Shakespeare Catch More Fish Rod and Reel Combo for Lake/Pond Fish
you get what u pay for
this is an asome reel for fresh water fishing Ive caught'en 5lb bass on it with hot water melon worms and haven't had a problem, till i changed the line my self which i will admit i didn't spool it on right now that i think about it but that was my fault y the string was messing up but i respooledd it and its fine now, this rod is pretty fun inshore i just went out last weekend and landed some Spanish mackerel and blue fish out at cape Canaveral using the small gotcha cigar lure it was a fun day and the lighter rod action made reeling the fish in even funner ,just make sure to rinse and clean the reel if u want it to stay mint
March 12, 2011
Good first rod
The line is not spooled properly. It might cause backlashes. A solution is to cast really far out and point ur rod down so the line goes in the water, then reel in the line. It backlashed for about 5 times and now its working normally for me. I've used it for 8 months now, and its working well. *do not do anything to the bail's screws except tighten it once in a while. I opened it and the spring that controls the bail broke and now it doesnt have the springy feel when u open it. But it still can be used. I landed 4 bass and 5 trouts since the bail's spring stopped working. and it has never cause me to lose a fish.
April 10, 2011
Have used this rod for a few months now, absolutely no problems. Just make sure you take off the line that comes pre strung, it will cause so many problems. The cork handle is nice plus this rod has a solid feel to it. The reel isnt the best reel out there, but for $30 you cant beat it. I reel in 7 lb Channel Catfish with this no problem, i recommend 12 lb line on here. Also works great for bass and Panfish. Will catch fish up to 15 lbs perfectly fine. Great price for a good rod
July 30, 2013
Average @ Best
My wife and I bought 2 of the red & blue poles from Shakespeare. The Bass poles are pretty decent. However, the Pond poles (blue) are pretty disappointing from a reel perspective. I would agree with others that the line backlashes often. The rods are fine. It is just the reels and maybe the line. I will be changing the line and reel if necessary.
Spend twice as much and get a browning combo. I would not recommend this purchase but I would recommend the Bass rod & reel set.
November 10, 2010