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#11484808 - 03/17/16 09:53 PM Advice on rod/reel/combo
Catfish713 Offline

Registered: 02/21/07
Posts: 264
Loc: Garden Ridge TX
Hey guys!

First off, I've been a bit of a ghost member on here for a while. I don't post a whole lot, but I visit and learn from y'all pretty regularly.
I wanted to introduce myself and ask a question
Firstly, the name is Chris. I go by Cowboy713 on other forums y'all may be on

My question is this. I'm currently in the market for a 9wt
Mostly for throwing sink tips and big bulky flies to reds out at Calaveras and Braunig
But also for stripers on the Guadalupe, and the occasional coast trip fishing the surf or jetties

I've been looking at the world wide sportsman deceiver rod and kingfisher reel combo from Bass pro

I love the look of both the rod and reel, but I was wondering if anyone has used either of them
And what y'all's thoughts are?

I know there are better rods and reels out there, but my price range is in the ballpark of the combo
Which retails for $220 with 300yds of 30lb gsp and 9wt line

I do have an 8wt and several rods in the smaller weights, but the flies I'm throwing are as big as 4/0 and weighted. Not easy to punch out long casts in the wind even with the 8wt.

So what are y'all's thoughts?
Any feedback is gladly welcomed!
Tight lines and God bless!

#11485311 - 03/18/16 08:32 AM Re: Advice on rod/reel/combo [Re: Catfish713]
rrhyne56 Offline

Registered: 02/16/01
Posts: 13224
Loc: McKinney TX USA
You could do far worse than the Bass Pro tackle. I would go for it.
"have fun with this stuff"
in memory of Big Dale
RRhyne56, Flyfishing warden

#11486728 - 03/18/16 08:37 PM Re: Advice on rod/reel/combo [Re: Catfish713]
tonyguitarguy Offline

Registered: 01/18/10
Posts: 217
The Bass Pro brand is $129.99 for all weights right now. Im weary on the warranty in case it cheap out. I haven't pulled the trigger on a rod yet but I'm looking for TFO. The Signature II, Professional II, or NXT models. Undecided still.

#11487429 - 03/19/16 09:43 AM Re: Advice on rod/reel/combo [Re: Catfish713]
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Registered: 01/31/14
Posts: 3164
Loc: Fort Worth
Cabelas RLS Combos are on sell 1/2 price on line. Regular $319 now $159.
Micah 6:8 He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God


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