Rated 5 out of 5 by fly Quantum Octane Baitcast Combo
LOVE THIS COMBO. LIKE THE COLR THE POLE ETC. WORKS FLAWLESSLY AND HAVE CAUGHT NUMEROUS STRIPER WITH THESE.
November 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5
by WilsonYG Cheap and Good
This is my 1st Baitcasting combo, Ive been using it for 3 M now and I love IT!. the one in the pic is the biggest one I've gotten so far but looking for bigger.... LOL that's what she said!
Now I just need to find the right Lure.
October 24, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by RichJ Exactly what Falcon said
Those of you writing the positive reviews, just wait! If you use this rod & reel at all, it is bound to fail or start failing. I liked this setup at first. Like Falcon said, I have tried every line imaginable with this. The only thing it seems to cast well are heavier mono lines. I have tried braid and it wasn't horrible, but it was far from good. The closest I got to good was using 12# Suffix mono line. Pay the extra $20 and get the $20 mail-in rebate and get the Abu Garcia Black Max combo. I don't care what I put on that Abu reel, it casts like butter, and for the same exact price! Unlike Falcon, I am not a fan of this rod, except for tossing weightless baits. Anything heavier than 1/4oz and it looks like fish on the entire time you reel in a bait.
October 10, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Falcon13 Not sure about the good reviews
I am not sure about the good reviews this combo received. They see something I do not. Bought this because of the sale and the use it as a back up spinnerbait setup. The rod is not too bad and I will pair up with a better reel. The reel is awful. This is not a good setup for beginners! It will turn off a novice to baitcasters off. It is not a smooth caster at all. I have tried several types of line but none work great. The noise it makes during a cast are nails on a chalk board. After catching a few 2lbers I noticed the gears are stripping and having a hard time reeling them in. Reels them in as if the drag is too lose. The thumb button feels like it breaks everytime I cast it. I have not put it through hard use and I have not used it in heavy weeds, in fact I have barely used it. If you need a budget combo or just looking to learn to baitcast spend a little extra and get one of the Abus or Shimanos. Again the rod is not that bad, but not worth $60. Keep away from this setup!
September 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ctdamage Great rod and reel combo
I have owned this setup for about 40 days now and i Love it.this is also my 1st baitcaster im very happy with it and im looking to by another one for my wife. I Recommend this rod to everyone. i give it an A++
August 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DEERMADNESS1177 Excellent
This is a great baitcasting combo i have been using it every time i go fishing its great because its hard to find left hand rod and reel combos but im very happy with my purchase!!!
August 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jimmie8 100% Satisfied
My eight year old son is very proficient with a left hand spinning reel but every since he has started watching the Pros on the BASS Masters he has begged for a bait caster. We found this left hand version on the Dick's Sporting Good's website at a very good price. We ordered the combo set Quantum Octane and received it four days later. Since it has been in his possession he has cast at least six hours a day and now has become very proficient with it as well. Long story short it has proven to be a great first time bait caster for my son. We or more particularly he would highly recommend it to first time users!!
July 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jamie great poduct
This is the first bait caster I have ever owned and it is a great product. Of course I needed time to learn the art of using the reel but once I got it down it worked smoothly and caught many a nice bass on it last week...the rod worked flawlessly
July 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by kris213 My husband loves the fishing pole
My husband named the fishing pole "Darth Vader".
The product is perfect for Bass Fishing and is used a lot.
July 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by steve rod
Like this very much. Very nice fish rod. Like that it light and flex able.
June 29, 2013