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new to fishing, need a rod and reel

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as you can see i need a rod and reel. i wasnt getting anything expensive so like 35$ for the rod and

35$ for the reel. ill be fishing trout, bass, bluegills, and some other stuff. just wondering whats a good basic rod length and action for a newb like me.

i was thinking of a berkley lightning 6'6" medium action rod with a Abu Garcia 100 series reel. What do you think.

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Welcome aboard!

You should look at combinations (rod w/ reel) at the major retailers. This is an example:

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_90836_100003002_100000000_100003000_100-3-2

Be patient, ALL combinations are on sale sometime during the year. The stores kind of rotate their sale items, but you should NEVER pay full retail price.

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imho you're better off with at least a 3500 series reel.the bigger spools help prevent line twist issues.

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i use the abu garcia c101($33 at walmart)  i think they are great for $33 bucks.....i used to have two of them but i gave one to my buddy, cuz he was using some old half broke POS

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what do u guys think of this http://www.basspro.com

would u say thats a good reel?

jeguy6 has a handful of the Abu Garcia Revo SX & STX reels in the Fleamarket section, and you can catch him on Ebay.  You can get them for steal if you hurry.  

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its my first abu garcia and i still havent got to cast it yet, c'mon saturday! i hear baitcast reels arent easy but im up for a challenge

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