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Question about Rod/Reel

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Sorry if this is in the wrong thread, I'm going fishing in 2 weeks and want to buy a new rod and need advice. Pretty new to this type of stuff so excuse any misuse of terminology.

 

I'm trying to decide between a 3000 size reel, medium heavy that's 6'6 with 10 pound line or a 2000 size reel, medium that's 6' with 10 pound line. I'll be going for bass/walleye with this rod. I have a second rod for pan fish but it's 6 pound test Medium light and I wanted a better rod. I have the rod picked out, I just need help deciding which size would be best for it. I'll be fishing on an open lake without any thick grass or anything in Wisconsin over a 2 week span. 

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Assuming you're referring to a spinning combo as opposed to a bait caster?

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What is your budget?

My advice would be 6'6" to 7' medium power fast action rod w/2500 size reel and 8 lb Sunline Super Natural mono line.

Tom

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@WRBI don't go fishing too often and am not rich enough to buy anything expensive. I'm spending about $50 on the rod/reel. Just something to use 2 weeks of the year for some fun that'll be reliable. 

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7' medium rod with a 2500 reel will cover a decent amount of techniques for you

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Most of the big chain sporting goods stores sell spinning combos at your price.  For bass and walleye in WI, I’d recommend a Med. Power rod rated for 1/4oz-3/8oz lures. I doubt the action will be listed, but Med/Fast is a good, middle of the road action. Chances are the reel will already be spooled with 8-10lb. test line. Be sure to set the reel’s drag properly and have fun. 

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@papajoe222 Thank you! Found one that wasn’t pre-spooled but I bought it. My friend knows how to do that and has 10 pound test so he said he’d set it up for me. I have some 1/2 oz lures but I’ll get some 3/8oz ones. 

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