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What is a good rod/reel combo for bass fishing?

Question by Skinner. Uploaded on July 20, 2009

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from rudyglove27 wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

The first combo you need is a worm rod. You have a lot of choices here. With worm fishing, a rod with excellent sensitivity is very important. The most important characteristics are a fairly soft tip for casting accuracy and a stiff backbone for hook setting. Another feature you also should look for is trigger-style handle. Get at least a 6-foot 8-inch, or even 7-footer. This rod combo can also be used for Carolina rigging...........
The next combo you should have laying on your front deck is a spinnerbait rod. Here you want a rod six feet long, trigger-style but with a shorter handle than your worm rod. You also want a soft tip for maximum accuracy. This rig usually requires pinpoint casting to specific targets and shorter casts. This rod can also double for topwater lures, soft jerkbaits, Spooks, and buzzbaits. Use a high speed 6.1 gear ratio reel...........
Your number three rod and reel combo should be a spinning rod. You'll need this for finesse fishing and light-line situations. You should use a 6-foot medium action graphite rod. This one is for drop-shot rigs, casting grubs, or any skipping situation you run into......

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from rocky d bashaw wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

baitcast for lures

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from dwaynez wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

I would recommend a baitcasting setup and a spinning setup. Abu-Garcia, Shimano, Quantum. These setups can all be purchased in various price ranges from $40 and up based on what you are looking for.

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from kehoema2 wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

I don't know what kind of budget you are on. However, I would say it wouldn't hurt to go to Cabelas, Gander Mountain or Bass Pro Shop (whichever is closest to you or you prefer) and check out their combos if you're on a budget. They have some pretty good combos for cheap. If you're not on a budget, then any of the answers above should appeal to you.

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

I use a 6.5 ft St.Croix rod with a Shimano spinning reel and 12 lb. test.

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from brw7979 wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

I use a Bass Pro Shops Nitro como
The rod is 7'2" in extra heavy/extra fast. And with stren superbraid 50lb.

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from buddyboy564 wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

I personally like either abu garcia or shimano spinning reel

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from Luke.1 wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

i personally use a 6' through 6.6' medium action spipcast.

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from Toutrageous wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

i use a spinning setup rod is abu garcia and reel is cabelas

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from JOHN ANDERSON wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

I USE A LAMIGLAS CASCADEPROSERIES 8'6"ROD WITH A SHAKESPEARE DURANGO REEL. 8LB test IT GETS THE JOB DONE.

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from rudyglove27 wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

The first combo you need is a worm rod. You have a lot of choices here. With worm fishing, a rod with excellent sensitivity is very important. The most important characteristics are a fairly soft tip for casting accuracy and a stiff backbone for hook setting. Another feature you also should look for is trigger-style handle. Get at least a 6-foot 8-inch, or even 7-footer. This rod combo can also be used for Carolina rigging...........
The next combo you should have laying on your front deck is a spinnerbait rod. Here you want a rod six feet long, trigger-style but with a shorter handle than your worm rod. You also want a soft tip for maximum accuracy. This rig usually requires pinpoint casting to specific targets and shorter casts. This rod can also double for topwater lures, soft jerkbaits, Spooks, and buzzbaits. Use a high speed 6.1 gear ratio reel...........
Your number three rod and reel combo should be a spinning rod. You'll need this for finesse fishing and light-line situations. You should use a 6-foot medium action graphite rod. This one is for drop-shot rigs, casting grubs, or any skipping situation you run into......

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from rocky d bashaw wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

baitcast for lures

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from dwaynez wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

I would recommend a baitcasting setup and a spinning setup. Abu-Garcia, Shimano, Quantum. These setups can all be purchased in various price ranges from $40 and up based on what you are looking for.

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from kehoema2 wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

I don't know what kind of budget you are on. However, I would say it wouldn't hurt to go to Cabelas, Gander Mountain or Bass Pro Shop (whichever is closest to you or you prefer) and check out their combos if you're on a budget. They have some pretty good combos for cheap. If you're not on a budget, then any of the answers above should appeal to you.

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

I use a 6.5 ft St.Croix rod with a Shimano spinning reel and 12 lb. test.

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from brw7979 wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

I use a Bass Pro Shops Nitro como
The rod is 7'2" in extra heavy/extra fast. And with stren superbraid 50lb.

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from buddyboy564 wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

I personally like either abu garcia or shimano spinning reel

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from Luke.1 wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

i personally use a 6' through 6.6' medium action spipcast.

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from Toutrageous wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

i use a spinning setup rod is abu garcia and reel is cabelas

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from JOHN ANDERSON wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

I USE A LAMIGLAS CASCADEPROSERIES 8'6"ROD WITH A SHAKESPEARE DURANGO REEL. 8LB test IT GETS THE JOB DONE.

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