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#11779537 - 08/16/16 08:13 AM how to choose?
cnprince Offline
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If only have $300, how to choose a rod and a reel for bass fishing?
Which is more important?

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#11779546 - 08/16/16 08:21 AM Re: how to choose? [Re: cnprince]
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You will get a lot of opinions on that. Now days rods and reels are specialized in what they are designed to do. If you don't have a specific purpose for it like cranking, Carolina rig, etc and looking for one all around rod and reel combo something in medium action 6'6" or 7' would work. Heck you can buy some nice combos for $150. You can get two nice combos for $300.

If you are looking to add a nice rod and reel to your collection a Duckett Ghost with a Lews Speed Spool would fit the bill nicely.
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#11779548 - 08/16/16 08:23 AM Re: how to choose? [Re: cnprince]
cnprince Offline
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If I use this bass rod, how to choose a reel?
N•S Black Hole HURRICANE SEA BASS spinning rod $240

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#11779557 - 08/16/16 08:29 AM Re: how to choose? [Re: cnprince]
cnprince Offline
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Length: 3.3 m
Contraction: 115 cm
Section: 3
Weight: 246 g
Line: 6-24 lb


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#11779576 - 08/16/16 08:48 AM Re: how to choose? [Re: cnprince]
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I like pairing a dobyns fury with a curado or lews. Can be done for about 250-275 full retail
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#11780812 - 08/16/16 07:30 PM Re: how to choose? [Re: Anchorman]
cnprince Offline
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Originally Posted By: Anchorman
You will get a lot of opinions on that. Now days rods and reels are specialized in what they are designed to do. If you don't have a specific purpose for it like cranking, Carolina rig, etc and looking for one all around rod and reel combo something in medium action 6'6" or 7' would work. Heck you can buy some nice combos for $150. You can get two nice combos for $300.

If you are looking to add a nice rod and reel to your collection a Duckett Ghost with a Lews Speed Spool would fit the bill nicely.


Thank you, but I don't like combos.

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#11780852 - 08/16/16 07:41 PM Re: how to choose? [Re: cnprince]
MagFluker Offline
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$200 on the rod, $100 on the reel. The rod's functionality is more important to me.
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#11781540 - 08/17/16 01:53 AM Re: how to choose? [Re: MagFluker]
cnprince Offline
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Originally Posted By: MagFluker
$200 on the rod, $100 on the reel. The rod's functionality is more important to me.


How about Okuma RTX-40s? The price is $98, but I never used this reel.

Okuma RTX Spinning Reel RTX-40s


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#11781641 - 08/17/16 07:26 AM Re: how to choose? [Re: cnprince]
Bruce Allen Offline
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A very reputable reel fixer recommends Okuma reels all the time. My wife bought one just like the one in the picture and is delighted with it. Previously she only fished with Shimano Stradics.
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#11781961 - 08/17/16 10:19 AM Re: how to choose? [Re: cnprince]
redskeeter190 Offline
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Do the new Titanium series from BPS......

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#11783053 - 08/17/16 08:00 PM Re: how to choose? [Re: Bruce Allen]
cnprince Offline
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Registered: 08/10/16
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Originally Posted By: Bruce Allen
A very reputable reel fixer recommends Okuma reels all the time. My wife bought one just like the one in the picture and is delighted with it. Previously she only fished with Shimano Stradics.


Thanks

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