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I am looking into getting a casting rod and ree and im on a budget(under $100), what would be a good combo?

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  • I am looking into getting a casting rod and ree and im on a budget(under $100), what would be a good combo?

    I am looking into getting a casting rod and ree and im on a budget(under $100), what would be a good combo?

  • #2
    That's a tough one. I would recommend you look at the baitcasting combos from Bass Pro or Cabelas.

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    • #3
      If you only have a hundred dollar budget buy a spinning rod and reel combo. Do not skimp on your baitcast reel or you'll be sorry you did. If nothing else put that hundred dollars into a Abu Garcia Orra which is the old RevoSX(I believe) and buy a cheap rod until you can afford a nicer one.

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      • #4
        I have used baitcast reels since the 1950's and have seen them evolve into the reels we have today. There are a number of very good reels on the market today which are very reasonably priced. All of them have had to work well to be able to pass the testing of time and still remain on the market. But some do perform a little better than others. Some have features that SOUND better than others, but they all get the job done in some fashion or another. I personally own a very large collection of baitcast reels and and even teach baitcasting. The biggest problem I have had over the years with baitcast reels centered on the levelwind. My first reel had a levelwind on it that went back and forth while you were casting it. I helped design the BB1 reel that cured that problem with a disengaging levelwind. But we used a worm and pall system which is still the standard for the reel industry fourty years later. The worm and pall levelwind has worked well enough on reels but also has been a high wear area and does still have some affect on the casting of the reels. When the guide stops on one side of the reel and then you cast it, the line has to travel at at a sharpe angle off the spool to reach the guide from one side while it goes straight off the other side. This causes the line to feed unevenly off the spool.

        That is why I fell in love with the US Reel baitcasters when I first saw the unique levelwind on them. I can cast them farther and with less professional over runs than my other reels. The levelwind does not use a worm and pall, it just has an angle bar which rotates moving the line from side to side. The difference between the worm and pall levelwind and the angle bar levelwind is like the difference between an abacus and a pocket calculator. When you cast the US Reel, the line has no guide to go through and comes off the spool evenly in a straight line. And US Reel has a model 600 that when paired with a good ugly stick will fit your budget. Good luck with your shopping, but do not overlook the US Reel SuperCasters while making your choice. Check them out at usreel.com

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        • #5
          Thanks guys i will start looking into these.

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