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South Bend Black Beauty 2 Trolling Combo

$64.99
South Bend Black Beauty 2 Trolling Combo - Dick's Sporting Goods
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Product Information:

The South Bend ® Black Beauty 2 Trolling Combo is a medium action rod and reel combo that is ideal for big water and surf fishing. The rod is crafted from a fiberglass blank with ceramic line guides to reduce weight and increase sensitivity. The graphite reel seat with stainless steel cushioned hoods will give you ultimate control and feel. The reel features a two bearing drive and graphite spool for smooth line casting and retrieval.
FEATURES:

  • Fiberglass blank construction with ceramic line guides for reduced weight and increased sensitivity
  • EVA handle for comfort and feel
  • Graphite reel seat with stainless steel cushioned hoods
  • Graphite spool for reduced weight and increased durability
  • Counterbalance handle for smooth and quick reeling
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SPECS:

Power: M-Medium

Rod Power & Length: M 6'0"
  • Model: BB2300/BB60
  • Line Weight: 20-40 lbs.
  • Line Capacity (yds./lbs.): 335/20, 285/25, 230/30

Rod Action & Length: M 7'0"
  • Model: BB2400/BB70
  • Line Weight: 20-40 lbs.
  • Line Capacity (yds./lbs.): 650/30, 600/40, 500/50
Country of Origin: China
Web ID: 12624489

Customer Reviews:

Rated 2.4 out of 5 by 13 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Should have bought the Penn reel next to it on the shelf I bought this thing because of it's low price. I needed a bang around trolling rod for a small boat & I needed a drag that is a little heavier than the 10 pound max on my old Penn 209. I also wanted a little extra spool capacity. I now wish that I had spent $15 more & gotten the rod combo with the Penn 309 reel that was next to this thing on the shelf, or one of the Senator combos if my budget was higher. This "Black Beauty" reel cranks in more & more mushy each time I reel it in. I've only brought in 3 fish on it so far, the largest being a 2-foot bonita. A reel of this type should take that in easy stride. This one is crying. It feels like the gears are getting ready to strip. I didn't get a manual with it. I can't find a spare parts list anywhere.I need to find out what the return policy on these things is. This was a case of me being penny wise & pound foolish. So far, the rod has been OK. The reel is the only part giving me trouble at this time. To the guy above who is having problems with the spool backlashing: on this type of reel you need to keep your thumb rubbing on the spool when you cast. It is normal for this type of reel to backlash if you don't thumb the spool. August 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great rod and great service! This is rod is great and I bought it at a terrific price too! More importantly, the service I was received was even more tremendous and awesome! Thank you! Happy buyer! June 3, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by broken already The reel couldnt even old up to its first winding on the machine....absolute junk May 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fishinf pole and Real The cost of this item (Combo pole and real) was very reasonable. It worked very well except it did not catch fish the first time I used it. (Maybe it was part fault on the fisherman. ) Iwopuld rtecommend this item. October 23, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Not very good This rod and reel combo lasted approx. 3 hours before the reel broke. However, the store was great in taking it back and gave me credit for the line etc. August 16, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Great pole, horrible reel I purchased this for some basic rock cod fishing since I go out multiple times a year. I loved the set up and it felt great! First two fish no problem, fish number three wasn't the case. I was able to bring in a 4.5 lb cabazon but afterwards I could hear a ball bearing in the reel. Tried a couple more casts and then it stopped reeling in. I had to manually twist the spool to get the line in. The pole felt great, just not the reel. Since I bought the pole two days prior I went back to the store before going home and purchased a combo that was twice the price. July 27, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Complete Garbage! Awful quality - reel broke while adding line, and pole broke on 2nd fish. Spend the extra $ for quality gear - this combo is a complete waste of time and $ June 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by This product has good features. I haven't caught a fish yet but each time I cast it, it gets a birds nest. Any ideas on witch line I should put on it? January 7, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Locked up reeving string first time. I bought the reel and took home and started reeling new string but the spooler locked up and reel will not turn. Will be returning to store ASAP. I would not recommend buying. December 11, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by the worst fishing product i went to fish on nightime and this pice trash keep kink line and its very lousy at the end i throw it at water dont buy its the worst October 11, 2012
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