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Rod/Reel Combo #14001886 05/18/21 01:41 PM
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My dad is getting back into fishing. He fishes some good farm ponds. There was a 7# fish that came out of one of them. He like fishing TX rigged plastic worms with as little weight as he can get away with. Without breaking the bank, what rod/reel would be good for him in this capacity?


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Re: Rod/Reel Combo [Re: jimmytimmy87] #14001917 05/18/21 02:03 PM
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Shimano Curado K on a decent rod for a $200-$300 setup.
Diawa Tatula would be another reel option.


Combo up something like this, or a slightly better rod for not much

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Re: Rod/Reel Combo [Re: jimmytimmy87] #14001931 05/18/21 02:11 PM
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I have a tatula and falcon lowrider that was about $225 or so.

Re: Rod/Reel Combo [Re: jimmytimmy87] #14001962 05/18/21 02:33 PM
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Get him an SLX combo.


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Re: Rod/Reel Combo [Re: jimmytimmy87] #14002192 05/18/21 05:16 PM
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Thanks guys! He was dead set on using a Zebbyco until he got spooled last weekend. Olds gonna old...


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Phenix Feather (best feel for the price, and perfect for light T-rigs imo), and whatever Daiwa you are willing to buy budget wise. If you wanna go all out "on a budget"....Phenix Feather+Tatula SV TWS should be money for what hes doing.

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I’ll second the SLX combo hard to beat!

Re: Rod/Reel Combo [Re: jimmytimmy87] #14002761 05/19/21 12:27 AM
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Where are you located JimmyTimmy87?

If you are close I have a rod that I would be willing to give your dad. cheers


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Get you an Academy brand of rod and go to ebay and get a Daiwa cr80. You are into the combo for about $130-$140. Great reel for the price and good warranty on the rod.
BTW the SLX reel that was mentioned is more expensive than the one I suggested but the SLX is an awesome reel. I have two of them and love them.

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Originally Posted by BigDozer66
Where are you located JimmyTimmy87?

If you are close I have a rod that I would be willing to give your dad. cheers

I’m in Wichita Falls, maybe a little far for lufkin.
That is very nice of you to offer, though. Thanks anyways.

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Originally Posted by Fishinfellow
Get him an SLX combo.



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I retract my suggestion! LOL I still think my combo is amazing bang for your buck....and im not the biggest fan of modern day shimano....but for $130 for the combo that is a tough price to beat for a pond rod! The tacticalbassin guys have had good words on the SLX line too for a budget rod. That might be the move for you

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Where are you located JimmyTimmy87?

If you are close I have a rod that I would be willing to give your dad. cheers

I’m in Wichita Falls, maybe a little far for lufkin.
That is very nice of you to offer, though. Thanks anyways.

cheers


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This is a really good combo deal with options to pick the reel ratio, rod action and length.
And free shipping.



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