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Spring Buyer’s Guide: Budget Friendly Rods and Reels For Bass Fishing!



Welcome to the 1st Annual Spring Buyer’s Guide Series! We’re kicking this series off with budget-minded rods and reels for serious anglers. We scoured the fishing industry for the best rods and reels for different techniques, so you don’t have to break the bank when you need a new combo. This is only the beginning! We’ve got 6 videos in total, a new video launching every day this week, to help you with everything from rods to baits, and electronics to apparel. Check back every day for a fresh video!

When it comes to budget gear, the rod actions allow for some wiggle room between techniques. As a result, we were able to narrow the search down to a handful of models to cover all the most popular Spring bass fishing techniques. We specifically searched for rods that would multi-task at least 2 major categories, then paired them with affordable reels that could take the abuse needed for the techniques.

Below you’ll find links to the exact rods and reels shown in the video. They’re listed in the order they appeared and we’ve even included our favorite line, based on the techniques we recommend. All the links go directly to Tackle Warehouse where you can see detailed photos and descriptions of each item.

CHATTERBAIT/SPINNERBAIT COMBO…
Rod- 13 Fishing Defy Black 7′ Crankbait: https://bit.ly/34UI0mh
Reel- 13 Fishing Origin Chrome: https://bit.ly/3EF9ubC
Line- Sunline Fluorocarbon 15 lb: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

JERKBAIT/FLUKE/ WACKY RIG COMBO…
Rod- Shimano SLX 6’10” Medium: http://bit.ly/2mGp1Vc
Reel- Shimano SLX 70 MGL (HG or XG): https://bit.ly/3gIUCgJ
Line- Sunline Fluorocarbon 12 lb: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

SQUAREBILL/LIPLESS COMBO…
Rod- St. Croix Mojo Glass 7’2″ Medium: https://bit.ly/2YIxLy5
Reel- Shimano SLX 150 (HG): http://bit.ly/2NfdOnk
Line- Sunline Fluorocarbon 15 lb: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

TEXAS RIG/JIG/SMALL GLIDE COMBO…
Rod- Dobyns Fury 704C (7′ Heavy): http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV
Reel- Lews Speed Spool LFS (7:1): http://bit.ly/2xEElEw
Line- Power Pro 20 lb Braid: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b
Leader- Sufix Advance 12 lb Green: https://bit.ly/3GJEUix

SHAKY HEAD/SENKO COMBO…
Rod- Shimano Intenza 7’1″ Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2QADLTq
Reel- 13 Fishing Inception (6.6:1): https://bit.ly/3JrZSDX
Line- Power Pro 50 lb Braid: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b
Leader- Sufix Advance 17 lb Green: https://bit.ly/3GJEUix

DROPSHOT/NED RIG COMBO…
Rod- St. Croix Bass X 6’8″ Medium XFast: https://bit.ly/3xi0ren
Reel- Daiwa BG 2000: http://bit.ly/32Xscbb
Line- Sunline SX1 12: http://bit.ly/2tn8EzQ
Leader- Sunline Fluorocarbon leader (7 lb): http://bit.ly/2aiu0Wu

WANT TACTICALBASSIN GEAR??
We have a variety of apparel items and custom lure designs available! Everything from hats, to hoodies, to crankbaits! Its all available direct through Tackle Warehouse with fast shipping. See it here…

TacticalBassin Apparel and Lure Designs: http://bit.ly/38YpPIz
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MAJOR EQUIPMENT WE USE DAILY…

Trolling Motor- Minn Kota Ultrex 112: http://bit.ly/2vFQypW
Electronics- Humminbird Solix 15: https://bit.ly/35HuPRY
Anchors- Minn Kota Talons: http://bit.ly/2F0QBSP
Net- Frabill Conservation PLD 2612: https://bit.ly/3kdZ3kA
Camera- GoPro Hero 9: http://bit.ly/2KQ0VEI

FAVORITE TOOLS AND GEAR…

Favorite Storage Box: https://bit.ly/3kngvEG
Favorite sunglasses: https://bit.ly/3cLH0kl
Favorite Pliers: http://bit.ly/2MpUBEr
Favorite life jacket: http://bit.ly/2odXXIP
Favorite Scale: http://bit.ly/2f7QgQ9
Favorite Lure Retriever: http://bit.ly/2TLTJc6
Favorite Braid Cutters: https://bit.ly/35KSp3O
Favorite Split Ring Pliers: http://bit.ly/2fT4Qw0
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If you plan to do any shopping, using our links before doing your shopping at Tackle Warehouse is the single greatest way to support us! You won’t be able to even see a difference but they’ll know you’re one of us!

#budget #beginner #fishing

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21 Comments

  1. I haven't been fishing for almost 15 yrs. Had kids got married long story short I want to get back into it bc my daughter is old enough. I'd like to take her to catch some largemouth here in local cali. Would I be able to use these rods or would summer gear be different? Any rod reel combo for kids you'd recommend?

  2. @TacticalBassin @Tim Can you pick a LH reel for your CHATTERBAIT/SPINNERBAIT COMBO? It seems 13 Fishing Origin Chrome doesn't come in left retrieve anywhere.

  3. Man I just want to order the St. croix cranking setup but the 7,2 medium moderate is out of stock and no back order. Does anyone know when this will be back in stock?

  4. On the fist setup for chatterbaits you didn’t say much about the reel on that combo. Is the 8.1.1 a really good choice for a chatter or spinner bait. There is only one option for that reel on the website. Just trying to figure out exactly what is good for multipurpose use.

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