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Budget Rod and Reel Challenge!!!!
« on: February 01, 2018, 07:10:57 PM »

Ok yall given  that Uncle Sam said I deserve a little kick back from being a loyal tax payer this year... Im granting myself a $150 allowance for 2 new rods and reels!

 Yes only $150!!!

 Heres my challenge to yall!!

  Put together the 2 rods and two reels with the given budget!!!!!! Can exceed the limit by a small amount ($10-$20).


 Heres what Im lookin for!

 Spinning rod/reel for wacky...drop shot...shakey heads..flukes  (stuff like that)

Casting rod/reel for flipping...frogs...punching..jigs  ( yea thats asking alot)

What do yall think would be the absolute best setups for the budget given!

Can be combos already paired or piece together.







SHOW ME WHAT YALL CAN PUT TOGETHER!
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Re: budget Rod and Reel Challenge!!!!
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2018, 07:16:52 PM »

That's a tuff order to fill  ~sweat
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Re: budget Rod and Reel Challenge!!!!
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2018, 07:19:04 PM »

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Re: budget Rod and Reel Challenge!!!!
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2018, 07:21:00 PM »

That's a tuff order to fill  ~sweat


can get one good spinning combo, then wait for next year to get another.
sorry, but life's too short to make do with inferior equipment (stuff that won't last and perform for years)

clearly, I will be of little to no help.
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Re: Budget Rod and Reel Challenge!!!!
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2018, 07:26:07 PM »

If you have a BPS close by some times you can find some good deals on combo's I have a Bill Dance spinning combo that I pick up from my BPS several years ago for around $60 that I use for my worm set up and have caught several fish on it. They sometimes also have some good deals on Casting rod/reel combos also.
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Re: Budget Rod and Reel Challenge!!!!
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2018, 07:37:11 PM »

When I was on a tighter budget, I fished a lot of Lew's combos. I'm not sure I could squeeze two out of $150. You might do that with Berkley rods and Shakespeare reels.
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Re: Budget Rod and Reel Challenge!!!!
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2018, 07:41:28 PM »

Oh Im not worried bout inferior equipment. If it lasts a year with me its a good buy.

 I use a Abu Black Max 3 combo baitcaster and Silver max baitcaster reel with Ambassaduer Tournament edition rod.

 Fishing on the cheap doesnt bother me.


Just curious to what yall would piece together with the budget allowed.
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Re: Budget Rod and Reel Challenge!!!!
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2018, 08:01:48 PM »

or better yet... what would YALL get if yall had $150
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Re: Budget Rod and Reel Challenge!!!!
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2018, 08:10:36 PM »

or better yet... what would YALL get if yall had $150

A daiwa Tatula ct then save for a rod.

Honestly I'll look into it and come up with a real answer
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Re: Budget Rod and Reel Challenge!!!!
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2018, 08:36:31 PM »

For a baitcaster, check out the Daiwa Fuego CT. You can get them for close to $70.

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Re: Budget Rod and Reel Challenge!!!!
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2018, 08:54:35 PM »

Ok here's for spinning:
 
Berkeley Lightning Rod, 6'6" M  $28.36 at Wally World online

Pflueger President 3000 $59.99 @ Dick's


Total $88.35, within the 10 to 20 dollars over.
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Re: Budget Rod and Reel Challenge!!!!
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2018, 10:53:05 PM »

Cport,

Excellent choices for the price.
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Re: Budget Rod and Reel Challenge!!!!
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2018, 11:59:15 PM »

Abu garcia silver max combo I just bought 2. For spinning combo abu garcia silver max combo as well nice smooth 5 ball bearing reel and decentbrod as well. 140 for both before taxes. You wont be sorry with these two
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Re: Budget Rod and Reel Challenge!!!!
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2018, 02:52:42 AM »

Casting

Reel Abu Garcia® Silver Max Low Profile $38.88 MODEL# SMAX3R

Berkley® Lightning Rod™ Casting $33.99
Lew's® David Fritts Perfect Crankbait Speed Stick® Series 7'6" MH Casting Rod $14.98

Spinning

Pflueger® President® Spinning Reel $36.88 MODEL#6940B

Berkley® Lightning Rod™ Spinning $33.99

$143.85 for both ^^^ 

Pre made Combos

Berkley® Lightning Rod™ Spinning Combo $50.99

Berkley® Lightning Rod™ LowPro CastCombo $59.49

$110.48 for both ^^^

Just all kinds a possibilities checking sales and thoroughly shopping the web and local stores for anything from mislabeled to clearance items.
There is a killer deal on a entry crankbait rod for $14.98 was $79.99 if you wanted to throw that in.

