Browning Fishing Stalker Gold Rod and Reel Baitcast Combo
Too early to tell...
I bought this rod/reel combo last week and I have to say that it isn't a bad combo. I took it fishing and didn't catch a fish on it. Still a little too early to tell how good it will be. The only thing is the rod says its a M/H and it feels like a medium. A little whippy. The reel casts very smooth though! Like the cork handle. Also the button to release the spool is a little lower than my liking but I can get used to that!
September 15, 2014
I bought this product about 3 months ago and I have to say i Iove this pole and reel combo I've took it salt water fishing and caught about a 4 & 1/2 ft shark and it held up great smooth casting and durable reel and it looks pretty sweet. Overall I have to say that this is a great deal
September 4, 2014
Bought this combo just about one month ago. On top of being extremely sensitive to the spool tension setting, the rod snapped on a routine fish.
Pulled the thing into the boat with what was left, and it was only 2.5 lbs. For an eighty dollar setup rated for 10-20 lb test, this is ridiculous.
In short, don't buy this combo. If the rod doesn't break on you, the reel's unhelpful sensitivity will nag you.
August 7, 2014
Great deal! Not for beginners to Casting reels
I received this last year as a gift near the end of the season. I wanted a casting reel & a med/heavy action rod. After looking into the cost of a reel and rod separately i saw this and walked away from it. Well, My girlfriend decided to buy it for me anyways while I was looking at something else in BPS. The first time I casted it in the river it birdsnested,t then found something on the line. A big Largemouth bass, So I wound it in over the nest and unhooked him. It wasn't til earlier this week i was able to get it out and use some dropshot weights to really get a feel for it. I would recommend this to experienced casting guys. But at this price experienced casting fishermen will spend twice as much on just a great reel or just a rod itself. I found out it is SUPER sensitive. When you set the spool tension the spool must move like a Millimeter. More than that will totally jam the thing up. Now that I have had some serious time to play with it I like it more. I very much want a really good Baitcaster now since I understand why people like these style rods.
June 17, 2014