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    Default Best cheap spinning rod combo?

    Well, I lost my baitcaster fishing on my kayak today, and while I can't replace it now, I figured I'd do some research. I have a bionic blade and a Abu Revo stx that's great, but after losing my Orra I think I need to stick to cheap combos at least until I get better or figure out a way to avoid this.

    Freshwater, my other rod is a med heavy 7ft bionic blade, so I'm open to suggestions if you all think a different type rod would be useful.

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    This may sound crazy, but a little Zebco Dock Demon works great - the rod is small and compact but it is really flexible. They're less than $10 at Walmart.

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    This should be the URL for the Dock Demon:

    Zebco Dock Demon Combo

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Zebco-Dock...Combo/19491283

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    Daiwa D Shock. Combo 24.95

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    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Shakespea...g-Rod/33589328
    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Pflueger-...-Reel/35735930

    These are all I use for both fresh and salt water. Current combos are a couple of years old with heavy use. Still going strong. I own 2 each of the different reel sizes, and they are matched up with the proper length ugly stick. Most of the time I only use the 25 or 30 size reel with a light action rod(5'5"). I use KastKing braid, so brand new everything is under $100 to fish.

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    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Pflueger-...Combo/35735942

    I've not tried the Pflueger combo yet, but I do have other Pflueger rods that have been great. My plan is to try one of these combos if an Ugly Stick ever breaks, but I think it will be awhile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcarpenter View Post
    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Shakespea...g-Rod/33589328
    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Pflueger-...-Reel/35735930

    These are all I use for both fresh and salt water. Current combos are a couple of years old with heavy use. Still going strong. I own 2 each of the different reel sizes, and they are matched up with the proper length ugly stick. Most of the time I only use the 25 or 30 size reel with a light action rod(5'5"). I use KastKing braid, so brand new everything is under $100 to fish.

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    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Pflueger-...Combo/35735942

    I've not tried the Pflueger combo yet, but I do have other Pflueger rods that have been great. My plan is to try one of these combos if an Ugly Stick ever breaks, but I think it will be awhile.
    That Pflueger President is a great combo. I finally accidentally broke the rod but the reel is still pretty strong to this day after several years of use. Gander Mountain also has some good combos for reasonable prices that are good. Try and use the 20% off storewide merchandise if this is an option.



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    Default Best cheap spinning rod combo?

    Thanks all, advice is similar to a 2015 post on another fishing forum. Cabelas has a president combo with their tourney rod for $69, that looks pretty good.

    So, Daiwa, is this the same company that used to make cheap stereos? I actually have Daiwa Revros on a baitcaster because I broke the rod it came with, and it has a weird feel but I'll be if it doesn't cast really far.

    I realize I should have included a budget, but the advice was great just the same. I'm looking for the $40-100 range, but really aiming for the most I can get around $70.
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    Default Best cheap spinning rod combo?

    I purchased two Gander Mountain Timberline medium 6'6" combos a while back. Great so far. They were $79.99 each, before the 20% off.

    http://m.gandermountain.com/modperl/...s.cgi?i=831016
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    I use Penn Fierce II combos that perform great and are in that price range. Been catching chopper blues and bonito on my 4000 series and use my 2000/2500 series for trout/reds.

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    Ugly Stiks are decent and durable for the price.
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    Daiwa sweepfire is good for the money. They seem to be very durable in saltwater but the drag is pretty sucky. Load it up with kastking 20lb braid and it would do great.

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