Personally I would work on a single combo to start and get a little better casting rod. Next year or later pick up a second setup as funds permit. Otherwise you later will want to upgrade and then you will park these. They wont bring anything used as they are the cheapest ones available pretty much so resale is next to 0. 
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Re: Budget Rod and Reel Challenge!!!!
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2018, 05:49:03 AM »

Abu garcia silver max combo I just bought 2. For spinning combo abu garcia silver max combo as well nice smooth 5 ball bearing reel and decentbrod as well. 140 for both before taxes. You wont be sorry with these two
I use the Silver max on my Worm rod....love it!!!

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Re: Budget Rod and Reel Challenge!!!!
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2018, 05:50:55 AM »

Casting

Reel Abu Garcia Silver Max Low Profile $38.88 MODEL# SMAX3R

Berkley Lightning Rod Casting $33.99
Lew's David Fritts Perfect Crankbait Speed Stick Series 7'6" MH Casting Rod $14.98

Spinning

Pflueger President Spinning Reel $36.88 MODEL#6940B

Berkley Lightning Rod Spinning $33.99

$143.85 for both ^^^ 

Pre made Combos

Berkley Lightning Rod Spinning Combo $50.99

Berkley Lightning Rod LowPro CastCombo $59.49

$110.48 for both ^^^

Just all kinds a possibilities checking sales and thoroughly shopping the web and local stores for anything from mislabeled to clearance items.
There is a killer deal on a entry crankbait rod for $14.98 was $79.99 if you wanted to throw that in.

Personally I would work on a single combo to start and get a little better casting rod. Next year or later pick up a second setup as funds permit. Otherwise you later will want to upgrade and then you will park these. They wont bring anything used as they are the cheapest ones available pretty much so resale is next to 0.
Where can that Lews 7'6" be found.  For that price Ill buy two

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Re: Budget Rod and Reel Challenge!!!!
« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2018, 08:12:33 AM »

BPS 7' med action PRO QUALIFIER spinning rod with a PRO QUALIFIER reel combo, buying the combo saves about 30$.
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Re: Budget Rod and Reel Challenge!!!!
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2018, 08:34:44 AM »

Abu Garcia has a Revo X combo for $149.95. Thats a solid combo.
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Re: Budget Rod and Reel Challenge!!!!
« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2018, 09:02:29 AM »

Where can that Lews 7'6" be found.  For that price Ill buy two

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Re: Budget Rod and Reel Challenge!!!!
« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2018, 09:07:32 AM »

Berkley Lightning Rod for both your spinning and casting. That's about $80 (39.99 each at full price)

Pflueger Trion 20 at walmart $29.99 for your spinning

That's 110
Unfortunately I don't have any experience with any casting reels I would recommend at a price point of $40 dollars.
But if you go with the suggestion the other guys mentioned you could go with the Silver Max and fall into the budget.

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Re: Budget Rod and Reel Challenge!!!!
« Reply #20 on: February 02, 2018, 10:54:56 AM »

I love Steve's suggestions.
Berkely Lightning Rods. I love 'em, but I just bought a whole set of Fuji guides from the tackle shop that came off a Dobyns that was broken during shipping. I'd worn grooves into my tip after less than a year.

I love my Abu Garcia Vigilante. 7' Medium, same MSRP as a Lightning Rod I believe, not taking sales into consideration.

Reels: I'd start at pawn shops, yard sales and thrift stores, I've had great luck lately at picking up entry level reels for mere pocket change. $15 Shimano Caenan, $10 Ambassadeurs, $3.99 for an older Shimano TX4000 spinning reel WITH a rod. Nothing high end, but good equipment, albeit a little older, for a fraction of the cost of buying new.

Actually, the owner of the pawn shop I frequent told me a few days ago that he should have some more tackle coming out of hold today. I'm already planning on swinging by during my lunch break. I'll let you know if I find anything nice.
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Re: Budget Rod and Reel Challenge!!!!
« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2018, 10:56:16 AM »

I love Steve's suggestions.
Berkely Lightning Rods. I love 'em, but I just bought a whole set of Fuji guides from the tackle shop that came off a Dobyns that was broken during shipping. I'd worn grooves into my tip after less than a year.

