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The Penn Pursuit spinning combo is great for all types of fishing, including inshore, boat and surf fishing. The combo combines the Pursuit spinning reel and a graphite composite rod making this an affordable fish-taming set-up. The reel features an ultra lightweight, corrosion-resistant graphite body and dependable oiled-felt drag system making the Pursuit the best value for the money for fresh and saltwater anglers.

This is what people are saying;
“A great strong sturdy combo that can take a pounding. I recommended this combo for any avid fisherman. Strong sturdy and built to last.”

“I’ve fished Penn gear for over 40 years and own and fish 6 of these fierce combos and am real pleased with them so far.”

“Overall a very nice combo for the money.”

Freshwater Fishing recommends the Penn Pursuit Combo, get yours today!

Look below at the different size options and choose!

Freshwater Fishing Rod Reviews has done the research so you don’t have to. We are listing quality fishing rod and reel combos including, spinning, baitcasting & fly fishing, for all levels of pricing, and posting them here for your consideration.

We base our decisions on quality, positive reviews, word of mouth and value with the hope that you will agree with our selections.

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SPINNING COMBOS 

Mitchell 300 Pro Combo

Mitchell elevated it to an all-new performance level with the 300 Pro Combo. The
innovative bail halo, carbon hybrid drag, machined aluminum spool, handle and
24Ton graphite rod give this combo high-performance features so every angler can
fish like a pro. The all NEW 300 Pro is a proud evolution of the legendary and
historic Mitchell 300 family.

 

Daiwa Legalis Combo

Combine a feature-rich Daiwa Legalis spinning reel with a field-proven Pro Guide
fishing rod for a can’t-miss, price-friendly combo. Some of Daiwas most popular
features come together in the Legalis Spinning Reel.

Optimized for high-speed retrieves and tangle reduction, it also sports a lightweight composite body and lifetime bail spring.  Spin Legalis 2500SH 6-1/2 Feet, Medium, 170/8 Line Capacity, 6:2:1 Gear Ratio. 7Ball Bearings.

 

Pflueger Trion GX7 Combo

Graphite rod for lightweight and increased sensitivity, Ultralight action, 1 piece

  • Durable stainless steel guides with Aluminum oxide inserts
  • Top grade cork handle for comfortable grip

 

BIG WATER SPINNING COMBOS 

Shakespeare Medium Action Ugly Stik

Ten foot 2 piece Ugly Stik rod with a size 70 reel for your big water fishing, whether it be freshwater fishing or saltwater fishing this is a great combo!

 

Penn Pursuit PUR700 Heavy Spinning Rod and Reel Combo

This Penn rod & reel combo is reasonably priced and ideal for fishing from shore for big trophy catfish or for surf fishing in freshwater or saltwater for any big game fish. A tough rod & reel that can handle the big ones.

 

BAITCASTING COMBOS 

Bass Pro Shops Bionic Blade XPS Micro Guide Bionic Plus Baitcast Rod and Reel Combo 

The Bionic Plus Baitcast Reel features a rock-solid all-aluminum frame and a striking white finish. Weve also added our proven, externally adjustable Smart Cast anti-backlash system which allows you to adjust settings at the beginning and the end of the cast to virtually eliminate backlashes!

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Bass Pro Shops Bionic Blade XPS Micro Guide Bionic Plus Baitcast Rod and Reel Combo

Abu-Garcia Black Max Low Profile Baitcast Reel Combo, 7-Feet

For only about $70 you can pick up this Abu-Garcia Combo! This combo receives great reviews and it has a very reasonable price tag for the quality. Check it out.

 

Abu-Garcia Silver Max Baitcast Combo

The new more compact and ergonomic Silver MaxTM places performance at your
finger tips with a five bearing system with an additional instant anti-reverse
bearing to ensure smooth retrieves.

The upgraded design includes a light weight graphite frame and side plate in addition to the signature MagTraxTM brake system that provides precise cast control.

 

Quantum Nitrous 6’6 Baitcasting Rod and Reel Combo

A discontinued model at a bargain price. With magnetic casting control and
precise adjustable drag, this Combo is engineered for results for years to come.
And talk about a catch… you SAVE BIG! Just $45!

