Buyer’s Guide: Best Rod/Reel Combos Under $300

Looking for a new Rod and Reel combo? Here are our top picks for great combos that won’t break the bank as we continue the 2017 Holiday Buyer’s Guide. There are so many awesome combos in this price range that it was hard to narrow down but we did it, you’ll find the list below…

Baitcasting Rods…
Megabass Levante:
Dobyns Fury:
Shimano Zodias:
Shimano Curado:

Baitcasting Reels…
Casitas 150:
Curado 70:
Citica I:
Curado 200K:
Orra Winch:

Spinning Rods…
Megabass Levante:
Dobyns Fury:
Shimano Curado:
Shimano Zodias:

Spinning Reels…
Shimano Nasci 2500 ($100):
Shimano Ultegra 2500 ($150):
Daiwa Fuego LT 2500 ($100):
Daiwa Tatula LT 2500 ($190):

Rod Recommendations by Technique…

Frog/Flip: Dobyns 7’3″ Mag Heavy, Shimano 7’5″ Heavy, Megabass 7’9″ Flipping Special
All-Around Rod: Megabass Extreme Mission Type F, Shimano 7’2″ Medium heavy, Dobyns 7’3″ Med/Hvy
Crankbait Rod: Shimano 7’6″ Moderate, Dobyns 7′ Med/Hvy Crank, Megabass Flat Side Special
Dropshot/Ned/Tube Rod: Shimano 7′ Med/Light, Megabass Stinger Shot, Dobyns 7′ Medium

Preferred Line Choices…
Braided- MaxCuatro:
Braided- Sufix 832:
Fluoro- Sunline Asassin:
Fluro- Seguar AbrazX:
Mono- Maxima Ultragreen:

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Upcoming Buyer’s Guides…

Nov 24 (Black Friday)- High End Combos
Nov 27 (Cyber Monday)- Topwater Fishing

Much more to come! Let us know what you want to see and we’ll do our best to adapt this Holiday Buyer’s Guide Series to your needs.

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Below is a list of standard equipment that we use in the making of all our videos as well as in our personal fishing. These are items that we have tried and tested over time and are confident in recommending to you.

Sun Mask:
Sun Shirt w/ Hood:
Light Fishing Pants:
Horizon Sweater (Water resistant, great for layering):
Anhydrous Rain Jacket:
Anhydrous Rain Bib:

Tools and Equipment…
Favorite Pliers:
Favorite Split Ring Pliers:
Favorite Wire Cutters:
Favorite life jacket:
Favorite sunglasses:
Hero5 Camera:
ElectroSamson Scale:
Promar Net:

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