What is a good fishing rod and reel for under $50?

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  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

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    I have heard that the Ugly Stik brand is a good choice. The fish will be Large Mouth Bass, and Small Mouth Bass, Walleye, and Perch.

    I also heard that a fishing rod over 6 feet is a good choice for Bass?

    Thanks
     
  2. wvuwhat macrumors 65816

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    50 dollars is EXTREMELY low. With that you're looking at one of those combo deals from WalMart.

    I'd spend a little more and get a Shimano or Pflueger spinning reel and the ugly stick is a good bargain for a rod.

    I'd look at a 6'6" rod with a MH power and a Medium or Fast tip (I'd suggest fast).

    Craigslist is a good place to look for fishing stuff.

    Just stay away from baitcasting reels, since I'm assuming you're a beginner and those are a lot tougher.





    ...and, I can't believe that I actually replied to a Waloshin post
     
  3. waloshin, Apr 16, 2011
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    Would this be a good one?

    http://www.basspro.com/Pflueger-Tri...uct/100904/-1138020?cmCat=CROSSSELL_THUMBNAIL

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  5. wvuwhat macrumors 65816

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    I don't know anything about the rod, but as a combo set, that doesn't look half bad.

    I still think you'd be better off with a Pflueger President:

    http://www.basspro.com/Pflueger®-President®-Spinning-Reels/product/51666/-1012206

    Or this Shimano:

    http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Shimano_Sedona_FD_Spinning_Reel/descpage-SSEFD.html


    Paired with this:

    http://www.basspro.com/Shakespeare®-Ugly-Stik®-Spinning-Rods/product/303/-634346

    or this:

    http://www.basspro.com/Shimano-Voltaeus-Spinning-Rods/product/10205084/-1593354




    I know in the USA I have seen those two reels in Walmart for under 50 and they also have Ugly Sticks in stock here too. Quick way to save some cash and save on shipping.
     
  6. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Will any rod and reel fit together. Say if I buy a medium reel and a medium rod will they work together?
     
  7. StruckANerve macrumors 6502

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    You're better off getting a combo. Making sure the Rod and Reel are paired properly is important. I have that Pflueger Trion GX-7 Reel you posted paired with a 6.6' Medium action Fenwick Eagle GT Rod. It works great. How much fishing do you do?
     
  8. keppy macrumors newbie

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    The basic question of the fishing is to be notified by the experts and we have to know the basically knowldege and idea about the how to do a fishing ,.
     
  9. keppy macrumors newbie

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    I have come to know that keeping a good fishing an art and also its science .fishing is very beauty ful activity .
     
  10. waloshin, Apr 18, 2011
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    Will be fishing once to twice a week starting June.

    Also if I do choose to build myself should I get the Pflueger President in either the 6740x or the 6735x?

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    Just go get an inexpensive Zebco combo. If you find out that you really enjoy fishing and are going to keep doing it, then get something nicer. If later on you get something nicer you could keep this as a back up, donate it to Goodwill, or even better, take a youngster fishing.

    http://www.academy.com/index.php?pa..._spinning&start=0&selectedSKU=0118-04980-0001

    Or put this on an Ulgly Stick. You might even enjoy this one and us it for many years. For perch, don't overlook the good ole cane pole and a live worm.

    http://www.academy.com/index.php?pa..._spinning&start=0&selectedSKU=0114-04980-0003

    Edit: Here's an Ugly Stick combo for $25...

    http://www.academy.com/index.php?pa..._spinning&start=0&selectedSKU=0118-03045-1046
     
  14. StruckANerve macrumors 6502

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    If your reel is to large it will make it difficult to cast smaller tackle. Like jigs that you would use for perch. If the rod is to heavy it will make it harder to feel strikes. Walmart does carry some decent low priced items.
     
  15. StruckANerve macrumors 6502

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    So what did you end up getting? Have you had any luck? I decided to try my luck with a Baitcaster for the first time. I picked up a Abu Garcia Black Max and Cabelas Pro Guide combo. The rod is complete garbage but the reel is smooth as butter. I hope to test it out this weekend or next but the lake I wanted to go to is on fire so I am going to have to take a road trip to find a good bass lake. I have only gone once so far this season and caught a few tiny and 1 decent sized smallie.
     

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