 

 

 FLY FISHING COMBOS 

Wild Water Fly Fishing Complete 5/6 Starter Package

  • MOST 5 STAR REVIEWS OF ANY FLY FISHING PACKAGE ON AMAZON.COM!! You won’t find another 5/6 starter package out there at this price that has everything that ours has. A 4-piece 9 foot rod, a large arbor reel with drag, preinstalled line, backing and leader, a rod sock, a rod case, a fly box, 3 Black Ants, 3 Parachute Adams, 3 Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear Nymphs, a spare leader AND A LIFETIME ROD WARRANTY!

 

Adamsbuilt Fly HO1 Rod and Reel Combo with Case, 9-Feet, Black

9′ 5wt four piece fast action fly-rod combo. This combo comes complete with case
and everything needed to tie on a fly and hit the water. One Year limited warranty.

 

The Redington Pursuit ready to fish fly outfit

The Redington Pursuit ready to fish outfit is ideal for the novice fly angler. It is a smooth casting, high performance graphite fly rod. It could be the perfect backup rod for rare fishing expeditions. This rod has fast action and alignment dots for easy rod set up. It has a durable anodized aluminum reel seat and is ideal for all fresh water and salt water applications. Includes a blue rod tube. Lifetime Warranty

 

Some people “shiver” at the idea of ice fishing. The thought of venturing out on a cold winter day to catch fish through the ice seems crazy to some, but to the diehard fisherman living in a colder climate area it is a welcome occasion, when the ice is safe for fishing.

Ice fishing can be an exciting & rewarding experience when you dress properly, have the right gear and always have safety on your mind. Safety on the ice is a crucial part to ice fishing, always check the thickness of the ice before stepping on to it.

Ice fishing

Ice Fishing


Important things to remember about safety on the ice are as follows. If the water you will be fishing on has a current be extremely cautious about where you walk and fish. A current will wear away the ice from underneath and can cause a very unsafe situation with thin ice.

You could be on 6 inches of ice in one area and then on 2 inches of ice in another due to a current flow. Always be familiar with any body of water where you plan to go ice fishing and never fish alone where there is a hard current.

Please take a moment to watch this video to learn how to survive a fall through the ice.

Minimum ice thickness (recommended but always check with local authorities, you are responsible for your safety)

1)       4 inches for a single fisherman

2)       5-6 inches for a snowmobile

3)       7+ inches for 3 or more fisherman

4)      8+ inches for a small car

5)      10+ inches for a light truck

6)      14 or more inches for a full size truck But again, always check with local Fish & Game or other local authorities before heading out as to the conditions on a body of water that you plan on ice fishing.

What to wear Always dress in layers with cotton or wool layers and end with something with a hood that is water repellant or resistant in case of rain or snow. Insulated gloves, a hat and warm boots are also critical to staying comfortable while ice fishing.  


Fishing gear Ice fishing has really changed over the last 20 years. It wasn’t too long ago that you would look at a given body of water and try to guess where the fish might be, set your tip-ups and hope for the best.

Now there are sonar units that you can drop down into a hole and see if there are any fish around. You can easily drill multiple holes with a gas powered auger and look for fish and if you find none it is much easier to move on.

Auger – You will need a hand operated or gas powered auger to drill your holes. Some fishermen use an axe or chisel to cut a hole but that really limits your ability to move around.

Skimmer – A large spoon with drain holes in it to remove ice and slush from collecting and refreezing the hole. Click here to get yours now.

Tip-ups – There are a number of different types of tip-ups, plastic, wood, metal, etc., to choose from. They have a spool with line and a long thin metal piece with a small flag attached to pop up signaling a fish on. Click here to get yours now

Fishing rod – Many anglers will sit over a hole with a small ice fishing rod while watching over their tip-ups. There are rods made specifically for ice fishing or you can use a small or telescopic fishing rod if you choose. Click here to get yours now.

