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So I think I got a steal today, but would like some opinions..

Found a 7'-0" Abu Veritas heavy for $40 and a Abu Orra SX baitcaster for $40 also on clearance.

Currently I only have a 6'6 Abu Vendetta and Orra SX spinning setup. I fish a lot of solid frogs and Texas rig worms, craws, and creatures. Been using more jigs in spring, but not as much in the summer. Don't really fish a lot of crankbaits.

Was the new setup worthwhile? I think it'll be good to transition some of my frog fishing to the heavy baitcaster.

Any thoughts?

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Based off retail price you got a good deal, far as use only you can decide how well they work in your hands.

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So I think I got a steal today, but would like some opinions..

Found a 7'-0" Abu Veritas heavy for $40 and a Abu Orra SX baitcaster for $40 also on clearance.

Currently I only have a 6'6 Abu Vendetta and Orra SX spinning setup. I fish a lot of solid frogs and Texas rig worms, craws, and creatures. Been using more jigs in spring, but not as much in the summer. Don't really fish a lot of crankbaits.

Was the new setup worthwhile? I think it'll be good to transition some of my frog fishing to the heavy baitcaster.

Any thoughts?

If you got em new you got a smokin deal. I don't know about the reel but I have a 7' mh Veritas rod and its been very solid so far. Extremely sensitive and lightweight with Plenty of backbone.

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I know nothing about the reel. As for the rod - yes, good deal. Will be a solid rod to use for frogging or jigging. Rig up a reel with 30lb braid test and you're good to go

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So I think I got a steal today, but would like some opinions..

Found a 7'-0" Abu Veritas heavy for $40 and a Abu Orra SX baitcaster for $40 also on clearance.

Currently I only have a 6'6 Abu Vendetta and Orra SX spinning setup. I fish a lot of solid frogs and Texas rig worms, craws, and creatures. Been using more jigs in spring, but not as much in the summer. Don't really fish a lot of crankbaits.

Was the new setup worthwhile? I think it'll be good to transition some of my frog fishing to the heavy baitcaster.

Any thoughts?

Sweet price on the veritas. What store was this?

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Sounds like the store you were at was getting rid of its summer inventory.

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I have that same rod and like it. It doesn't seem all that sensitive, but I've hauled in plenty of fish with it.

 

I use it for spinner baits and big swim baits. You can also hook it over a door and use it for chin ups!

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Dick's Sporting Goods. It was just the 7' heavy rods.

Sounds like I need to get out on the water and try it!

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Sounds like a good deal to me.  Personally I wouldn't use less than 40# braid.  Not because you need the extra strength, but because the smaller diameter line might dig in when you pull a nice fish out of cover with 5 lbs. of weeds attached.  The next cast could cost you your frog.  I've easily snapped a 1/2 oz. jig off on my jig and worm spinning rod with 30# braid when the line wrapped around the end of the rod without my noticing.  This same line will straighten out a jig hook with a steady pull.

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I also got the same rod...was able to also use my 600 extra points so I ended up with it for like 20 bucks...only problem is the rod is crazy tip heavy. My zillion didnt even balance it out lol...

Also, it is more like a mag heavy. That tip is harder to bend than my 736c champion...seriously, it's a broomstick so I assume it would be great for big swimbait and a rigs

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Nice, I have had an orra sx baitcaster for a year + and its still catching fish. I thought I would never use it again when i first bought my first revo sx, and then again when a bought my winch, and again when I bought my revo stx.... but the d**n thing just wont get off the front deck of my boat!! Its a little heavier than a revo s, but has the same braking system. A word of advice: after every trip run the faucet over the reel to get rid of the lake funk then oil as it states in your manual

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