I love my Abu Garcia Vigilante. 7' Medium, same MSRP as a Lightning Rod I believe, not taking sales into consideration.

Reels: I'd start at pawn shops, yard sales and thrift stores, I've had great luck lately at picking up entry level reels for mere pocket change. $15 Shimano Caenan, $10 Ambassadeurs, $3.99 for an older Shimano TX4000 spinning reel WITH a rod. Nothing high end, but good equipment, albeit a little older, for a fraction of the cost of buying new.

Actually, the owner of the pawn shop I frequent told me a few days ago that he should have some more tackle coming out of hold today. I'm already planning on swinging by during my lunch break. I'll let you know if I find anything nice.
Sweet!!

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Re: Budget Rod and Reel Challenge!!!!
« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2018, 10:58:43 AM »

Berkeley Cherrywood rods are cheaper than the Lightening Rods and are very nice, I buy them for my kids and don't mind using them.  I believe they are $29.99.
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Re: Budget Rod and Reel Challenge!!!!
« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2018, 07:08:10 AM »

Flake, sorry man, didn't get around to the pawn shop Friday. Not long after I posted that, I got a call from the youngest boy's school, he'd done thrown up all over the gym locker room during PE so I had to go pick him up. I do plan to swing by today. I know they have some newer Lew's gear that's been on hold for a while, I'm hoping to catch those when they hit the sales floor.

I'll also agree with Paul on the Cherrywoods rods, they're pretty decent for the price. But I do think it's worth it to spend a few extra bucks and get a Lightning rod.
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Re: Budget Rod and Reel Challenge!!!!
« Reply #24 on: February 05, 2018, 07:24:04 AM »

Flake, sorry man, didn't get around to the pawn shop Friday. Not long after I posted that, I got a call from the youngest boy's school, he'd done thrown up all over the gym locker room during PE so I had to go pick him up. I do plan to swing by today. I know they have some newer Lew's gear that's been on hold for a while, I'm hoping to catch those when they hit the sales floor.

I'll also agree with Paul on the Cherrywoods rods, they're pretty decent for the price. But I do think it's worth it to spend a few extra bucks and get a Lightning rod.
I agree, the Cherrywoods, although a good rod, are kinda whippy.
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Re: Budget Rod and Reel Challenge!!!!
« Reply #25 on: February 05, 2018, 11:38:02 AM »

Ok here's for spinning:
 
Berkeley Lightning Rod, 6'6" M  $28.36 at Wally World online

Pflueger President 3000 $59.99 @ Dick's


Total $88.35, within the 10 to 20 dollars over.

Pflueger  Trion 30 $39.99
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Re: Budget Rod and Reel Challenge!!!!
« Reply #26 on: February 05, 2018, 02:52:21 PM »

I agree, the Cherrywoods, although a good rod, are kinda whippy.
Although I only have one Cherrywood part # CWD702MS Its a 7' spinning rod and I agree its very limber. It says it starts at 1/8 oz but it also says its 3/4 oz capable. Not a chance of working a 3/4 oz bait with this thing. I would say  3/8 oz max comfortably. I have only used it pond fishing with small jerkbaits or any light weight lure with small hooks. That is where it works really. I would not want this exact model as one of only 2 rods in my arsenal. Its not versatile for me here but they have other Cherrywood models. I would just be leery of what they have specified for the max weights.   
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Re: Budget Rod and Reel Challenge!!!!
« Reply #27 on: February 06, 2018, 06:56:44 PM »

Found two South Bend Combos for $21. trophy stalker spinning combo and  neutron spin combo
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« Reply #28 on: February 07, 2018, 09:02:36 AM »

I look for things on clearance.  I use mostly baitcasting gear now, but my spinning rig that I use for drop shots and finesse I paid a total of about $75 for -- a Daiwa Revros 2000H that I got on sale for $35, and a Lew's Carbon Fire M/F rod that was $40 on clearance, marked down from $80 -- Dick's runs that sale a few times per year, since it's a model exclusive to them.  It has Winn rubber grips, rather than cork, and no-name guides, but the blank is IM8 carbon, so it's decently sensitive for a budget rod.

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