When most people think of trout fishing they think of a fly rod and reel but there are lots of folks that fish for trout with an ultra-light or light spinning rod and reel. It can be exciting, very productive and easy to do.

 

Many of you already have spinning gear or might find it too costly to go out and purchase a new fly rod and reel along with line and everything else you need to get started. Ultra-light spinning rods and reels can be found at very affordable prices.

Trout typically live in freshwater lakes, rivers and ponds except for some Rainbow trout which will live at sea for a few years and return to freshwater to spawn. These trout are known as Steelhead trout.

 

Trout generally are a colder water fish and they mainly feed on other small fish, flies, mayflies, shrimp, mealworms, waxworms, corn, etc., however larger trout tend to prefer to dine on other fish but will hit on large flies and lures also.

 

Spinning rods and Fly rods are best suited for trout fishing where light flies and lures are needed. Now there are many types of trout fishing that you can do and just as many different ways to catch them.

 

When fishing small streams for small Rainbows, Brooks or Browns an ultra-light spinning rod and reel is perfect. There are many different baits you can use with the spinning rod, even flies, but you will need to fish them in a certain way.

 

A productive way you can fish in very small streams with a current is with ultra-light spinning gear and flies. Try using 2-3 lb test line and attaching a tiny bobber or float about 1 foot above the fly then drift it past where the trout might be holding.

 

Be careful not to get the float caught up or to have it drifting at a different pace than the fly, you can adjust the distance between the float and fly as needed.

 

Another method for small streams, and even more so for small rivers with an ultra-light or light spinning rod and reel with 3-5 lb test line, is using small lures like rooster tails, tiny crank baits, kastmasters, small spoons, etc.

 

You can also try using worms, Salmon eggs, small minnows, corn or wax-worms just drifting it off the bottom. I like to use a tiny bullet sinker with a tiny split shot sinker stopping it about a foot up the line, then a small marshmellow to give the bait some lift.

 

For larger trout in big lakes, rivers or ponds, a light/medium or medium rod and reel set up is good but some still like the light fishing rod and reel for the action. However in a strong river current a much sturdier reel is needed to haul in those bigger trout. When fishing in a current remember to use swivels to avoid nasty twists and tangles.

 

Baits to use in large lakes, rivers and ponds can be crank-baits, panther-martin silver or gold dressed and undressed, mepps lures, spoons, live bait, etc.

Some good ultra-light spinning rigs for trout fishing can be found here.

Below you will find a number of Freshwater Fishing Rod Reviews picks for ultra-light fishing rods and reels that we have searched on Amazon. Our search is based on price and quality as reviewed by actual users.

These choices would be great for ultra-light trout or pan fishing.

 

Quantum Teton Trout Series Freshwater Fishing Rod

Eagle Claw Featherlight Spinning Rod, 1 Piece (Ultra Light Yellow, 5-Feet)

Shimano Spirex RG Spinning Reel (6.2:1)

Daiwa Mini System Minispin Ultralight Spinning Reel and Rod Combo in Hard Carry Case

Shimano AAXULSA Ultra Light Spin Reel- 6 lb./60 yds.

Berkley Cherrywood HD Spinning Rods, 5.6-Feet, Ultra-Light

Pflueger 2-Piece Echelon Light Spinning Rod and Reel Combo (5-Feet, 6-Inch)

Shimano Sienna 5.2:1 6-Pounds/110 Ultra Light FD Spin Reel

G Loomis GL2 Trout Jig Spinning Rod (7’2″ Ultra Light/Fast) – GL2 841-2S TJR

Here you can find some of Freshwater Fishing Rod Reviews picks for great freshwater baitcasting rods and reels. We do the research and we list what we believe are good quality baitcasting rods and reels based upon customer reviews for you to choose from to meet your fishing needs.

Hopefully saving you the trouble of an extensive time consuming search for the right freshwater fishing rods and reels.

We then find those selections from merchants on Amazon, Bass Pro Shops, etc. and post links to them here for you to directly review and/or purchase.

