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Hey guys! I recently got my tax refund back and was wanting to buy a new bait casting rod and reel combo. I'm looking for a rod that I can fall back on for slow moving baits. I have been considering a lews reel with a falcon or dobyns rod, but would also like to hear your opinions. Thanks fellas.

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I hate to admit, I have several rods that have Revo stx reels and I use either 'Skeet Reese" or H2O Ethos, but for all my Shakey Head and T-Rigs I have Two 100 dollar combos- Abu Garcia "Pro Max"( AND NOT THE HANK PARKER SERIES)-  I've used them with the Revo, but still have great results both in casting and retrieving an 8lbs LMB with the "Promax". I'm guessing that you want to spend some money, but I sure would rather spend mine on gas to get to different lakes in my area.  Good luck in making a decision on the magic combination for you!

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I recommend anything quantum. 

 

I've found that if you spend a little bit on a decent quantum combo, you will have a high performing rod and reel that will last you a very long time.

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Flip the prices, wait till a sale and get a lews tournament pro with a dobyns Champion

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I just bought a Lews tournament pro and will pair it with a gloomis gl2 804c jwr... Good luck there's way tooooo many options LOL...

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I would suggest a Shimano Crucial with a Daiwa T3-B. if you get anything other than the 8:1 ratio I would upgrade the handle to either the hawgtech or the lews carbon fiber replacement handle... Personally if I was going to spend 350 on a combo, I would go with a falcon bucoo micro with the Quantum Tour MG, (this will be my next bottom contact set up)...

 

Mitch 

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It might be slightly above your budget, but the little overage would be worth it. I'd go with a St. Croix Legend Tournament Bass Jig-Worm Rod. I'd pair that up with a Revo S. With the BPS reel trade in you can get one a little closer to your budget with that. If you'd like to go under the budget buy a Pro Qualifier from Bass Pro. Either way I think you'll love it.

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I'm going to a local tackle show today. I'll see what kinda of trouble I can stir up there. I'm hoping to buy something today.

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Before you commit,  check with Ron from Valley Sports & More (he's a sponsor here at BR).  You won't be disapppointed - great service & prices.

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Before you commit,  check with Ron from Valley Sports & More (he's a sponsor here at BR).  You won't be disappointed - great service & prices.

 

X2.  A Tatula rod and reel from Ron would fit nicely within your budget.  There are a ton of options within that price range.  It would be hard to pick a 'bad' combo at those prices.  TW has $70 off the Cielo 6'10" MHF.  It would make a pretty good all-around rod.

 

I am not sure what you mean by slow moving baits.  My first thought is bottom fishing, but I often reel slow with crankbaits.  I would drop down to a MF rod instead of the MHF once crankbaits are added to the equation.  I don't fish deep crankbaits in my area.

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