''Piece of cake.'' Pete Maina 5-Time Muskies, Inc. National Champion
Bass Pro Shops® Muskie Angler Reels: Knockdown, lockdown power for taking on freshwater’s most impressive adversary in your choice of 4.2:1 gear ratio (great for live bait/cold water) or 5.2:1 (absolutely the way to go when burning bucktails or topwaters). Built to win with features like a one-piece anodized-aluminum frame with machined-aluminum spool, smooth four-bearing system including Powerlock™ instant anti-reverse, six-pin centrifugal brake, ti-coated line guide, and audible clicker. Weight: 11.9 oz.
Bass Pro Shops® Muskie Angler Trigger Rods: The best muskie rods on the market, bar none. Made to deliver both incredible feel and maximum strength without the forearm fatigue that plagues anglers using traditional muskie gear. All models feature sturdy IM6 graphite blanks crafted using our exclusive Powerwall™ technology, for outstanding strength with minimal weight. Every rod is fitted with a top-grade Fuji® reel seat, Fuji Hardloy® guides with Carboloy tip, and Portuguese cork handle with hook keeper.
MH = Medium Heavy
H = Heavy
XH = Extra Heavy
Guide number includes tip. Line recovery in inches per handle turn.
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheNorthernAngler sweet
just got this rod and reel in 7ft and the reel in 4:2:1 and i havent fished with this yet,but out of the box the rod and reel is amazing its light,so if your casting heavy bucktails or crankbaits you wont be tired at the end of the day. the reel is super smooth and has the clicker witch is good for some people its also pretty light for the size of it
December 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by zbcxbvgds Great Musky pole and reel
First day I was hooked on a 53in musky and it handle it great.This is the best musky combo on the market. Great combo.
August 7, 2012
I am a kid who is looking for the cheapest and best way to catch muskie, notherns, and tigers in the 1-20lb range. I caught a nice chain pickeral and was hooked on the pike family! What is the most effective (and least expenisive) rod, reel, line, and lure combo for catching toothy critters during the summer in southeastern, pa.
A very nice rod that is not expensive is the Shakespeare Ugly Stik Muskie rod. Only thing is it does not come in a combo, but the Shakespeare Alpha series reels are great with this rod and also are not expensive. Line that is good for pike and muskies is Berkley Big Game line. Lures that are good and not expensive are Bass Pro Shops lures and Rapalas. I know how you feel, I was just like you when I started muskie fishing. This is the equipment that I started fishing for muskies with about 8 years ago and it has been very good for me, I liked them so much that I still use these today.
since you're just starting out, you don't need some pool cue-like rod and a reel that will hold 200 yards of 100# line... the BPS Megacast baitcasting combo and some Power Pro braid - with a steel leader - will land lots of toothy fish for you just fine. I've caught countless pickerel on mine and big bass too. Later on, if you get really good and wanna start targeting those big record-book size boys, you can upgrade.