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Title says it all. Sold some stuff on EBAY and not really sure what to buy. I just got a new BPS Pro-Lite reel, maybe a rod is in my future? Maybe a giant spool of Fluorocarbon to hook up all my reels? Perhaps try some new brands? What would you buy and who from? Remember $80 spending limit.

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Title says it all. Sold some stuff on EBAY and not really sure what to buy. I just got a new BPS Pro-Lite reel, maybe a rod is in my future? Maybe a giant spool of Fluorocarbon to hook up all my reels? Perhaps try some new brands? What would you buy and who from? Remember $80 spending limit.

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Right now I would probably spend the 80$ on a few swimbaits. I am really starting to enjoy throwing them, and feel like I'm starting to learn them.

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Right now I would probably spend the 80$ on a few swimbaits. I am really starting to enjoy throwing them, and feel like I'm starting to learn them.

I'm with this guy...of course, I am biased because I MAKE custom swimbaits. LOL!

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seriously!? only 2 replies and over 60 views, come on guys give me some ideas.

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Sounds like to me you need a rod...a Vendetta would fit you perfectly in that range!

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I thought about the Vendetta, but don't know anything about them. All I know is, it looks cool. Plus I wonder how much of a difference expensive rods really make. I currently use the excursion series rods that I get at Wal-Mart and they work great, only $17. Would a more expensive rod make any difference?

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A new rain suit, or other weather realated gear. If you dont need a rod, dont buy one. New tackle wont catch more fish- gear to keep you on the water will. Thats what i would spend $80 on if I was thinking straight. If i just wanted to blow 80 i would also buy a couple new swimbaits.

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Sounds like to me you need a rod...a Vendetta would fit you perfectly in that range!

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Buy a 7' MHF Vendetta and use it for plastics and other bottom bouncing baits and then come back and tell me if they make a diffence...

Heres a hint...they do! ;)

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Nice rod makes a huge difference. I used a $15-$20 rod before I got a nice one. You have to re-learn what a bite feels like. I set the hook every time I bumped a rock or tree branch the first few times I used it. Get the rod. I don't know anything about the Vendetta, but any $80 dollar rod is going to beat the $17 dollar one.

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If you don't know what to buy, I wouldn't buy anything.

Just save it until you really need something.

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If you don't know what to buy, I wouldn't buy anything.

Just save it until you really need something.

Finally some words of wisdom !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:

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I'm thinking about a Rod, but what is a good choice for say $50 cuz shipping on rods is expensive. Something I can fish jigs and plastics with.

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Buy a 7' MHF Vendetta and use it for plastics and other bottom bouncing baits and then come back and tell me if they make a diffence...

Heres a hint...they do! ;)

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I don't know alot about rods, but I will say the other year I was a goodboy and got a really nice BPS med heavey, and im telling you what, it makes a TON of difference. You can feel every little twig, rock, bump, so when a bass comes and just lightly picks up your bait you know.

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I'm with grey wolf, save it. If you really feel like you need to thought I would get a nice rod like the Abu that has been suggested, you won't regret the decision.

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If you're happy with your rod, keep using your rod. If not, get one. I got a nice 7ft abu garcia from BP and it wasn't too expensive and the sensitivity is pretty stellar.

Try some new baits, something you've never tried before. Swim baits, or some different plastics. If you're not on to brush hogs yet, I would certainly get on it. Very good plastic. Green pumpkin is my favorite.

Look at all your tackle and decide what you're lacking. Upgrading your arsenal can never hurt.

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Save it until your season starts, then when you start losing and breaking things, you will have extra $ to replace stuff.

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I would save it for a nicer rod, I used to use the same kind of rods you did, until I got a whole new setup on my birthday. I'll tell you, it makes a ton of difference, not only in sensitivity, but the weight difference is unparalleled.

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Buy a 7' MHF Vendetta and use it for plastics and other bottom bouncing baits and then come back and tell me if they make a diffence...

Heres a hint...they do! ;)

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Load up on worm hooks bullet weights, fishing line, and sunscreen. I must have about 30 2/0, 4/0, 5/0 hooks to use. I love it, running out of someting while fishing ticks me off to no end! Or, if that does not interest you, how about a nice pair of sunglasses?

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