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I am looking to get a new rod and reel but don't really know what to get. something that can hold 65 braid line and must be a bait caster and a 7 foot rod. any ideas for my liking of rod and reel from bass pro shop?

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Bust out your Mastercard and go to Bass Pro, I'm pretty certain that you can find something.  For a really good time, try talking to the people who "work" there.   I don't know about all BPS stores, but at the one in Independence, MO, they have made an art form out of knowing less than you do.  If one will talk to you.  Most of the time if they catch your scent, they will scuttle away prior to making any eye contact.

 

A few of the workers are stuck behind counters, they can't leave and so they have to talk to you.  They are the best at knowing less than you do and they will make you feel "special".

 

My apologies, is this turning into a rant?  Do I read a bitter and cynical?   Oh well, I am just a product of my experiences at the local BPS.  When I used to go only a few times per year to the Springfield BPS, I didn't notice that so much out of the help.

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Ok well not knowing your desired price range I can give you some options.

 

under $100  Bass Pro Shops® Pro Qualifier® Tournament Rod and Reel Baitcast Combos

 

under $150 st croix triumph 7" MH with  abu silver max

 

Under $200  an abu veritas with a pro qualifier reel

 

under $300 st croix rage with pro qualifier

 

Mitch

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Bust out your Mastercard and go to Bass Pro, I'm pretty certain that you can find something.  For a really good time, try talking to the people who "work" there.   I don't know about all BPS stores, but at the one in Independence, MO, they have made an art form out of knowing less than you do.  If one will talk to you.  Most of the time if they catch your scent, they will scuttle away prior to making any eye contact.

 

A few of the workers are stuck behind counters, they can't leave and so they have to talk to you.  They are the best at knowing less than you do and they will make you feel "special".

 

My apologies, is this turning into a rant?  Do I read a bitter and cynical?   Oh well, I am just a product of my experiences at the local BPS.  When I used to go only a few times per year to the Springfield BPS, I didn't notice that so much out of the help.

LMAO I totally agree and I think the Toronto one is even less knowledgeable.  I went to the one in Auburn, NY even though they didn't know a lot...they did know a lot more than the guys here in Toronto, Ontario.

 

As for the OP - All I know is you need be a lot more specific and definitely what your budget will be.  The only thing I can tell you with what information you have stated is that I'd stick with a MH/F power action rod and get any 6 * 1 ratio reel for an all purpose setup.  M/F can work too if you mostly fish open and light cover.  I just think a MH would be more versatile in all but very heavy cover. 

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Get what you can afford and what is comfortable. Pick out a reel and put it on a rod that you like. Feel how balanced it is. You don't have to break the bank. The fish won't know how much you spent or what brand it might be.

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LMAO I totally agree and I think the Toronto one is even less knowledgeable.  I went to the one in Auburn, NY even though they didn't know a lot...they did know a lot more than the guys here in Toronto, Ontario.

 

As for the OP - All I know is you need be a lot more specific and definitely what your budget will be.  The only thing I can tell you with what information you have stated is that I'd stick with a MH/F power action rod and get any 6 * 1 ratio reel for an all purpose setup.  M/F can work too if you mostly fish open and light cover.  I just think a MH would be more versatile in all but very heavy cover. 

yep sadly that is how it is out here lol, I feel like a pro when I go out there. I am not worried about money, I can always make more. I just sick of spending 3k every season and most of it not working the next year lol.

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