 

Lew’s IS1H BB1 Inshore Speed Spool Baitcasting Reel 6.4:1

Product Description

       The Lew’s BB1 Inshore Casting Reel is made with a sturdy one-piece all aluminum frame and gear side plate with three external drain ports on frame. This reel has a braid-ready, machined, double-anodized, deep capacity aluminum spool. It features high strength brass gearing for increased strength and durability.Specifications:

Line Capacity: 12/160 Bearings: 3A-RB, 4SS + 1RB Gear Ratio: 6.4:1 Weight: 7.8oz

 

Quantum Exo PT 100 / 200 Series Baitcast Reel

Product Description

Quantum Exo PT Baitcast Reels are designed with metal where it matters! Heavy-duty where it matters… lightweight where it doesn’t. Quantum Exo PT Baitcaster Reels feature exoskeletal hybrid construction that combines ultra-rigid aluminum alloy with lightweight composite.
The result is lightweight performance… without sacrificing strength. Your choice of models. 300 Series Reels include a solid PT main gear and crank shaft, oversized line opening for leader knot clearance, standard double handle paddle, and oversized power handle.
The lightweight, heavyweight champ:: One-piece aluminum EX frame; Polymer-stainless hybrid PT bearings; Continuous Anti-Reverse; MaxCast skeletal spool; Adjustable centrifugal cast control; Ceramic drag system; Quick-release side cover; Lightweight, aluminum crank handle; Right- hand retrieve.
Model: EX100HPT; Gear Ratio: 7.3:1; Ball Bearings: 10+1; Line Capacity: 145 yds. / 12 lb.; Max. Drag: 15 lbs.; Weight: 5.9 ozs.
Model: EX100SPT; Gear Ratio: 6.6:1; Ball Bearings: 10+1; Line Capacity: 145 yds. / 12 lb.; Max. Drag: 17 lbs.; Weight: 5.9 ozs.
Model: EX200HPT; Gear Ratio: 7.3:1; Ball Bearings: 10+1; Line Capacity: 175 yds. / 14 lb.; Max. Drag: 18 lbs.; Weight: 6.8 ozs.
Model: EX300HPT; Gear Ratio: 7.3:1; Ball Bearings: 6+1; Line Capacity: 200 yds. / 20 lb.; Max. Drag: 18 lbs.; Weight: 7.5 ozs.
Model: EX300PPT; Gear Ratio: 5.3:1; Ball Bearings: 6+1; Line Capacity: 200 yds. / 20 lb.; Max. Drag: 22 lbs.; Weight: 7.5 ozs.
Order today and get the lightweight advantage! Quantum Exo PT 100 / 200 Series Baitcast Reel

Abu Garcia Pro Max Low Profile Baitcast Reel

    • Pro Max low profile baitcast reel from Abu Garcia for right-hand retrieve (Model number: PMAX2-1237070)
    • 12-pound/145-yard mono spool capacity; 30-pound/130-yard braid spool capacity
    • 7.1:1 high-speed gear ratio picks up 31 inches per turn
    • Lightweight, one-piece graphite frame and sideplates
    • Top of the line reel built for maximum performance and professional results

Product Description

 The Pro MaxTM has now been updated with a more compact design and smoother feel thanks to advances in technology. The top of line Abu Garcia Max series reel features seven smooth bearings plus a corrosion resistant instant anti-reverse bearing.

Its graphite side plates and frame create a truly lightweight reel weighing in at a mere 7.9 ounces. The 7.1:1 high speed gear ratio is the fastest in the Max family picking up 31 inches per turn

 

Abu Garcia Silver Max Low Profile Baitcast Reel – SMAX2 / SMAX2-L

 

Product Description

 The new more compact and ergonomic 2012 Silver Max places performance at your finger tips with a five bearing system and an additional instant anti-reverse bearing to ensure smooth retrieves.

The upgraded design includes a light weight graphite frame and side plate in addition to the signature MagTrax brake system that provides precise cast control. Performance and toughness are hallmarks of the Max family, and the flipping switch included on this reel provides a swift means for casting jigs and plastics with just a touch of the thumb.

