Stainless steel frames with aluminum oxide inserts
Top grade cork handle
Stainless steel double foot hook keeper
6 stainless steel ball bearings
Instant anti-reverse one way clutch bearing
Anodized aluminum spool
Graphite body and rotor
Smooth front drag system
Machined aluminum handle
You're certain to appreciate how well this precisely-matched Pflueger Trion GX-7 Spinning Rod and Reel Combo performs. From the Trion Rod's lightweight, sensitive IM-8 graphite construction to the ultra-reliable GX-7 Reel's smooth but powerful front drag system, this Pflueger Trion Spinning Combo is one you'll definitely want in your hands.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bigstegg Best purchase ever
This rod and reel combo is well made w/ its IM-8 graphite Stainless steel frame rod along w/ its 6 ball bearing is perfectly balance and reliable when casting and retrieving, the drag system very smooth all in all for the money, excellent buy, would buy another, in near future. Thanks............................. BPS
April 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by USNvet Excellent combo
I purchased the 5.5 light rod setup earlier this year. It has finally warmed up and the fish are starting to bite.
I put 6lb. Berkley XL smooth line on the combo and it performs very well. Surprisingly long cast for such a short rig.
April 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by headn4hills great combo
I have two of these one medium and one Ultra light. they have been fantastic for everything from Stream to lake, trout to bass to crappie. I highly recommend them.
March 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by replus2524 Rod and Reel
Love this setup. I got it for my boy to use at our small fishing pond and it is a hit. Good feel and the weight and balance are perfect. I recommend this setup and you can't beat the price.
February 12, 2013
Don't have that exact reel but should be able to screw out knob on left side of reel. Then while holding spool in place screw handle backward and remove. Place handle into hole on left side where knob was and holding spool again screw it in forward until secure. Place knob over hole right side and screw in tightly. At least that's how my Pflueger President works.
Dead weight, probably not a great deal. I would not recommend lifting a very large fish straight out of the water by the rod. On the other hand, with the drag set properly you can tire out rather large fish and land them. The bigger the fish the slower you with want to bring it in. Allow the drag to do its job and the rod will not be an issue.
The rods come in a few different actions, medium and medium-heavy depending on length. Should be able to handle about any freshwater fish as long as you're not hauling in monster mississippi river cats!
There is really no "breaking weight". I have seen large channel cats caught on ultra-light reels when individuals are fishing with minnows for crappie and the rod was able to handle the fish. If you intend to fish for larger species, it may be best if you go with a rod that has a lot of "backbone", or weight. Large species such as flathead catfish may require rods that are heavy to extra heavy, while if you are targeting bluegill and crappie, light to ultra-light rods may be best.
ive recently been paralized and always loved fishing but im looking to get more in to it. i like this rod but not sure what legnth of rod to get or what line capability i should get. i do mostly lake fishing. id like a pole and line that could handle a good size fish.
I have two of these rods and i like them very well. The two I have are 6'6 M and i run 10-12lb test line Stren smooth cast and it works very well. I have caught everything from catfish in the ohio to small and largmouth bass and stripers and they have stood up too everything i put them against.
The 6'6 M would most likely be a little stiff and large for trout. This rod is more suited for bass and throwing spinner baits and other hard baits. The light action would suit your needs better or even look for an ultra light.
I am a beginner fisherman and was invited on a Canadian walleye trip in Ontario. I liked the reviews on this setup and was wondering if it would hold up to a week long of walleye and pike fishing. I was considering the 6'6" M (or maybe the 7')
I got the 6 1/2 foot light rod and used it catching rainbows and it worked great. I had 6 lb line and the fights were fun. Try 4 lb and they'd be even better. You won't be disappointed if you get this combo.
this is affordable, durable, and fish catching...get it!....i have one and have caught 100+ smallies in a small river biggest being 16 inches...i used the 5 foot 6 light combo with 8 lb test and it is terrific..even caught me a 7 lb largemouth bass!! i would recommened
This would be the perfect combo for the small mouth bass you mentioned. The rod is sensetive and the reel is smooth and can cast a mile. This is also great for largemouth, blue gill, and freshwater cats. Tight lines!
I put my equipment through heck, and I've broken a few low end rods and I don't want to waste money on another. I do take good care of my stuff, but I'm on the water every chance I get and stuff happens sometimes.
after i bought this combo (7') me and my family were leaving bass pro shops and my mom has a mini van with the auto shutting side doors and my little brother shut the door on the tip of the rod... it was sticking outside the door about 3" or 4" and it did nothing! i'm still using it today its a good rod
I have bought 2 of these combos and they are great rods and reels, great feel and reel is super smooth for price. Would be buying this combo again this year but I am up grading to their president reel and buying some St. Croix rods for them....But Trions are GREAT!!!!