Offshore Angler Mako Spinning Rod and Reel Combo
great looking pole!
i just got my combo and i must say it looks great. the reel looks beefy and it came spooled with 14lb. mono.... need to say more?? i think not. sucks there's no hook holder but it's cool tho!!
this is now my new fluking pole. cant wait to use it in the field!!!
if your reading this and looking for a good fluke fishing pole.. buy this one.. great for the shore and pier, and getties..
June 25, 2010
Great Starter Combo
I got this combo for Christmas about a year and a half ago for my first saltwater combo and it has served me well. I use it for casting for stripers across a river from a pier and it can cast a country mile. Very smooth and the rod is very sensitive. Also, it is a two-piece rod which makes for easy storage and travel. The only downside is that if you don't watch your line before casting, it can get caught up in the reel handle and the bail wire. This is very easily corrected by just being more careful when casting. If you're looking for a great beginning saltwater combo that's easy on the wallet, pick up one of these, you won't regret it.
July 1, 2010
I tried this combo out and I find it to be an excellent purchase considering the price. The reel is nice and smooth (casts a country mile), the rod seems beefy enough and more sensitive than I thought. Though I did not catch any fish because the rigs I bought, did not have sharp hooks. I am considering another purchase of this combo.
October 5, 2010
After a weekend of pier and surf fishing, I don't trust this set-up at all. I thought $50 for a reliable salt combo might be too good to be true, and it seems that it is. Bummer.
I'm no stranger to finicky spinning reels, but this thing is just garbage. It has a tendency to throw line off of the top of the spool as you reel in... or cast... or hold still. This happened with the mono that it came set-up with, so I tried loading some good 14lb fluoro to see if it made a difference. Same problem. No, I did not overload the reel with too much line.
The rod for the money is decent I guess, but feels lifeless, sleepy. It's a little stiff for med action, but not in a sturdy kind of way. More like rigid, frail. Not surprised to see some reviews that report the rod breaking.
October 13, 2014