Bill Dance Select Baitcast Rod and Reel Combo
Great real! Smooth and far casting ability!
Bought this rod and reel combo after I had trouble with my BassPro Tourney Special Casting Combo (which was an awesome combo btw but maybe it was just a defective reel) and I was skeptical at first but after i figured out how to use this particular reel, which is strictly magnetic breaks in which for me, I have my setting all the way up to 10 and use the spool tension knob to control distance, i was very impressed. I can cast very far and even when I cast short distances, it does not take much force to make the cast which is very smooth. I bought the 7' MH action for my frogs, spooled with 50lb PowerPro Braided Line. I definitely enjoy this rod and reel combo and hope it lasts with all the abuse it gets fishing top water frogs in weeds and all.
June 13, 2013
brake broke after three weeks
I bought this as my first bait-caster. It was very easy to learn to use, everything was great. Practiced in the yard with some plugs, got the hang of it very nicely. Went on a trip and after the 2nd day i noticed that when i was cranking it was making a grinding noise that wasn't there before. Didn't think much of it just wearing it in. So after the 5th day the grinding is getting even worse..and then the brake stops working completely. maybe I got bad luck, but i will be taking this one back and picking up an Abu Garcia REVO SX, I have been using one of my family members, and that thing is incredibly smooth and I can tell inst going to give up after a week.
December 30, 2013
Get What You Pay For
My boy loved the spinning combo I gave him for Christmas, so I decided to get both he and I the baitcasting combo for his birthday. The spinning rod and reel are actually pretty impressive.
The baitcasting reel gets the job done, but is a little sloppy - The baitcasting rod is functional and has a nice action, but the guides are consistently misaligned. I returned the first two shipped, but both the replacement's guides were just as crooked. ...For an $80 combo, however, it's not bad enough to justify trying again - which I'm guessing would be futile anyway. ...I didn't point out the flaw to my boy and he LOVED the gift.
October 23, 2013
Bought this rod for bass. Easy to use with spinner baits and crank baits,just need to find a proper setting for the least amount of back lash. I've also used it quite a bit for flippin even though it has no flippin button. I like the rod action on the med-heavy stick,good back bone with a nice tip action.Might want to move up to the heavy action in slop. Over all good rod combo for the price.
October 8, 2013