St. Croix Rage Casting Rods Model: RC71MF (7′ 1″, M)

Product Description

Comfort-focused rod design reduces casting fatigue without sacrificing power or finesse. These handcrafted rods feature neoprene-wrapped grips around precision-machined, model-specific handle cores that are customized for maximum sensitivity.
Integrated Poly Curve tooling technology eliminates all transitional weak points in the premium, high-modulus SCIII graphite blanks for smoother actions and increased strength. Pac Bay Minima microguides prevent insert failures, increase casting precision, and weigh 20-30% less than traditional guides.
Pac Bay Minimia exposed-blank reel seats increase responsiveness and sensitivity, and weigh 30% less than traditional trigger reel seats. A double-layer Flex Coat finish blocks corrosion and keeps rods looking like new.

Team Daiwa T – Rod Trigger Rod


Product Description
Team Daiwa T – Rods offer peerless power, stunning speed, and controlled sensitivity. Ready for the next level? Team Daiwa T-Rods represent true pro-grade gear. Their blinding speed, incredible response, and flexible strength will have you wondering how you ever got by with anything less.

Direct-contact cast grip cutout keeps your fingertips in contact with the graphite at all times, so you’ll feel every take, tug, and nibble instantly. Paired with your favorite reel, they’ll help you create combos that feel custom-tailored to the way you fish.

 

Abu Garcia Veritas Cast Rod (1 Piece)

  • Length: 6’6″
  • Action: Fast
  • Lure Power: Medium Heavy
  • Line wt/oz: 1/4-1
  • Test/Lb: 12-20

Product Description

The Abu Garcia Veritas comes with Nano-Technology. When making this rod we focused on the most important factors of making a quality fishing rod, balance and strength. The Veritas series of rods provide extreme lightweight design and focus solely on the balance and compression strength anglers must have.
The new Nano-Technology manipulates graphite on an atomic level for improved compression strength. Now you can count on your rod to stand up to nicks and dings that make other rods snap under pressure. The Veritas comes with high density EVA handles for more durability and comfort, and a one piece double aluminum screw down design creates a secure connection.
The Abu Designed Extreme Exposure Reel Seats provide increased blank contact and sensitivity. The Veritas also comes with Titanium allow guides with SiC inserts that create a lightweight, balanced blank design, and a Texas-Rigged hook keeper for all bait applications. The VRC66-6 is a 6 foot 6 inch casting rod.

Here you can find some of Freshwater Fishing Rod Reviews picks for great spinning fishing rods and reels. We do the research and we list what we believe are good quality spinning rods and reels based upon customer reviews for you to choose from to meet your fishing needs. Hopefully saving you the trouble of an extensive time consuming search for the right freshwater fishing rods and reels.

We then find those selections from merchants on Amazon, etc. and post links to them here for you to directly review and/or purchase.

 

 

Shimano Stradic STCI41000F Reel
Product Description
Shimano Stradic CI4 Reels are a Dream For The Lightweight Finesse Fisherman. Utilizing the new CI4 material for construction, Stradic CI4 is the ultimate in lightweight reels designed for the ultra-finesse angler using lightweight fluorocarbon, braided or monofilament lines. From drop shotting to shakey heads and small texas rigs, this reel has you covered.

Features include: Ultra-lightweight CI4 Frame, Sideplate and Rotor Construction, Paladin Gear Durability Enhancement, Propulsion Line Management System: Propulsion Spool Lip, SR One-Piece Bail Wire, Power Roller III, Redesigned Bail Trip, S-Arm Cam, Aero Wrap II Oscillation, SR-Concept: SR 3D Gear, SR Handle, SR One-Piece Bail Wire, S A-RB Ball Bearings, Aluminum Spool, S-Concept: S-Rotor, S-Guard, S-Arm Cam, Machined Aluminum Handle, Direct Drive Mechanism (Thread In Handle Attachment), Round EVA Handle Grip, WP Drag (Waterproof Drag), Maintenance Port, Fluidrive II, Floating Shaft, Dyna-Balance, Super Stopper II, Repairable Clicker, Approved for use in Saltwater, and Rated for use with Mono, Fluorocarbon and PowerPro lines.

