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What Rod/reel Would You Buy If Money Was Not An Issue?


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#1 Khong

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Posted August 11 2013 - 10:11 PM

So money is not an issue.  What Rod/Reel would be your dream set up?  You can list up to 4 rod/reel.



#2 Long Mike

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Posted August 11 2013 - 10:55 PM

If money was not an issue, I would speculate that 99% of the anglers on this forum would be eliminated from the discussion, as very few of us could afford things like $500 reels and $1000 rods.  Besides, a dream combo in one man's hands is a piece of trash in another's.  I've said it time and again, regardless of the price, find a rod and reel that feels good in your hands, and go fishing. Remember, all we want to do is catch bass.  A $150 combo, in the right hands, will catch as many bass as the dude with the $1,500 rig.


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#3 loodkop

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Posted August 11 2013 - 11:20 PM

I agree with Long Mike but I will still like a Nrx 893/Core combo.

#4 rippin-lips

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Posted August 11 2013 - 11:22 PM

I'll stick with my Steez. It'd be nice to have a sweet megabass rod for it though.
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#5 Khong

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Posted August 12 2013 - 12:13 AM

If money was not an issue, I would speculate that 99% of the anglers on this forum would be eliminated from the discussion, as very few of us could afford things like $500 reels and $1000 rods.  Besides, a dream combo in one man's hands is a piece of trash in another's.  I've said it time and again, regardless of the price, find a rod and reel that feels good in your hands, and go fishing. Remember, all we want to do is catch bass.  A $150 combo, in the right hands, will catch as many bass as the dude with the $1,500 rig.

 

You are correct sir, but sometime a Ferrari, etc.. is everyone dream and a Mustang is what we can afford.  Anyway, the subject is about your dream rod/reel is, not what works.



#6 Jrob78

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Posted August 12 2013 - 12:19 AM

That's a tough one.  If money were no object, I would probably have a couple of Megabass rods and a couple of the new Loomis GLX's.  For reels, it would be a mixture of Daiwa's top end reels.  I would love to have a Ryoga a Steez EX, a Pixy Type R and Zillion J Dream.   It would probably take me a month to decide which 4 combos I wanted. :D



#7 tomustang

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Posted August 12 2013 - 12:28 AM

If money wasn't an issue I'd go custom

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#8 WiregrassRiverRat

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Posted August 12 2013 - 12:31 AM

I would get the most expensive four rods I could get my hands on.. then sell them for the stuff I would rather use.. and probably get about 8-10 combos out of it :) is this cheating?



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Posted August 12 2013 - 12:55 AM

I have pretty much everything I want right now, but I could make a couple tweeks.  Get a Penn torque to replace my conquer, and replace my Avet with a Fin Nor marquesta.  I like all my rods, in fact there people I fish with that have replaced their more expensive rods for what I use.  I am looking to make an addition, not a replacement as I have a reel in perfect shape not being used.  One of my buddies bought a TFO inshore rod, knew he had but I saw it for the first time recently, I've never seen a rod cast further in my life and it's only a 7 footer, I gotta buy it.


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Posted August 12 2013 - 01:13 AM

Megabass Arms rod- metanium dc
Megabass destroyer x7 - metanium xg
Dobyns zayta - megabass is71
Dobyns zayta spinning - shimano stella

#11 bigbill

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Posted August 12 2013 - 02:49 AM

I'd still use my southbend or shakespear fishing rods. I save $$ buying discounted, affordable fishing rods to spend more $$ on new and different lures. I also stock up on
everything I use for the fear of it being discontinued at anytime like BPS did with my hottest topwater lure the topnocker.
The fish are out there just waiting for you to throw the right lure along with the correct presentation so why are you still here?
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#12 martintheduck

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Posted August 12 2013 - 03:02 AM

Shimano Cumulus blank customized... and a NIB Diawa TD-ito



#13 rockchalk06

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Posted August 12 2013 - 03:51 AM

Anything JDM "pimpafied" from Shimano and Dobyns DX's.

#14 Sam

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Posted August 12 2013 - 05:21 AM

Steez 711 HFBA heavy casting rod.

 

Steez 103SHA 7:1:1 reel.

 

20-pound test Big Game line.

 

Look 'em up and do the math.


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#15 thehooligan

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Posted August 12 2013 - 06:15 AM

Shimano Cumulus blank customized... and a NIB Diawa TD-ito

 

Im going with this for rods, would like to try a megabass as well. For reels, id like to try a zonda, conquest dc, metanium, and other jdm shimano reels. For spinners ive had my eye on a stella for a while now, some jdm daiwas, presso/exist/certate.






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