Browning® Fishing Stalker™ Gold Rod and Reel Baitcast Combos
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- High-strength, aluminum-frame
- Double-anodized V-shaped, drilled aluminum spool
- High-strength brass gears
- Stainless steel spool shaft
- Recurve handle
- Ti-coated line guide
- Star drag
- Five bearings plus one anti-reverse bearing
- Strong, versatile IM6 graphite blank
- Durable Hardloy® guides
The Browning Fishing Stalker Gold Baitcast Reel features high-strength, aluminum-frame; double-anodized V-shaped, drilled aluminum spool; high-strength brass gears; stainless steel spool shaft; recurve handle; ti-coated line guide; star drag; and five bearings plus one anti-reverse bearing. The Browning Fishing Stalker Gold Trigger Rod
features a strong, versatile IM6 graphite blank with durable Hardloy® guides.
Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 18
Rated 4 out of 5 by Josh8894 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
Rated 3 out of 5 by JXNMS Good for the price
Definitely not for someone learning to use baitcasters. It backlashes very easily and if you have multiple poles on your deck you have to be mindful when grabbing this pole. Several times I picked this pole up after slinging my other poles and backlashed the heck out of it. It is smooth on the retrieve though and can cast fairly far once you get used to it.
August 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by 9456 Great Combo for money.
Ultra sensitive anti-backlash and drag adjustments on this reel. Although I wouldn't recommend it for beginner baitcaster users, I caught a couple of 4-5 lb. largemouth bass on my first day out with it. After a couple of minor backlashes, getting it adjusted, I enjoyed it the rest of the day with no complications. Reel seemed a little tight, but hopefully it will loosen up after some use; maybe a little lube. It was a great Father's Day gift; thanks to my wife and daughters.
June 23, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by ClintonRH birdnest and rod breaks
It is possible to set the reel up to perform decent. This was my first baitcaster and the spool drag adjustment is SUPER touchy. The tiniest turn of it creates a large difference in the spool drag. The magnetic brake seems to have very little effect as well. Still, I was able to get to cast reasonably well with a practice weight 'lure' so long as I wasn't trying to make a long cast.
My major problem came when I actually tried to fish with it. I made a couple of pitch casts to some cover and came up empty then I tried tossing over a line of tall water grass to some open water. I had rigged a senko worm texas-style but it still snagged when it came through the grass. Annoying but it happens. I tried the gentle wiggles and walking left and right but it didn't come lose. So I gave it a firm tug. The rod shatters. I had it loaded with 12 lbs braid and the brand new rod breaks before the knot. I wasn't even trying to break the knot yet. I wasn't hauling back on the rod even harder than I would for a decently strong fish. Totally unacceptable. I know that it's supposed to be a stiffer/ less flexy rod than the spinning rods I'm used to but I've had medium smallish bass pull harder than I pulled against that snag.
Totally unacceptable. Hopefully there won't be a problem returning it.
April 19, 2013
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