 

Pflueger President Spinning Reel
Product Description
• 9 stainless steel ball bearings (6920 has 7 ball bearings)
• Instant anti-reverse one-way clutch bearing
• Machined, ported and double anodized aluminum spool with distinctive hole pattern for lighter weight
• Braid ready spool
• Titanium co

 

 

Abu Garcia Orra SX Spinning Reel
Product Description
THE PERFECT COMBINATION OF PERFORMANCE AND RELIABILITY
Born from the Revo series, the Orra family is built on the performance that has made Abu Garcia legendary. Orra reels provide the perfect combination of performance and reliability in a sleek package.

The Orra SX incorporates High Performance Corrosion Resistant bearings, X-Cräftic alloy and a sealed Carbon Matrix drag system to yield performance that can only be precision engineered by Abu Garcia.
• 8 stainless steel HPCR bearings + 1 roller bearing provides increased corrosion protection
• One piece gear box design allows for more precise gear alignment for smoother operation
• Machined aluminum braid ready spool allows braid to be tied directly to the spool without any slip
• Carbon Matrix drag system provides smooth, consistent drag pressure across the entire drag range
• Slow oscillation provides even line lay with all types of line
• X-Cräftic alloy frame for increased corrosion resistance
• Duragear brass gear for extended gear life
• Everlast bail system for improved durability
• Stainless steel main shaft and components for improved corrosion resistance
• Aluminum spare monofilament spool
• Rotor brake design to stop early bail closure

 

 

Wave Spin 5.0.1 8lb 220 Yard Spool DH 3000z
Product Description
The Wave Spin reel has an exclusive guaranteed no tangle technology. Patented American design. Dead stop infinite anti reverse. Lightweight graphite body and rotor. Giant multi disc front drag system.

 

 

Element 21 Carrot Stix Wild Black Spinning Rod
Product Description
Carrot Stix Wild Black Spinning Rods, leaner and meaner than ever… … literally! Element 21 has trimmed the fat from these already premier-quality Rods by eliminating decorative coatings and moving graphics and labels to the back.

The result is a 10% reduction in weight without ANY sacrifice in strength. Super-light, super-strong dual-helical bias 30T graphite blank; Unsanded blank for maximum strength retention; Airweight resin-filled blank; Fuji Alconite micro guides. State Model. Model: 671M-MF-S, Style: Spinning, Length: 6’7″, Pcs.: 1, Power: Med., Line Wt. (lbs.): 6-12. Model: 701ML-F-S, Style: Spinning, Length: 7′, Pcs.: 1, Power: Med. Lt., Line Wt. (lbs.): 6-12. Model: 7701M-MF-S, Style: Spinning, Length: 7′, Pcs.: 1, Power: Med., Line Wt. (lbs.): 6-14.

Order Today! Element 21 Carrot Stix Wild Black Spinning Rod

 

Quantum Fishing Smoke Spinning 1Pc Rod
Product Description
84-Percent lighter than traditional guide sets, the latest innovation from Fuji is their new super-lightweight Micr Guides with hardened inserts to reduce line abrasion, in a smaller size for reduced weight and increased catability.

 

Shimano Convergence 68 Medium Spinning Worm Rod CVS68MB
Product Description
Shimano Convergence 6’8″ Medium Spinning Worm Rod CVS68MBThe all new Convergence has all the high end features. You will notice a newly designed custom reel seat that eliminates threads from the hood of the reel seat.

This newly designed reel seat has to be the most comfortable seat ever designed. Also featuring in this new design is a custom front hood. This hood has been pushed forward on the bottom of the rod which will give you an extra inch of contact to the blank.

These rods are also Technique specific and have all the best actions for your bass fishing needs.Covering all your spinning worm/jig technique needs. Here you will find Texas rig rods, split shot rods and even finesse jig rods.

