Browning Fishing Stalker Gold Rod and Reel Baitcast Combo
Great Baitcaster Beginner Combo
This was the first baitcaster that I have owned. It is great for learning how to start using a baitcaster and It isn't too expensive. I have a 6'6" medium heavy and I run 10lb mono on it but am looking to switch to braid possibly. This combo has caught me 3 fish so far a couple 2 pounders and a nice 3 pound 14ouncer. I use mainly finesse baits like jigs and texas rigged plastics. The medium heavy action is not as sensitive as the spinning combos that I was used to, so learning what the lures feel like takes some getting used to. The button on the side of the reel took me a while to figure out, but its for removing the spool if you hold the button then push down it should open. Overall this combo is great for beginners and intermediate level anglers.
March 2, 2014
Good combo espically for the price.
After the first day on the water I was ready to throw this reel in the lake, but gave it another try the next day and really tighten down on the drag. Thought I might have over tighten it, but after that the darn thing started working great and is now one of my favorites. My thoughts were when I bought it was to try it and break it in to give to my wife for a starter. Too bad honey its one of my favorites looks like we need to go back to Bass Pro and get you one for yourself.
August 7, 2012
not the greatest choice
Man was i excited when i found out that browning made fishing stuff. I knew that they made hunting stuff that lasted a lifetime so i thought the same about their fishing gear. Man was i wrong about that. About a month after i bought it i hooked a fish and the tip broke. So i thought that's ok sometimes it happens and i threw a new eye on it. And now about a week ago i was fishing and noticed it was getting hard to reel, so i said thats ok ill just put some reel grease in it when i get home. But before i got home and im still fishing the guider eye on the reel when it gets to the side of the spool all it does is sit there and gather all of the line in the same spot. I am very disappointed in this product!
December 6, 2011
Overall descant rod.
I am new to baitcasters and have been wanting one for a while. I saw this rod and had someone explain everything about it to me and I decided to purchase it. That night I tested it out with a "Weight lure" and backlashed over and over and over. I finally got it adjusted right and am learning more, I've taken it out twice fishing for bass and catfish, both times catching multiple fish. The rod had great action and the reel was extremely smooth, and performed amazingly. I saw a couple reviews about some people needed to oil the reel before use, but this one seemed to be very well oiled and ready to go. Great rod and reel combo.
September 2, 2013