Welcome to the 2017 Holiday Buyer’s Guide! The purpose of this series is to help anglers like yourself make educated decisions when purchasing tackle. We’re kicking it off with a look at your best options for fishing rod/reel combos under $200.
Shimano Exage Casting Rods-
Exage casting models we recommend…
6’10” Medium: Jerkbaits and small topwater
7’2″ Medium Heavy: All-Around Rod for most applications
7’4″ Medium Heavy Crankbait: Great cranking rod for all applications
7’6″ Heavy: Jigs, Texas Rigs, Flipping
Shimano Exage Spinning Rods-
Exage Spinning Rod Models We Recommend…
7′ Medium: Dropshot, Shaky Head, finesse
7′ Medium Heavy: Worms, Light Texas Rigs, light reaction
Dobyns Fury Casting Rods-
Fury Casting Models We Recommend…
7′ Medium Heavy: All around rod for worms, jigs, Texas, rigs, reaction
7′ Medium Heavy Crankbait: All around cranking rod
7’3″ Mag Heavy: Frogs, Flipping, Punching
7’9″ Medium Heavy Swimbait: Swimbaits up to 8″, mostly treble hooks
8′ Heavy Swimbait: Large Swimbaits, softbait or hardbait
Dobyns Fury Spinning Rods-
Fury Spinning Models We Recommend…
7′ Medium Light: Dropshot, Spybait, Popper, Ned Rig
7′ Medium Heavy: Shaky Head, Tube, Worm
Best Casting Reels to Pair with these rods…
Shimano Caenan 150A:
Shimano Casitas 150:
Abu Garcia Orra Winch:
Best Spinning Reels To Pair With These Rods…
Shimano NASCI 2500:
Shimano Sedona FI 2500:
Daiwa Fuego LT 2500D:
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Upcoming Buyer’s Guides…
Nov 17- Rain Gear Selection
Nov 20- Jig Fishing
Nov 22- Combos Under $300
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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Light Fishing Pants:
Horizon Sweater (Water resistant, great for layering):
Anhydrous Rain Jacket:
Anhydrous Rain Bib:
Tools and Equipment…
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Favorite Wire Cutters:
Favorite life jacket:
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