Super lightweight feel and extremely lightweight. Custom reel seats and handle designs make these rods so light and sensitive you will be blown away.Shimano Convergence 6’8″ Medium Spinning Worm Rod CVS68MBFEATURES:IM-7 Graphite ConstructionFuji Aluminum Oxide GuidesCustom Shimano Reel SeatsOver-The-Counter Limited Lifetime Warranty

 

 

Fenwick ML-Fast Elite Tech Small mouth Spinning Rod (6-Feet 9-Inch)
Product Description
TAC inlay reel seat allows function and comfort to co-exist; outstanding control with minimum weight not seen on the market today.
Titanium frame guides with lightweight Zirconium inserts reduce overall blank weight and line wear with extreme heat disp

 

St. Croix Rage Spinning Rods Model: RS68MXF (6′ 8″, M)
Product Description
Comfort-focused rod design reduces casting fatigue without sacrificing power or finesse. These handcrafted rods feature neoprene-wrapped grips around precision-machined, model-specific handle cores that are customized for maximum sensitivity.

Integrated Poly Curve tooling technology eliminates all transitional weak points in the premium, high-modulus SCIII graphite blanks for smoother actions and increased strength. Pac Bay Minima microguides prevent insert failures, increase casting precision, and weigh 20-30% less than traditional guides.

Pac Bay Minimia exposed-blank reel seats increase responsiveness and sensitivity, and weigh 10-20% less than traditional reel seats. A double-layer Flex Coat finish blocks corrosion and keeps rods looking like new.

What better way to get the job done then with a nice Penn Combo!

A great rod and reel paired for your heavy duty freshwater fishing needs!

Senator combos comes with 450-yard capacity reels and 6 1/2 foot rods. It features special senator reel, lightweight graphite frame, machined and anodized aluminum spool, stainless steel frame rings enhances rigidity to prevent frame-flex, high-strength marine grade bronze alloy main gear. HT-100TM drag washers provide smooth drag under heavy loads. Two shielded stainless steel ball bearings. Slammer rod. one piece tubular graphite composite blank. Graphite reel seat. EVA grips. Aluminum gimbal with cover. Rods line weight 30 to 80-ounce.

  • Senator combos comes with 78-inch rods
  • Stainless steel frame rings enhances rigidity to prevent frame-flex
  • Two shielded stainless steel ball bearings.Machined and anodized aluminum spool.
  • Item does not come with Fishing line.
  • One piece tubular graphite composite blank

What others say;

“Great rod and reel love it no complaints at all I have used it for shovel head catfish and ocean fishing caught a 55 lb cobia off the pier no problem and yet the tip of the rod is sensitive to see a small bait size sun fish nibbling at your bait love it worth every penny”

The contemporary freshwater fly fishing rods for sale are mainly made of single materials like Graphite, fiberglass, bamboo, and even steel, or composite materials like graphite/carbon, boron/graphite, etc. Artificial flies are made from lightweight materials like feathers, foam or fur, making fly rods one of the most thin, flexible and light freshwater fishing rods out there.

Fly fishing rods can be described in a couple of ways, one by their “action” another by their “weight.” There are mainly three types of fly rod “action” and those are, slow, medium and fast all depending upon their stiffness and flexibility.


“Fast action” – Fast action usually means the fly rod bends mostly at the tip or end of the rod during the cast and when fighting a fish. Fast action fly rods are not easy for beginners to learn casting a fly with due to their stiffness.

“Medium action” – Medium action fly rods will play or bend further down the rod shaft, more toward the middle. The medium action rod is probably the easier rod to learn with for beginners

“Slow action” – Slow action fly rods have lots of flex all the way down the rod. When casting a slow action rod you can flex it all the way to the handle. Slow action rods are great for fishing light weight lines and small flies for small stream or pond fish.

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Another way to describe fly fishing rods is by their “weight” and all that means is that you would want to get a rod with a weight that matches the reel, line, fly type you will be using and fish that you will be after.

The fly line weight scale runs generally from 1-14 but can go higher, and the smaller the number the lighter the fly line is, and the bigger the number the heavier the fly line will be. This makes the fly rod action, length and recommended line weight very important when selecting a rod.

Most manufacturers have the recommended line weight on the fly rod and it is very important to match those weights. It is also important that any flies that you are using match up also because if they don’t match, you lose control of the cast and placement of the fly. It can also effect how the fly lands on the water, resulting in a spooked fish.

