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.

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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.