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Uses Rods And Reels - What Models To Look For

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It's that time for yard sales and flea markets to fire up, through the years I've been an avid market mole but not an angler while going since I'm still new to fishing.

So I'm asking everyone their input on what makes/models of rods and reels throughout time that would be a no brainer to pick up if you saw it sitting on a sale rack at a good price

The only area I'm good at right now is inspecting (helps to have years of QC experience), turned down a couple  rods before because of problems

Have at it, maybe even make this a sticky for others always asking for quality sensitive rods or built like a tank reels from days gone by that are deals waiting to be taken 

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Like most guys, I'd look for gear I have experience with and have liked using. For me that's various Shimano baitcaster or spinning reels built after 1998 or thereabouts and some models in the Abu Revo line. Other guys who use Quantum, Daiwa and other reels will have different views and I wouldn't hesitate to pick up a high end model from another brands if the price was right and the condition good. The main question about used reels is condition and if you are new to fishing, it may be hard to distinguish good from bad. A poorly maintained high end reel sold at a great price is no deal unless you can service it or are willing to pay to have it serviced professionally. The same goes for rods to some extent, though they are easier to judge for condition just with a look-see. I build my own rods so won't recommend brands/models. But I would suggest you determine what length, action and power rod you want to fish and go looking for rods that match your needs, rather than go about it bassackwards.

Grab a copy of the Bass Pro Shop catalog and take it along when you are window shopping. It will give you an idea about the retail values of lots of brands and models so you can make informed decisions on used gear.

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I personally have never found any quality rods/reels at flea markets/yard sales so good luck.

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The purpose is finding diamonds in the rough, I visit many markets/auctions/yard sales where plenty of deals are found. Some people who sell at these markets don't know what they have and price the stuff with the rest of the junk. Yesterday was a good day, I spent about $35 and picked up a dozen of new in box rapalas, 3 big Plano tackle boxes, and assorted gear. At another market I spent $1 for a small box that had 3 blue fox spinners, 4 mepps 1/16's, 3 1/8 rooster tails. Deals are out there.

I know I've read several posts searching these forums alone where guys would say 'I would buy "x" rod if it I could find it' that can't be bought at a store anymore

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