For a beginner just starting out in fly fishing, Freshwater Fishing Rod Reviews would recommend an 8 or 9ft medium action fly rod weighted to handle 5 or 6 weight fly line. We recommend this because a fly rod with that size and action would be a decent all-around rod for many types of freshwater fly fishing.

Freshwater Fishing Rod Reviews found the perfect beginner’s combo set up so you don’t have to search high and low. We took the guess work out for you and highly recommend the Wild Water Fly Fishing Complete 5/6 Starter Package. This combo set up sold by Wild Water Fly Fishing is ideal for trout, small bass and pan fishing the local pond or trout stream.
MOST 5 STAR REVIEWS OF ANY FLY FISHING PACKAGE ON AMAZON.COM!!


Product Description
You get our fantastic AX56-090-4 Series , 4 piece fly rod with a LIFETIME WARRANTY, a center disc drag die cast aluminum large arbor reel preloaded with backing, a weight forward (5 weight) floating fly line and 5X tapered leader, a rod sock, a rod case, a fly box with three different fly patterns–Black Ant, Parachute Adams and Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear Nymph (you get 3 of each of the patterns) and a spare leader.

The rod is for 5 or 6 weight line and is great for everything from small trout and panfish to small bass. It will fish well at the local pond or on a trophy trout stream. This rod is designed by Wild Water to be very forgiving for the beginning fly caster yet sophisticated enough for an experienced angler to appreciate.

When you look at the price you may need to read this a few times to believe it!! Rod Specifications: Line Weight: 5 or 6; Rod Length: 9 Feet; Number of Sections: 4; Rod Case Length: 31 Inches; Flex: Mid; Action: Slow; Material: Composite Graphite; Rod Weight: 5.7 ounces; Grip: Western; Rod Blank Color: Dark Gray; Winding Color: Black.

Then if you decide fly fishing is for you, you can pick up another fly rod or two, to better suit your fishing needs.

To determine what recommended weight fly rod and fly line to use, you must consider the type of fishing that you will be doing and Freshwater Fishing Rod Reviews recommends the following:

Weight 1-4 : Use this weight if you plan on fishing for really small fish, like small/medium trout or panfish.

Weight 5 : A good all-around fly line weight, works for small fish, and works good for average sized bass and most trout.

Weight 6 : Good for trout, bass and salmon but not the really huge fish.

Weight 7 : Great for all bass fishing, large trout, and salmon.

Weight 8 and higher : Generally used for very large fish and saltwater fishing.

Fly Fishing Rods

 

Whether you’re traveling across the country or just down the road, Shakespeare® Travel Mate rods are ideal. Travel Mate rods come in both telescopic and pack rod models.

Shakespeare Telescoping Pack Rods… super portable, your choice of length and style! From the Shakespeare Travel Mate series, Telescoping Pack Rods that are loaded with value and quality. Easy to bring anywhere… backpacking, camping, hiking. Or just keep one in the car for those chance encounters with a gorgeous stream.

All feature lightweight, strong graphite reel seats and stainless steel guides. Plus a reusable rod tube for protective storage. Choose yours and get it at the lowest price going!

What others are saying;

“I have used this rod for many years. I pack it right in the bottom of my tackle box. So it’s ready to go any where any time, long as it’s Rocky Mountain beaver ponds fishing for brook and rainbow trout.
A common misconception about these rods, that I often hear from friends and family, is that these sectional rods often come apart when casting, well that has not been the case for me. I have never had a problem casting with this rod, or any other problems with it for that matter. But the part I love the most is being able to pack it down into my tackle box with very little effort.”

“I owned an older version of this rod for several years and had purchased a different make and model for my wife to backpacking. After two years of disappointment, I sought out the Shakespeare and to my delight it the same design as the one I have loved and fished with for serveral years. It has great action, easily assembled and for those who like to get away from the rest of the fishing public to find the good spots, this is a great rod to have along.”

Freshwater Fishing Rod Reviews recommends the Shakespeare Travel Mate Rods.

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