Bass Pro Shops Prolite Special Casting Combo
I read the other reviews and if you get birds nests, then you obviously do not know how to setup this reel, There is an internal break inside the reel, open up the side and set it to 2 or 3, no more birds nests. I picked up this rod on sale, i have been using to texas rig and carolina rig. If you are fishing tournaments or if this would be your only rod, you should get a more expensive rod. This is a great quality beginner/intermediate rod. I got tired of tying on a new bait, I picked this up so i could have several rods with differrent baits. So far it has worked perfectly. 7' rod allows you to cast a long distance, and it has micro guides which also help with the casting. I have caught several fish with it so far. BPS has an outstanding return policy and customer service, so if something happens, i know they will treat me right.
January 25, 2015
First, this is my first Baitcaster and well it is FUN. I just recently picked up fishing again and have been throwing a spinning rod 3-4 times a week for the past few months and love being out there. Of course Youtube has been my friend the last few weeks and watching some of you guys using those Baitcasters just looked like fun. I picked up a 6.6 Medium/Heavy last night and jumped right in, again WOW it was great, followed the directions and advice from BPS and I had no tangles or birdsnest, just a great experience. I am glad I stepped up to this Baitcaster. Oh, caught nothing last night, however, went out this morning and caught a small Bass.. It was awesome
June 17, 2014
Great value works fine
I got the medium heavy in the 7 foot rod. It works as good as it can for it's length. I would prefer a longer rod. I am going to get the carbon lite combo pretty soon with a 7' 6" micro eye rod. Mine works just great as long as you set the real up properly for the weight of the lure. Not everyone would give it as high a mark if they have trouble setting up the anti-backlash settings. There are instructions and if followed work. I just caught a 5 pound bass today on it. I would probably have just ordered a couple more of these rather than the Carbon Lite, but I want a longer rod. The Carbon Lite is definitely worth twice as much too because the reel is so much better and the rod is too as well as the weight saving factor. I have a Carbon Lite I already but it isn't a micro guide.
April 18, 2014
I bought two of the spinning models, one 6'6" and one 7'. The first day out on the lake, both broke at the third eye from the top. It seemed strange both broke in the same spot on two different lengths. I use almost all Bass Pro products and have been very happy with my Extremes and Tourney specials. This has left me questioning my next buy.
April 15, 2014