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Is this a good combo? Please give opinion!

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I was thinking about pairing up the Abu Garcia Spinning Rod with the Cabelas Tournement ZX.

I was just wondering if anyone had anyone experience with either of these and would appreciate your thoughts.

Thanks guys!

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Is it going to be a technique specific set up or what?

Also, which Abu rod is it?

I'm not so fond of the Vendetta spinning rods. A ton of better rods in that price range.

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$150ish for the combo?

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Rods

6'9"Medium Carrot Stick, 6'8" Medium Daiwa Iaconelli, 703/704 Lamiglas Excel. ($80-$100)

Reels

Shimano Sonora or Sedona (2500size), Pflueger President or Trion (25-30 size)  $40-$60

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I'd suggest buying the Sonora, it's a fabulous reel for its price (I have 2 of them); spend the extra cash on the rod. JM 0.2.

I have but one spinning rod in the 80-100 dollar range. It's a 7' M/MF Team All Star that I use for shallow to medium cranking. It has been one good buy. But there are many decent rods in that price range.

For a basic bass set-up, I'd go with a medium power fast action rod, probably in the 7 foot range.

Also, whatever reel you get, I'd buy a 2500 size reel.

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I say scour ebay for deals on a good, used reel  8-)

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There are better options than a Vendetta in spinning in that price range. I'd check out the Compre.

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Also, before you buy anything new, check out the flea market forum.  I've seen plenty of sedonas, saharas, and even symetres for not much more than a new sonora.  Same goes for rods.  You can  sometimes find great rods for about half price.

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OK...so I'm gonna get it for going against Shimmano, but here goes.

Personally, I like the Pfleuger President (just bought one yesterday). Very smooth reel for the price and slightly more expensive reels. I thought it was considerably better than the Sedona and the Sahara. I didn't like the feel of the Shimmano's I tested; they seemed a bit sluggish compared to the President. I didn't check it against the Symmetre or more expensive Shimmanos because I wasn't looking to spend that much on the reel at the time. IMO it's a hard reel to beat for $60.  Now, to get it to the lake!

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