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Ok... I have 2 rods... I have a 6'10 duckett ghost with a Johnny Morris... And a carbon lite combo... That rod being 6'6, I have 300 dollars and I love fish worms like 10 inch... In baitcaster what is the best rod and reel to use that cast a long way and doesn't backlash a ton. Thank you 

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Ok... I have 2 rods... I have a 6'10 duckett ghost with a Johnny Morris... And a carbon lite combo... That rod being 6'6, I have 300 dollars and I love fish worms like 10 inch... In baitcaster what is the best rod and reel to use that cast a long way and doesn't backlash a ton. Thank you 

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Rod:...St Croix Mojo Bass. $120.00

Reel:...Shimano Curado i. $180.00= $300.00.

You're going to get a lot of great suggestions. That's just my two cents. 

Hootie

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Welcome aboard, Matthew!

Best rod and reel is very subjective, but I'll give you
my fav setup, a Shimano Chronarch 50e and a BPS
Carbonlite rod, 6'6" MF. I also swap it to a ML of the
same brand on occasion if I want to go lighter.

I think you'll have a great time with a MF to MHF for
throwing big worms and such.

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Lets start here first.  You have a Duckett Ghost with a Johnny Morris what? Is this a baitcaster and what is the length and what are the rod specs?  Is this a medium , medium hvy, is it a moderate tipped rod ( like you would want for crankbaits, square bills etc) or is it a fast or extra fast. What lures do you fish on this rod?

Next you have a 6'6"rod, is this a baitcaster or spinning and what reel do you have on this rod if it is a baitcaster what ratio is the reel, is it a 6.x-1, a 7.x-1 or faster. What do you usually throw on this combo.

Now are you having trouble casting and backlashing with either of these combos?  Your Johnny Morris reel should be a quality reel with a decent drag and braking system. If this reel is giving you trouble I would first make sure the line is tied on tight to the reel's arbor. In fact what line is spooled on both, often the line choice can affect your casting.

Now to try to answer your question.. Everyone on here has their favorites but here are some ideas that will work for you.  Generally I suggest the first three rods to own are a 6'6" spinning rod for throwing light weight baits like Sencos, grubs, tubes, light weight worms and creature baits texas rigged. Now my second suggestion is a 7 foot to 7-3 MH fast tipped baitcaster to do bigger plastics, jigs, and most all bottom contact baits. This rod should normally be rated for 1/4 to 3/4 ounce baits. In your case I would go a bit stiffer and go for a rod rated 1/4 to 1 ounce. That would help with throwing big 10 inch worms. Here I would suggest a rod like an Irod Genesis II IRG 704. Also a Dobyns Fury micro series or Sierra series 734C rod. This is a 7'3" heavy with a fast tip. This means it has a fast tip and a little more backbone than a normal 7 MH.  It rates for lures weighing from 1/4 to 1 ounce. I think either of these two rods will do you well. They sell between $150 and $180 for the rod.  As for a reel that is simple. Look at a Diawa Tatula or Diawa Tatula CT. Either of these can be purchased for less than $130 on line.  These components will make a workhorse combo. I fish a lot of the Diawa reels and rods from both of these manufacturers. I would spool this rod with a mono backing and probably Moss Green Power Pro Spectra braid in 30 pound test  and add a 3 to 5 foot leader of P Line CXX 10 pound test in moss green also. I like the cxx for leaders, that 10 pound test really breaks at about 22 pounds. 

My third rod I suggest is always a 7 foot Medium rod with a slower moderate taper, this is a rod designed to fish lures with trebles. I hope this breakdown helps you understand a bit more so you can  more easily determine what you want.

Now to help avoid backlashes we must start with the equipment. Any of the reels available that retail from $100 to $200 today, are so far advanced compared to most equipment sold just 5 years ago.  A reel like a Shimano, or Diawa that retail in that range should perform well.  There are a few important things to be aware of though.  First, learn how to tie the Arbor knot well. Purchase a spool of quality mono like Stren Clear Blue or Bass Pro Excel in 14 pound test. Tie it on tightly to the reel. Never spool braid directly to the reel it can spin and act like the brakes do not work.  Now spool 1/2 the reel with the mono. Tie a good Uni to Uni knot between the backing (mono ) and braid or Fluorocarbon line. Spool it on but leave about 1/8 of the spool exposed. Too much line can cause backlashes. Lastly I purchased a Berkley Spooling station years ago, it helps me hold the line and reel and spool my line on nice and tight.  The other nice thing about using a mono backing is that it cuts the cost of spooling a reel in half or more. I hope this help explain how to do it so it works for you. 

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No need to add to that.  Good work.  

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Thank you so much fishnkamp!! Sorry I was not specific but today I just recently bought a Shimano aldabaren baitcaster with a another ghost duckett 6'8 medium heavy with a fast tip... How is that?  The other rod is a duckett ghost 6'10 medium with a fast tip matched with a Abu Garcia silver max 6:4:1... How is that setup

I mainly fish worms and frogs... 

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The 7'2" MH-XF is a good place to start looking for a rod.  http://www.fenwickfishing.com/fenwick-freshwater-rods-fenwick-aetos/fenwick-aetos-casting/1365054.html

Lots of reels to look at with the remaining $200.

A very nice reel with dual braking.  Less than $200 total for it and the Aetos.  http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/182217397305?lpid=82&chn=ps&ul_noapp=true  A faster ratio, but I don't know the price.  http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lews-Tournament-MB-Speed-Spool-LFS-8-3-1-Casting-Reel-TS1XHMB-/271778716578

Standard Tatula can be found for $95.  The Type R in a 8.1 can be had for around $130. A Curado is a nice option.

A LH reel in a 6.4 ratio, but one heckova deal on a sweet reel.  I believe new price was $300.  http://www.ebay.com/itm/Team-Lews-Pro-Z-Speed-Spool-Left-Hand-Baitcast-Reel-/282134809745?hash=item41b08b8c91:g:4~oAAOSwMsVXi-tv

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