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All around combo #13221703 07/22/19 04:39 AM
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Iím a cat/crappie/saltwater guy but some friends of mine recently started doing friendly bass tourneys against each other. So Iím looking for a good all around setup for under $200. One rig to do It all. Probably throw spinner baits, Texas and Carolina rigs, and maybe crankbaits.

Recommendations all the way down to the line. Thanks

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Go higher end on the rod to get the feel. T Riga are so versatile here, but you need that feel. Also with cranks and spinners being Abe to feel the vibration from your lure to make sure it is getting the right action helps a lot. I have a dobyns that I love with a revo on it. Probably about 200-220 for the full set up and I can use it with all of those platforms. I can get you the full details on the setup this week.

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Yeah man if you donít mind Iíd appreciate the details.

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Falcon BuCoo SR rods - $100
Abu Garcia Revo X - $100

This is a hard $200 combo to beat. I love got several and really like them.

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Tyler, whatís the best weight of the rod, gears on the real, and line for do It all?

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Dobyn's Fury 734c
This rod is considered heavy but fishes more like a med heavy.

Shimano SLX150HG 7.2:1 Lews LFS SS1HA 6.8:1 Lews Revo x REVO4 X-HS 7.3:1
I like Shimano/Diawa reels. Personally I believe the SLX is much better than the other two listed but its more a matter of personal preference.

15-17lb Fluoro or Mono or 50lb braid to a leader.
Line really depends on what you like to fish with, what you are fishing around and what you are throwing.

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For an all around rod the BuCoo 7' Heavy would be my choice. BuCoo's run a little light to me. As Taylored stated above about the Fury, BuCoo is the same. 7' H fishes more like most MH rods. 6.6:1 or 7.3:1 Revo X, depending on preference. I would probably go with a 6.6:1 if I was only going to have one combo. 50 lb braid. You can run straight braid or run a braid to flouro or mono leader when you need to.

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Agree with the above. The Falcon Bucoo and Jason Christie Heavy rated rods also have a more moderate fast action making them very versatile.
For crankbaits and other treble hooked lures you could go with braid to 7ft of a stretchy mono like 12lb big game
Then for jigs,trig etc change to a less stretchy copoly or fluoro leader

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Falcon Bucoo and the bass pro qualifier when itís on sale is a great value


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I would say 7'3MH to be the most veristal rod and a lews LFS speed spool is difficult to beat. Maybe a Diawa Tatula or Fuego. Ebay both under 100bucks

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Lew's Mach Crush Bait cast combo- $199.99 Retail

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I donít really want to jack with leaders for combo. Think 12lb mono is versatile enough for cranks/spinners/and Texas rigged plastics?

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Originally Posted by wh2004
I donít really want to jack with leaders for combo. Think 12lb mono is versatile enough for cranks/spinners/and Texas rigged plastics?


I would recommend 14lb at least but depending on how and where you fish you can get away with 12lb. Line diameter is more critical when it comes to cranks. 10 or 12 will give you better depth but without a technique specific parabolic rod you might want to stick to 14 for those too. However....keep in mind mono floats which will damper your crankbaits ability to dive as well. Cranking IMHO requires specific gear but can be done with mono and regular rods.

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I guess Iíll go ahead and run braid. Do yíall do like an Alberto knot for braid to fluoro/mono leader? Thatís what I do for saltwater when fishing for trout and reds.

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Maybe its just because I've accumulated so many rods/reels but I'm at the point where I'd rather have 3-4 setups than 1 "all-around" rod/reel combo. Especially with the affordability of the newer rods and reels available. At minimum I'd have a 7'4" Heavy, 7'3" MH and one more Medium action rod for cranks.

Shimano has rods from $39 (on sale on TW right now) up to $179 that are all great for the price. And for reels they make several different models of the SLX even in a DC model now. I'd spend a little extra and get the nicest reel you can afford and then go as budget conscious as you need to on the rod. And for line, I'd recommend Seagaur red label.

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