What is the best all-round fishing rod and reel?
Hi. I’m wanting get a good quality all rounder fishing rod and reel, preferably with cork handle which is for light weight/action (8-15lb braid). I mainly target bream, whiting, snapper, flatheads, threadfin salmon and jewfish (10kg). I know some of the good brands are shimano, shakespeare ugly stik and penn etc. Could you please reccommend me some good fishing reels and rods with exact brand and model number. (No more than $200). Thanks
8 to 15lb braid? That’s RIDICULOUSLY thin! In comparison to 1 to 4lb mono.
For rods, I’d get a whippy-action rod something 7′ UL or L action. I found a 6’6″ Light action St. Croix Triumph for $69.99 that would make a fine rod for what you’re doing. It’s rated for 4 to 8lb line and 1/16 to 5/16oz lures. Also some other choices out there but I particularly like this one. Here’s the link — http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_103653_100002002_100000000_100002000_100-2-2
For your reel, I’d get a Pflueger Supreme. They are $99.99 retail and are one of the best if not THE best reel in the $100 – $125 class. The 8030 (or possibly even the 8025) would work for you. I’ve saw giant Carp peel line from these reels on In-Fishermen before. Link : http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_94739____SearchResults
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