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#11435737 - 02/24/16 09:16 AM $500.00 ROD? OR A $500.00 REEL
Ty Burns Offline
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Registered: 06/03/12
Posts: 94
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.
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#11435756 - 02/24/16 09:25 AM Re: $500.00 ROD? OR A $500.00 REEL [Re: Ty Burns]
5basslimit Offline
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Registered: 09/23/12
Posts: 54
Loc: Forney, Texas
Rod for sure
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#11435764 - 02/24/16 09:28 AM Re: $500.00 ROD? OR A $500.00 REEL [Re: Ty Burns]
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Registered: 04/22/15
Posts: 5221
$500 combo for me

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

Registered: 10/21/08
Posts: 3729
Loc: Weatherford, TX
I think I can buy a couple of combos for that money.

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#11435771 - 02/24/16 09:30 AM Re: $500.00 ROD? OR A $500.00 REEL [Re: Ty Burns]
Slide_R Offline
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Registered: 05/31/03
Posts: 5218
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?
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#11435773 - 02/24/16 09:31 AM Re: $500.00 ROD? OR A $500.00 REEL [Re: Ty Burns]
Trickster Offline
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Registered: 07/27/07
Posts: 32945
Loc: Plano TX
Reel. I can step on the reel and not damage it.
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#11435831 - 02/24/16 09:55 AM Re: $500.00 ROD? OR A $500.00 REEL [Re: Ty Burns]
catslayer Offline
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Registered: 03/03/08
Posts: 3351
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)
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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
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Registered: 04/21/14
Posts: 118
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.

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#11435941 - 02/24/16 10:28 AM Re: $500.00 ROD? OR A $500.00 REEL [Re: Ty Burns]
Slade Offline
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Registered: 06/17/05
Posts: 1283
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)
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#11435944 - 02/24/16 10:30 AM Re: $500.00 ROD? OR A $500.00 REEL [Re: Ty Burns]
shotgunwilly Offline
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Registered: 06/22/08
Posts: 686
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.

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#11435950 - 02/24/16 10:32 AM Re: $500.00 ROD? OR A $500.00 REEL [Re: Ty Burns]
TFFOTLegend Offline
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Registered: 05/28/12
Posts: 3506
I'd go put the money on a blackjack table at Winstar

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#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: 686
Originally Posted By: TFFOTLegend
I'd go put the money on a blackjack table at Winstar


Screw them and their $0.50 ante.

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#11435998 - 02/24/16 10:48 AM Re: $500.00 ROD? OR A $500.00 REEL [Re: Ty Burns]
Nathanw9 Offline
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Registered: 02/18/15
Posts: 26
Loc: North Texas
rod
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#11436024 - 02/24/16 10:54 AM Re: $500.00 ROD? OR A $500.00 REEL [Re: Ty Burns]
Cmack Offline
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Registered: 10/14/04
Posts: 571
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.
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#11436026 - 02/24/16 10:55 AM Re: $500.00 ROD? OR A $500.00 REEL [Re: Ty Burns]
SAKS Offline
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Registered: 07/23/14
Posts: 647
Rod.

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