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My first baitcaster!

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After a long wait and a lot of drooling I finally got myself a nice baitcast set up!  When I first learned how to cast a BC'r about a month ago and first started looking into purchasing one the Citica E caught my eye.  About 2 weeks ago I put myself on the waiting list at our local fishing shop.  Well on the same day I went Sportsman Warehouse this morning and found a deal on a rod, Kevin's sports called me to let me know the citicas were here.  I had been waiting patiently and saving for a long time and I don't think I absorb one word of the lecture in class today.  ;D

Here is my set up, I think I got a good deal:

Compre 6'6 Power: Medium Heavy Action: Fast  - 59.99

Shimano Citica 200E - 109.90

Spooled with Suffix 14# mono for free

I took my new set up to the lake this afternoon.  It is incredibly smooth, and my casts are sailing!  I had a couple small birdnests to start off while adjusting the brakes and control knob, but after that it was money.  Ended up catching 7 bass and I definitely noticed a sensitivity difference with the new rod.  

Here are a couple pics of the set up.

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Can't wait to get out there Saturday!

Thanks BR members for putting up with 1000 questions about equipment from me over the last month or so.  :)

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Nice Reel + Nice Rod = Nice Rig!!  May you stick many bass with it in the coming days :)

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That is REAL close to a combo that I thought I deserved (what my wife don't know won't hurt me :)) and I'm still grinnin' from ear to ear!!!

                            As Ever,

                             skillet

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Congratulations. It was actually kind of cool seeing your progress. I think you really scored with that compre. Soon, you'll be a veteran here giving the same advice you've been giving that you learned both here and on the water.

The only thing I see "wrong" with your reel is that the handle is on the "preferred" side for me. ;D

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Nice rig dude, enjoy!!!

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