFOTLegend]
shotgunwilly Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/22/08
Posts: 750
Originally Posted By: TFFOTLegend
I'd go put the money on a blackjack table at Winstar

Screw them and their $0.50 ante.

#11435998 - 02/24/16 10:48 AM Re: $500.00 ROD? OR A $500.00 REEL [Re: Ty Burns]
Nathanw9 Offline

Registered: 02/18/15
Posts: 46
Loc: North Texas
05 Skeeter ZX250
TAMU '20

#11436024 - 02/24/16 10:54 AM Re: $500.00 ROD? OR A $500.00 REEL [Re: Ty Burns]
Cmack Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 10/14/04
Posts: 579
Loc: Onalaska,Tx
The rod for sure. I didn't believe the hype until I started fishing G.Loomis rods. My 1st NRX made a true believer out of me. As far as reels go I use mostly Curados and Chronarchs. I see no need for a $550 rod for anything other than bottom contact lures and then only for longer line applications.

#11436026 - 02/24/16 10:55 AM Re: $500.00 ROD? OR A $500.00 REEL [Re: Ty Burns]
SAKS Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/23/14
Posts: 806

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