Shakespeare Catch More Fish Spinning Rod and Reel Combo for Surf/Pier
Good for the Price
You get what you pay for. Purchased one of these on a driving trip to Florida. Used it about a dozen times for some casual surf/pier fishing. Worked fine, caught several fish. Will bring it along again this winter. Folks, if you're a serious diehard fisherman, spend a few more bucks and get something of better quality. But.....for the money, and for casual use, go for it. Realize the limitations of the rod, I wouldn't try and put a 4 or 6 oz surf weight and tackle on this thing and cast it a mile. But, using a bottom rig with a 2 oz weight, go ahead and cast all day. Comes with a small box of tackle that is not the best quality, but OK for a beginner and gives you an idea of how to rig if you've never surf fished before.
January 4, 2015
Used this combo all summer 2011,no complaint,picked it up on my first trip to basspro cucamonga.
November 4, 2011
Worst Rod/Reel combo ever
This is quite possibly the worst rod/reel combo I have ever purchased in terms of quality. I picked up this kit at the Fort Myers Bass Pro to try surf fishing.
The Good: comes pre-spooled with 14lb test, and comes with a mini-tackle box with a selection of salt-water tackle and a few of pieces of artficial shrimp and crab
The Bad: Extremely poor quality rod and reel. The rod broke in two with my first cast at the beach using the included tackle and surf sinker. I managed to slide the two broken pieces back together to keep casting. The second day at the pier the reel siezed and I could barely turn the retrieve. I tried to open it up to oil it, but it fell to pieces and I lost the spool over the side of the pier. The slogan should read "Catch No Fish"
The really bad: I ran out of time to try to return it to Bass Pro on my way back to the airport.
July 13, 2011
Not the Best
I bought two of these on my trip to the Keys because they were cheap, and they weren't worth as much as I paid for them. One of the combos worked fine but one of them broke the day I bought it. I would spend the money and buy a good quality combo.
May 31, 2013